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CARSON: The enduring spirit of the Tea Parties

The famous Boston Tea Party involved disgruntled colonists who felt unfairly treated by the British Motherland, which was imposing an ever-increasing burden of taxation with little or no input from those being taxed.

CARSON: Thinking for ourselves

Earlier this year, one of the mainstream media networks was planning to do a special on my retirement from neurosurgery. They recorded a lecture that I gave at my medical school, as well as one given at a high school in Detroit.

CARSON: The feeling behind 'Merry Christmas'

When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent.

CARSON: To counter coarseness, choose civility

As a youngster, I remember being taught to offer your seat on the bus to any elderly person. It was not unusual to see people offering to help carry a heavy or awkward box when a perfect stranger was obviously struggling with one.

CARSON: A health care lemon

When I was a teenager, my mother broke her own rule of never buying someone else's trouble and purchased a used car. We were quite excited because it was beautiful and sleek, and it was a convertible.

CARSON: Forget party loyalties, let's save America

The 14th verse in the 11th chapter of the book of Proverbs states that there is safety in the multitude of counselors. This means that you are much more likely to be successful if you're willing to listen to an array of opinions regarding an important decision.