Republican presidential candidate and possibly America’s dumbest doctor, Ben Carson, said on Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press that he believed a Muslim should never become president of the United States.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” said Carson.
Carson continued to argue that a person’s faith should be consistent with the constitution after being asked if a candidate’s religion should matter to voters.
“I guess it depends on what that faith is. If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no problem.”
Carson must believe that a 6000-year-old Earth is consistent with the US Constitution. Or perhaps the best explanation is that Carson has never read or bothered to understand what the US Constitution actually says.
Carson, of course, believes that only the Christian faith is consistent with the US Constitution and ignores the part where it says, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
He also joins most other GOP candidate in saying they place Christianity above the constitution.
The Republican Party is pandering to the Christian right like never before because issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage sell as religious persecution and now Carson is pandering to their fears of Muslims.
Following the racist lead of Donald Trump, Carson, it seems, is eager to use xenophobia to the mix.
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