https://www.dailywire.com/news/ben-carson-compares-fbi-raid-to-communist-tyrants-this-is-the-way-of-mao-and-castro

Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who served as former President Trump’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, blasted the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, comparing the action to those of infamous communist tyrants Mao Zedong and Fidel Castro.

Prior to serving under Trump, Carson had become famous for leading surgeons in the first known separation of conjoined twins who were joined at the back of the head and performing the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb.

“Never in my lifetime did I think I would see an American law enforcement agency be run and weaponized like the FBI this evening,” Carson tweeted. “This is a frightening development in our modern political arena. This is the way of Mao and Castro, not Washington and Lincoln.”

Mao Zedong, who ruled communist China with an iron fist, murdered roughly 45 million people between 1958 to 1962 with his “Great Leap Forward” policy, The Washington Post has noted. His “Anti-Rightist Campaign” between 1957 and 1959 featured the persecution of people who favored capitalism or opposed one-party rule and state-run collectivization.

As for Cuban tyrant Fidel Castro, Jose Miguel Vivanco of Human Rights Watch asserted, “As other countries in the region turned away from authoritarian rule, only Fidel Castro’s Cuba continued to repress virtually all civil and political rights. Castro’s draconian rule and the harsh punishments he meted out to dissidents kept his repressive system rooted firmly in place for decades.”

In contrast, Abraham Lincoln exhorted in his timeless first Inaugural Address: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

“Our Republic is one where we have the freedom to think, say, and believe what we want without fear of government intimidation, that includes the President. If we lose those basic freedoms, we lose it all,” Carson stated. “I am praying for our country right now because I’m not sure anything else can fix what is transgressing.”

“Pray for our country this evening. It can and will be saved because We the people are waking up,” he warned.

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