Taking Life Out of the Declaration

Jan 24, 2023

Kamala Harris couldn’t bring herself to say the word “life” while “quoting” the Declaration of Independence this weekend. Speaking to a small crowd in Tallahassee, Florida, on Sanctity of Life Sunday, Harris didn’t simply misread her lines. Her omission represents something far more sinister.

Meanwhile, Liberty Counsel is preparing for the criminal trial Kamala Harris helped instigate against our client Sandra Merritt, the brave grandmother who exposed the live child dissections and horrific human organ trafficking by Kamala’s favorite publicly funded “charity” — Planned Parenthood.

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Jesus used a metaphor for hell — Gehenna — the Valley of Hinnom surrounding Jerusalem. Jesus chose that metaphor because Gehenna was not just a burning garbage pit. No, Gehenna was much worse than a fiery town dump.

Situated near the old city of Jerusalem and directly south of Mount Zion, scripture repeatedly informs us that Gehenna was the ancient place set aside for children to be butchered alive as sacrifices to the demons Baal and Tophet. During the First Temple period, Gehenna was where even some of the kings of Judah sacrificed children (Jer. 7:31).

Of all the places Christ could have likened to hell, He chose the spot where families and government leaders murdered children in hopes of receiving freedom and happiness from the false gods Baal and Tophet.

Praise God, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Many states already had abortion bans on the books when Roe was overturned. As a result, the moment the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, American altars of child sacrifice, colloquially known as abortion clinics, were forced to close in many states.

Further, upon the High Court’s decision, many other states enacted new laws to protect the lives of women and children. Yet more child sacrifice centers were closed.

But Kamala Harris wants those modern altars of child sacrifice reopened. This weekend, Harris left her perch in Washington, traveling to Florida to speak against the state’s recent law banning abortion after 15 weeks.

Her choice of words at the pro-death abortion rally are as disturbing as they are significant, revealing that Harris’ desires are no different than those of Baal’s worshippers of old: Children must be sacrificed for freedom and happiness.

“We collectively believe and know America is a promise. … It is a promise of freedom and liberty, not for some but for all,” Harris told the small crowd of pro-abortion protesters in Tallahassee, Florida. “A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence, that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To be clear, these rights were not bestowed upon us. They belong to us as Americans.”

But the only “right” Harris continued to speak of at the rally was the imagined “right” to kill a child. She then went on to extol the “virtues” of abortion and to criticize the Floridians who fought to protect the lives of innocent babies. In doing so, Harris conveniently overlooked one glaringly obvious part of the Declaration of Independence — the right to LIFE.

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The Declaration of Independence properly reads: “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.”

The very FIRST of the rights identified in the Declaration is the right to LIFE. Our Founding Fathers specifically chose the order of these rights because there is no liberty or happiness without first having life.

But Harris did not say the word “life,” perhaps because she does not believe it, nor does she apparently believe that “all” deserve life. Harris specifically chose Florida for her speech as the state had just banned all abortions after 15 weeks' gestation.

There is another issue with Harris’ speech, and that is her supposition about where those rights originate. The Declaration informs us quite clearly that these rights are given to us not by government, but by our Creator.

But rather than acknowledge the God who created us all, including the children Harris and her pro-abortion cohorts seek to kill, she contends that our rights are “promised” and “endowed” by some ephemeral “we.” Given that she is the second-highest official in the United States, one can only infer that Harris’ “we” means government officials.

All of history has shown us that the promises of men and governments are imperfect and are rescinded regularly. But our Lord’s promises never fail, and His Word is immutable truth. Those who ignore this do so at their own peril.

Perhaps Harris cannot recognize the God who created our rights because, as the Bible tells us in Mathew, one cannot serve two masters. When Elijah confronted the wayward crowd during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel, he demanded to know whether they would serve God or the fallen demon Baal who thrived on the blood of slaughtered children (1 Kings 18:21).

No wonder Kamala Harris omitted both “the Creator” and “life” from our nation’s Declaration of Independence. To do otherwise would shine light on the fact that the pro-abortion agenda is nothing short of EVIL.

But Harris’ sketchy understanding of our rights is nothing new. As then-attorney general for the State of California, Harris instigated a criminal investigation into our client Sandra Merritt for her undercover journalism that exposed Planned Parenthood’s revolting Baby Parts for Sale scheme.

Instead of investigating the criminals, Harris launched an investigation into the brave grandmother who exposed Planned Parenthood’s crimes.

None of the Planned Parenthood officials, nor the doctors who admitted to butchering babies for resale on the human organ trafficking market were prosecuted. Instead, Sandra faces 10 years in prison for exposing Planned Parenthood’s crimes. Sandra is the first undercover journalist in California history to be prosecuted for such an activity.

Sandra’s case has been the most expensive in Liberty Counsel history. We never charge our clients as few could afford to fight a government gone mad … or evil. Instead, our clients like Sandra rely on YOU and other generous Liberty Counsel supporters. Give now and a special Challenge Grant will DOUBLE THE IMPACT of your donation.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You traverse sea and land to make one convert, and when that happens you make him a child of Gehenna twice as much as yourselves” (Matthew 23:15).

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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