Ben Carson Doubles Down on ‘No Muslim President’ Comment

A few days ago Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stepped into a bit of controversy when he argued that he could not support a Muslim as the President of the United States. Now, he’s doubled down on those statements, adding that he wouldn’t support a Christian seeking to establish a theocracy either.

Ben Carson: “We don’t put people at the head of our country whose faith might interfere with them carrying out the duties of the Constitution. If you’re a Christian and you’re running for president and you want to make this [country] into a theocracy, I’m not going to support you. I’m not going to advocate you being the president.

Now if someone has a Muslim background and they are willing to reject those anti-democratic] tenets [of some Islamic theocracies] and will swear to place our Constitution above their religion, then of course they will be considered infidels and heretics, but I would be quite willing to support them…

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Sean Hannity: What do you make of Scott Walker getting out of the race, and his statement that this has become too much about personal attacks? …

Ben Carson: I thought that was ridiculous and that is why I absolutely refused to get into this. There was no way I was going to fall for that bait.

Then on Tuesday during a campaign stop in Ohio, Dr. Carson repeated the idea that he hadn’t actually said anything controversial; the problem was that the politically correct culture of our media is always looking for a reason to be offended.

Fix the PC culture in our country which only can listen to one narrative, and if it doesn’t fit their philosophy, then they have to try to ascribe some motive to it to make it fit, that’s how we fix it, we fix America, and get people to start listening and being capable of understanding what is the principles of our country and our constitution and stop trying to fit everything into a “PC Model.” 

The PC Model says whenever you are asked a question, it has to be answered in a certain way. And if you don’t answer it that then it is time to attack. Let’s not try to actually understand what a person is saying, just attack, attack, attack, and hopefully everyone else will look at that and realize they are never supposed to say things like that. That is what PC culture is.

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