Kamala Harris – Knox Democrats http://knoxdemocrats.org/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:11:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://knoxdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/knox-democrats-icon-150x150.png Kamala Harris – Knox Democrats http://knoxdemocrats.org/ 32 32 If you think Joe Biden is bad, imagine President Kamala https://knoxdemocrats.org/if-you-think-joe-biden-is-bad-imagine-president-kamala/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:11:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/if-you-think-joe-biden-is-bad-imagine-president-kamala/

Imagine the scene:

It is July 4, 2023, and President Kamala Harris is about to speak to the American people about Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Poland.

She has been the leader of the free world for six months since Joe Biden, implementing the 25th Amendment, abruptly resigned due to physical and mental incapacity after Democrats suffered the worst midterm elections in Europe. history, losing 120 seats in the House and eight in the Senate. seats.

It broke Grover Cleveland’s long-standing ignominious record since 1892 of the “greatest midterm annihilation ever” and meant that Republicans regained full control of Congress with crippling majorities that destroyed the agenda.

(It has been reported that Biden fell into a spontaneous catatonic state after seeing the extent of his failure to persuade Americans that he was doing a good job, although it took White House aides several days to realizing that he was not acting normally.)

President Harris‘s term in office came close to a miracle, in that she managed to be even worse than her predecessor – something political pundits didn’t believe possible.

In fact, his presidency has been a catalog of calamities, dominated by revival-ravaged madness.

Her first move was to make new congresswoman Megan Rapinoe her vice president, saying how thrilled she was to nominate the first queer woman to such a high office – only for Rapinoe to destroy the historic moment by posting a furious statement saying that she now identified as a non-binary bisexual womb carrier, so she had never been so offended and was quitting before she even started.

Megan Rapinoe.
If Kamala Harris was president, Megan Rapinoe would be vice president.
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Rapinoe was persuaded to stay when Harris agreed to drop the moniker “Madam President” and be referred to as “President of Indeterminate Gender” in the future, and to campaign for all American sports to be henceforth gender-neutral to ensure “fairness, equality and inclusion.”

(So ​​Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics was all biological men and shattered all women’s Olympic records. “That’s what progressive progress looks like!” a delighted Harris said. .)

Schools are in crisis after making Meghan Markle the new Education Secretary and her first action was to make it a dismissal offense for teachers to even mention the names of ‘toxicly masculine’ American icons like Abraham Lincoln, Elvis Presley, Neil Armstrong and Mickey Mantle. as they “all looked like the cruel white supremacists of the royal family” from whom she was forced to escape.

Illegal immigration skyrocketed after Harris declared an immediate path to full U.S. citizenship for anyone who now comes forward attempting to enter the southern border illegally and identifies themselves as a legal immigrant, saying, “The identity self is the foundation of this administration. Under my presidency-of-gender-indeterminate, people have the right to be whoever they want to be! Hahahaha!”

To which critics responded by suggesting that she now identifies as a jaded idiot.

Kamala Harris.
A President Kamala would be even worse than her predecessor.
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Crime also rose dramatically after President Harris’s new Homeland Security Secretary, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, introduced substantial police defunding that led to instant widespread lawlessness.

Meghan Markle.
Meghan Markle, Education Secretary to President Kamala Harris.
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Without an ounce of self-awareness, the two women had proudly unveiled their ‘No cops, no fear’ policy from inside the impregnable, bombproof White House Situation Room. , behind a wall of heavily armed Secret Service agents.

Gas prices are now $12 a gallon after Harris signed an emergency executive order banning all US government dealings with Saudi Arabia, something she announced with a long, uncontrollable laugh and the words : “Joe was so weak with these misogynistic monsters, hahahaha, I’ll show them what feminist empowerment really looks like, hahaha!

The Saudis responded by saying “That’s why we don’t let women drive cars” and giving all their oil to China and Russia, massively worsening America’s energy supply crisis.

Inflation continued to climb to 15%, a full fledged recession is now raging, another Great Depression is looming, and her only response was to give an interview to Jen Psaki on MSNBC in which she smiled, nodded. smugly and said, “You know me, Jen, I’m a detail girl, and I can assure you I know EXACTLY what the problem is, I’m very HARD focused on the problem, I’m sure I going to SOLVE the problem, although I can’t say how I’m going to do that yet, and anyway, things are MUCH WORSE in Venezeula so we really need a bit of a step back here folks – AI- I’M RIGHT, JEN?! Hahahaha.

