After Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told Chuck Todd on ‘Meet the Press’ that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” he’s doubling down on that even though his remark caused a firestorm of attention.
Carson told The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.”
Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, responded saying “every American should be disturbed” by GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson in light of their recent remarks.
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) September 20, 2015
Carson said he believes a Muslim would be unfit to serve as Commander-in-Chief.
“I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” Carson said. “Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution.”
Back at ya’, Mr. Christian Conservative.
The only exception Carson said he would make would be if the Muslim running for office “publicly rejected all the tenants of Sharia and lived a life consistent with that.”
“Then I wouldn’t have any problem,” he said.
“We are a different kind of nation,” Carson said. “Part of why we rose so quickly is because we wouldn’t allow our values or principles to be supplanted because we were going to be politically correct… part of the problem today is that we’re so busy trying to be politically correct, that we lose all perspective.”
Carson then went on to call Todd’s question a ‘gotcha question.’
He told The Hill that no Muslims are running in 2016 so the question was ‘irrelevant’ and added that it “may well have been” gotcha journalism meant to trip candidates up.
Carson said it did, however, serve “a useful purpose by providing the opportunity to talk about what Sharia is and what their goals are.”
Sharia Law does not exist in America though.
As for Donald Trump who was told by an audience member in New Hampshire that Obama is not an American and asked how we are going to ‘get rid of’ Muslims, Carson failed to criticize his Republican opponent.
“[Trump] may not have been ready for that,” Carson said. “I can tell you from experience a lot of these things are much easier when you’re quarterbacking from the armchair the next day.”
Banning any person according to their faith, whether they be Muslim or Christian, from holding an elected office is unconstitutional.
Carson is one of the three top GOP candidates – all three — Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson – have no political experience and it shows.
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