If You Were President, What’s The First Thing You’d Do?

In this 2 minute video I give a brief vision for the first thing I’d do if I were ever president.
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56 Thoughts on “If You Were President, What’s The First Thing You’d Do?

  1. Christy Burnham on April 17, 2014 at 9:20 am said:

    The first thing I would do if I was president is fire Biden and Holder.

  2. Stevw Parks on April 17, 2014 at 9:26 am said:

    I agree with Christy, except I wouldn’t have the authority to fire Biden — but Holder would be out the door in 5 minutes . . . . . Biden would simply have no official duties for the rest of his term.

  3. Barbara on April 17, 2014 at 9:27 am said:

    first we need to secure the borders, and round up all the illegals and send them home. Create new jobs by hiring bus drivers to carry them back home. Then work on repealing Obamacare.

    • Calvin Jacobs on April 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm said:

      If we send all our illegals home, half of NYC’s restaurants would disintegrate. Think about what you’re saying. (obamacare, I agree with for sure).

  4. Tim Wussow on April 17, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

    I would propose to separate employment and health insurance. These 2 things have nothing to do with each other and their relationship is complicating everything else.

  5. Scott Jackson on April 17, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

    You make so much sense. I truly hope that one day you can be a strong voice for all of us in DC.

    • Jerry Erwin on April 17, 2014 at 10:55 am said:

      Dr. Carson is a very well educated and kind person….however they do not teach realistic thinking in college. His 2-minute video is, to me, expressing the mundane….we ALL know that is what SHOULD be…..however, his naivety lies in not realizing expressing these thoughts of grandeur (true as they are) to corrupt carpet-baggers (aka the Senate/House) is not unlike trying to tell a hungry lion why he should not eat you…..attempting to express logical thinking to those guilty of evil deeds is to provoke nothing but a smirk and grin from them…..in my humble opinion.

      • B. Williamson on April 18, 2014 at 9:22 am said:

        I do believe there were those who told Abraham Lincoln the same thing…Don’t be naive. It can’t be done. But when you think about it, people grow silent in order to here a gentle voice. Perhaps the shouting and rhetoric will be overcome by a calmer presence.

      • Nick Osborn on May 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm said:

        That is why people of vision and intelligence (like Dr. Ben Carson) surround themselves with likeminded and talented people who can push the agenda.

        • YES DR BEN CARSON, MY WIFE AND I WILL VOTE FOR YOU FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016, IF YOU DECIDE TO RUN AND WILL BE WILLING TO DO OUR PART TO HELP YOU IN OUR AREA. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. IN CHRISTIAN LOVE, CHIEF GEORGE HOLLOWAY, NAVY RETIRED 31 YEARS HONORABLE SERVICE. P. S. MY WIFE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA IN JUNE AT BOOKS A MILLION.

  6. Put God back in charge………..

    • DJ Siler on April 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm said:

      Amen!!

    • Jameson on April 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm said:

      Putting God “back in charge,” would do nothing but make our Country a utilitarian war machine. Personal beliefs or lack there of are just that, personal. Don’t attempt to shove religion down the throat of others *cough cough crusades* because all it brings is confrontation in a meta and physical sense. Keeping Church and State separate is important. Yes you can adapt religious morals from reading from a book that is a “couple thousand,” years old. However if you need that to be your source of insight as to what we as a people need to do on this floating accreted piece of rock we’ve found life on then you might be a little less concerned with your fellow man than I. 97% of life that has existed on this earth has died off, let’s take care of ourselves first before we look to a God to “save us.”

  7. randy wright on April 17, 2014 at 9:35 am said:

    nullify executive orders, pass the 28th amendment

  8. Nancy Eubert on April 17, 2014 at 9:42 am said:

    Lower the pay of all our government representatives. Just because they work in DC, doesn’t mean they get to own 2 homes. Our public servants are making way too much money and they just keep getting raises.

  9. Entering into a den of Lions, Ben! But, with God guarding your back, I think the world would be surprised at how they become tamed.

