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Ben Carson: Unfit to be President

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 13:09
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I’m not the first person to come across this story about Ben Carson, but the truth about Ben Carson’s ties to the ‘glyconutrient’ Mannatech movement are troubling.

Even if you listen to his entire defense of his ties to the snake oil Mannatech product line, it’s clear he’s been fooled, and I can’t imagine considering anyone promoting this stuff being fit to be President of the United States.

You see, while Ben Carson has been making a name for himself opposing Obamacare, he’s also being a paid spokesperson for Mannatech, which he did from 2004 right up until last year, when it became politically inconvenient for him to continue.

Mannatech is a ‘multi-level marketing’ scam, selling quack supplements as miracle cures. Greg Abbott, then-Attorney General of Texas and himself a hero in standing up to Barack Obama, had to charge the company over its illegal schemes, centering on their claims that their ‘glyconutrient’ products prevent and cure disease.

So where does Ben Carson fit into all of that? Well, he continued to endorse Mannatech for 6 more years after the Texas case, and he himself has been making the kinds of claims that Mannatech was taken to court over. Listen to his own words on Newsmax just this year:

Let me put it this way: Personally, I’ve been taking them for more than a decade and since I’ve been taking them I almost never get sick, and I used to get sick a lot.

Now, Ben Carson is no longer a paid spokesperson for Mannatech, so that’s not an illegal thing for him to be saying. However the fact that he’d push this belief, that Mannatech’s supplements have disease fighting powers, is to be repeating a false claim that conservative champion Greg Abbott – who beat the President’s amnesty fiat – had to sue over.

Yup, he’s a doctor. Smart experts aren’t immune to falling for snake oil schemes. Linus Pauling, one of the most important biochemists of the 20th century, himself late in life fell into a Vitamin C fad. He would promote people taking Vitamin C in levels far beyond that which the body could even absorb, claiming it would have curative effects.

Carson, like Pauling, has fallen for a scheme. We can’t afford to have someone like that be President, any more than we’d support a Scientologist. Ben Carson is unfit to be President.

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  • Racist.

  • I’m thinking Hil-LIAR-y Clinton – FDA shilling is behind this smear. No surprise here.

    The FDA, a for-profit corporation, is trying ever so hard to give dietary supplements a bad name, while Hi-LIAR-y Clinton will smear (or kill) anyone who gets in her way. Seems to me that those who continue to play the voting-sham fiasco ‘as if’ any real choice actually exists, should be the ONLY ONES subject to their insane ‘governance’.

    Null, void and withdraw from ALL existing contracts with government and be truly free.

  • Obama, Hillary, Bush, Cruz are unfit to be president.

    Posting smells like psyops…

    • Adding Marco Rubio to the list …. not a natural born citizen of two US citizen parents.

      • Oopsie! … Adding Obama too!

  • DR Ben Carson is a good man and he will make a Great President. You are a SCHILL trying to destroy his honor.
    You and your buddies can rot in hell for lying. Get Lost.


  • You DO NOT want a doctor in the White House anymore than you want an oil man in the White House. George Bush was an oilman…..and look what happened every time one of his family members entered office.

    My State voted in a Doctor for gov…..worst thing for health care that has EVER happened in our state. Health care was already near impossible to get for the poor before he took office… he has cut access to as much Federal assistance as he could too.

    Oil men arrange things so that oil makes money. Doctors will arrange things so that Doctors make money.

    How about we put someone in office who has served in the armed forces, had a family and home with a mortgage and health insurance and business……but lost it ALL to an unscrupulous BANK? And then had to live on the streets for five years and doesn’t want anyone else to have to go through that…..

    That would make a fine President!

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