On Thursday, Dr. Ben Carson came out swinging at this year's CPAC 2015 conference. He denounced what he called the "PC police" bullying people who support traditional marriage and oppose abortion, reports LifeNews.
“I refuse to give into the PC police,” he said.
“If you’re pro-life, you’re ‘anti-woman.’ If you’re pro-traditional family, you’re a ‘homophobe.’ If you’re white, and you oppose a progressive black person, you’re ‘racist.’ If you’re black and you oppose a progressive agenda, you’re ‘crazy.’ And if you’re black and you’re pro-life and you’re pro-traditional family, they don’t even know what to call you. You end up on some kind of watch list for extremists!” he said.
Earlier in the month, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) issued an apology to Dr. Carson after placing him in their "Extreme File" alongside the KKK and Neo-Nazi groups for having the audacity to criticize Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 and support traditional marriage. While the SPLC did remove Carson from the file, they concluded in their apology that he holds views "most people would conclude as extreme."
"We shouldn’t submit to the PC Police, and to people who are trying to control us by intimidation and by IRS audits and by messing with your job," Carson said. "The only reason they can do that is because we sit silently by. That’s what they want us to do."
Carson also had some harsh words to share about Hillary Clinton as well.
"I’m not ready for Hillary," he said. "I’m ready for a country that puts our Constitution on the top shelf. And for those that have any doubt, that includes the Second Amendment. I’m for a country where we take the restraints off the most dynamic economy the world has ever known."
Carson's statements received thunderous applause and standing ovations.