Latest Pants on Fire! Fact-checks on Ben Carson Ben Carson stated on February 13, 2016 in a GOP debate on CBS: Says "Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down you, have to undermine three things: our spiritual life, our patriotism and our morality." Ben Carson stated on November 4, 2015 in an edited Facebook post: "Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no federal elected office experience." Ben Carson stated on October 8, 2015 in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "In the class of 1968 at Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, Mahmoud Abbas was one of the members of that class, and so was Ali Khamenei. And that's where they first established relationships with the young Vladimir Putin." Ben Carson stated on September 16, 2015 in the CNN GOP presidential debate : Pediatricians have cut down on the number and proximity of vaccines because they recognize there have been "too many in too short a period of time."