Sanders said he was disappointed that Carson, the only African-American running for president, would make that comment. “But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, I’ve no problem”. He’s saying, personally, I am not going to support someone who is Muslim because I do not believe that coincides with my beliefs and what America is about. “I absolutely would not agree with that”, the retired neurosurgeon told NBC news.
He did not specify in what way Islam ran counter to constitutional principles.
The support of the people is worth at least $1 million, Carson says.
When asked if the president’s faith mattered, Carson said it would depend on what the faith was.
From both sides of the aisle, critics have pointed to the Constitution, which prohibits a religious test for entry into office. It’s not that their recent comments are transferring to the rest of the party (that is unknown), but their statements are sucking the air away from Hillary’s continued email scandal and the important issues being discussed by other candidates. What if someone told you that you couldn’t become president because of your race? “Those are the qualifications that matter to me”.
Carson said when he made the comment on Meet the Press, he was talking about “someone who doesn’t share those values”. Half the people surveyed were asked whether it would be fair to oppose a political candidate for office exclusively because the person was a Christian. “A few people have said it already happened, frankly”.
Trump continues to dominate the crowded Republican field and according to new survey, a growing number of Republican voters in the United States believe he is the most likely GOP candidate to win the 2016 presidential election. As I said, this is precisely what our Constitution requires.
Trump has been outspoken and skeptical about Obama’s faith and birthplace in the past. Obama is Christian.
Fifty-two percent (52%) say most of their family, friends and co-workers also would not be willing to vote for a Muslim president. “Thomas Jefferson had a Quran, which is in the Library of Congress. Keith Ellison, [a Muslim] representative from Minnesota, was sworn in on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran”. “But until these tenants are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President….I also can’t advocate supporting Hillary Clinton either by the way”.