Friday, July 05, 2024

Private first class Kamala Harris

Enjoy. There will be very few moments you will see them together. Unless, of course, you will in Republican campaign ads if Kamala Harris becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.
Amid strains of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" (Springsteen getting the name of the country, United States of America, right), Vice President Kamala Harris screams

And today we celebrate freedom. As we celebrate the promise of America- we also celebrate and express our gratitude to our service members, to our veterans, to our military families.

So far, so good. But then the Vice President adds "and we give thanks to our commander-in-chief, the President of the United States, the extraordinary President of the United States, Joe Biden!!!!"

We now have learned something new, and important, about Kamala Harris. She is an extraordinary individual currently serving not only as Vice President but in combat for the nation. We know that because Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America states

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

(The founding fathers loved capital letters.)

Readers of this blog may wonder why I never have anything positive to say about Kamala Harris. But here I unqualifiedly thank her for her service, as many people do for other members of our Armed Services. 

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