WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2015 – While Donald Trump appears to be looking for cover from answering questions about Islam. Sharia law, Muslims and the presidency, Dr. Ben Carson on Sunday was delivering a surgical strike applauded by conservatives.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson made it clear that any one holding office as president of the United States who did not support the Constitutional principles of America should not hold that office. This would include Muslims who are, by the tenets of their religion, beholden first and foremost to the Quran.
What followed has been a piling on by the mainstream media, who have attacked the presidential candidate for stating the obvious, which many liberal pundits failed to research or understand. The PC police, including NBC’s Chuck Todd, need to do more U.S. constitutional homework into what is acceptable religious practice and less formulation of antagonistic gotcha questions that have no relevance.
Consider America’s Founding Father Samuel Adams, who defined religious rights that should be supported and those religions that should not be tolerated or supported.
In 1772 he wrote the “Rights of Colonists,” in which he said,
Insomuch that Mr. Locke has asserted and proved, beyond the possibility of contradiction on any solid ground, that such toleration ought to be extended to all whose doctrines are not subversive of society. The only sects which he thinks ought to be, and which by all wise laws are excluded from such toleration, are those who teach doctrines subversive of the civil government under which they live.
It appears that Dr. Carson not only has declared a point of view which many Americans believe in light of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the possible infiltration of ISIS operatives into the United States. Many Muslims in America and certainly around the world embrace the subversive nature of Islamic Sharia law.
What Carson said was, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
The statement taken in the full context of the question and discussion by Todd is not only rational but legitimate when one considers that groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations openly support the acceptance of Sharia law as part of America’s jurisprudence.
Americans understand the danger of Sharia law and the wisdom of making sure we don’t let it creep into our government. Consider the fact that in this nation there are seven states that have outright banned Sharia law or any notion of Sharia courts, according to the Washington Post.
Sharia courts could be used by Muslims to contravene state law. Would a Muslim president do as Obama has done and ignore congressionally passed laws like DOMA or the First, Second and Tenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution? The precedent has already been set by President Obama.
Islam is not only in direct conflict to the U.S. Constitution but it is also in direct conflict with Samuel Adams’ religious smell test. Adams stressed that religions should be tolerated if their teachings are not “subversive of society.” If they are, as Sharia law clearly is, then “religions are excluded from… toleration” when they “teach doctrines subversive of the civil government.”
Earlier this week conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, agreed with Carson and, according to the Washington Post, stated,
Sharia law is the law which is used to behead women in Islamic countries who have been raped. Sharia law is the reason women in Islamic countries can’t drive. Sharia law is so inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. Ben Carson could not be more right. And the question he was asked was in that context. ‘Well, do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?’ Well, Sharia law isn’t.
Carson’s stand for our Constitution and the presidency of the United States may very well be a defining moment for him and for the nation. Like Ronald Reagan, Carson spoke firmly and clearly.
Liberals and Islamic Sharia sympathizers should listen clearly to Carson. He stressed, “It seems to be hard for people to actually hear English and understand it… Sharia law is completely antithetical to Americanism,” reported the Washington Post.
Samuel Adams would be proud of Carson’s defense of America’s religious Christian values and the protection of the office of the president of the United States.