If President Harris’ domestic agenda is a disaster, then his performance on the international stage has been a disaster of biblical proportions.

She withdrew all US arms supplies from President Zelensky in Ukraine after discovering he made ‘totally inappropriate’ trans jokes when he was a comedian. This lamentable inaction of revival-induced military materiel cancel culture soon encouraged Russia to successfully attack and seize Kyiv, thus completing its illegal takeover of the entire country.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would become President Kamala Harris’ Homeland Security Secretary.
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And she summarily ended the ‘special relationship’ with Britain after it was revealed Prime Minister Boris Johnson took the title too literally and was caught having an illicit affair with the new American ambassador in London, Jane Hartley.

“I can’t stand immorality,” said the woman, who had a long affair with a married man twice her age and hosted a web-based debate on “empowering women and girls.” .with Bill Clinton.

Jussie Smollet.
Jussie Smollett, Chief of Staff to President Kamala Harris.
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But his most shocking decision was to unilaterally disarm the United States of all its nuclear weapons because Putin said he would too if America came first.

“It’s funny, hahaha,” she laughs loudly on her return from Moscow, “but I trust Vladimir, hahahaha. We have peace in our time!

Of course, like Hitler in 1939, Putin went back on his word and now attacked Poland, telling NATO that if they responded he would reduce them to rubble.

So it’s Independence Day 2023, and President Harris, flanked by her chief of staff Jussie Smollett to help her if she needs to play the fake victim card, is about to get address the American people and the watching world, and she doesn’t know what to say.

As the camera goes live, she giggles and grunts nervously, frantically strokes her hair, then stares ahead like the most terrified rabbit ever trapped in the headlights, and finally stammers, “Well…hahaha…. at least you all now know what I meant by the importance of the passage of time! RIGHT?! My presidency has been the most terrible ever! HAHAHAHA!”

Seventeen months later, Ron DeSantis is elected President of the United States after the biggest election victory in US history.

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Kamala Harris’ tweet on abortion rights criticized by liberals: ‘Literally the embodiment of thoughts and prayers’ https://knoxdemocrats.org/kamala-harris-tweet-on-abortion-rights-criticized-by-liberals-literally-the-embodiment-of-thoughts-and-prayers/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:07:57 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/kamala-harris-tweet-on-abortion-rights-criticized-by-liberals-literally-the-embodiment-of-thoughts-and-prayers/

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Vice President Kamala Harris has faced a rare bipartisan attack on Twitter following a post about fighting for the “right” to abortion on Friday night.

On her official vice president Twitter account, Harris posted an image of herself watching CNN’s coverage of the pro-choice protests while flying on Air Force 2.

“I know there are women out there who are scared. To those of you who are feeling lonely and scared: I want you to know that the President and I are fighting for you and your rights. We are in this fight together,” Harris tweeted.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with members of the press before boarding Air Force Two at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Buffalo, NY (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky )

After the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, several pro-choice protests broke out across the country with riots in major cities.

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Although several other Democratic politicians denounced the court’s decision, many liberal Twitter users called Harris’ tweet too vague and meaningless.

“Could you be specific? Like, *how* do you fight? Describe the tactics, explain the politics, give us the rundown,” New York Magazine contributor Hillary Kelly wrote.

Actor James Urbaniak joked, “I want you to know: we watch TV.”

“Uh. 36,000 feet above everything, watching on a big TV in a private plane, and the message is ‘we’re in this together’? I’m not sure you know where we all are now. “, posted the writer of the Daily Kos, Joan McCarter.

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Vice President Kamala Harris waves goodbye after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Washington.

Vice President Kamala Harris waves goodbye after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Washington.
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“Not VP Kamala Harris watching the erosion of #RoeVsWade from her plane, from a distance. Whoever thought this was a good photo op should be fired immediately. This is literally the embodiment of thoughts and prayers “, tweeted writer Anna Gifty.

Sportswriter Trent Reinsmith also echoed: “So more or less, ‘thoughts and prayers…'”

Ernest Owens, the magazine’s Philadelphia editor, tweeted at Harris: “Change your mind about this [changing the filibuster to protect abortion rights] and I will believe you.”