  10. Mark Price on April 17, 2014 at 9:47 am said:

    Put things the way they should be, a government by the people for the people, Set term limits on congress, no more lifetime benefits, Stop trying to police the world !!! Repair/upgrade this nations infrastructure, education, and health care system. (elderly woman don’t want birth control coverage – they want hip replacement coverage, etc…) Create new energy sources, like Germany’s solar power. Educate our children, for as we age they will be taking care of you and I. secure our borders. Take care of our veterans, and their families. bring back American Pride and Patriotism. God Bless America!

  11. Robin Hayes on April 17, 2014 at 9:56 am said:

    I’d clean House by Firing Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Holder & many more just like them. I might keep Biden as someone to play with my dog & just to lighten the mood with humor. Lol. 1. I’d Repeal & shred Obamacare & let people get their insurance back. This includes opening insurance market w/no boundaries in U.S. 2. Abolish the IRS & set up a Flat & Fair Tax. 3. I’d cut up all their credit cards & put them on a balanced diet. 4. Set up a committee to go line by line to get rid of waste, fraud & delete dead people from SS & other departments list of people to pay. This also includes the waste of everyone remodeling & redecorating every time they change office. ( Stop ALL waste of The a Peoples money) 5. Undo all the damage Obama has done. 6. A temp committee to help get manufacturing in U.S. Going & new starts & other changes to get economy going again. 7. A committee to get rid of outdated, stupid laws. Including regulations that restrain growth. 8. I’d get our Military built back & go back to PEACE through Strength, but let them help countries who need & want help with things like disaster relief. I could go on & on but to cut it short I would RESTORE what our forefathers built, not try to turn it into something it was never meant to be & destroying Its own in the process. That would be a start.

  12. Danny S on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am said:

    Fire congress and start from scratch.

  13. I enjoy this man’s wisdom.

  14. Jon Henry on April 17, 2014 at 10:04 am said:

    First thing would be to pray and invite God’s presence back into the white house asking for His divine favor, guidance and blessings on our country, on our government leaders at all levels and for our military. Then second, I’d have all executive orders and appointments reviewed and dismissed or dealt with according to merit. Then ask Congress to compose, author and advance a balanced budget amendment and then investigate and prosecute the IRS scandals, the Justice Department (numerous issues including selective prosecutions of violations of our immigration laws, voter intimidation violations, gun transfers in the Fast & Furious programs, etc.) and the State Department with regard to the Benghazi debacle. next would be the disarming and demilitarizing all federal agencies other than , the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and the Military. That’d be a good start.

    • Jon Henry on April 17, 2014 at 10:10 am said:

      Then I would ask Congress to draft replacement legislation for the ACA or Obamacare, saving the desirable aspects such as previous illness coverage, lifting of life time limits and special programs for poor and needy, senior medicine assistance, and revamping or dismissing the bulk of the balance.

  15. Michael on April 17, 2014 at 10:21 am said:

    First I would raise import taxes.

  16. Clean House. Downsize the Federal Government. Repeal NAFTA. Impose tariffs on incoming goods. Strengthen the military. Prosecute Hillary for Bengazi. Abolish the IRS and the EPA. Change the terms of Senators to two years. No retirement for Senators and Congressmen unless they serve at 20 years and then only with a vote of confidence from their constituancy(sp). Allow for Senators and Congressmen to be impeached.

  17. Kurt Rogerson on April 17, 2014 at 10:36 am said:

    Let’s seek agreement that we should fight poverty, and that the strategies used for the past 50 years have failed, We need to seek strategies that combine opportunity with individual responsibility, to empower people to climb out of poverty. Poverty should be incentive enough to work to rise above it, and strategies to fight poverty must avoid disincentives that keep people from putting forth the effort to help themselves, There will be some for whom this strategy doesn’t work because of their limited abilities. Another strategy may be needed for them. Finally, mental health problems will be holding some back, and mental health services do need to be expanded for the safety of all.

