Ben Carson insisted the America needs a “well informed and educated populous” because “if you don’t have that, then it becomes very easy to fool people” on ABC’s “The View” Tuesday.
Carson suggested, “If you’re not well educated, someone could come along and say, “‘You know what? The economy is great. Unemployment is down to 5.1 percent which is essentially full employment, we’re in great shape.’ But if you’re well educated and informed you know you can make that number anything you want based on who you include and exclude but that the labor force participation, which is the number of people eligible to work who are actually working is at 37-year low.”
Carson explained, “we know we have problems and need to fix them. And these are not Democrat or Republican problems, these are problems that affect society. We need to stop making everything into a Democrat or Republican issue.”
The Republican candidate was on “The View” to discuss his new book “A More Perfect Union”. Carson says he wrote the book because “everyone knows we have a constitution but not many people know what’s in it. And it’s very important because the founders of this nation says our freedoms and our system is based upon a well informed and educated populous. And if you don’t have that, then it becomes very easy to fool people.”