In the list of stunningly ignorant things Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has said, there have been some doozies. Who can forget “gayness is a choice because prisoners who are raped come out gay?” Then there’s everyone’s favorite, “Planned Parenthood is a plan to kill black babies.” Yep, those are some good ones. But friends, you ain’t heard nothing yet.
While appearing at an event in Atlanta, Carson answered an ABC News question asking whether Christian organizations should be helping Syrian refugees. Carson’s response?
We must balance safety against being a humanitarian. For instance, you know, if there is a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. It doesn’t mean that you hate all dogs by any stretch of the imagination, but you’re putting your intellect into motion and you’re thinking how do i protect my children at the same time? I love dogs and I’m going to call the Humane Society, and hopefully they can come take this dog away and create a safe environment once again.
Oh, it gets better.
By the same token we have to have in place screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are, quite frankly. Who are the people who want to come in here and hurt us and destroy us? Until we know how to do that, just like it would be foolish to put your child out in a neighborhood knowing that that was going on, it’s foolish for us to accept people if we don’t have the appropriate type of screening.
Jaw-dropping, isn’t it?
Syrian refugees — women, children, old people — compared to rabid dogs who must be removed from our society or not allowed to enter in the first place because they could be here to hurt and destroy us.
And this man wants to be our president?
Let’s hear what Ben has to say:
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