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about reproductive rights as she virtually meets with abortion providers in the South Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC on May 19, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) ( Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about reproductive rights as she virtually meets with abortion providers in the South Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC on May 19, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) ( Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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In 2021, court documents said Harris colluded with abortion providers while working a case against pro-life journalist David Daleiden as California attorney general.

Most recently, in May, Harris virtually met with abortion providers at the White House to discuss the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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In Illinois, Vice President Kamala Harris talks about the “past tense” era of abortion rights https://knoxdemocrats.org/in-illinois-vice-president-kamala-harris-talks-about-the-past-tense-era-of-abortion-rights/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:50:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/in-illinois-vice-president-kamala-harris-talks-about-the-past-tense-era-of-abortion-rights/

Vice President Kamala Harris was on Air Force Two en route to Illinois on Friday when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending federal abortion rights protections. Harris began reading the decision as the plane headed for Aurora Municipal Airport.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was on the flight, and the two discussed the decision ending 50 years of reproductive freedoms enjoyed by women in the United States.

Harris was in Illinois to highlight maternal health issues at the CW Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield, then in motorcade to downtown Chicago to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed People at the Swissotel.

The decision to allow states to ban abortions — as expected, given the leaked plan — came as a shock to the political system. Harris threw away the speech she had planned to give.

Her event at the YMCA was delayed. A YMCA tour and a meeting with health care providers have been cancelled. In a YMCA classroom, Harris, Durbin, Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and others watched President Joe Biden’s speech react to Roe’s reversal.

This fall, Biden said, “Roe is on the ballot.”

While so much attention is paid to the conservative 6-3 dominance of the Supreme Court, it is often overlooked that when it comes to abortion, a woman’s right to choose could become the law of the land – if the Congress was acting.

We have known this for decades. But in all those years, abortion rights advocates have never been able to muster enough support in Congress.

Underwood was on hand because she worked with Harris on maternal health issues, with a focus on maternal health disparities among black people.

The event took place in Underwood’s 14th congressional district and Harris’ visit was also meant to boost Underwood. While Underwood has no rivals in the Democratic primary, the 14th has enough Republicans to make it competitive come fall.

Durbin and Underwood spoke before Harris. “We are committed,” Underwood said, “to protecting the fundamental freedoms of women.”

The speech Harris ended up giving was only seven minutes long. Democrats currently know the problem, but not the political remedy.

“We came here from DC today to speak with you about maternal health, which should be one of our highest priorities as a nation,” Harris said.

The event was supposed to showcase the Biden administration‘s plans to improve health care for pregnant women. Maternal health—as well as access to abortion—is really the same thing, isn’t it, when it comes to the overall picture of women’s health.

“For nearly 50 years we have talked about what Roe v. Wade is protecting. Today, from now, from this minute, we can only talk about what Roe v. Wade has been protecting. Past “Harris said.

“Think of it as the right of each person to make intimate decisions about their heart and home; decisions regarding the right to found a family, including contraception, such as IUDs and the morning after pill; decisions about whether to have a child, including, as Senator Durbin mentioned, through in vitro fertilization,” Harris said.

The fear now is, as Biden and Harris and so many others noted on Friday, that things we once considered settled — same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and the freedom to use contraception — are now under threat from the law.

Friday was a very tough day for Democrats — or rather, for people, regardless of party, who support abortion rights.

Says Harris: “You have the power to elect leaders who will defend and protect your rights. And as the president said earlier today, with your vote you can act and you have the final say.”

Former President Donald Trump — along with three of his Supreme Court picks — will be in Quincy on Saturday night for a rally to boost freshman Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., his ardent MAGA follower.

Miller is in a GOP primary with Rep. Rodney Davis. In October 2018, Davis was on stage receiving a bump from Trump at a rally in Murphysboro. But that was then.

Underwood – who could face a Republican MAGA in November – will be in Quincy on Saturday, leading the Democrats ahead of the Trump/Miller rally – to shine a light on “democracy” and “fundamental rights.”

Underwood doesn’t usually do that stuff. With Roe in the past tense, now she is.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the National Association of Elected and Latino Elected Officials Annual Conference at Swissotel Chicago Friday afternoon.

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Vice President Kamala Harris talks about voting rights and racism with black news publishers https://knoxdemocrats.org/vice-president-kamala-harris-talks-about-voting-rights-and-racism-with-black-news-publishers/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:11:29 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/vice-president-kamala-harris-talks-about-voting-rights-and-racism-with-black-news-publishers/

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Vice President Kamala Harris had an exclusive chat with editors from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black Press of America, to discuss a variety of issues ranging from suffrage to Roe v. Wade and racism in the United States.

