Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ben Carson Does Make a Religious Test for Prez

Since his blabbery on Meet the Press this Sunday, Ben has been back tracking, blaming his words on anyone but himself.
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Here's his horseshit for today--

The retired neurosurgeon said his initial comments — which came during an interview that aired Monday on NBC's "Meet the press" — were not about Muslims broadly but about radical Islam and religious radicals of other faiths. “It’s on the record on NBC. On 'Meet the Press.' Did anyone pick up on that? Of course not, because that wasn’t the juicy story,” Carson told reporters.


THIS IS THE PART OF THE INTERVIEW THAT BROUGHT UP ISLAM AND THE PREZ.

CHUCK TODD:
Let me wrap this up by finally dealing with what's been going on, Donald Trump, and a deal with a questioner that claimed that the president was Muslim. Let me ask you the question this way: Should a President's faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?
DR. BEN CARSON:
Well, 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.
CHUCK TODD:
So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?
DR. BEN CARSON:
No, I don't, I do not.
CHUCK TODD:
So you--
DR. BEN CARSON:
I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
CHUCK TODD:
And would you ever consider voting for a Muslim for Congress?
DR. BEN CARSON:
Congress is a different story, but it depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are, just as it depends on what anybody else says, you know. And, you know, if there's somebody who's of any faith, but they say things, and their life has been consistent with things that will elevate this nation and make it possible for everybody to succeed, and bring peace and harmony, then I'm with them.
CHUCK TODD:
And I take it you believe the president was born in the United States and is a Christian?
DR. BEN CARSON:
I believe that he is. I have no reason to doubt what he says.
CHUCK TODD:
All right, Dr. Carson I will leave it there, I look forward to speaking with you again soon.

Uh, it was BROADLY ABOUT MUSLIMS, NOT JUST RADICALS,CARSON SAID THEY ARE NOT IN SYNC WITH THE CONSTITUTION.  Mr. Carson may be a dandy surgeon but he does not know much about the U.S. Constitiution.  This is not a First Amendment matter.  It is about Article VI of the U.S. Constitution.


The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

His language suggests that we have to examine each candidates faith to insure that it is within the realm of America, etc., etc,.  In other words, faith vetting becomes a requirement.  The guy needs to bag his race for being Number  1.


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