According to Ben Carson, recently-announced Republican candidate for President, the federal government doesn’t have to recognize any ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which might legalize same-sex marriage.
And this guy wants to be President!
Here’s Carson’s reasoning: Since laws can only be passed by Congress, then the President is not bound to enforcing any ruling by a court, even if it’s the highest court in the land.
And he wants to be President!
Dr. Carson, who may be a doctor but obviously knows next to nothing about the Constitution, said:
“First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works, the president is required to carry out the laws of the land, the laws of the land come from the legislative branch. So if the legislative branch creates a law or changes a law, the executive branch has a responsibly to carry it out. It doesn’t say they have the responsibility to carry out a judicial law.”
Just saying those words, in my humble opinion, disqualifies Carson from being elected to any office higher than city council. Then again, I wouldn’t want him on the city council in my hometown, so maybe he should be relegated to something more innocuous.
In the past, Carson has advocated impeaching judges who rule in favor of same-sex marriage, declaring in January:
“Congress actually has oversight of all what they call the inferior courts, everything below the Supreme Court, and that’s where those overturns have come. And when judges do not carry out their duties in an appropriate way, our Congress actually has the right to reprimand or remove them.”
President! He wants to be President and he doesn’t even understand the way things work in our system of government!
We can rest assured that Ben Carson has no chance of winning the Republican nomination or the general election, but someone might want to send him a copy of The Constitution for Dummies.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.