Yes, it is, and that’s exactly what he should do.
He also says the media isn’t reporting his entire comments.
Front-runner Republican candidate Donald Trump, when asked during a campaign about the possibility of a Muslim president, stated that some people have said it already happened. Of course a Muslim could be elected president“, he continued, “we can’t bar someone from a certain religion from being elected president.
Thus, Carson is absolutely correct.
“No, I don’t, I do not”, Carson said. Islam. Not radical Islam, not extremist. “I do not”.
Well, right or not right, that’s his viewpoint.
The preamble says: “We the People” establish the Constitution to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”.
By comparison, 78 percent said they could vote for a black president after Barack Obama won enough delegates to be the Democratic nominee in 2008. This is very normal in politics to have a set of values that you will advocate for and you will not advocate for.
“A lot of Muslim parents and adults are saying that we’ve already been through a lot and we know how to process this hatred”, he said. “And it’s coming in at least at that rate if not quite a bit faster”.
But the truth is, is that we should call this for what it is.
Maybe he managed to latch on to something that American voters – whether they want to admit it or not – can agree with.
I don’t feel it is my responsibility to read the Quran and get into the business of trying to understand what Muslims believe. Is that okay for him to say? Whenever politicians have chosen to act out by playing on emotions and prejudice, it has not served the republic well, and it never will. He recently drew applause from a crowd of 3,000 at Spring Arbor University when he said he would not give away his “values” for the “sake of political correctness”. What if someone told you can’t become president because of your faith?
CAMEROTA: Ben, Ben, hold on.
As examples, he pointed to Sharia law, a diverse system of religious rules followed by some Muslim societies, arguing that it oppresses women and treats them like “chattel”.
Beyond their willingness to consider Muslim candidates, many Americans express hostility toward the religion in general. But you know what?
Last week in these pages, we published our take on the candidate, and this recent remark only adds another obstacle to his bid for office, though he continues to command a spot near the top of the Republican polls.