Carson’s message of departure was not a message of defeat but rather a message of hope. Before announcing his withdrawal, he reiterated his love for capitalism and how capitalism is the most compassionate system.
“We the people are going to have to be the ones to push those things—making people dependent on the system is not compassion,” Carson said
His firm belief in capitalism and keeping government away from taxpayer dollars was not his only talking point. Carson, a devout Christian, emphasized the importance of faith and family, which are the pillars of strength and compassion.
Carson warned the crowd about the dangerous legacy of Saul Alinsky, a community organizer, hero of the left, and author of Rules for Radicals. He warned that Alinsky dedicated the book to Satan, who Alinsky described as someone who gained his own Kingdom.
“[Alinsky] was talking about throwing God out.” Carson said. He also addressed how the American people need to be the ones to ultimately decide that the US will be a Judeo-Christian ethic-based nation.
As a man of principles, Carson told the crowd that they are in control of the future of the nation.
“We are deciding if we want to allow the government to dictate our rights in exchange for government to take care of all our necessities or do we want to have a nation?” Although Carson dropped out, he still encouraged his supporters to still stay active in fighting the fight for freedom.
“We must become active and informed—we can’t continue to allow ourselves to be influenced and molded by the political class and the media. That will destroy us” Carson gave a concluding message of a call to action, “Join us in being fair and open in America once again.”