Kamala Harris formally announced her bid for the White House in 2020 by declaring: “We are here because the American dream and American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before.”
She should know, because it’s under attack by too many Democrats generally and by her specifically. Her “American dream and American democracy” statement summarizes the schism between Kamala Harris’ words and her actions, actions that, at best, demonstrate a contemptuous disregard for the Constitution of the United States. At worst, her actions demonstrate an intention to change the Constitutional in ways you may live to regret.
The most obvious is the Second Amendment, which she does not even refer to on her official presidential website, but all you have to do is look at her record as California Attorney General, and her proudly-touted anti-gun statements. I could make a very strong argument that if the Second Amendment is lost, modified, or saddled with what Ms. Harris and others refer to as “common sense” restrictions, all the other amendments will become vulnerable in ways you will not enjoy, but let’s focus on some of the other Constitutional issues Ms. Harris feels are either unimportant or open to her personal progressive interpretation.
Notably, let’s look at the First Amendment. If Kamala Harris has the effrontery as a senator to oppose a man’s judicial nomination simply because of his Catholic faith, that is a direct assault on the very first clause of the First Amendment, a clause which specifically guarantees free exercise of religion. It is also a direct and egregious violation of the third clause of Article VI of the Constitution, which states, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a qualification to any Office of public Trust under the United States.”
Under Kamala Harris’ rule, John F. Kennedy would never have been allowed to run for president. Ask yourself if that would have been a good thing? Ask yourself if that is the America you wish to live in?
Some other questions you might want to ask: Is Kamala Harris only going to go after Catholics, or is she going to spread her umbrella to encompass all of Christianity? What about Presbyterians, or are they exempt? How about Baptists? How about Jews; will they be allowed to hold public office? Remember, Kamala Harris is one of only two senators on the Congressional Black Caucus (the other is Senator Corey Spartacus Booker), an organization that has embraced Lewis Farrakhan, the man who has avowed that Jews are his enemy. And while we’re at it, ask yourself if Muslims will also be banned from public office? Is Ms. Harris opposed to all religions, or just some?
For myself, I’ll just remember Matthew 7:15: “Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” And in Matthew 7:16: “Ye shall know them by their fruits.”