“The Black Press has been very special,” Harris told editors in a 30-minute chat moderated by NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

“[The administration] does not expect special treatment, just fair treatment to cover achievements, because they are significant and will, in many cases, have a generational impact on families and communities,” Harris remarked.

With a record number of women of color representing the administration in various capacities, Harris asserted that “when those in office reflect those affected, we can effect change.” (Photo via NNPA)

With a record number of women of color representing the administration in various capacities, Harris asserted that “when those in office reflect those affected, we can effect change.”

“At the top, as vice-president, I am humbled and honored to hold this position,” she insisted.

“I will say that I think this administration and President Joe Biden have been outstanding. For example, I recently gave a speech in South Carolina, and it was in South Carolina that then-nominee President Biden said he was going to put a black woman on the Supreme Court of the United States.

In April, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson won Senate confirmation as the nation’s first black woman to serve on the high court.

“This president, our administration, has appointed more black women to the Federal Court than, I believe, any administration in the history of this country,” Harris demanded.

Additionally, she noted the appointment of former Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

“One of the big issues affecting our country right now is affordable housing, and one of the accomplishments of our administration is the work we’ve done on home assessments and how homes for black families are valued for less than whites,” Harris said.
“We ran into this issue of biased reviews,” she added.

Harris said the administration understands the vital issue of suffrage, despite the Senate’s failure to pass the John Lewis Advancing Voting Rights Act and suppression laws that Republican-run states have passed. .

She acknowledged how high voter turnout in the 2020 election and special Senate elections in Georgia in January 2021 helped catapult Democrats to the White House and control both houses of Congress.

“We need to pass a law. But short of that, we will have to continue to encourage states that do a good job around suffrage every election cycle,” Harris proposed.
“If we help people understand when they showed up in record numbers in 2020, what we were able to accomplish. We need to remind people what they get when they vote; this is the reality we face, but we have to speak up and keep fighting.

The vice president noted that many states with voter suppression laws also have laws restricting other rights.

“There’s an overlap that I think we should be aware of,” Harris insisted.

Additionally, Harris worried about racism within politics.

“I’m very concerned about elected officials across the country who won’t put a name to white supremacists,” Harris said.

She said part of the solution lies in communities.

“One of the most powerful tools is building coalitions around targeted communities, speaking out and being informed so no one is left alone,” Harris said.
“We know we have more in common than what separates us, but part of that has to do with people spitting things online and elsewhere that aren’t facts.”

Harris continued:

“I believe in many ways [students] enter an increasingly unstable world. The things we took for granted as settled are not settled.

“Foreign policy, the concept of sovereignty of a nation and its territorial integrity, the right not to be invaded by force… and you see what happened in Ukraine. For 70 years Europe was without war, and now it is war.

“At the national level, 70 years ago, we thought that voting rights were settled. Shelbyv. Holder gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, and now we see laws sprouting up across the country barring people from receiving food and water if they line up to vote. A woman’s ability to decide about her own body is unstable.

“We are not asking anyone to change their beliefs; just let everyone have what they believe and don’t let the government tell them what to do.

Harris concluded by sharing her planned Juneteenth celebration.

She said she would open the vice president’s official residence, not to celebrities or politicians, but to families and individuals from various neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.
“When you look at the hate epidemic, all it says is that we as leaders need to make sure we use our platform,” Harris said.

“We must speak the truth and speak with the spirit of trying to unify our communities.”

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Kamala Harris botches June 19 history lesson on slavery https://knoxdemocrats.org/kamala-harris-botches-june-19-history-lesson-on-slavery/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 20:24:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/kamala-harris-botches-june-19-history-lesson-on-slavery/

Vice President Kamala Harris missed a June 19 holiday history lesson on Monday, telling children that black people were enslaved in America for 400 years – exaggerating the actual period by more than 150 years.

“I think we all know that today is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom,” Harris told a group of about two dozen school-age children at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington. “And think about it in terms of historical context, knowing that black people in America weren’t free during 400 years of slavery.”

“Let it be a day that is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom, but to speak about it honestly and accurately, both in the context of history and current application,” Harris continued during his seemingly off-the-cuff remarks.

