John Philip Sousa, IV

National Chairman

Vernon Robinson, Campaign Director

E.J. Thomas, Finance Director

(P.O. Box 1376, Merrifield, VA 22116-1376)

www.RunBenRun.org

 

National Draft Ben Carson

for President Committee

 

 

Dear Friend,

 

If you are committed to winning the White House in 2016, and you won't settle for anything less than a true conservative, then I urge you to sign the enclosed Run Ben Run! petition to Dr. Benjamin Carson today.

 

Dr. Ben Carson, as you know, is the man who courageously, yet respectfully told President Obama to his face at the National Prayer Breakfast that Obamacare would be a disaster, and that redistribution of income is un-Biblical and counterproductive.

 

Because of his remarks that day, the White House sicced the IRS on Doctor Carson, just as they did on the entire Tea Party movement. But, Ben Carson did not back down, he is still speaking out. So won't you please sign the enclosed Run Ben Run! petition today.

 

By doing so, you are not committing yourself to support Dr. Ben Carson for President, but you will be urging Dr. Carson to throw his hat into the ring and... you will be helping to ensure that no matter who the GOP nominee for President is, he or she will win.

 

I know it's early, so I can understand if you are undecided, but you should not be undecided about making sure a conservative is elected President in 2016.

 

That's why I'm hoping you will sign and return the enclosed petition to Dr. Ben Carson today. But, if you are still unsure, please read on...

 

There are some very strong reasons why having Dr. Carson on the ticket is the only way to ensure success in 2016. One reason is that he will win at least...

 

17% of the Black Vote!

 

Why is 17% of the African American vote so crucial? And, why are you so sure Ben Carson will win at least 17% of the black vote?

 

17% is important because if any Republican candidate for President wins at least 17% of the black vote, he or she will win every single swing state. Every one.

 

And, I'm confident that Ben Carson will win much, much more than 17% of the black vote because 2012 Presidential candidate Herman Cain's internal polls showed that 40% of black Americans were supporting him. And, Cain was running against Barack Obama, a black, incumbent President!

 

If Herman Cain could poll 40% of the black vote, running against a black President, just imagine what percent of the black vote Dr. Ben Carson would receive running against Hillary Clinton or any other far left white Democrat!

 

Mr. Cain was well liked, but Dr. Carson is a national hero in the black community. He is revered by most black Americans. I personally believe Ben Carson would win much more than 17% of the African American vote.

 

That's why the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson terrifies the radicals who control the Democratic Party. They know they cannot win if Ben Carson is the Republican nominee.

 

As you probably know, President Obama is not a descendent of slaves, like Dr. Carson. In fact, Barack Obama has very little in common with the average black American. He was never part of the civil rights movement, he was educated in exclusive private schools, and he grew up in an economically comfortable family in Hawaii, not in one of the poorest areas of Detroit, like Dr. Carson.

 

Of course, in 2016, the Republican nominee will not be running against Barack Obama, he will likely be running against Hillary Clinton.

 

And, in a head-to-head contest with Hillary Clinton, there's just no way that Ben Carson would receive less than 17% of the black vote.

 

But, the Republican establishment is uncomfortable with Dr. Carson because he is a conservative, fiscally-responsible Republican.

 

Believe it or not, they want another establishment Republican as their presidential nominee. In fact, they have put their chips on Chris Christie. Talk about insanity. I say

 

No More Entitled, Establishment Republicans!

 

But, if you and I don't back a sure winner like Ben Carson, they will divide and conquer, and the result will be another loser like McCain or Romney. Please don't get me wrong, I have no personal animosity for Senator McCain or Mitt Romney. They are both decent, well-intentioned men, but if we continue to nominate men like them, why should we expect to win on Election Day?

 

The Republican establishment nominated John McCain and expected to win. But, they lost. They nominated Mitt Romney and he received even fewer votes than McCain. And, of course, they lost again. Picking the same kind of candidates for President and expecting a different outcome is insanity!

 

The Hillary Clinton Super PAC, whose finance co-chairman is George Soros, is already out raising millions of dollars for her 2016 bid for President. And, right now, no other Democrat candidate even polls 10% in a nomination race against Hillary. And, if the GOP nominates another McCain or Romney, Hillary will win.

 

If you and I sit back and do nothing, and we leave the field to the "entitled" Republican establishment candidates, they will once again grab the GOP nomination and, as sure as the sun comes up in the East, they will be defeated. Surely you don't want that to happen.

 

But, Just Winning Isn't Enough!

 

We must elect a man who will not settle for politics as usual.

 

We must elect as man who is 100% committed to the United States Constitution, and to the principles of freedom set forth by the Founders.

 

We must elect a man who will insist on a balanced budget, and who is not a captive of political correctness.

 

We must elect a man who has the courage to stand up to the President of the United States and tell him to his face that Obamacare is a disaster that must be repealed.

 

Dr. Benjamin Carson is That Man!

 

At the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, with the President and Vice President Biden just a few feet away, Ben Carson said that Obamacare was a disaster, and then offered a free market alternative. He also suggested that the IRS be shut down...

