Senator Joe Biden just selected radical socialist and authoritarian Senator Kamala Harris to be his vice presidential candidate.
If she is elected as vice president or later assumes the presidency, Harris would take the oath of office that begins, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
We expect that all who take that solemn oath would fully support the Constitution, but what if someone takes the oath but doesn’t believe in the rights within or even intends to limit or eliminate our rights?
There is a chance we could find out, for Sen. Harris appears to fundamentally disagree with the First Amendment of the Constitution.
The First Amendment is pretty direct and simple.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
If someone was anti-religion and wielded the power, legally or illegally, to deny you of your rights to religious liberty, they might try to prevent you from freely exercising your religion or abridge your freedom of speech to talk about your faith. In other words, “prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” So your right to both exercise your religious liberty and tell others about it is completely protected under all circumstances. That’s what “Congress shall make no law” means. No law means no law.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at Kamala Harris’ amicus brief against Hobby Lobby
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. 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.
See what Kamala Harris did there? She staked out the position that practicing your faith should be a secretive affair just like in China, North Korea and other totalitarians countries. Where you should be scared to openly profess and practice your faith.
As President Barack Obama might have said, “if you like your religion, you can keep your religion.”
So keep your religious beliefs to yourself then, right? At least if Harris were to become president or influence a President Biden’s policies.
Art Harman is the President of the Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration, a space advocacy organization supporting the return to the moon by 2024. He was the Legislative Director and foreign policy advisor for Rep. Stockman (R-Texas) in the 113th Congress, and is a veteran policy analyst and grass-roots political expert. His expertise includes foreign relations, border security/amnesty, national security, transportation, foreign broadcasting and NASA/space policy.
He has travelled the world and been behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet era, witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, was arrested by the KGB, and stood in the footprints of those who sacrificed everything for freedom at Tiananmen Square.
Mr. Harman developed the strategy to kill the 2013 Senate “gang of eight” amnesty bill as violating the Constitution’s Origination Clause–and was dubbed “The Bill Killer” by Roll Call for his work. He provided policy advice to the Trump campaign, transition and the White House. He wrote what became the ‘bible’ for post-Brexit trade relations which was introduced in 2016 by Sen. Mike Lee as S. 3123, the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act, and he advised the Trump administration to return Americans to the Moon by 2024–now official policy. Harman is a frequent guest expert on radio shows on key policy issues, an award-winning filmmaker, and an award-winning fine-arts photographer.