The first African slaves from what would become the American colonies arrived in Virginia in 1619. Slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment, which was ratified in 1865 – ending 246 years of practice, not 400.

A White House official acknowledged Harris’ error, telling the Post that “the vice president was referring to 400 years since slavery began.”

Vice President Kamala Harris missed a June 19 holiday history lesson on Monday.
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Vice President Kamala Harris visits families for a June 19 observance at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Monday, June 20, 2022,
Vice President Kamala Harris visits families for a June 19 observance at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Monday, June 20, 2022.
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Harris, the first vice president of partial African descent, also said Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday last year and has its roots in a celebration of Texas emancipation, is an opportunity to reflect on the nature of freedom.

“With the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War, America really had to ask who is free? How do we define freedom? The freedom in terms of autonomy that we should have? Is freedom given to us or are we born with freedom? Right?” said Harris.

“I would say it’s our divine right to have freedom. It’s your birthright to have freedom. And then during slavery freedom was taken. And so we’re not going to celebrate giving back to us what God gave us anyway, right?

Vice President Kamala Harris visits families for a June 19 observance at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Monday, June 20, 2022,
A White House official acknowledged Vice President Kamala Harris’ mistake, telling the Post that “the Vice President was referring to 400 years since the beginning of slavery.”
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“Amen!” said a member of his audience.

“We should also think about it in terms of current application, asking if everyone we know is free?” Harris continued. “Do we know anyone who is not free? Everywhere in the world, does everyone have freedom? Are there any who are without freedom? When we talk about freedom, are we talking about freedom from – or are we talking about freedom from?”

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Kamala Harris has become a ‘glorified content moderator’ for Twitter: Glenn Greenwald https://knoxdemocrats.org/kamala-harris-has-become-a-glorified-content-moderator-for-twitter-glenn-greenwald/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 04:49:33 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/kamala-harris-has-become-a-glorified-content-moderator-for-twitter-glenn-greenwald/

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GLENN GREENWALD: It’s really weird: on the one hand, you can kind of laugh at how trivial it is. She was supposed to be integrated into foreign policy to get her bona fide foreign policy. She was going to solve the root cause problems in Central America and stem the tide of immigration, and now, suddenly, she’s basically like a glorified content moderator for Twitter, to protect Washington Post reporters who go on TV crying over the mean tweets they receive. But on the other hand, it’s actually more threatening than that and I think it’s part of this very sustained and systemic attempt by the US government and the Democratic Party to create regimes of censorship and control of information on the Internet.

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Vice President Harris Launches Task Force on Online Harassment and Abuse https://knoxdemocrats.org/vice-president-harris-launches-task-force-on-online-harassment-and-abuse/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:43:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/vice-president-harris-launches-task-force-on-online-harassment-and-abuse/

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and administration officials on Thursday launched a task force dedicated to addressing online harassment and abuse, which they say can be a precursor to violence in real life.

“The internet is an essential part of life in the 21st century,” Harris said, but for many — especially women, people of color, and people who aren’t heterosexual — “the internet is a place of fear.”

The working group will address several issues, including the prevention of online abuse and services to targeted individuals. It is expected to release recommendations for the federal government and private companies in 180 days.

“We all have a responsibility to come together to support those who have been through this, but also to recognize that they shouldn’t have to fight this issue alone,” Harris said.

While the issue is not new, it has taken on new urgency following mass shootings in Texas and New York that were preceded by misogynistic and racist comments on social media and message boards.

Harris was introduced by Sloane Stephens, a black professional tennis player who faced a torrent of racist abuse.

“I am a daughter, a sister, a wife. And I’m more than an athlete, more than a tag,” Stephens said. “Yet all of this is ignored when people online seek to harass and harm me. It doesn’t matter if I win or lose, someone online is crazy, and they’ll let it be known.

After games, Stephens said, she worries about picking up her phone because “I know what’s in store for me when I unlock it.”

The National Security Council is working with the White House Gender Policy Council on the initiative, and Attorney General Merrick Garland and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy participated in Thursday’s announcement.

Garland said the Justice Department has dedicated additional resources to issues such as online harassment.

“We pledge to relentlessly investigate these crimes, bring those who commit them to justice and provide support to survivors,” he said.

Murthy said people often turn to the internet when alone or looking to make connections, “but too often what they find instead is harassment and abuse.”

