Kamala Harris Would Make a Good Democratic Presidential Candidate

Updated on January 17, 2019
Kamala Harris serving on Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kamala Harris serving on Senate Judiciary Committee.

Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris is the Junior Senator from California. Her parents were immigrants, her mother from India and her father from Jamaica. Her parents split up when she was 7 then her mother moved to Quebec. She went Howard University and majored in Political Science and Economics. Harris would eventually move back to the California, and earned a J.D. from the University of California in 1989.

In the 1990s, Harris served as Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California. She joined San Francisco City Attorney's Office ran by Louise Renne, around 2000 as Urban and Community Enforcer. She ran for District Attorney for San Francisco in 2003 and won. Harris served for 8 years as District Attorney then ran for California Attorney's General in 2010. She served in that position for 6 years where she gartered national attention by her legal positions. She was rumored to be on a short list for the Supreme Court after Justice Scalia died. Harris also was rumored to be a replacement for Attorney General, Eric Holder, in 2014 but she declined. She was elected to represent California in the US Senate in 2016 after Senator Barbara Boxer retired. She serves on the Judiciary, Intelligence, Budget, and Homeland Security Committees.

The Issues

Senator Harris is a pro-choice Democrat. She asked Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, "Can you think of any laws that give government the power to make decisions about the male body?" It made Brett Kavanaugh squirmed because she was highlighting the difference between men and women. Men are allowed to do anything with their bodies without governmental officials advocating laws trying to control them. Senator Harris and many women feel like there is a double standard on laws governing men's bodies compared to women's.

Senator Harris supports the second amendment but does believe the nation needs stronger gun laws and regulations for public safety. In a video here, she called out Congress for not willing to step up and act on the gun violence after the increase of mass shootings in the last decade. She applauded the Parkland students who were at the hearing and protesting the Trump Administration's proposal of arming teachers in schools.

Senator Harris also introduced a tax cut for the Middle Class in the new Congress. Her plan would give extra 6,000 dollars in tax credits for households who make under 100,000 and 3,000 in tax credits for households that make under 50,000. People could receive an extra 500 dollars in every paycheck. Here's the press release from her office. The tax cut has been under some scrutiny from both left and right but it doesn't mean it would be her way or the highway if she was elected as President.

Senator Harris also is a supporter of Climate Change policies. She grilled Mike Pompeo at his senate confirmation hearing as CIA Director about Climate Change. The former Obama Administration CIA Director, Thomas Brennan, used Climate Change as one tool of evaluation to judge on how to proceed around changing regional situations within the world stage. Mike Pompeo couldn't answer the question if he even believed in Climate Change. Her questioning showed that she believes that climate change is not only an domestic issue but a global issue.

Immigration is one of the most important issues to Senator Harris. She is a strong advocate on giving dreamers a clean pathway to citizenship. She has taken a hardline stance on the Trump Administration's Immigration Policies. She has questioned how the Trump Administration uses ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement), why the administration separates families at the border, and why they claim that we need of a border wall without fortifying the ports of entry. Immigration will be a cornerstone of her campaign once she does announce.

Education is another big issue for Senator Harris. As California Attorney General, she went after Corinthian Colleges for false and predatory advertising, securities fraud and intentional misrepresentations to students, winning a $1.1 billion judgment. She has introduced legislation targeting and regulation for profit colleges. Many online colleges are not for profits but Corinthian College manipulated their data and raised rates on students. Here's that bill here. Senator Harris is supporter for public education and making sure that teachers and students have the necessary resources to succeed. She also tweeted that she stands with LA teachers who are currently on strike.

Why do I Think Kamala Harris Could be a Good President?

Senator Harris is one of the smartest women in the Senate! She stays informed on all issues. Her support of progressive policies for Immigration are sorely needed in this country. The issue has been handed down from administration to administration to solve since President Reagan granted amnesty for illegals in 1980s. She is also a former prosecutor so she looks at things through prosecutor lenses. She likes facts, hard evidence, and tends to be fair in her decisions. She commented at the schools and gun safely committee hearing that are many great ideas that been floated around for gun control in the Senate. Senator Harris criticized the chamber and members failure to take up the issue or even have a deliberative debate about the issue. I have heard her talk about the value of education, and I know that she values the importance of education. She believes that education should be fair for everybody. I agree with her when she states that we need to invest in our children and the teachers who teach them.



Kamala Harris as Presidential Choice

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        bradmastersOCcal 

        4 months ago

        Jimmy

        B: Why do you disagree with my comment?

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        You say this in your hub

        "Senator Harris is one of the smartest women in the Senate! She stays informed on all issues. Her support of progressive policies for Immigration are sorely needed in this country. The issue has been handed down from administration to administration to solve since President Reagan granted amnesty for illegals in 1980s.

        B: She is also in favor of not deporting Convicted Illegal Alien Felons. These illegals have already proven they are a danger to the public, and you think she is smart? Why is this a smart position. Also, while she and the democrat are encouraging, certainly not stopping more and more illegals to cross our democrat favored open borders, the homeless in this country and in her San Francisco are making a toilet and drug fest. If she was smart wouldn't she think that was a more important issue to be on top of today.

