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Despite our best efforts, we know that some families, your students included, may have to move outside of Cairo. My hope would be that they never forget their Cairo roots and the inspiration you've provided.feedback
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May 17 2017 Egypt
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Ben Carson is associated, including Trump and Ryan. Most recently, Ben Carson has been quoted saying: “We have some people who are mentally ill. We have some elderly and disabled people. We can't expect in many cases those people to do a great deal to take care of themselves. There is another group of people who are able-bodied individuals, and I think we do those people a great disservice when we simply maintain them.” in the article Ben Carson Wants to Make Housing Available. Just Not Too Comfy.
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There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.feedback

The slave narrative and immigrant narrative are two entirely different experiences. The two experiences should never be intertwined, nor forgotten, as we demand the necessary progress towards an America that's inclusive and provides access to equal opportunity for all.feedback

It remembers everything you've ever seen, everything you've ever heard. I could take the oldest person here, make a little hole right here on the side of the head, and put some depth electrodes into their hippocampus and stimulate and they would be able to recite back to you verbatim a book they read 60 years ago. It's all there. It doesn't go away.feedback

There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships. They too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.feedback

Slaves were ripped from their families and their homes and forced against their will after being sold into slavery by slave traders. The Immigrants made the choice to come to America. They saw this country as a land of opportunity. In contrast, slaves were forced here against their will and lost all their opportunities. We continue to live with that legacy.feedback

She only had a third-grade education but she was an extremely wise person. For my brother and me, the rules of the house – she always had us sit down and make them up. Therefore we couldn't really complain about them. And it worked pretty good.feedback

There were other immigrants who came here on the bottom of slave ships.feedback

We recognize that when we treat people fairly, the need to regulate their lives … becomes much, much smaller because people don't feel that they're being treated unjustly.feedback

The way I look at it, all the things that have happened leading up to this point are steppingstones to allow us to get to that next place in our society. There's always a lot of different perspectives and one of the things that I have found is when you have divergent perspectives, if you can get those people to sit down and talk to each other, they will frequently be able to come up with extremely good solutions. I believe in always giving the first pass to the people who are actually involved as opposed to imposing upon them from above.feedback

[My mother] worked so hard, two, three jobs at a time. She didn't like the idea of being dependent. She always made it clear to us how much of our future was within our own hands, no matter what anybody else said. This is America. This used to be known as the can-do society, not the what-can-you-do-for-me society. And there is a lot that we can do if we are simply willing to reach outside of ourselves and recognize that each person, all of our fellow many, all of our fellow Americans, we are one.feedback

There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.feedback

What has happened too often is that people who seemingly mean well have promoted things that do not encourage development of any innate talent in people. Hence we have generation after generation living in dependent situations. It's not that they're bad people, it's that this is what they've been given, and it's all they know in some cases. I think the Fair House Amendment in 1968 was one of the best pieces of legislation that we've had. It was modified in 1988. LBJ said nobody could possibly question this; I agree with him.feedback

I, too, was surprised to see something of this nature done on the way out the door. Certainly if confirmed, I'm going to work with the FHA administrator and other experts to really examine that policy.feedback

We don't want it to be way of life. ... We want it to be a Band-Aid and a springboard to move forward.feedback

I will not play favorites for anyone. ... I will manage things in a way that benefits the American people.feedback

I can assure you that the things that I do are driven by a sense morals and values, and therefore I will absolutely not play favorites for anyone.feedback

I am passionate about health as you may have guessed, and where one lives should not cause health problems. So I look forward to working with HUD's Safe and Healthy Homes program and others on these issues. We cannot have social mobility without a strong healthy foundation in the home.feedback

We do have to have a mechanism, a backstop of some type; otherwise when someone comes in and buys up the loans, securitizes them, we're probably not going to be able to sell them to the entities that buy them.feedback

I see HUD as part of the solution, helping ensure housing security and strong communities. HUD has several different ways it helps people, through insuring financing for that first home to helping those in poverty, which has been an intractable problem for decades.feedback

A good CEO doesn't necessarily know everything about the business, but he knows how to pick people and how to use them, and that is one of the markets of good leadership.feedback

Safety net programs are important, I would never advocate abolishing them without an alternative.feedback

If there happens to be an extraordinarily good program that's working for millions of people and it turns out that someone that you're targeting is going to gain, you know, $10 from it, am I going to say 'No'? Logic and common sense probably would be the best way.feedback

I understand housing insecurity. Simply put, it's difficult for a child to learn at school if he or she doesn't have an adequate place to live. These government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality create consequences that often make matters worse.feedback

I'm interested in getting rid of dependency, and I want us to find a way to allow people to excel in our society, and as more and more people hear that message, they will recognize who is truly on their side and who is trying to keep them suppressed and cultivate their votes.feedback

I am honored to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration.feedback

There's the one you see on the stage and there's the one who's very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully.feedback

Trump "did the right thing in immediately and unequivocally apologizing.feedback

You know it's going to be so much better when he begins to focus on the real issues.feedback

There's no question that he will be in the communities. He will be talking to African-American leaders around the country in different cities to find out what they believe is important, and what they think has worked.feedback

You have to give to people the raw meat that they seek.feedback

I hope Speaker Ryan and many others, as time goes on, realizes that.feedback

The people have sort of risen up and they've said we don't want all this stuff that is going on, all this intricate, backroom stuff.feedback

In honor of that we kick him off the money?feedback

Well, bear in mind I don't believe that he was warned that that question was coming" and didn't have a chance to really think about it a former Trump rival who has since endorsed him, in an interview with CNN.feedback

The reason, again, that i'm endorsing him is because i recognize that we are heading down the exact same path that we have been on all along.feedback

When you're very nice, respectful…it gets you where it got me, nowhere. My point is he and some of the other politicians, they do what people want. they say what people want to hear.feedback

I trust that the American people will soon wake-up and realize that leadership is not about how one speaks, but rather the life one leads.feedback

Anybody who is sensible knows that the way that he was brought up is very different from the way most black people in this country are brought up. I don't think anyone would deny that someone who was raised in Hawaii by his white grandparents and then spent formative years in Indonesia with his white mother does not have the typical black experience.feedback

The thing that leads me on is not so much what the vote tally is, it's a matter of how many people you have supporting you. And we still have millions of people supporting us.feedback

I do so filled with the inspiration of Braden's life story. He poured his heart into this campaign knowing this election is about something bigger than ourselves - it's about returning this country back into the hands of we the people and He who guides our path.feedback

I'm doing good for the Muslims. Many Muslim friends of mine are in agreement with me.feedback

We must balance safety against just being a humanitarian. For instance, you know, if there's a rabid dog running around your neighbourhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog.feedback

What I do have a problem with is being lied about and having that put out there as true.feedback

No, I don't, I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.feedback

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