“It can no longer be acceptable for a technology company to release a product and shirk responsibility for its impact on users and communities,” he said. “It can no longer be acceptable that social media platforms are a breeding ground for hate.”

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“Faith in each other” is not enough https://knoxdemocrats.org/faith-in-each-other-is-not-enough/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:42:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/faith-in-each-other-is-not-enough/

Vice cream president Kamala Harris meet with religious leaders last week to address “protection of reproductive rights” and “the epidemic of hate gripping our nation.”

“We need trust in each other, in our nation and in our future,” she said in her address. “And that is why we come together today with the purpose of instilling in people a belief that gives them a sense of hope and optimism in themselves, in their community and in our future.”

As some have pointed out afterhis comments were obviously devoid of the words “God” or “abortion.”

While the criticism is fair, Harris, unfortunately, is doing exactly what she sets out to do – pretending to talk to “religious leaders” in hopes of engaging them on the pro-rights agenda. abortion and to build confidence in a future in which women are free to choose whether or not to kill their children. Religious leaders are just another interest group. Don’t view support for abortion as a “shedding of core beliefs,” she told them, but as an affirmation of a woman’s ability to make a decision for herself without the intervention of the government.

Harris’ attempt to straddle the line by affirming the necessity of faith and rejecting all that comes with it misses the mark. If Harris was worried about an “epidemic of hate,” she would recognize the God her speech ignores.

“Faith in the other,” or humanism, provides no compelling reason to respect political opponents. Harris said there’s “so much more in common than what separates us,” but that’s a hard claim to substantiate from a secular perspective. The division is an inevitable conclusion to America’s widespread identity crisis, the result of the rejection of God in public life. Bitter factional battles occur because identity has been stripped and replaced with political causes, sexual preferences, skin color, economic background and affinity groups. People believe that violence is justifiable because their very identity, not just their favorite causes, is threatened.

Francis Schaeffer, the Christian philosopher who wrote frequently about the toxic influence of humanism on society in the 1960s and 1970s, often emphasized the necessity of God in affirming human dignity.

“We cannot deal with people as human beings, we cannot deal with them on the high level of true humanity, unless we really know their origin – who they are,” he wrote in Escape from reason. “God tells man who he is. God tells us that he created man in his own image. So man is something wonderful.

The discourse of our nation can only be restored by the Christian doctrine of Imago Dei, recognizing that humans are inherently valuable because they are created in the image of God. It is only through the Imago Dei is it true that we have more in common than differences.

“Faith in one another” is insufficient. It doesn’t make us wonderful, no matter how much we want it to. It does not lead us to esteem others as greater than ourselves. It does not give humans the dignity of being created in the image of God or the hope of an eternal purpose.

Without knowing who humans are, it is impossible to know how to treat them. Many seek purpose through other means, hence the dozens of recent attacks and protests against pro-life pregnancy clinics, churches and Supreme Court justices. The man who attempted to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is said to have thought it would “give purpose to his life.” Women seeking an abortion often believe it will help them secure a more meaningful future, removing what they see as a barrier to a successful career or education. The sanctity of human life is, in any case, a shockingly low priority.

Greater theological clarity would have made Harris’ faint appeal for “hope and optimism” in ourselves a resounding appeal for hope in God, consequently producing better discourse with political opponents. God’s treatment of man, first creating him wonderful and then, once in sin, providing a means of restoration through Christ’s atoning death on the cross, is a pattern for treating one another.

As CS Lewis wrote of the man’s identity, “There are no ordinary people.”

“You never spoke to a mere mortal,” he wrote in The weight of glory. “Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – they are mortal, and their life is ours like the life of a gnat. But these are the immortals with whom we joke, work, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or eternal splendours.

In light of this, Lewis continued, we should “conduct all of our relationships with each other, all of the friendships, all of the loves, all of the games, all of the politics.”

Katelynn Richardson is a summer of 2022 Washington Examiner companion.

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Abrams invites Biden and Harris to campaign for her in Georgia https://knoxdemocrats.org/abrams-invites-biden-and-harris-to-campaign-for-her-in-georgia/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:02:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/abrams-invites-biden-and-harris-to-campaign-for-her-in-georgia/

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) invited President Biden and Vice President Harris to join her on the campaign trail during an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday.

