Two known, but not politically attached presidential hopefuls have already been pointing out where they stand in the face of their primary opponents.
DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH
Dennis Michael Lynch (a.k.a DML), best known for his documentaries in relation to illegal aliens and his actions at the Bundy Ranch, has already made it known where he stands in opposition to Dr. Ben Carson on the issues of immigration and the 2nd Amendment.
Regarding gun control, Lynch had this to say about his prospective opponent:
“It’s not neurosurgery. It’s common sense. I’ve never seen a gun pick itself off the table and kill someone. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Anyone who even hints otherwise is not a true conservative.”
Just eighteen days out from the midterm general elections, allegedly team Carson sent out a newsletter citing Lynch as an “immigration activist”. (At this time, I am unable to verify this newsletter and its alleged contents.) Lynch immediately took to his Facebook page rebuking the notion that his serious 2016 presidential bid was relegated to him merely being said activist.
*UPDATE: Lesson learned – listen to inside voice that says ‘copy and paste’.
Less than 24 hours after posting a statement, with image of Dr. Carson’s stock income, the Facebook post was removed.
The message Lynch was trying to make with this particular post is that Carson, who makes decent money by just about any common person’s standards, is out of touch with mainstream America. He argues that Carson’s views on amnesty is not in America’s best interest. What Lynch fails to do, however, is deliver this message in a way that appeases the strong conservative base, for the message itself gets lost and reads more like Lynch is anti-wealth.
Listening to him speak and reading his posts about Dr. Ben Carson, Dennis Michael Lynch has often praised Carson’s intelligence and fortitude, and merely stuck to the issues he views as important to America and the office of President. However, being called an ‘immigration activist’ seemed to be a tripwire, albeit again, there may be more in this newsletter most are unaware of.
DR. BEN CARSON
It is no secret that Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, made his mark on his followers the day he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. Conservatives were already chomping at the bit for someone to stand up to Obama, and he delivered what they had been hungry for – dismissing Obamacare with its namesake seated approximately three feet away.
Since then, and like Lynch, Carson has been ensuring his presence in the media as a contributor and guest on news shows discussing the topics of, among many other things, gun control and amnesty.
With respect to gun control: in an interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Carson stated, “There’s a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons.“. But on the topic of high capacity firearms, such as AK-47s, Carson said, “It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it. However, if you live out in the country somewhere by yourself, I’ve no problem with that.”
Perhaps what Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t understand is that a great portion of citizen-owned handguns, purchased for protection from the multitude of bad guys in the city, are semi-automatic.
On the subject of immigration, a touchstone for Lynch, Carson sounds even less conservative.
On page 102 of his book, “America the Beautiful”, Carson writes:
“I believe we have taken the moral low road on this issue [i.e., illegal aliens]. Some segments of our economy would virtually collapse without these undocumented workers—we all know that—yet we continue to harass and deport many individuals who are simply seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Is there a way to apply logic to this issue and arrive at an intelligent solution?”
Not to be taking sides in this squabble, in what will most likely be the first of many head clashes over the next two years, Dr. Ben Carson has also, like Dennis Michael Lynch, taken on the topics of Ebola and ISIS.
In his view, one that mirrors a great portion of Americans, Carson states, “I and many others are not comfortable with the idea of bringing infected individuals into our midst when we can readily treat them elsewhere.” And as for ISIS he again, mimics the sentiments of alot of Americans, “When you’re dealing with an organization like ISIS whose stated goal is to destroy you, you can’t play with them, you can’t just drive them back to their little hole and let them regroup and come back out. You have to have a philosophy that you’re going to get rid of them and you have to use the means that are necessary in order to do that. You can’t play games.”
Even if it is true that team Carson stated Lynch is an immigration activist, it isn’t a far stretch from the truth. One would think he would wear that badge proudly. Of course the remainder of the contents of the newsletter have yet to be seen by this author.
What seems to be the biggest debate between these two men is the “illegal alien” vs. “undocumented workers” issue. On that, I would surmise that Lynch would receive the deep-seeded conservative base. And as for the issue of gun control, it appears Carson is softening his language, for the time being, and a good deal of conservative-leaning folk may forgive him if he drops the line about semi-automatics belonging in the country.