“I have discovered, however, in recent years that it’s very difficult to speak to a large group of people these days and not offend someone. People walk around with their feelings on their shoulders waiting for you to say something […] And we’ve reached the point where people are afraid to actually talk about what they want to say because somebody might be offended […] We’ve got to get over this sensitivity. You know it keeps people from saying what they really believe […] what we need to do in this PC world is forget about unanimity of speech and unanimity of thought, and we need to concentrate on being respectful to those people with whom we disagree […] Because, you see, in this country, one of the founding principles was freedom of thought and freedom of expression. And it muffles people. It puts a muzzle on them. And at the same time, keeps people from discussing important issues while the fabric of this society is being changed. And we cannot fall for that trick. And what we need to do is start talking about things…talking about things that are important. Things that were important in the development of our nation.”
– Ben Carson, M.D.