 

When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the Universe, God, and he's given us a system. It's called tithe. Now we don't necessarily have to [make] it 10%, but it's [the] principle. He didn't say, if your crops fail, don't give me any tithes. He didn't say, if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality.

 

Dr. Carson, an outspoken Christian, not only verbally supports the right-to-life movement, he has been an active part of it, counseling women to choose life, rather than abortion, and speaking at fund raising dinners for crisis pregnancy centers across the nation.

 

Ben Carson's fearless courage is evident in this recounting of an exchange with the head of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...

 

I asked him if he would speak for and defend the rights of a 28 week old baby (born prematurely) who was...on life support. He replied that that was a no-brainer; of course the ACLU would defend such an individual... I then asked why it was difficult to defend a baby that was five weeks further along in development and was in the most protected environment possible, but easy to defend a less viable individual who was outside the womb.

 

Ben Carson was an early supporter of the Tea Party Movement. He wrote an entire chapter about it in his book, America the Beautiful. He praised it, writing that the Tea Party is...

 

...a significant force for real change. [It] recognized that both the Democrats and the Republicans were responsible for excessive spending, incessant pork barrel projects to benefit special constituent groups...

 

Ben Carson wants the government to be responsive to the wishes of its citizens, by repealing Obamacare, and making sure our borders are secure.

 

The overwhelming majority of Americans want the southern borders of our country secured and our immigration laws enforced, but several administrations recently have been unwilling to get tough on this issue because they do not want to alienate a large voting block of Latinos. This is yet another area where our government's leadership and the wishes of many of the people diverge and the people are being ignored.

 

While Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama believe in the Marxist concept of redistribution, Ben Carson does not. This is what he said about government redistribution of income in America the Beautiful...

 

...in 1795 the Supreme Court of the United States declared, "...The legislature... has no authority to make an act divesting one citizen of his freehold [property], and vesting it in another...It is inconsistent with the principles of reason, justice and moral rectitude...it is contrary to the principles of...every free government; and lastly, it is contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution."

 

Only Ben Carson can finally end the mess that is the welfare state. He will replace it with a path to self-reliance and success for those entrapped in that Democratic Party created nightmare. He has written...

 

A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage personal responsibility and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices.

 

Dr. Carson proposes "phasing out government assistance" and replacing it with assistance from compassionate citizens who work through nonprofit organizations and churches to not only provide support, but also help to change lives. He bluntly says of the current system created by the left to keep the poor in an underclass status, it...

 

...may seem a bit harsh to many bleeding heart do-gooders, but I submit that what is harsh is continuing to encourage irresponsible behavior and generating a permanent underclass.

 

Of the growing national debt, he writes...

 

To saddle the next generation with unimaginable debt is not only callous, it is morally reprehensible.

 

And, as a common sense conservative, he doesn't just blame the Democrats for America's fiscal mess. Listen to this excerpt from America the Beautiful...

 

Both Democrats and Republicans have strayed so far from the path of responsible financial policy that the concept of balancing the budget is foreign to them.

 

Ben Carson Not Only Identifies Problems, but,

Also Provides Common Sense Solutions

 

To keep the United States from going bankrupt, he advises...

 

...have each governmental agency and department trim its budget by 10% with no exceptions. In each subsequent year, another 10% decrease would be required and would continue as long as necessary to bring the budget back into balance.

 

Is There Any Other Candidate for President...

 

...who would have the courage to confront the head of the ACLU on abortion, or tell the President of the United States to his face that Obamacare is a failure, and that high taxes are both counterproductive and unfair?

 

There is one more important reason you and I need to encourage Ben Carson to run for President and it may be...

 

The Most Important Reason to Support Ben Carson

 

The worst and most destructive aspect of the Obama Presidency has been his efforts to divide Americans...to set one group of people against another black vs. white, young vs. old, women vs. men, blue collar workers vs. white collar workers, businessmen vs. workers. Dr. Carson believes that encouraging class warfare and creating envy is immoral, and destructive to America. I agree!

 

As you may know, E pluribus Unum is the Latin phrase that appears on the Great Seal of the United States. It means, out of many, one.

 

In other words, it means that although we are all descendants of those who came from in other countries to the United States, we are united as one people. But, the counter message of the Democratic Party is diversity, not unity.

 

Sadly, President Obama has been a divider, not a uniter.

 

Only once before, during the Civil War, were Americans as divided as they are today.

 

Because of his unparalleled record as a medical doctor, his courage, his compassion, and the high regard he is held in the African American community...

 

Ben Carson is the Only Man Who Can Heal America

 

Dr. Carson is the one person who can end the rancor, the distrust, the divide that has been crassly exploited by the cynical and unprincipled leftists who control the Democratic Party.

 

Ben Carson has been a kind, compassionate, and skilled healer his entire life. And, Ben Carson is a proud and unrepentant American!

 

He will be a President who never apologizes for America. Whereas, Barack Obama does not see America as a great, good, and exceptional nation, Ben Carson sees it exactly that way. He sums up his view of our nation this way...

 

...there is no country I'd rather be a citizen of and call home than America. Where else but in this land of opportunity are people given so much freedom to pursue their dreams, with the potential to bring out the best in everyone?

