Sunday, September 20, 2015

Constitutionally Clueless



So Ben "Let's end divisiveness" Carson thinks Islam is inconsistent with the US Constitution:
Carson, who placed third in the CNN/ORC poll of the Republican presidential field released Sunday, said a president's faith would matter to him depending on what that faith is. 
"If it's inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter," he said. "If it fits within the realm of America and is consistent with the Constitution, I have no problem." 
He said that Islam, as a religion, is incompatible with the Constitution. 
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," he said. 
Donald "I don't need God's help" Trump, who never met a conspiracy theory he didn't think was fabulous, trumped that:
When asked by Todd whether he'd support a Muslim president, Trump evaded the question. 
"Would I be comfortable? I don't know if we have to address it right now," he said. "Some people have said it already happened." 
Guess what? I agree with Carson. But I'd say the same about Christianity. In fact, several would-be presidents and their myriad supporters have said the same damn thing: God's law is supreme and takes precedence over Supreme Court rulings, they say, seditiously. Moreover, according to Mike "God loves me more than He loves you and I don't love you at all" Huckabee, to name just one such claimant, each individual gets to decide which court decisions are "right" enough with his/her faith to be followed. That's about as Constitution-free as it gets.

Religion -- any religion -- is consistent with our Constitution only to the extent that its believers among our political leaders keep it entirely to themselves. We have one Muslim in Congress; far as I know he's never proposed legislation intended to implement the dreaded Sharia law. The number of Christian legislators, however, who've tried to legislate based on their selective view of their selected version of the much-translated Bible is beyond measure.

Unsurprisingly, our "liberal" media chose not to ask a follow-up question.

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2 comments:

Paul Wartenberg said...

It would terrify the evangelicals to tell them that we've actually had Unitarians - GASP - serve as Presidents.

the Far Right refuses to acknowledge the No Religious Test part of the Constitution. They've taken the nullification argument to its worst extreme.

That alone should disqualify them from the office, as they will likely violate their oath to uphold and defend ALL PARTS of the Constitution.

Smoothtooperate said...

I hear ya Paul...

Marines don't have a choice. We defend the Constitution for all Americans...Even Gay Muslim Republicans.

I wonder if the war lovin' Tpubs know that Muslim Marines and Gay Marines defend their Constitution as well...and they don't have a choice either. It takes more nuts and conviction to defend those that despise you, than it takes to stand behind a podium and talk about how great they'd be for America.

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