  18. Douglas Booth on April 17, 2014 at 10:52 am said:

    I have no doubt that government representatives need to be held accountable for their neglect of the jobs they hold.
    The first thing I would do is start the American Aqueduct program to get water pumped the large river systems toward the Rockies. The concept is to move water via pipelines (hundreds) west towards the Rockies and dumped to municipalities along the way. These municipalities would pay for the water employment would enormous for the maintenance of these water pipelines and monitoring of the system. This could help alleviate flooding problems in all lower major river systems.

  19. As the good Dr said, I would ask those representatives, what it is most that they value? Are we to be a country that see’s itself as the policemen of the world? Would they trust the American people enough, to tell them the truth? And when all is said and done, institute term limits.

  20. Foxeh Chandonnet on April 17, 2014 at 11:18 am said:

    1st. Remove Marijuana from the Schedule System and legalize it.

    2nd. Defund the DEA til they went after REAL Drugs

    3rd. Legalize Gay and Transgender Marriages

    4th. Nullify Tax Incentives and Tax Breaks on Corporations

    5th. Gut NAFTA (The main cause of Worker Displacement, Job Loss and Loss of Industry in America)

    6th. Shut down all foreign bases outside the United States, reduce our military, and leave the world to its own devices. We can no longer afford to be the police force of the world. While fighting secret wars in over 20+ countries.

    7th. Regulate the Stock Market

    8th. Officially recognize the US. Territory of Puerto Rico as our 51st State.

    9th. Start a program i affectionately refer to as the ‘Immigration for American Growth’ Project. South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska, have THE HIGHEST land area per square mile, but the lowest population density. It would be a lifelong program, offering immigrants the chance to come to America, turn those states into massive food baskets, by working the land, growing food, raising livestock and building infrastructure. Something they are damn good at. Those that work for 5 to 10 years, will go from an extended ‘US-H2B’ Seasonal Work visa (Something that exists), to FULL Green Card Status.

    10th. Extend my IAG program to also build a Solar Factory in Nevada- a 366 thousand square kilometer industrial complex that could feed the entire United States power needs. The Saharan Desert Alone has 18 times enough surface area to fuel the entire world.

    Just for starters

  21. Reverse Everything Obama has done, rebuild America and her Military and put God back in our nation and schools. clean out the Governmentand proscecute where needed and fire the rest, term limits on all offices lock our boders if you don’t belong here go home and come back the legal way……….it’s a start but I’m afraid it will take a lifetime to rebuild the damage this moron has done. And before anyone plays the race card on that last statement. My family looks like a rainbow, and I love them all no matter what their color, Obama could be lily white or split pea green a moron is a moron.

  22. Jay Wilson on April 17, 2014 at 11:38 am said:

    I would have in my possession an Executive Order that would be signed before I even kissed my wife that required the unsealing of the sealed records of the current “Commander in Chief.” If these documents contain anything that would have precluded his election, he would be detained, tried and, if convicted, be held criminally liable for violating the civil rights of every American in this country.

  23. You are a brilliant man! PLEASE run for President.

  24. Patty Ellis Pasko on April 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm said:

    The first thing I would do is secure our border and take away welfare etc.. from illegal immigrants. Which would save the tax payers billions of dollars

  25. William Fuzi on April 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

    The first thing I would do as president. I would eliminate unnecessary agencies, and cut the government overhead in half. I would put the justice department, and the attorney general under control of the Supreme court, and make the attorney General an elected position. Then my first executive action would be to shred the War powers act; I would make it so that American citizens could never be found lacking standing in court, and would give the congress back it’s power. Then I would call all the governors into a meeting, and I would encourage them to finish ratifying the original 13th article of amendment to the Constitution, that was proposed by Senator Reed in 1810 , so that shady deals with foreign governments would be stopped in their tracks, and the Federal Reserve would have no choice but to become an American entity, and stop operating under foreign maritime laws.

  26. suzanne atwell on April 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm said:

    First thing is safety and money and this will need the abolishing of many government created entities to provide the funds to pay the debt and build up our military not that of our enemy. We could have our first real black president and not a foreign imposter. Love Ben Carson for he is what America needs at this point and time in history.

