For many years, I have traveled the country
closely studying our politics. I believe we are on the verge of robbing
children of the American Dream.
We are racking up a virtually
insurmountable debt, stifling our economic potential and placing our children’s future at risk.
At home and abroad, we are silencing honest
debate about our challenges, our differences and our culture, all in the
of political correctness.
We are ceding more and more power to
Washington bureaucrats at the expense of our personal liberty, ignoring
the wisdom of our founders who risked their lives to form “a more
Too many of our children are trapped in failing
schools and find themselves thrust into a deadly cycle of crime, dependence and despair.
Over the course of thousands of operations as the head of
pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, I have spent most of
adult life caring for very ill children. As co-founder of the non-profit
Carson Scholars Fund, my wife Candy and I have spent years helping
find their own inspiration to reach their full, God-given potential.
In many ways, that is the duty of my generation – to do
everything in our power to give the next generation the opportunity to
I believe that with hard work and determined
leadership, greatness is within our grasp. America was founded on the
self-evident truth that we as a nation have the right to think big and
It is this core principle that allowed me, a young boy,
in Detroit by a single, illiterate but determined mother, to overcome
poverty, bad grades, and low self-esteem to become one of the world’s
I’ve decided to explore a potential run for the
office of President because I believe my values, life experience, and
willingness to speak the truth and seek solutions, prepares me well to
nation toward more prosperity, security, and freedom for every American.