Ben Carson, a candidate for the GOP
presidential nomination, on Sunday questioned whether presidents must
obey the Supreme Court.
Appearing on Fox
News Sunday, Carson, a conservative Christian celebrity
opposed to marriage equality, said that it was time to reconsider the
Supreme Court's role.
“It is an open question,” Carson
said. “It needs to be discussed.”
Host Chris Wallace pointed out that the
high court started reviewing the constitutionality of laws in the
1803 case Marbury v. Madison.
“And I have said this is an area that
we need to discuss. We need to get into a discussion of this,
because it has changed from the original intent,” Carson said.
Carson said that presidents are not
obligated to carry out what he called “judicial laws” originating
from court rulings.
“The way our constitution is set up,
the president or the executive branch is obligated to carry out the
laws of the land. The laws of the land, according to our
constitution, are provided by the legislative branch. The laws of
the land are not provided by the judiciary.”