Carson: Hitler Could Happen in US
Ben Carson said something crazy again. During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday, he suggested that a government like the Nazi Party, could easily reign over the United States.
“I beg to differ,” he said after proposing that scenario is impossible in America, according to CNN.
“If you go back and look at the history of the world, tyranny and despotism and how it starts, it has a lot to do with control of thought and control of speech,” Carson said.
“If people don’t speak up for what they believe, then other people will change things without them having a voice,” the retired neurosurgeon added.
“Hitler changed things there and nobody protested. Nobody provided any opposition to him.”
When pushed for an explanation of who he thinks is the modern Adolf Hitler, he refused to comment.
“I’m not going to go into that,” he said without elaborating further. “I think the example is pretty clear.”
Still, he made it clear that he wasn’t comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler.
“No,” he said. “I am saying in a situation where people do not express themselves, bad things can happen.”
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