Dr. Ben Carson was on “The Kelly File” tonight, where he said that the U.S. is “the pinnacle nation in the world.”

However, he said there have been pinnacle nations before us which all went down the tubes due to political corruption, lost moral compasses, and lost vision.

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Carson said that the U.S. is the most benign superpower that the world has ever known. If we are replaced as a superpower, the likelihood of another nation being as benign is unlikely.

“We have got to stand up for America,” he said.

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