I have been up for about a half hour and already Ben Carson has pissed me off:
Carson said he would not support a Muslim president and that only candidates with a faith “consistent with the Constitution” should be President.
CHUCK TODD: Let me wrap this up by finally dealing with what’s been going on, rich asshole, 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?
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.
TODD: So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?
CARSON: No, I don’t, I do not.
TODD: So you–
CARSON: I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
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.
Either Ben Carson can’t read(unlikely), or he just doesn’t know the highest law in this land. I can’t quote it chapter and verse, but even I can flag an egregious violation before my second cup of coffee. Cons only wave the Constitution around when they want to be bigots or own an arsenal of firearms. The rest of it is like so much toilet paper when they’re done with it.
This privileged fuck should thank his lucky stars that it is 2015, not 1815. Because I imagine that people were saying the same things about blacks.