Sep 22, 2015

I Have To Agree With Dr. Ben Carson Not Ted Cruz On This Argument

Common Sense Commentary:  Though I like Ted Cruz for President, he just didn't think through his disagreement with Dr. Ben Carson's statement that a Muslim is not qualified to be President of the United States. Of course, Ted Cruz is right about the Constitution specifying 'no religious test for Candidates' for public office. What that means is, he can't be required to have a certain religion or any religion at all. But logic and reason must be a test for the sincerity and judgement of a person who claims a religion which commissions its adherents to break the laws of that worshiper's nation of citizenship. The very word, "religion" is from the Latin "religio" meaning "restraint" from certain things in the worship of God. It is not "the worship of God or a false god" which disqualifies a Muslim from the Presidency. It is elements within that religion's dogma... Sharia Law, abuse of women and terrorism in the name of their god.

It may sound like a moot point or a distinction without a difference, but it isn't a Muslim's "religion" which disqualifies him any more than it disqualifies a Mafia criminal who is also a Catholic, which disqualifies him. Even as it is not the Savage's worship of crocodiles that disqualifies him to be President, but it is the tenet of his religion that requires him to appease the crock by feeding it a live baby. The same would be true of a candidate who worships Satan by witchcraft. The doctrine of a religion which requires it's adherents to support "jihad" which is war against all non-Muslims, disqualifies that person from being President of our country by his criminal intent.

Brother Cruz, you would have been wise not to insert your opinion into this argument. This will cost you support from common Americans with Common Sense regardless of the fine points of the Constitution. RB

Ted Cruz Zaps Ben Carson on 
'Muslim President' Views.

Sen. Ted Cruz is at odds with Dr. Ben Carson's view that a Muslim should never become president, saying it flies in the face of the U.S. Constitution.

"You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist," said the Texas Republican during an interview with Iowa Public Television airing later this week, The Des Moines Register reports.  On Sunday, Carson told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he would "not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."

The remark spurred a Muslim group, The Council on American-Islamic Relations, on Monday to demand that Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, drop out of the race.

Carson's campaign said the soft-spoken physician has nothing to apologize for, and in an interview with The Hill, Carson reiterated his position.  "I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country," he told The Hill, in a reference to Islamic law.

"Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that's inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution."

He said the only exception would be if a Muslim candidate "publicly rejected all the tenants of Sharia and lived a life consistent with that. Then I wouldn't have any problem."

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