Dear Ben Carson:
I know people who support you. People I love. People I care about. I don’t understand it, but then they can’t figure out why I like Bernie Sanders, either.
You seem like you should be a smart guy. You’re a freakin’ doctor, for crying out loud. But you are also the prime evidence that intelligence alone is not enough qualify someone to be the leader of the free world.
But a basic understanding of the United States Constitution should be.
In this case, Article VI, paragraph 3:
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.[a]
How can you agree to be “bound by Oath or Affirmation” to a document you don’t know? How can you “support and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic” if you pander to the sort of bigotry that it specifically states we as a nation eschew?
Food for thought. If you think this paragraph in the Constitution is irrelevant, what others are you willing to throw overboard as well?