Vernon  Robinson

As a U.S. Air Force veteran, I understand and appreciate the sacrifices true patriotism demands. Whether you are serving in peacetime or wartime, as a private or commander-in-chief, defending our country is a great responsibility and requires a steadfast commitment. Many of my fellow servicemen are fed up with the status quo and have expressed a desire for a true leader to step forward in 2016, a leader who is passionate about the values they have sworn to defend: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Armed with this knowledge I began an intensive search for a leader who truly embodies the American spirit. I sought an individual with a true, palpable love for the country I served and its founding principles. This person had to have moral conviction and be willing to set aside self-promotion in order to return us to the ideals our founders had in mind when they wrote the Constitution. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, only one viable candidate has emerged with the courage, audacity and principles to both lead and heal America. That man is Dr. Benjamin Carson.

Dr. Carson exemplifies the American Dream. As a boy from the streets of Detroit, raised by a single mother, Dr. Carson is a testament to what hard work can achieve in America. He embraced the power of a good education and worked hard, eventually becoming a world-renowned neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Carson has never forgotten the opportunities he was provided in his youth. He is acutely aware that without the sacrifices of the millions of men and women who gave their lives to preserve freedom and opportunity in our nation, his story would not be possible. As such, he is thankful to our military for allowing him to live his life to the fullest and have the liberty to follow his dreams and pursue happiness.

Dr. Carson stunned Americans at the National Prayer Breakfast last year, immediately proving he was the courageous leader I sought. He boldly set forth the type of nation the United States should aspire to be. He tore apart the argument for Obamacare and the progressive income tax by offering solutions to problems, refusing to be just another complaining voice. I have witnessed firsthand Dr. Carson’s ability to unify and energize Americans through his promotion of commonsense policies.

Vernon Robinson

Vernon Robinson is a former US Air Force Officer and Co-founder of National Draft Ben Carson for President. Follow Committee on Twitter @DraftRunBenRun.