What Ben Carson Just Said About The Constitution Should Disqualify Him (VIDEO)

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Republican politicians are infamous for misrepresenting facts, but some slip-ups are just plain shameful. GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson left us with yet even more doubts about his capacity to lead a country when he got one very important fact about the Constitution wrong.

In an interview with C-SPAN, Carson was asked to speak about his book, A More Perfect Union, which is about the Constitution. Host Steve Scully asked Carson, “You talk a lot about the Founding Fathers. Do you have one that impressed you the most?”

This is where Carson, who looked like he had just been woken up from a nap, answered that he admired Thomas Jefferson for helping to craft the Constitution – even though Jefferson wasn’t involved at all. Carson said:

“I’m impressed by a lot of them, but particularly impressed with Thomas Jefferson, who seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react. And he tried to craft our Constitution in a way that it would control people’s natural tendencies and control the natural growth of the government.”

While Jefferson did have a massive role in American history, he was the lead writer of the Declaration of Independence – not the Constitution! It’s a surprising mistake for Carson to have made, considering that he even wrote about how Jefferson was “missing in action” during the Constitution’s creation in his book.

You can watch Carson fail this interview below:

It seems that Carson would greatly benefit from a lesson in American history. This isn’t the first time the retired neurosurgeon has butchered Jefferson’s history. Last month, following shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Carson told Fox News:

“Thomas Jefferson himself said, ‘Gun control works great for the people who are law-abiding citizens and it does nothing for the criminals, and all it does is put the people at risk.’”

And of course, those words never came out of Jefferson’s mouth. Carson had another history fail earlier this month, when he said “every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience.” The Post fact-checked this statement, and debunked Carson’s claim – at least half of the 51 signers had some elected office experience. Carson’s statement seems even more ridiculous when you consider that all members of the Continental Congress that approved the Declaration of Independence were elected by Colonial assemblies.

For a presidential candidate to make such a mess of America’s history – especially after having written a book about it – is shameful. America deserves better.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info