It came as quite a shock to some in the political world when former neurosurgeon and ex-presidential contender Ben Carson announced his reluctance to take a Cabinet spot in Donald Trump’s administration.
Many had assumed he’d be a shoe-in for a position with the Health and Human Services Department, or even with a regulatory agency like the Food and Drug Administration. But Carson put those notions to rest, saying through his spokesperson that he would not be taking an administrative spot after all.
But that doesn’t mean he’s headed into obscurity.
“Rather than leading a federal department and concentrating on one issue,” Barson wrote, in a recent fundraising letter for the American Legacy Center, Western Journalism reported, “I feel I can have the biggest impact on the broadest number of issues by helping to lead a movement of my fellow citizens, outside of the Washington bubble.”
What’s that mean, specifically?
He’s going to continue with the “Fight the Court” project, an endeavor of the American Legacy Center aimed at reining in the overreach of unelected, activist judges.
And that goes for the U.S. Supreme Court, which is still a justice short, due to former Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, Carson said.
“Whether it’s the protection of religious liberty or the Second Amendment, the legality of executive amnesty or the future of school choice, we are facing two very different futures and we must ensure that every American understands the stakes,” Carson wrote, Western Journalism reported.
Carson’s also working with Trump’s transition team.
Source: Western Journalism