Ben Carson Asked if a Muslim Should be President; Here’s His Bold Answer

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Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning, told host Chuck Todd that faith matters when it comes to choosing a president, and that he would not “advocate” for a president of the Muslim faith because its beliefs are inconsistent with America’s constitutional principles of freedom and limited government.

Dr. Carson said that faith absolutely matters when choosing a president, especially if that faith is not aligned with the U.S. Constitution.

“Should a president’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?” Chuck Todd asked Dr. Carson.

“Well, I guess it would matter what that faith is,” Carson answered. “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,” he explained.

“So, do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?” Todd asked in a follow-up question.

“No, I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely do not agree with that,” Carson boldly answered.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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