 

Ben Carson is a man whose life story defies the liberals' notion of what a black American can accomplish. He would make a great president. While Dr. Ben Carson is not perfect (and, of course, no one is), he is...

 

The Nearly Perfect Candidate for President

 

No Democrat candidate for President, even Hillary Clinton, can defeat him. No Republican candidate for President is as articulate, courageous, and as full of common sense as Ben Carson. And, most important of all...

 

No other candidate for President can heal our broken land. But...

 

Will Ben Carson Run for President?

 

The answer is YES, but only if he feels called by the American people and God to do so! As far back as March 2013, he told a New York Times reporter that if months go by and the right candidate does not emerge...

 

"and people are still clamoring, I would have to take that into consideration. I would never turn my back on my fellow citizens."

 

In a December 2013 interview on the Sean Hannity Show, Carson said about running for President...

 

"If the circumstances were to evolve in such a way that that seemed to be what God was calling me to do, I would certainly do it. I would never turn my back on my fellow citizens, if there was a hue and cry for such."

 

And, as recently as January 2014, he responded to a question by a Newsmax reporter by saying...

 

"...that there were a lot of people clamoring for me to do that [run for President]... I would certainly have to give it consideration."

 

Dr. Carson is just waiting to hear from you and me!

 

He believes, like the Founders, in the idea of citizen statesmen serving their country when called to serve. Only then are they entitled to run.

 

Are You Ready to Clamor?!

 

If you want to win in 2016 and you want to elect a genuine conservative as President, then please join me in clamoring for Ben Carson. Please sign and return the enclosed Run Ben Run! petition today. Let Dr. Carson know that you want him to run for President in 2016.

 

If you want to elect a man in 2016 who can heal America, then won't you please sign the enclosed petition and lend your-support-to the Ben Carson candidacy today?

 

Dr. Carson is Waiting to Hear from You!

 

Ben Carson has made it crystal clear that he is not going to run unless he is drafted by the American people. But, he will run if we send him hundreds of thousands of petitions urging him to run for President. So won't you...

 

Please Sign and Return Your Petition Today

 

And, when you do so, won't you please give this effort your most generous financial support? This is a national campaign.

 

That means we need to organize nationwide, especially in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

 

It's not enough to just tell Ben Carson he should run for President. We need to put an organization together that can deliver the votes needed to win the Republican Presidential nomination.

 

Your gift of $35 or more today will help pay for a field organization that will work to put Ben Carson on the ticket in every primary state.

 

Early Dollars are Critical to Success

 

Your early support of $35 or $50 or $100 or even $i,000 is worth multiples of that amount next year.

 

Remember, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are already running hard and they have deep financial pockets. They are nice people, but they are not conservatives like you and me.

 

And, of course, Hillary Clinton is trying her best to match Barack Obama's billion dollar campaign.

 

But, you and I, as dedicated, patriotic Americans can nominate and elect a man the Founders would be proud of, a man dedicated to the US Constitution and to fiscal responsibility. You and I must put our efforts and our dollars behind Ben Carson.

 

Won't you please strike a blow for victory in 2016 and for freedom by donating to the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee today?

 

If you can send $1,000 or more, I hope you will do it today. In fact, don't forget that the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee is a Super PAC. That means you (or your company) can donate any amount.

 

If you have been greatly blessed, I'm hoping you will donate as much as $2,016 (symbolic of when Ben Carson will be elected President), $5,000 or even $10,000 today. But, if you can only send $35, please do it immediately.

 

Every Single Dollar Counts

 

This is a citizens campaign to restore pride, justice, economic commonsense, and unity to America. Please send whatever you can today!

 

Sincerely,

John Philip Sousa , IV

National Chairman

 

P.S. Don't just sit back and let the Republican Establishment pick the next GOP nominee! You can change the future. My great-grandfather was proud to be an American and I can guarantee you that he would be among the first to put his name on the petition that clamors for Ben Carson to run for President. That's why 1 hope and pray that you will join this crusade to save America by signing and returning the enclosed Run Ben Run! Petition, and by donating at least $35 to this crucial draft effort. God bless you and God bless America (Draft Ben Carson for President, P.O. Box 1376, Merrifield, VA 22116-1376)!

 

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(Sample)

Petition to Dr. Benjamin Carson

Run Ben Run!

 

Dear Dr. Carson,

You said that if the American people were still "clamoring" for you to run for President you would seriously consider doing so. Well, I'm clamoring for you to run for President of the United States. We need citizen statesmen to lead our nation, not just politicians who see public office as a career. As you have said, five Doctors signed the Declaration of Independence and played instrumental roles in leading our nation at great risk to themselves and their families. Today America needs a President who is committed to the US Constitution, who has solutions to our debt crisis, who will end Obamacare and who will bring harmony to our nation. I believe you are that person. Please run for President! You can count on my support and prayers.

 

Signature_____________________________

 

Name________________________________

 

City & State___________________________

 

You are encouraged to write your own words of encouragement to Dr. Carson on the back of this petition.

 

National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee

Post Office Box 1376; Merrifield, VA 22116-1376; www.RunBenRun.org