Ben Carson’s Lack Of Understanding of The Constitution Disqualify for President


September 20, 2015 by Chris Kite

Ben Carson is smart. I often don’t agree with his policy ideas, but he is very smart. He had to be smart to become a surgeon. He shows intelligence in many well thought out answers. But many of his ideas are also based on Christian extremism, and his insistence that not being allowed to force ones Christian beliefs on others is somehow a violation of their religious freedom. When it comes to his answer on whether a Muslim could be President, apparently one of his areas of expertise is NOT the US Constitution.

Mr Carson says, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

He argues that Islam is incompatible with the US Constitution. Based on the Christian Right’s reaction to gay marriage, it would appear, Christianity is also sometimes incompatible with the US Constitution.

I would have no problem with someone of ANY religion being President. As long as they understand that their religion is their personal choice and can have no influence on their interpretation of the US Constitution. As long as they understand that there is to be a separation of church and state, I don’t care what they worship (or don’t worship). Ben Carson’s statement that someone should be barred from being President for their religious beliefs is clear evidence, he is not fit to be President.

2 thoughts on “Ben Carson’s Lack Of Understanding of The Constitution Disqualify for President

  1. Bniconann says:

    Obviously there is a separation of church and state but no matter how much you say that or stress it, it is not practical. There is no way to separate yourself from your religion because it is part of who you are. People of different religions behave differently no matter how hard they try to separate themselves from that. I agree with you in the sense that a persons religion should* not have influence on their interpretation of the US Constitution but it’s hard to separate yourself from something that is part of your being.


    • skokielib says:

      A person’s religion certainly shapes who they are. But a person’s religion should have no bearing on whether or not you will consider them as President. For example, I know many Christians that have no problem with legal gay marriage, availability of birth control, legal abortion, and other issues that the religious right finds objectionable and wants to impose their beliefs of what should be law on the entire country.

      Ben Carson shows that he is a bigot because he is judging someone on their religion before he knows anything about them. And he is showing complete hypocrisy because he often talks about why his Christian beliefs should be the law of the land.

      Personally, I don’t care what a candidate’s religion is. Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon, Christian Scientist, Atheist, or whatever. Tell me how you would do your job. Then I’ll judge you based on your character and your ideas.

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