Harris Omits Right To Life When Citing Declaration Of Independence

Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire for twisting the principles on which American identity is based into her own narrative.

In a Sunday speech she gave to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, she left out the part of the Declaration of Independence that established Americans’ right to life.

Speaking to a pro-choice audience in Florida, the vice president stated that “we are here together because we collectively believe and know America is a promise.”

“It is a promise of freedom and liberty — not for some, but for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she continued.

Originally, the declaration states that people are endowed with certain unalienable rights by God, among which are “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Considering the right to life was mentioned first in the formal declaration, critics were quick to notice her omission and called her out on it. For many, leaving out “life” was not a mistake but a deliberate sub due to the word’s association with the anti-abortion movement.

The intentional omission became even more apparent when Harris denounced Republican legislators for attempts to restrict abortion access. “How dare they!” she challenged.

“Can we truly be free if a woman cannot make decisions about her own body? Can we truly be free if the doctor cannot care for her patients? Can we truly be free if families cannot make intimate decisions about the course of their own life?” she asked.

Among conservatives who have criticized Harris for her error are Republican lawmakers. For Rep. Debby Lesko (R-AZ), the omission demonstrates the Democrat’s abandonment of America’s fundamental principles.

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), who found the twist “shameful,” stated that Harris “doesn’t get to rewrite the Declaration of Independence. It’s “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Rep. Mike Loychik (R-OH) approached the criticisms from a different angle as he wondered if the vice president had ever read the Declaration of Independence at all.