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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson shared his views on a number of issues facing the country during a campaign stop at Berean Baptist Church Tuesday.

The retired neurosurgeon brought in crowds from around the state and southern Virginia. With no script, he talked for an hour on issues like poverty, welfare and battling the $18 trillion national debt. Raised in poverty, Carson got emotional when he talked about the faith and sacrifices of his mother, who worked several jobs and pushed to never to be a victim, that instilled in him a drive for success.

As president Carson said he would push to lure American Corporations, now overseas, to bring their money back home paying a flat 10 percent tax. The tax money collected would be used to help those on welfare find work.

What resonated with the supporters was Carson view of the progressive left demonizing anyone who doesn’t agree. He also called for an end to a society overrun with political correctness; a push Carson believes is to keep Americans silent from expressing their opinions.