Ben Carson Tries to Prove the U.S. was Founded on Christianity, Fails Miserably (Video)

ben-carson-fox-newsWhile Donald Trump gets a lot of attention as the candidate most people seem to think would embarrass the United States the most, those folks are massively underestimating the idiocy of Ben Carson. In fact, I would much rather see Trump as our president than Carson.

In my opinion, Ben Carson is probably the worst candidate running for president. Not because he’s the worst person – I think that distinction goes to Mike Huckabee – but because he’s woefully unqualified for the job and seems borderline insane whenever he speaks. Heck, even as a doctor he doesn’t seem to know what he’s talking about. You would think a “brilliant neurosurgeon” could at least get the facts right on vaccines.

But it seems like every time Carson opens his mouth, he proves how clueless he actually is.

Take for instance comments he made Sunday at a church in Georgia where he tried supporting the notion that this nation was founded on Christianity – by citing a whole bunch of stuff that our Founding Fathers had nothing to do with:

“The pledge of allegiance to our flag says we are one nation under God. Many courtrooms in the land on the wall it says ‘In God We Trust.’ Every coin in our pocket, every bill in our wallet says ‘In God We Trust.’

So if it’s in our founding documents, it’s in our pledges, in our courts and it’s on our money, but we’re not supposed to talk about it, what in the world is that? In medicine it’s called schizophrenia and I, for one, am simply not willing to kick God to the curb.”

Where to begin.

Our pledge of allegiance wasn’t written until 1892, and the words “under God” weren’t added until 1954. So, neither our pledge nor the words “under God” have anything to do with our Founding Fathers or the values on which this nation was founded.

Then, when it comes to “In God We Trust” being on our currency, that didn’t happen until 1864. Again, well after our nation had already been founded.

As far as our nation’s motto becoming “In God We Trust,” that didn’t happen until 1956 during the Cold War as some kind of asinine response to communism. Once again, this was a move that had nothing to do with our Founding Fathers or the creation of this nation.

In other words, Ben Carson’s “legitimate proof” that this nation was founded on Christianity is complete garbage. In fact, all he really did was prove that he doesn’t know anything about history. When you consider his recent asinine comments about Nazi Germany, this really shouldn’t surprise anyone.

While Dr. Ben Carson might be a respected neurosurgeon, that seems to be where any trace of intelligence stops. Whenever he speaks about any of the major issues that matter in our nation – from our economy, to our national debt, to pretty much anything else – he soundly proves that he doesn’t have a clue.

Watch his comments below if you must (please don’t operate heavy machinery or drive a motor vehicle while listening to Ben Carson speak):

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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