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
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.