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.