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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Carson responded to charges that he’s politically inexperienced by writing in a Facebook post late yesterday that “every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience.”

From Robert Reich:
Wrong. Most signers – including Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock -- had been elected to their colonial assemblies prior to signing the Declaration.
After being notified of his error, Carson changed his post to say the signers had no “federal” elected office experience. True, but neither did anyone else because at the time the Declaration was signed there wasn’t yet a federal government.
Carson thereby proves he’s not just inexperienced. He also doesn’t know American history, doesn’t know about the federal government, and doesn’t know the limits of his own ignorance.

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