Ben Carson Is Lying Again, This Time About Our Founding Fathers

carson-trump-frontrunnersNo matter how many times I talk about him, I still can’t believe that Ben Carson has managed to become one of the two frontrunners for the GOP presidential nomination. I really just don’t get it. What’s worse is that his supporters make those backing Trump seem tame by comparison. Take my word for it, do not comment on Ben Carson’s Twitter account. You’ll get bombarded by the some of the most idiotic nonsense you’ve ever witnessed.


Ignoring for a moment the pathological nature in which he seems to go about recalling events from his past, the fact still remains this guy seems to be an absolute idiot when it comes to anything but brain surgery. That might sound absurd, but it’s true. We’ve always been taught that brain surgeons are some of the most intelligent people on the planet. They may be, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be batshit crazy in practically every other area of their life – which Ben Carson most definitely seems to be.

Take for instance recent comments he posted on Facebook where he responded to critics like myself who say he’s unqualified and unfit to be president because he has absolutely no experience in politics:

“You are absolutely right — I have no political experience. The current Members of Congress have a combined 8,700 years of political experience. Are we sure political experience is what we need. Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience. What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God. They had a determination to rise up against a tyrannical King. They were willing to risk all they had, even their lives, to be free.”

The post has since been updated to say “federal” experience, which makes it even worse considering the federal government didn’t exist at the time.

Ignoring for a moment how he tried to compare himself to our Founding Fathers (which is absurd, by the way), the fact remains that he doesn’t seem to know a damn thing about them.

According to Politifact, at least 28 of the 56 men who signed the Declaration had political experience. They go on to state that the estimate is probably low, but they wanted to be conservative in who they counted.

Though this isn’t the first time Carson displayed complete ignorance about our Founding Fathers. A few weeks ago he gave a speech where he tried to “prove” that this nation was founded on Christianity – by citing a whole lot of stuff that our Founding Fathers had nothing to do with.


And let’s not forget about his ridiculous “theory” about the Egyptian pyramids.

The bottom line is, this man has no business being our next president. The fact he’s become one of the two GOP frontrunners is an absolute joke and a statement on how absurd Republicans have become.

I’m still not sure what’s scarier, that he’s managed to become a legitimate Republican candidate for president or that there are millions of Americans who actually believe that this man is mentally sound enough to hold that office.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Edward Krebbs

    Uh, didn’t many of the founding fathers have previous experience in political posts under England ?

    • Nancy B

      Many held elective state and county offices. Not sure about under England, as I thought most were appointed.

      • Justin Adams

        Jefferson was a member of the House of Burgesses. Washington was a Colonel in the British army, An Emissary to the French and Indians,and a member of the House of Burgesses, Franklin was an Ambassador as well as a Governor. Dickinson, Rutledge and Langdon had all been governors too. Randolph was the Speaker of the House. 55 people signed the Constitution. 53 of them had held office in the British government and all 55 of them were white male land owners, And most of them were quite rich

  • Annie Coffman

    Carson is just grotesque.