Since his breakthrough speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson has been in the political spotlight.

In this video, Carson answers the question: Are you a Republican? What might surprise you is that Carson is not a Republican, he is an Independent.

Carson explains his worldview:

“I tend to be more conservative. Because I tend to belong to what I call the Logical Party or the Common-Sense Party. And, conservatism tends to lean more towards common sense than progressivism does.” 

Then Carson has an interesting proposal that would change the way Americans approach elections.

“I actually would favor a voting system, in which there were no political designations on the ballot, where you actually had to know what the person believed. You had to know how they voted in the past.”

How do you feel about Carson's proposal? Seems like a “common sense” way to counter-act unthinking partisanship in politics. Let us know in the comments below.

Ed. Note: This article was edited after publication.