As most of us know, our country has made great strides on social issues. Since our founding, we’ve finally come to accept all races, all genders, all sexualities, and all religions.
Yet, in 2015 we have a man running to be the leader of our nation who is not as accepting. In an interview Sunday with “Meet the Press”, Republican Candidate Dr. Ben Carson said “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” Carson claims that a Muslim serving as the President is not consistent with the constitution of the United States, which is ironic since this nation was founded on religious freedom.
Our country has never had an issue with religion and government. Since the government was created, there has always been a separation of Church and State, meaning that the government cannot impose religious values onto its constituents.
Therefore, I don’t know what the issue is with Dr. Carson. If a Muslim is voted in as president by the American people, they obviously trust him or her enough to make the best decisions for our nation, not his or her religion.
I would not advocate that we put such a closed minded person in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.