Kamala Harris laughed.
She stood naked on the edge of a . . .
Oops. Wrong story.
The right — or, very wrong — story is Senator Harris (D–Calif.) laughing, sure. But the only thing naked is her powerlust.
Why refer to the opening of the novel The Fountainhead? To call attention to the Chortling Politician.
Harris isn’t the only politician openly contemptuous of treating the Constitution as worth sober assent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked about the constitutionality of Obamacare’s health insurance mandate, responded with “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
To some politicians — who I wish I could say did not include the current president — the Constitution is so passé, so insignificant, that bringing up the subject as a possible limit to what they seek to do is, well, chuckleworthy.
On her campaign website, Harris assures us that should Congress fail “to send comprehensive gun safety legislation” to her “desk within her first 100 days as president” she would “take executive action to keep our kids and communities safe.”
Included in such a demanded “comprehensive” bill is “universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and the repeal of the NRA’s corporate gun manufacturer and dealer immunity bill.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden, on last Thursday’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate stage, challenged the notion of executive orders to ban assault weapons. At issue? Constitutionality. She smiled wide, all teeth and bright eyes, with “Hey, Joe, instead of saying, ‘No, we can’t,’ let’s say, ‘Yes, we can.’”
And she laughed and laughed.
Oh, the wit.
She then explained how she “thinks about” the issue. The Constitution and the rule of law are not part of her thinking.
The empress is naked, yeesh.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.