All across America, we have set up memorials to the brave men and women who worked so hard and sacrificed to make us the nation we are today.
Men like Abraham Lincoln, who finally put an end to slavery in America and worked to rebuild our war-torn society. Or Rosa Parks, who took a stand for the rights of Black Americans and women everywhere.
These people deserve our respect and gratitude and so erecting statues or memorials in their honor only seems fitting.
But what about for a person who only fights for themselves or political gain? You know, a person who has claimed to be an advocate for women but has done so much to harm them? or a person who says they will never cease to oppose the rights of the wrongfully accused and yet ignores their cries for help?
Well, apparently, the political left thinks this kind of person is deserving too, at least as long as they are making history becoming the first black woman to serve as Vice President of the United States.
That’s right, a memorial of Kamala Harris has just been erected and unveiled on the federal grounds outside the Lincoln Memorial.
The piece was constructed by Simon Berger and made to look like a photo taken of Harris by photographer Celeste Sloman, according to Fox News. The work is made entirely of glass, is intentionally cracked to symbolize how Harris rose above and broke the “glass ceiling” seemingly put in place to trap women in lesser roles.
Now, as a woman, I can totally get behind the celebration of our first woman vice president as well as our first woman of color vice president. It is an achievement, to be sure, and one that proves just how far our nation has come.
However, I’m not sure that erecting a memorial in her honor, practically raising her up to be the ideal role model for young women everywhere, is what we should be doing.
I mean, it’s great and all, but what has Harris done to earn that honor or privilege? Lie her way to the top, promising one thing after another, only to flip-flop on it later?
It’s precisely like giving Barack Obama a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing more than being elected as our first Black American president. In all honesty, we can’t even say that about Kamala.
Sure, she did manage to make it to the office of the vice president. But she was picked by Biden. We didn’t vote her into that title. If Biden has chosen someone else, such as Susan Rice or even Stacey Abrams, Kamala would be nothing more than a failed presidential candidate right now.
And one with a not so pleasant or admirable past.
I mean, think about all the reasons why she didn’t become the DNC’s choice for president.
One is likely that people just can’t believe what she says she is for.
For example, she claims to be a staunch advocate for survivors of assault. And yet, when given the opportunity to protect those sexually assaulted by priests in San Francisco during her time as the city’s district attorney and even later California’s attorney general, she ignored them.
One such victim and spokesman for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Joey Piscitelli, told the Associated Press in 2019, “She did nothing.”
Similarly, later in her career, as California’s AG, she used her position to protect one of her biggest supporters, Planned Parenthood. When an undercover team found evidence and exposed Planned Parenthood for illegally selling aborted baby body parts, she sided with Planned Parenthood, bringing criminal charges against those who did the exposing.
She also had the opportunity to exonerate a possibly wrongly convicted felon on death row by testing new DNA evidence found. But she refused, that is until she was no longer with the prosecutor’s office and had no sway to help the man.
And those are just a few examples. There are far more that hold Harris up not as a woman to be honored for her achievements and greatness but as one who always thinks of herself first.
Is this really what we want our young looking to as an example of womanhood? No, I think not.