  27. R Donegan on April 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm said:

    Close the borders. Repeal Obamacare. Fire each and every person in the administration. Start the Keystone pipeline. Scratch all bills Obama has signed. Reconnect with our allies. The list is really too long and would take several days to initiate. I just pray the next Congress, Senate, and president are worthy of our votes and will make a positive change for our nation and the world.

  28. Chuck Malone on April 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm said:

    I would legitimize and propose the Warren Buffet/internet generated 28th Amendment. Dr Ben Carson should even know that without a solid foundation all that is built above it is distend to crumble. Our Congress now mirrors the Roman Senate and we all know how that turned out.– 2ND I would take away all authority from the EPA, IRS, etc, etc to make regulation and return it back to congress where it belongs.—–MGySgt USMC(27yrs) Retired

  29. Heidi Fredericksen on April 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm said:

    I really wanted to see him run for president. But the only reason he would not get my vote is because he is for gun control. If he was pro-gun, pro second amendment and he ran for president I would vote for him hands down.

  30. Linda Foster on April 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm said:

    Dr. Carson I think you are one of the most intelligent people on the planet but you need to put some FIRE in your speeches. We are up against some vicious liars in the democrats so please show some PASSION for what you believe.

  31. Kenneth Smith on April 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm said:

    Reverse every executive order enacted by Obama by executive order and make sure everyone on his staff was in the unemployment line

  32. Mitch Graves on April 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm said:

    The 1st thing I’d do is get on TV and radio and beg, ask, insist that all Christians pray for their leadership daily.

    Then I’d abolish most of the Fed agencies in the cabinet.
    DETAILS:
    Those not removed would be required to reduce their staffs by 50% (may much more).
    I would veto every single bill that came before me until both houses reduced their staffs by 50% (maybe 75%).

    I would insist that a bill be passed that would make every member of congress subject to every single law they pass with ZERO exceptions and HUGE penalties if they were caught circumventing in any way.

    I’d get line item veto or they’d get NO bills passed…ever.
    I would do everything in my power to destroy fed unions.

    The IRS would be GONE and we’d have some sort of flat tax.

  33. Revamp welfare!! Attepmt to get rid of this entitlement that has swept the nation! Able bodies should work for what they get like the rest of us!

  34. Abner Mojarraz Ricardez on April 18, 2014 at 12:43 am said:

    Lo primero que yo haría si fuera presidente, sería pedir la dirección divina y la sabiduría del cielo, sería buscar a Dios y que el sea el que ponga en mi mente las cosas a hacer en favor de mi nación y de las personas.

  35. I would remove the authority to pass regulations by all executive departments. Legislation belongs to Congress not the executive branch. The regulations passed by departments such as EPS, DOJ, etc. have the same impact on Americans as legally passed laws by Congress, i.e. fines, confiscation of property and/or prison.

  36. Larry Harrison on April 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm said:

    My first act as President would be to abolish the IRS, change the tax structure to a flat tax of 17% for every working American, every business, corporation, church,etc. Eliminate any deductions for everyone, including earned income, homestead, depreciation, interest,etc. Anyone who falls below the poverty line would receive a refund of whatever percentage they fall below the line.

  37. I would see that the full force of our government is used to help our veterans to restore as much of their mental and physical health that they sacrificed for us.

  38. Nonnaann on April 23, 2014 at 10:16 am said:

    I would put much effort into abolishing the IRS.

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  41. Tony on May 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm said:

    Mr. Carson,

    It is refreshing hearing you speak outside the political correct talking points we hear so often and apathetic to the issues and problems around us. I have to questions I would be interested in hearing back from you on.
    1. How would you address special interest groups from influencing congress and the Senate?
    I think most people would agree you work or are obligated to the ones your are being paid by.

    2. How would you suggest getting America back to fundamental principals of truth, right and wrong that have been the foundation of which the United States recognized when forming this nation.

    I believe that popular believe is not the standard for what is right or wrong, or the extreme position of one person or the media. Our standard cannot be relative truth. I would be interested in hearing back from you on these issues.

    Thank you,

    Lord Bless!

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