        She was in favor of giving driver licenses to the illegals. As a former prosecutor she doesn't seem to understand the law. In addition, the 20 million illegal aliens cost the US taxpayer about $100 billion dollars, from their cartel infused illegal drug business, and their free education, and free medical as well as the welfare and other freebies they are not eligible to receive but do. And thanks to the democrats and their opposition to voter ID, we have no idea how many of these illegal aliens are voting in our election, or dead people as well, or how many times a voter actually votes.

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        She is also a former prosecutor so she looks at things through prosecutor lenses. She likes facts, hard evidence, and tends to be fair in her decisions. She commented at the schools and gun safely committee hearing that are many great ideas that been floated around for gun control in the Senate. Senator Harris criticized the chamber and members failure to take up the issue or even have a deliberative debate about the issue.

        B: We don't enforce the existing gun control laws. What is gun safely?

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        I have heard her talk about the value of education, and I know that she values the importance of education. She believes that education should be fair for everybody. I agree with her when she states that we need to invest in our children and the teachers who teach them.

        B: This is the same democrat line that has been around for decades, and the education scores of pupils in California is one of the lowest in the country. In addition, as CA has the most students of any state in the country, that means we have the most uneducated children.

        The democrats created the failed common core educations system that even the teachers didn't understand, and neither did the parents and their children.

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        Kamala Harris as Presidential Choice

        Would you vote for Kamala Harris after reading this article?

        NO!

        She is not qualified to be a senator much less the president of the US.

        I would appreciate it, if you would make a serious effort to respond to these comments on your hub, including my previous one. Saying you disagree doesn't make an argument for why you disagree.

        Everyone in the US should support the president, why shouldn't you support the president?

        Thanks

      • jcoop28 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jimmy Cooper 

        5 months ago from Winchester

        I disagree but you are obviously a supporter of the President.

      • bradmasterOCcal profile image

        Brad NOYFB 

        5 months ago

        Jimmy

        I can tell from your hub that you are a loyal democrat voter, if you vote at all.

        You in my opinion have failed to make a serious case for Kamela, and every point that you made in her favor is wrong.

        I won't go through all the points, but the most serious one is immigration. As with all the democrats especially in CA, the immigration issue cost CA tens of billions of dollars a year that could go to the citizens of CA. The additional gas tax last year to fix the roads is an example of more taxes that should have been sufficient with the original tax. The CA infrastructure has not been taken care of in the last several decades which were under Democrat control.

        Kamela like like democrat god Governor Jerry Brown provided support for the niche and not the average person in CA. Tax, tax and more tax and what do we have to show for it. A 100 billion dollar high speed train that starts and ends in the middle of the state because after decades it has no tracks to run. Kamela is following Brown's political path to AG but went to the US senate instead of the Governor.

        Can you really support Sen Harris and Gov Brown's sanctuary state that includes Convicted Illegal Alien Felons and an open border. The taxpayers have been supporting illegal aliens forever with free education, free medical, welfare and other freebies. They are not free, they are paid for by taxes, while much of the money that the illegals earn here goes back across the border to their country.

        Pro choice is another way of saying oops, except for those that were pregnant from rape.

        "Senator Harris is one of the smartest women in the Senate! She stays informed on all issues. Her support of progressive policies for Immigration are sorely needed in this country."

        B:

        We have immigration laws and CA politicians among other democrats don't want these laws to be enforced, and they don't want to rewrite them. The border wall is more than immigration, it is stopping over $20 billion of illegal drugs from coming into the country every year. All with those drugs come gangs, and criminals and that means more arrests, and more people going to jail and prisons. We already are overfilled in the US prison system with over 2 million people, and the SCOTUS has forced the release of tens of thousands of convicts because of over crowding. The people that take these illegal drugs, along with those illegal drugs made in the US become medical problems, and criminals to pay to support them drug habit. Many of them become the victims of suicides. There is also a large business of child trafficking across the border. And for the gun control issue there are also gun traffickers. The democrats want us to believe the wall issue is immigration, but that is the least of the problems as I have mentioned above.

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        "The issue has been handed down from administration to administration to solve since President Reagan granted amnesty for illegals in 1980s. She is also a former prosecutor so she looks at things through prosecutor lenses. She likes facts, hard evidence, and tends to be fair in her decisions."

        B:

        Can you name and give details on these cases? Including what was the benefit. BTW, it is the jury or the judge that makes the decision.

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        " She commented at the schools and gun safely committee hearing that are many great ideas that been floated around for gun control in the Senate. Senator Harris criticized the chamber and members failure to take up the issue or even have a deliberative debate about the issue"

        B:

        We already have sufficient gun control laws and regulations, but they are not enforced. They have not been given adequate funding to followup on all the people that are not allowed to own guns, like convicts, and the mentally ill. In addition, the biggest illegal users of guns are criminals like those found in gangs across the state and the country. Start with taking away their guns. Many of these gangs are from Mexico and Central America. Gangs like MS13 from Guatemala are killers, and they initiate their members by having them kill.

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        "I have heard her talk about the value of education, and I know that she values the importance of education. She believes that education should be fair for everybody. I agree with her when she states that we need to invest in our children and the teachers who teach them."

        B:

        We have been investing in our children and their education since the 1950s and yet our education system in CA is poor compared to the rest of the country. And since much of those decades have been under democrat control, it doesn't say much about education. And if we didn't have to spend 10s of billions of dollars on illegals and their free education we might have a better education system.

        Free education is not the answer, and there is no data to suggest that it is viable. We have more than enough legal immigrants to do the jobs that the democrats say are the reason for illegal aliens.

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