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Kamala Harris Has Only Two Principles

Kamala Harris Catholic
A lot has been written about Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’s record as a “transactional” politician.

Noting that “Harris clearly wasn’t picked for her personal charm,” Fox News star Tucker Carlson devoted a stinging monologue to Harris’s rise and record, observing that while other vice presidential contenders had “sincere beliefs,” Harris is the “opposite of that” and the “single most transactional human being in America.” He then pointed out that the Biden-Harris ticket is the “first entirely hollow presidential ticket in American history.”

“What they wanted instead was someone they could control and Joe Biden fit that description perfectly,” he continued. “Biden was eager, malleable, and totally blank. He was willing to be whatever his handlers wanted him to be. Kamala Harris will be every bit as eager and that’s the point.”

“If Biden and Harris still doesn’t make sense to you as a ticket, it’s only because you are not cynical enough,” Carlson concluded, before launching into an analysis of Harris’s rise through San Francisco Democrat politics after starting a sexual relationship with Willie Brown, the former Democrat Speaker of the California House of Representatives.

We agree with Tucker’s characterization of Kamala Harris as the “single most transactional human being in America.” Kamala Harris even beats out Hillary Clinton in that regard, and that’s saying a lot.

But from our perspective Kamala Harris is not without principles – it’s just that the two principles she has held most consistently, detestation of religious people in general and virulent hatred of Catholics in particular, should frighten every American.

As Lauretta Brown writing for the National Catholic Register pointed out:

Harris has twice sponsored the “Do No Harm Act” in the Senate, a bill that would amend the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to specify that religious exemptions should not apply to protections “against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity” and “access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service.”

Last year, Harris tweeted that "the freedom to worship is one of our nation's most cherished and fundamental rights — but it should never be used to discriminate or undermine other Americans' civil rights."

In 2014, Harris filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court not to grant Hobby Lobby a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

“Rights to the free exercise of religious beliefs, whether created by statute or by the Constitution, likewise protect the development and expression of an ‘inner sanctum’ of personal religious faith,” the brief said. “Free-exercise rights have thus also been understood as personal, relating only to individual believers and to a limited class of associations comprising or representing them.”

Note to Kamala Harris – the right to the free exercise of religious beliefs isn’t “created” by the Constitution or statute, it is a natural right guaranteed by the Constitution, that may not be encroached upon by statute.

That Kamala Harris holds the view that rights flow from the state should surprise no one. As Rob Schwarzwalder wrote in an article for The Stream back when Harris first got in the race for president:

Whatever motivates a person is grounded in that person’s faith. That’s true of everyone. Even agnostics and atheists, not just Christians. That faith might be faith in the God of the Bible, which might be strengthened by the sound use of reason, science, and common sense.

The faith might be belief in oneself and one’s own judgments, wisdom and understanding. Or in reason. And science. And common sense.

Harris’s faith seems to be all of those together. And that faith is, by definition, religious. As a religion, it offers an account of human nature: man is good and only society keeps him from being perfect. It offers an account of salvation: man can redeem himself without benefit of God’s aid. And it offers an account of God: He doesn’t exist, or is unconcerned with how people live, or is only there for their comfort.

These things seem to compose the faith of Kamala Harris and her anti-Christian friends Mazie Hirono and Bernie Sanders, as well. And they’re as serious about their faith as any devout Christian or Islamic extremist.

That scares me. Having religious fanatics like them in the Senate — or the White House — could result on a theocracy. With them as the gods.

Mr. Schwarzwalder has nailed Kamala Harris’s problem with people of faith – they are the implacable enemies of the secular religion of the state, and therefore must be eradicated.

And the religious people Harris has gone after most aggressively are observant Catholics.

Kamala Harris isn’t troubled by “Catholics” such as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, who merely observe the rituals of Catholicism without hewing to its principles, such as the right-to-life and the Biblical definition of marriage.

But take your Catholicism seriously, and you put yourself in opposition to Kamala Harris’s all-powerful state that views human beings not as God’s creation, but as mere “human capital” whose only value is its contribution to the state.

Don’t believe us? Just ask federal court nominee Brian Buescher, who Harris once asked, “Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?” She later asked, “Have you ever, in any way, assisted with or contributed to advocacy against women’s reproductive rights? Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed marriage equality when you joined the organization?”

Or independent journalist and filmmaker David Daleiden.

As Attorney General of California, Ms. Harris in large measure made her reputation with the activist Far Left by persecuting pro-life conservatives, such as Mr. Daleiden. Harris sued Daleiden through an unprecedented application of an eavesdropping law, which he alleges was intended to suppress his work.

In 2015, Daleiden released secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue procurement. The videos sparked a media firestorm and prompted federal scrutiny that continues five years after their release.

As Fox News reported, under Harris, California authorities raided Daleiden's home for evidence -- prompting questions about her relationship with Planned Parenthood, which has donated to her and many other Democrats. In May, Daleiden filed a lawsuit alleging that Harris conspired to violate his civil rights through a bogus prosecution.

The Democrats’ choice of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate and presumptive replacement as President is a truly frightening proposition for America, and particularly America’s Catholics and other people of faith and cultural conservatives.

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