Listen up, Dr. Carson.

Drop the politics and face the facts. There is a reality we all live within, a common ground to seek out and stand on together. Scientific thought is the foundation of the medical world you practiced within for years. There are some basic truths that apply to all of us.

If you’re a parent—Democrat, Republican or otherwise—then when it comes to raising children, ignore that reality at your own risk. By kindergarten children have been imprinted in ways that affect a lifetime, a fact we must actively acknowledge to support their development. Dr. Carson’s empty belief that welfare, Early Intervention and similar programs do nothing but foster dependency has long been disproven. The mythical bootstraps, the ones kids are supposed to pull themselves up by to overcome poverty, don’t exist.

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