Jimmy Fallon: Ben Carson is in a lot of trouble now because he is saying that he would not advocate a Muslim being president.Here, Fiorina not only betrays a stupendous ignorance of Islam and Muslims, but also tells a big fib: i.e., "This country was founded on the principle that we judge each individual and that anyone of any faith is welcome here"
Carly Fiorina: Well, I think that’s wrong. It says in our Constitution that religion cannot be a test for office. It’s also true that this country was founded on the principle that we judge each individual and that anyone of any faith is welcome here. I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders. Where they are Christians, as I am, my faith has sustained me through some very bad times. I’ve battled cancer, I’ve lost a child, I’ve been tested. But, whether it’s a person of Christian faith, or Jewish faith, or Muslim faith, or other faiths, I think faith gives us humility and empathy and optimism and I think those are important.
Fallon: So you would be fine with that?
Fiorina: Yes, I would be fine with that.
Not according to John Jay, one of the Founding Fathers. "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers," he wrote in a letter.
As for who should come into the country, Jay wrote thusly in Federalist No. 2: "Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs."
Keep in mind that in the late 18th-century, the mass migration of two bazillion Muslims or Mexicans was not possible.