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Commentary: Dr. Ben Carson and Politricks

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 Article  by John T. Wills

Let me begin this commentary by saying the challenge in the clown car, Republican candidates, is as simple as many of their hypocritical positions. They bred this crop of people by way of their racist so-called Christian Conservatives beliefs, and, of course – the Tea Party! By the way, these groups are nothing more than an updated version of the Citizens Council of the past; in other words, the political arm of the Klan.

This is why it is so disturbing to me that Dr. Ben Carson appears to be so prominent among white folk. Let’s face it he has no more chance of being president than the man in the moon! Did he not learn nothing from Herman Kane! These folk only want a puppet and it is shameful that a man of his supposed intelligence should know better than to fall into this trap or should I say “sold-out”! He should be smart enough to know what a “house negro” is, rather he seem to betray his dignity in doing so.

He embarrassed himself badly over the weekend when he said on “Meet The Press”; he opposed having a Muslim serve as president of the United States. He went on to say that Islam was not “consistent” with the Constitution. In his view, he said, perhaps it is alright with him that perhaps a Muslim could serve in Congress under certain circumstances. Does this fool know that the Constitution for which he speech says, he is only 3/5th human? In other words, he is not human, an animal!

That’s outrageous, but it’s not so far out of the mainstream for what most Republican presidential contenders riding in this year’s clown car believe. It seems ironic that most of his base agrees with him; given that nearly half of Republican voters think Dr. Carson’s insane remark believe it has already happened with Obama. More shocking is that at least 43 percent of GOP voters or more mistakenly think President Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to recent polls. This is like saying Jeb is the smart Bush!

I think it is fair to thank Donald Trump for the persistence of that bit of misinformation. Prior to the last presidential election, he drew quite a bit of attention for claiming the Hawaii native Mr. Obama was a Muslim born outside the United States. Trump was wholly responsible for causing the president to produce his birth certificate. Obviously, Trump is sticking with it, by refusing to correct a questioner during a recent New Hampshire campaign event; who asserted that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.

Let’s get back to Dr. Carson’s Sunday gaffe; it was so egregious that it drew rebukes from the likes of Ted Cruz. Honestly, when this guy thinks you are out of bounds and wrong you know you have “F’ed up”! Frankly, the problem is that these “holier than thou” Republicans speak the same language as ancestors did during slavery. It was God’s law! The truth of the matter, the Constitution bans a religious test for public office, and this country claims to be about religion freedom.

I believe it was Kennedy who said, “I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accepts instruction on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials; and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all”. 1960 speech to Protestant ministers

This somehow is not practical for white America, by and large, which means those words seem to have gotten lost in the media, like the Sunday morning talk show studios and political rallies, town halls, and places like in Rowan County, Ky. What these nuts are saying is “do as I say and believe it is gospel. This insanity tramples the cherished Constitution they claim to hold so dearly.

Today it’s Muslims, gays or transgender individuals who are the target of the bigotry, and yes black folk too. They would want to deny the rights of American citizens like they did to people from Africa, the Native American’s, Japanese and the Mexicans people. Carson should be smart enough to know, as well as his Republican cohorts, such extreme religious views are hypocritical at best, and Nazi-like at worse! He should also know that this bigotry is not limited to Islam. First, it was the Native Americans, the stolen slaves from Africa, and everybody else but white people.

Religious bigotry is as bad as racial bigotry and worst when it comes from a black man, which is like the pot calling the kettle black. Now that Dr. Carson has demonstrated his disdain for religious freedom, my question is “what kind of disdain does he have for himself”?

Dr. Carson, they don’t care about you! Then maybe they do, after all, they replaced Justice Marshall with Clarence Thomas! I think I can speak for a large part of the black community and say we have much disdain for his house Negro status! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


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