Host Symone Sanders, who was previously senior adviser to Harris, asked Abrams if support from the White House could be expected in his battle against Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

Abrams, who won her party’s nomination late last month after facing no challengers, said she would welcome their appearance.

“We invite anyone who wants to see Georgia move forward to come here, and that means President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” Abrams said. “But what we’re talking about is the needs of the state of Georgia.”

The Hill has contacted the White House for comment.

The Abrams-Kemp election is a rematch of 2018, when Kemp narrowly won.

Kemp easily rebuffed a lead challenge from former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), which was endorsed by former President Trump.

After losing to Kemp nearly four years ago, Abrams and a team of grassroots organizations have registered more than 800,000 voters in 2020. Biden won the state by nearly 12,000 votes and Democrats overthrew the two Georgian Senate seats in a runoff election a few weeks later.

Abrams hopes to win the governor’s mansion in November on a platform that includes fighting voter suppression and expanding affordable housing.

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Immigration – Caribbean American Kamala’s Snub https://knoxdemocrats.org/immigration-caribbean-american-kamalas-snub/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://knoxdemocrats.org/immigration-caribbean-american-kamalas-snub/
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris‘ snub of Caribbean American Heritage Month comes as she meets for a group photo with Caribbean leaders during the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2022. ((Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/ AFP via Getty Images)
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By Felicia J. Persaud

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri, June 10, 2022: It’s another National Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States, on the 16the since it was proclaimed by President George W. Bush in June 2006 to celebrate the millions of Caribbean Americans in the United States and those who have been here since slavery, including Denmark Vesey. It is also National Immigrant Heritage Month, Pride Month and Black Music Appreciation Month. However, when it comes to America’s Vice President of Caribbean, United States, Black, and Asians, his only Pride Month, aka “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month, 2022”.

Vice President Kamala Harris‘s snub of Caribbean American Heritage Month, and even National Immigrant Heritage Month and Black Music Appreciation Month, comes despite her strong Caribbean roots thanks to her Jamaican father. , his black race which is due to him and especially his immigrant heritage, thanks to both parents. Add to that the fact that she’s supposed to be the country’s immigration czar and you can see how politically unsound Harris’ action is, to say the least. Add another fact — this week Harris met with Caribbean community leaders in Los Angeles and was all smiles and fake cuteness all around in what was largely a photo op and little else.

On Twitter, Harris went ahead and changed her cover on the social media platform to simply state, “Happy Pride Month” starting June 1.st. I guess she’ll keep it that way all month.

Harris also chose to simply ignore the other months as she tweeted only, “For me, Pride Month has always been a celebration filled with joy. It is also a reminder that the fight for full LGBTQI+ rights continues. This month, and every month, let’s continue to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community and move forward. Happy #pride.

His actions come despite the fact that President Joe Biden, in the White House’s own National Caribbean American Heritage Month proclamation, highlighted Harris’ Caribbean heritage as part of the administration’s recognition of Americans Caribbean in June.

“This month, our nation also celebrates the extraordinary leadership and accomplishments of Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Black American of Jamaican descent to hold this high office,” the proclamation said, while adding, “Every day , we see the invaluable contributions Caribbean American communities have made to our country.

Perhaps this proclamation was missed by Harris or is not important enough in “Harris” America. But did she also miss the proclamations of National Immigrant Heritage Month and Black Music Appreciation Month or is she just ignoring that June is also a celebration of other segments of Americans?

I have nothing against the LGBTQ community, and they deserve to be celebrated with their own month. But let’s also remember that there are black, Caribbean and immigrant people who also deserve to be celebrated in June. Harris, as immigration czar, should at least know that if she has a renewed ambition to be president.

If President Biden decides not to run for office in 2024, Harris would very much be the obvious heir. But her track record to date proves she will be a very weak candidate and will likely invite several high profile challengers from her own party line.

Many political strategists also don’t think she has the juice to contest a general election against Republican candidates such as Donald Trump, should El Trumpe run again.

I agree. Harris’ latest snub, as well as her track record or lack thereof since going veep, is cause for concern for Democrats. One thing is clear – she won’t be able to get the massive outpouring of votes from the Caribbean or immigrants like the ticket did in 2020. She did none for this bloc and deserves nada.

The reality is, we’re all in big trouble in 2024, all because of Kamala Harris.

The writer is the publisher of NewsAmericasNow.com – The Black Immigrant Daily News.

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