I’m pretty cynical about politics. I’m cynical to the point where I don’t care who will win or lose because to me, it’s all theater. Watching the democratic debates, I realize that there is no debating happening. Rather, politicians are spewing pre-rehearsed talking points to garner publicity for whatever the hell they went on stage for. However, Kamala Harris stands out, and not in a good way. Thanks to the comments of Tulsi Gabbard, she stands out as a disgusting authoritarian and modern-day slave driver.
Who is Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris is the former attorney general of California and currently serves as one of the state’s two Senators. In addition, she hopes to serve as the first female POTUS come November 6. She is the embodiment of perfect Democratic ideals. She’s a woman of color, making her essentially the whole-package to take on racist white neo-Hitler Donald Drumpf.
But she may not be as much of a bastion of progressive liberalism as the world makes her out to be. When the United States ended slavery via the 13th amendment, many found a loophole via criminal punishment. Kamala Harris has been instrumental in this new form of slavery.
Lawyers from Harris’s office argued at one point that prison overcrowding is not a concerning issue because the prisoners are used to fight wildfires. Harris quickly claimed to be “shocked,” but her shock only goes so far when it comes to actually getting these people out of a system of legitimate slavery.
What is Wrong With This Woman?
At the Democratic Debate Thursday night, things got spicy between Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris. When Tapper asked for Gabbard’s take on Harris, she pulled no punches:
I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.
She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.
Gabbard’s charges are correct. The New York Times indicates that Harris has a terrible track record of not upholding the constitutional rights of defendants. In addition, Harris has prosecuted low-income families for habitual truancies of their children. Laws like these really just amount to slavery. The Times states:
She laughed that year when a reporter asked if she would support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Ms. Harris finally reversed course in 2018, long after public opinion had shifted on the topic.
Harris doesn’t think you should be able to smoke pot. She thinks you should go to jail if you do. The only reason she flip-flopped is that she has no chance at the presidency as an anti-weed candidate in the Democratic party.
The worst part of it all is that Harris has let prison labor slide under the radar during her time as Attorney General. Criminal justice is a very important issue in America. As the drug war continues and the prison population expands, we can clearly see that criminal justice is one of the worst instances of government overreach in modern America. Elect Kamala Harris, America, and you elect a tyrannical authoritarian who doesn’t care about basic rights.
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