Ben Carson has said some odd things. His Pyramid claim does not fit with the text of Scripture, but it’s not a unique belief. It has some history behind it.
His latest historical faux pas (or not) concerns the Constitution and the role Thomas Jefferson did or didn’t play in its conception and development.
Anyone familiar with history knows that Thomas Jefferson was not at the constitutional convention. He was in Paris at the time possibly playing footsie with Sally Hemmings. Hollywood even made a movie about it. It’s called Jefferson in Paris (1995).
While being interviewed on C-Span, Dr. Carson said that Thomas Jefferson “tried to craft our Constitution in a way that it would control people’s natural tendencies.”
This was a common belief among the founders. The Constitution was designed to limit the power of government not empower elected officials to do what they believe is right…
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