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Americans tend to believe that the US is immune to dictatorship because of our constitutional system. The current election proves how wrong that argument can be. It is worthwhile considering how a vicious, conniving, immoral, unpopular, third-rate politician with extreme radical views—a would-be dictator—has come to within striking distance of the presidency.
Kamala Harris began her career in local San Francisco politics by leveraging her affair with a married man, Willie Brown. After racking up a terrible record as a prosecutor, she wormed her way into the US Senate. Her only claim to fame as a senator was her despicable treatment of Justice Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Based on notoriety from that fiasco, she campaigned for the presidency. Democratic Party voters, recognizing that she is nothing more than an unprincipled opportunist, relegated Harris to the bottom of the pile and ended her presidential aspirations … but not for long. In a sort of magician’s hat trick, Harris managed to land on the ballot as Biden’s pick for VP.
Make no mistake about it, Harris—not Biden—is the real presidential candidate. Even now sly references are being made to the “Harris/Biden administration.” The Biden campaign chose Harris, says Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen, because—in spite of her appalling record in politics—she is “ideologically flexible.” She will do as she is told by the leftist gang that wants to continue what Obama began by fundamentally changing America into a socialist state. If the Democrats win in November, something nasty will happen to Biden shortly after he takes the oath of office. He will have a stroke, he will prove to be incompetent, or he will simply resign. Harris will step in, controlled by the extremist forces that want to remake the nation.
What, if anything, does Harris believe? By her own admission, she endorses the Green New Deal, income redistribution, open borders, defunding/disbanding the police, repealing the first and second amendments, identity politics, equality of outcome, and—ultimately—socialism. “She is farther left than 97 percent of the Democrats in the United States Senate,” says political commentator Mark Levin, including Marxist Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders. She is, says Levin, “the most extremist radical politician ever to run for high office in the United States of America.”
Levin describes Harris’ support of the Green New Deal as a “socialist attack on capitalism.” What exactly does Levin mean?
The Green New Deal is an undisguised attempt to turn the US into a socialist state. It includes: phasing out all fossil fuels in ten years, replacing airplanes and cars with high-speed trains, a guaranteed income to people who are “unwilling” to work, healthcare for all, upgrading every building in America for energy efficiency, and an end to cow flatulence (no kidding). Harris was one of the first members of Congress to offer her unqualified support. The Green New Deal would have disastrous economic consequences, including the destruction of the US economy and standard of living, and the loss of millions of jobs. It is the closest thing we have seen to madness in the political realm. “By the end of the Green New Deal resolution I was laughing so hard I nearly cried,” tweeted Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal. “If a bunch of GOPers plotted to forge a fake Democratic bill showing how bonkers the party is, they could not have done a better job.”
Harris displayed her true colors during the debate with Vice President Mike Pence. She refused to acknowledge Biden’s intention to raise taxes and to pack the Supreme Court. Then she went on to tell a record number of lies in 90 minutes. In addition to her falsified stories about Abraham Lincoln’s court nominees and how Biden’s policies would create millions of jobs, one of her most glaring lies was her statement about fracking. “Joe Biden will not end fracking,” Harris said. “He has been very clear about that.” In fact, according to Western Journal, “throughout the course of the campaign, Biden has promised to not only put the squeeze on hydraulic fracturing, but American fossil fuel production as a whole.” Harris herself said that she would take action to ban hydraulic fracturing on public lands on “day one” if elected president. “There’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking,” Harris told a live audience.
From a historical perspective, this is not the first time that a thriving nation has been transformed into a dictatorship. We have witnessed it occur in Germany, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Spain, Greece, Chile, and, more recently, Venezuela.
“A functioning democracy can decay within a relatively short time,” said UCLA Professor Jared Diamond, “into a vicious dictatorship.” Harris has stated explicitly that should Congress fail to do what she wants, she will override its wishes—in classic dictatorial fashion—with executive decrees. If her party achieves its objectives, that may not be necessary. By opening borders and bestowing citizenship on millions of immigrants, the Democrats could end the two-party system. In that case, the Marxist platform that has hijacked the Democratic Party will become the undisputed law of the land. All they need is a compliant president to oversee the transition to an authoritarian socialist state. Harris fits the bill perfectly.
Why haven’t the Democrats told us that Harris is the real presidential candidate? Simple. With her dismal record and repulsive personality, she could never be elected on her own. Instead, the Democratic Party is guilty of a massive deception by placing Biden at the head of the ticket. Woe betides the country if they get away with their betrayal.
Ed Brodow is a political commentator, negotiation expert, and author of eight books including Tyranny of the Minority: How the Left is Destroying America and Trump’s Turn: Winning the New Civil War. He is a regular contributor to Reactionary Times, Newsmax, Daily Caller, American Thinker, Townhall, and other online news magazines.