Attention Ben Carson: What the Constitution Says

Sep 25 2015 Published by under Uncategorized

From Wikipedia:

The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.[

Sorry, Ben, you views about Muslims are not constitutional. Perhaps you should re-read the document. Here are a couple of  links to get your own pocket copy.

Frustrating aside: the .gov link to the constitution is broken. The Wikipedia link works.

6 responses so far

  • NeuroAlex says:

    It's an opinion. Not a law. He's fully entitled to it.

    The left has *plenty* of unconstitutional opinions about free speech, gun rights, etc. You will be sure to criticize them too, right?

  • NeuroAlex says:

    It's ironic too... Given the dicta of the Muslim religion, should a religious adherent win election, they would be far more restrictive of the social mores that the left embraces than would a Christian.

  • drugmonkey says:

    In fairness, Carson didn't really say he thought a Muslim person should be prevented. He said he himself would not support one. It is a key difference that has been ignored in the rush to define him as antiConstitutional.

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