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Ben Carson has given us yet another reason to hope that he's going to run for president: thisdopey video of his appearance Monday at the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Action Summit, in which he speaks very movingly about what he considers the many flaws of the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) framework, about which he appears to have read an article somewhere.


Among other horrors, he explains that the curriculum includes "only two paragraphs in there about George Washington. George Washington, believe it or not!" and "little or nothing about Dr. Martin Luther King." Oh, but there's much worse, Carson claims:

A whole section of slavery and how evil we are. A whole section about Japanese internment camps. A whole section about how we wiped out American Indians with no mercy. I mean I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to sign up for ISIS. This is what we are doing to the young people in our nation. This is what we are doing to the young people in our nation. We have got to stop this silliness. We have to stop crucifying ourselves. Have we made mistakes as a nation? Of course we have. Why? Because we are people and all people make mistakes.