Carson: 'If elected, I will ask American people what to do about Amnesty'

Agree with him or not, Ben Carson is a straight shooter on most issues...except when it comes to amnesty.  He has said in the past that he supports guest worker status for illegal aliens.  Now, on Hannity, when asked about amnesty for illegals, he said that if he's elected, he will be "very interested" in finding out what the American people want to do on the subject.

Huh?

Carson has it backward.  We are looking to support a candidate who will support our views.  We're not looking for a candidate who says, "If elected, I will later figure out what the American people want."  Because once he's elected, he can say the American people "want" anything.

And for Carson to say that he doesn't know what the American people want is disingenuous.  We want these illegals out.

This kind of reminds me of the last debate.  When asked about an increase in the minimum wage, Carson said we had to sit down with proponents and opponents of an increase and figure things out.  This tells me that as with the minimum wage, Carson doesn't have an opinion on amnesty, and that is not a desirable trait for a presidential candidate.  Couple that with his reluctance to talk about deportation of illegals, and I would say that, aside from his support for ending birthright citizenship, that he is not as strong as Donald Trump or Ted Cruz on this issue.

Frankly, I wonder how different he is even from Marco Rubio.  Rubio, having disavowed his own "Gang of 8" amnesty bill, now says we cannot consider citizenship for illegals until 10 or 12 years have passed, presumably after his own presidency ends.  That doesn't sound very different from Carson.

What do you think?  Could you vote for a candidate who, asked about a major issue, answers, "I think it is something we should leave to the American people"?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Agree with him or not, Ben Carson is a straight shooter on most issues...except when it comes to amnesty.  He has said in the past that he supports guest worker status for illegal aliens.  Now, on Hannity, when asked about amnesty for illegals, he said that if he's elected, he will be "very interested" in finding out what the American people want to do on the subject.

Huh?

Carson has it backward.  We are looking to support a candidate who will support our views.  We're not looking for a candidate who says, "If elected, I will later figure out what the American people want."  Because once he's elected, he can say the American people "want" anything.

And for Carson to say that he doesn't know what the American people want is disingenuous.  We want these illegals out.

This kind of reminds me of the last debate.  When asked about an increase in the minimum wage, Carson said we had to sit down with proponents and opponents of an increase and figure things out.  This tells me that as with the minimum wage, Carson doesn't have an opinion on amnesty, and that is not a desirable trait for a presidential candidate.  Couple that with his reluctance to talk about deportation of illegals, and I would say that, aside from his support for ending birthright citizenship, that he is not as strong as Donald Trump or Ted Cruz on this issue.

Frankly, I wonder how different he is even from Marco Rubio.  Rubio, having disavowed his own "Gang of 8" amnesty bill, now says we cannot consider citizenship for illegals until 10 or 12 years have passed, presumably after his own presidency ends.  That doesn't sound very different from Carson.

What do you think?  Could you vote for a candidate who, asked about a major issue, answers, "I think it is something we should leave to the American people"?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.