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Rothschild: Carson right about Islam, presidency

Picking on any demographic group — including Muslims — is a form of racism. Understanding the threat from Islam is not.

The liberal media went apoplectic when Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson suggested an Islamic should not be allowed to occupy the White House. Of course, pundits who criticized Carson demonstrated zero understanding of the profoundly serious implications of this issue.

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There's no need to opine as to whether Islam is good or bad. That is for you to decide. However, America's laws are based on Judeo-Christian values, and I can demonstrate Islam and Christianity contain some fundamentally mutually exclusive values.

Christ said, "Love your enemies and pray for them." Islamic fundamentalists interpret the Koran as requiring conversion or death of non-believers, also known as infidels.

Under Islam, Christians and Jews, known as "People of the Book," or "dhimmis," are required to live in second-class apartheid wherein they must adhere to the customs of Islam imbedded in Sharia Law, and pay a special tax levied only upon them, known as the Jizya.

You already know the rights and privileges women take for granted in the United States disappear in jurisdictions where Islam gains a plurality.

Homosexuals can forget about equal rights, because their primary focus will be avoiding persecution under a socio-political religious system that condones stoning to death. Point of fact: Compare this to Christ who said, "Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone."

What's the point?

Islam is not simply a religion. It is a comprehensive socio-political religious theocracy that makes no distinction between religion, custom and government. In other words, there is zero separation between religion and state. Islam and government are one and the same.

This raises a question. Can the prescriptions of Islam coexist with America's Constitution?

The answer is an unequivocal "No."

In fact, the prescriptions of Islam are irreconcilably incompatible with our Constitution and founding principles.

I'll provide only one example, because it alone is sufficient to rise to the threshold of proving Ben Carson is right, and the media intelligentsias are wrong.

Our Declaration of Independence summarizes America's beliefs, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This single, fundamental principle of America, on its own, is the diametric opposite of Islam. Why? Because, Islam relegates Christians and Jews to dhimmitude status, and all non-believers to infidel status with a prescription of mandatory conversion.

Carson correctly understands a President cannot obey Islam and take an oath to God to defend our Constitution. He will either be violating his oath to Islam, or committing perjury when he swears to uphold the Constitution.

Perhaps this explains Obama's apparent insouciance toward America's values?

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It is no exaggeration to suggest he continues to demonstrate a stronger affinity for Islam than our Constitution. His adoration for Islam is self-evident in his speeches, and many Americans are asking themselves, "Are his comments Freudian slips that telegraph his true allegiance?" If so, it would certainly explain behaviors many Americans consider prima facie betrayals of America's self-interests.

Consider the nuclear deal with Iran, that affords Iran 24 days notice before an inspection. With inspections like that, why bother?

Now, Obama and our liberal Senators demand we import thousands of Middle East refugees to Maryland. Are these people our friends, or is our enemy's enemy still our enemy? Infiltration by ISIS hostiles is inevitable and risks the kinds of terrorist activities in America that afflict Israel on a regular basis.

Could an American president maintain allegiance to Islam and honestly swear to uphold the Constitution?

Again, the answer is an unequivocal, "No."

Why?

I'll say it again. The values of Islam are irreconcilably incompatible with the values enshrined in America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Anyone that swears an oath to Islam and the Constitution is lying to either Allah or the American people. Take your pick. Could it be Mr. Obama is already proving this point?

Finally, remember this: If I'm wrong, you can call me names. If I'm right, your safety is at grave risk.

Carson was right, but the issue is Islam.

Richard Rothschild is a Carroll County commissioner representing District 4.

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