Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris called for three radical policy positions during a CNN-hosted town hall event on Monday in New Hampshire.
First, Sen. Harris vowed to use executive action to implement her sought-after gun control schemes.
“Upon being elected I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action,” she said when asked how she will go about keeping America’s schools safe.
“And specifically what I will do is put in place a requirement that for anyone who sells more than five guns a year, they are required to do background checks when they sell those guns. I will require that for any gun dealer that breaks the law the ATF take their license.”
A ton of evidence suggest that additional gun laws wouldn’t stop school shootings. Empowering teachers and school security officials with weapons of their own might, on the other hand.
Second, the California senator shared her support for a proposal to lower the voting age to 16. According to science, the human brain doesn’t stop developing until the age of 25. which means that someone who believes in science might reasonably argue that the voting age should be raised to 25, instead of being lowered.
“I think that there is no question that, if we are looking at what is going on in our country, we’re putting more responsibilities on people at a younger age, and the larger number of people we can involve in the electoral process, I think the more robust it would be,” she said Monday.
“I think one of the downsides of the way our system is currently constructed … is that if people don’t vote or they don’t write checks, they don’t get heard. And I believe strongly that you can judge a society based on how it treats it children.”
“And you can look at what we are not doing for our students, for our teenagers and for even younger, and I believe that if they had greater political power, maybe we would get our act together a little bit better than we’ve been doing.” she added.
Last and not least, the California senator stated that it’s an opportune time for America to have a conversation about allowing convicts to vote in America’s elections.
She issued the statement when asked by host Don Lemon about fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal to let everybody vote, including even the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose actions killed three people and injured 280 others back in 2013.
“Senator Bernie Sanders said earlier he’s in favor of felons being able to vote while serving in prison. He was asked specifically about people like the Boston Marathon bomber and also people convicted of sexual assault.” said Lemon.
“He said, ‘the right to vote is inherent to our democracy, even for terrible people.’ Do you agree?” Lemon asked.
“I agree the right to vote is one of the key components of citizenship, and it is something people should not be stripped of needlessly,” Kamala Harris replied.
“But, people who are convicted, like the Boston Bomber. They should be able to vote?” Lemon pressed.
“I think we should have that conversation,” she replied. Watch it on the video bellow.
While Sen. Harris’ answer was appalling, Sanders’ own statements were demonstrably worse.
When asked by a crowd member during a CNN town hall event on Monday about whether “those convicted of sexual assault should have the opportunity to vote,” the senator essentially said yes.
“If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they’re going to be punished,” he initially replied. “They may be in jail 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole life. That’s what happens when you commit a serious crime.”
“But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away … you’re running down a slippery slope … I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”
When host Chris Cuomo asked specifically about the Boston Marathon bomber being allowed to vote from prison, Sanders said, “Look, this is what I believe. Do you believe in Democracy?”
“Do you believe that every single American 18 years of age or older who is an American citizen has the right to vote. Once you start chipping away at that, believe me that’s what our Republican governors all over this country are doing.”
The Democrat-produced idea of Republican legislators engaging in “voter suppression” is a lie designed to smear the GOP’s justified efforts to root out election fraud.
Many conservatives were outraged about Bernie Sanders’ proposal. His radical idea was torched on social media moments after he shared it with the public.
“Bernie proves he is clueless, I agree the right to vote should he a fundamental right and liberty. However if a violent offender deprives someone of their liberty and rights they should clearly forfeit theirs as punishment.” said a tweet.
“Excuse me, Bernie but Boston Marathon bombers took away the right to vote from all the people they murdered that day. Still, you think the jailed brother should still be allowed to vote. You have lost all sense of civility and humanity in your desire to obtain votes from anyone.” wrote a tweet.