Did the former attorney, California AG, Senator, and current Vice President just happen to forget one of the three enumerated rights rather conveniently, or was it intentional?
Well, it certainly looks intentional.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” states the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.
In a recent Planned Parenthood event in Tallahassee, Florida, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the pro-abortion crowd and while referring to the “rights” listed in the Declaration of Independence leaves out one that just might be relevant when speaking with a room full of pro-aborts…
Harris delivered a speech in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that for decades guaranteed abortion rights across the United States. However, the Court last year overturned the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. As a result, several states quickly moved to ban or greatly limit the medical procedure, stifling access for millions of Americans.
Harris, a staunch supporter of reproductive rights, emphasized the importance of laws allowing for abortion during her speech, making a reference to the Declaration of Independence. The document, written in 1776, was drafted to officially declare independence from Great Britain and names three unalienable rights — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Except, the Vice President only mentioned two of those rights, not three.
“America is a promise. It is a promise of freedom and liberty — not for some, but for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” said VP Harris. “These rights were not bestowed upon us. They belong to us as Americans.”
Yep, she failed to mention the right to life. Of course.
BREAKING: Kamala Harris omits the right to “Life” when quoting the Declaration of Independence in pro-Abortion Speech, says all Americans are “endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness” pic.twitter.com/O8V39cbtbk
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 22, 2023
She was blasted on Twitter for the omission.
— Catherine Hadro (@CatSzeltner) January 23, 2023
This is shameful.
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) January 23, 2023
It’s LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We have the right to LIFE.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 23, 2023
What many conservatives missed in their criticism of the misquote is that Harris also failed to mention the Creator that endows us with those rights.
She also said, “these rights were not bestowed upon us”… but that’s exactly what “endowed” means. She just doesn’t seem to want to acknowledge Who it is that is doing the bestowing — God.
We shouldn’t really be surprised. While Harris claims to have been shaped by her Christian faith, and says that her favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight,” her walk shows a bit of a different story.
She is a secularist and a pluralist who celebrates everything — for example, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwaanza.
Christmas makes sense since she claims to be Christian, so does Hanukkah since she’s in an interfaith marriage, but Kwaanza? It’s a made-up holiday by a Marxist to separate black descendants of slaves in the United States from the Christian faith adopted by so many of their predecessors.
It makes very little sense for Harris, a woman whose mother was from India and whose father emigrated to California from Jamaica, to celebrate Kwaanza. But, if Harris is to be believed, they did to identify with black society in the United States even though only a tiny fraction of African Americans celebrate Kwaanza.
It would seem that Harris adopts what is convenient and tosses what is not when it is politically advantageous to do so.
In this case, it’s the right to life and the Creator that endows us with our rights. It just didn’t fit the point she was trying to make or the crowd she was talking to who don’t want to acknowledge that a pre-born baby is a life and that we’re playing God when we terminate that life.
The meme-makers had some fun with VP Harris’s omission.
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) January 23, 2023
— Edward (@edwardrussl) January 23, 2023
— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) January 23, 2023
— NautPoso 🇮🇪☘️ (@NautPoso) January 23, 2023
But, as one commenter noted, this is the Veep that sounds like she’s completely unprepared for any speaking engagement or really, really high on weed.
— Shannon Ford (@h0memadetweets) January 23, 2023
Here is the full address if you don’t like yourself very much.
Listening to her speak, it’s astounding that she was able to get a law degree. University of California’s Hastings College should revoke the degree because she’s just an embarrassment.
Kamala might neglect our Creator, but you shouldn’t.
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1. Stanton, Andrew. “Kamala Harris Omitting ‘Life’ From Declaration Rights Speech Sparks Debate.” Newsweek. January 23, 2023. https://www.newsweek.com/kamala-harris-omitting-life-declaration-rights-speech-sparks-debate-1775880
2. Mwaura, Maina. “Kamala Harris talks about her own faith and how it might influence a Biden-Harris White House.” Religion News Service. October 28, 2020. https://religionnews.com/2020/10/28/kamala-harris-talks-about-her-own-faith-and-how-it-might-influence-a-biden-harris-white-house/