Finally he's talking some sense
Ben Carson said that he doesn't believe a Muslim belongs in the White House.
'I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,' Carson said during an interview on 'Meet the Press,' according to a transcript. 'I absolutely would not agree with that.'
Host Chuck Todd was getting Carson's reaction to the controversy that has plagued Donald Trump's campaign in recent days over whether the billionaire should have corrected an attendee at a town hall forum who called President Obama a Muslim and 'not even an American.'
The question posed to Carson was whether the faith of a presidential candidate should matter.
Carson said it depended on what that faith is.
'If it's inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter,' said the neurosurgeon-turned-politician. 'But if it fits within the realm of America and [is] consistent with the Constitution, no problem.'
Todd then asked if Carson believed that Islam was consistent with the Constitution.
'No, I don't,' Carson said. 'I do not.'
While Carson said he didn't believe a person who practices Islam should be elected president, he was more open to Muslims serving in Congress.
'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,' Carson continued.
'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,' Carson said.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Quran (18:26) - "Allah... makes none to share in His Decision and His Rule"
Quran (45:21) - "What! Do those who seek after evil ways think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds,- that equal will be their life and their death? Ill is the judgment that they make."
Quran (5:44) - "Whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed is among the disbelievers"
Quran (39:9) - "Are those who know equal to those who know not?"
Quran (4:141) - "...And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumphs) over the believers."
Quran (63:8) - "...might (power) belongeth to Allah and to His messenger and to the believers;"
Quran (5:49) - "So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires, but beware of them lest they seduce thee from some part of that which Allah hath revealed unto thee"
Quran (12:40) - "...Allah hath sent down no authority: the command is for none but Allah..."
And that is before we get to the other really big problem with the Islamist claim. The Constitution of Medina is NOT the world's first. If anyone can lay claim to that title, it is likely (though not certainly) the Spartans. The Great Rhetra, passed down by Lycurgus the Law-Giver through oral tradition, is the constitution by which Spartan society lived and died for nearly a thousand years. The most that can be said about the Constitution of Medina is that it was possibly the first written constitution.
It just isn't a very good one.