Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Carson Is Right

The question whether Ben Carson is fit to be president of the United States after giving his opinion about the viability of a Muslim president seem to be fair only when one suspends any recollection of a media that never cared that President Obama attended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church where racist and anti-American rhetoric was commonplace. So let’s pretend this is a sincere question asked by an unbiased journalist.

Ben Carson, responding to a question from Meet the Press host Chuck Todd about whether or not a Muslim could be considered as president of the United States, Carson responded, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," The media excoriated him for that statement labeling him a bigot. Carson went on to say, "I guess it depends on what that faith is," he said. "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." While I would have made clear there is no religious test under the Constitution first and foremost, I agree with Carson’s statement because of the implications and potential of the spread of sharia law, a parallel system of laws, under a Muslim president. (Carson later made it clear on FoxNews' Sean Hannity Show he was referring to a radical Islamist.)

It is widely believed in the Islamic world that sharia law is the revealed word of God. Islamic States vary on how sharia law should be applied and whether it extends to non-Muslims but in all cases, under sharia law, women are second class citizens (e.g. cannot vote, cannot drive, and are stoned to death for adultery), homosexuality is punished by death, and a host of other policies inconsistent with American freedom exist under sharia. In any event, a devout Muslim would have to reject sharia law in order to be president. It should also be noted that sharia law is moving across non-Arab nations like England, Germany, France, and Belgium in substantial ways. These European nations have Sharia Law Zones where the Koranic Law controls entire communities. The desire for Islam to spread sharia law around the world is real and present.

On that basis, presidential candidate Ben Carson’s opinion was absolutely correct and he should not capitulate to any special interest, let alone CAIR (widely understood to be a front for the terrorist group Hamas), and offer any apology at all.

The media, on the other hand, is consistently unreliable and biased. They focus on Carson’s opinion while ignoring the worse presidency in American history along with behavior that disqualifies President Obama for his office. He is not disqualified solely because he has made the United States the largest financier of terrorism with his deal with Iran; he is not disqualified solely because he has silently allowed the genocide, rape and beheading of Christians in Iraq while rescuing Syrian refugees; he is not disqualified solely because he consistently lied to the American people about life-altering legislation and policy (e.g. ObamaCare); nor is he disqualified solely because he refuses to protect the unborn or infants born alive by standing with Planned Parenthood no matter what. President Obama is disqualified as president because he violated his vow to uphold the Constitution.

Whether its Obama’s countless revisions to the Affordable Care Act without Congress, his recess appointments found by the Supreme Court to be an overreach of his authority, his administration’s (IRS) political profiling of conservative groups, his attacks on religious freedom (of Christians), or his executive orders amending immigration law without Congress, Forbes chronicled Obama’s lawlessness and it is pervasive.

While the president’s spokesman demands the Republican presidential candidates repudiate Carson’s remarks about a Muslim president and apparently endorses the opposite view, they might stop and think for a moment. If the United States ever had a Muslim president who practices sharia, all of the LGBT domestic and foreign policies, including same-sex marriage, pushed by this White House would be wiped away in an instant. Instead, the White House, with the Main Stream Media’s help, is more interested in scoring political points against a very smart and decent man whose traditional values and success story are “the stuff” our nation needs in a president.

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