Sometimes I swear people are getting stupider every day. Ben Carson is entitled to his opinion. So he wouldn’t feel comfortable with a Muslim president, he isn’t preventing any Muslims from being president. HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!!! No Muslims were harmed in the voicing of his opinion! Furthermore, he is not the Constitution, or the United states electorate, or the congress. Whatever philosophic calculus he uses to determine who he wants to see running the country is up to him. The quotes from the Constitution are instructions on how the government officials should function. It doesn’t dictate what individual Americans should think.
In an interview with NBC for broadcast on Sunday morning, the retired neurosurgeon said: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
In his NBC interview, Carson was asked: “So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?”
“No,” he said, “I don’t, I do not.”
Article VI of the US constitution states: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
The first amendment to the constitution begins: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”