Recently, Dr. Ben Carson came under criticism for for making an contrasting analogy of the zeal of the terrorist group ISIS to that of the zeal of Patriots who fought for their freedom. Dr. Carson said this:
Dr Ben Carson"They [ISIS] got the wrong philosophy, but they're willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness...We have to change that."
Immediately, with headlines such as "Carson likens Islamic State to American Patriots" (HERE) the media began to spin the commentary claiming that Carson was in some way denigrating patriotism and American values, and somehow paralleling the fight for freedom to the blight and deadly misdeeds of terrorists and terrorism.
The media, primarily the Associated Press, which appears to have created the headline, should be ashamed of themselves. Anyone informed about Dr. Carson's political position and the terror threat of ISIS can readily understand that Dr. Carson was correct in his assertion...that we, that live in freedom seeking peace, truth and righteousness, are only challenged by our laziness and reluctance to engage the culture. Many of us who know the truth, have caved and cowered to a culture of super sensitivity, political correctness, and social conformity.