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Conservative MP agrees 100% with Ben Carson’s absurd RNC speech denouncing the ‘secular agenda’

Carson also linked Hillary Clinton to Satan during the same speech.



Well, Ben Carson’s speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention caused quite the stir in Cleveland Tuesday night.

And at least one Conservative MP in Canada found himself nodding along in agreement.

Reacting to a speech that saw the failed GOP presidential candidate and Egyptian pyramid truther finally connect the dots and link Hillary Clinton to Satan, Conservative MP Bob Zimmer tweeted that Carson’s condemnation of a so-called secular agenda was on point.

In fact, Zimmer thinks Carson was “100%” on point:


Zimmer, who was in the news recently for his efforts to get the AR-15 rifle reclassified as a hunting weapon, was responding to a Fox News video of Carson denouncing the so-called secular agenda and the way it wants to make “people sit down and shut up while they change everything.”

That’s a bit troubling considering Carson’s speech went on to criticize that same secular agenda for separating church from state – you know, that concept that makes democracy totally different from, say, a theocracy:

“The secular progressive agenda is antithetical to the principles of the founding of this nation. If we continue to allow them to take God out of our lives, God will remove himself from us, we will not be blessed and our nation will go down the tubes and we will be responsible for that.”

Carson later reiterated to the Washington Post the same agenda is working “to remove God from the public square” and that’s “not consistent with the principles that established this country.”

But as many observers noted, none of Carson’s gibberish is actually in line with the democratic principles America was founded on:


Does Zimmer think that’s 100% correct?

Zimmer also took the time to extend his well-wishes to Donald Trump – as it happens, the only member of the Conservative caucus who appears to have chosen to do so:   


Unfortunately, Zimmer had nothing to say about the hundreds of controversies that have led over 80% of Canadians to conclude Trump is a bonafide racist who also discriminates against women.

Even a majority of Conservative supporters say they’re not in a celebratory mood about Trump too.


PressProgress reached out to Zimmer’s office for comment. This post will be updated if they reply.

Photo: Conservative Party of Canada.

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