I have been reading different posts on Facebook and reading different news posts that people are posting. It is really interesting to see how many Republicans are running for the nomination for the Presidential elections next year. Donald Trump is still in the lead and it is amazing that he is. Ben Carson apparently lost some ground with his comments against Islam. Carly Fiorina has made some great strides since her showing in the last GOP debate hosted by CNN and the Reagan Library. Scott Walker has stepped out of the race altogether along with Rick Perry. Mike Huckabee is going further and further down the drink while Lindsey Graham is Lindsey Graham and has not received any accolades for his showings (I think it is because he is in cahoots with the likes of John McCain and Mitch McConnell!).
There are others that are running but I do not see the need to comment on them as they are not doing well at all. When it comes to these debates, we will see news pundits commenting on the performances of each candidate and on their answers to certain questions. Of course there are those who think that the whole debate season is such a crock. I on the other hand enjoy the political arena, not that I would run for public office. I enjoy listening and seeing how each candidate is doing and knowing what each side believes and how they intend to represent the people. Unfortunately, I do not think that we are living in much of a representative country as we once did.
Let me explain my thinking. I think that most politicians today are wanting to get elected so they can fulfill their special interest groups that are giving them tons of money. Now, before you comment on this post, I am not giving you any details or proof of my claims. This is merely my opinion, whether accurate or not. I have read plenty of stuff and seen plenty of stuff on TV that says this and that and it tends to be moronic at times. As I was saying, many of the politicians are seeking positions of power and I think that it takes a certain hubris to have these positions. And even though there is much hubris among the candidates, there are those who seem to stand out in my mind. They are the ones who tout that they are Constitutionalists.
Ted Cruz claims to be a Constitutionalist. When asked a similar question as Carson concerning Muslims running our Country, Cruz gave an accurate answer and resided with he Constitution. Although I agree with Carson’s assessment, Cruz is correct. He said, “You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist.”(1) However, Cruz rebuked Carson for his statement that he does not believe that Muslims should run our country because their values are not the same as ours. Now whether you believe Carson or Cruz, the point of this article is that Cruz is correct in his answer. Nevertheless, I do not believe that he should have rebuked Carson especially because he joined Lindsey Graham in his rebuke of Carson. That does not bode well for those who voted for Cruz to be in the Senate as a Tea Party candidate.
So, the debates will heat up over this issue. The pundits will continue to attempt to stump the candidates concerning the Muslim issues in America. I personally agree with Carson as I said above. Sharia Law has no business being in this country. The law of this land is the Constitution of the United States of America–not of the United Arab Emirates or any other Sharia-laden country.
Again, this is just my opinion.
(1) Bobic, Igor. “Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham Rebuke Ben Carson Over Anti-Muslim Comments.” Huffingtonpost.com. Huffingtonpost.com, 21 Sept. 2015. Web. 22 Sept. 2015. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-ben-carson-muslim_56000008e4b08820d9139e6>.