In what seems like a nearly every day occurrence, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson once again said something that showcased how ignorant he seems to be about practically everything. During a Sunday interview, Carson was asked which founding father stood out to him, to which he answered Thomas Jefferson. The problem is the reasoning he gave for choosing Jefferson.
“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,” Carson said. “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.”
You see, Jefferson wasn’t around when the Constitution was being drafted. Thomas Jefferson did write the Declaration of Independence, though as I’ve pointed out previously, the two documents are completely different. That’s a fact which seems to elude many Republicans who often cite the words “endowed by our Creator” as “proof” that the nation was founded on Christianity.