The polls are tightening and the election is only about a month away. Former Republican contender and now a Trump spokesman Dr. Ben Carson, in an exclusive interview, says it's crucial that Christians get out and vote.
There's a lot at stake in the upcoming presidential elections. Vacancies on the Supreme Court will shape the country's legal landscape for a generation, a fragile economic recovery could strengthen or fade, and the politics of division that has plagued the country could worsen or heal – all depending on who is elected to the White House.
Trump surrogate Dr. Ben Carson says in large part, that depends on whether each individual turns out to vote.
“In 2012, 25 million evangelicals who were registered to vote did not vote,” he says. “They sat on their hands. And the margin of victory was 4.5 million. So do the math.”
“We have this; we have control of this,” he adds. “We just have to exercise it.”
He says the differences between the two major-party presidential candidates could not be clearer.
“One of the candidates, Donald Trump, is very strong, particularly on the First Amendment and will protect that,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And the other one will further erode it through appointments to the Supreme Court and the federal court system with a blatant disregard for religious liberty.”
And Carson has a word for all those who aren't excited by either candidate.
“Some people say, I cannot vote between the lesser of two evils,” he offers. “Well, I’ve got news for them: they live in an imperfect world where you're always making choices between the lesser of two evils. That's why God gave you a brain.”
The renowned neurosurgeon then offers a a medical illustration, putting the choice in context:
“Most people would say paper cuts are very painful. They don't like paper cuts. It's a bad thing. But so is getting both your legs chopped off. If you had a choice between those, I think you could make the right decision.”
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