Immediately after rejecting “national standards for education,” Dr. Ben Carson proposed a plan to withhold federal funding from colleges where “extreme political bias” exists, in an interview on The Blaze.
The former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and current top-tier Republican presidential candidate served up this irony-rich nugget while answering a series of rapid-fire questions from The Blaze‘s Glenn Beck.
Beck asked whether a President Carson would have a use for the Department of Education — other than to “pack boxes for the State Department [or] the IRS.”
Carson replied, “It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny funding if it exists.”
Using the federal government to police “political bias” at colleges is actually an idea the pro-limited government, anti-political correctness, common-sense Constitutionalist has floated before, during a radio interview in June.
We don’t know more about his plan, partly because in neither instance did the host ask a follow-up question — such as “How?” or “Wait, what?!”
According to the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama was asked about Carson’s comments at a town hall meeting in September. The President’s reply: “I have no idea what that means, and I suspect he doesn’t either.”
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