Carson prescribes Constitution for 'sick' US
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Dr. Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonCOVID-19 makes Trump's work with black Americans that much harder Sunday shows preview: Congress spars over next round of coronavirus relief; GOP seeks offensive after news of Flynn 'unmasking' On The Money: Small business loan program out of money | Lawmakers at impasse over new funds | Senate adjourns for week with no deal | Trump to leave decision on reopening economies with governors MORE, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, diagnosed America as ailing on Sunday and prescribed a greater emphasis on the Constitution.

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“Our nation is like a sick patient,” he said on New York’s AM 970 The Answer. “To get our nation well again, we have to put the Constitution back on the top shelf and stop picking and choosing what laws we want to enforce.”

Carson criticized the Obama administration’s tendency toward big government in an interview with Dr. David Samadi.

He urged Americans to return to the principles of personal liberty and self-government practiced by the Founding Fathers.

“Government is a good thing when it’s done in the proper way, but it’s not there to rule us,” he said.

The retired neurosurgeon said bureaucratic overreach was most apparent in healthcare. Carson said he rejected ObamaCare on both medical and personal grounds.

“The reason healthcare is so important is that it’s the most important thing you have,” he argued.

“When you take that and place it in the hands of the government and some bureaucrat, what you are really doing is starting the cascade of control over your life by others,” Carson added.

Carson said he was hoping to make a formal decision on his White House aspirations by late April or early May.

The retired neurosurgeon is only one of the many presidential possibilities facing Republicans as they head towards 2016.

Carson joins 19 other individuals who have expressed interested in courting the party’s nomination.

“I want everybody in there,” he said of the GOP’s crowded field. “I want the American people to be able to listen to all of us and make the right choice.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is expected to become the first official 2016 candidate for Republicans on Monday.

“I love Ted Cruz,” Carson said Sunday of the likely announcement. “He’s a good friend and I like him.”