Prince Harry is once again mouthing off about American politics despite a rudimentary understanding — at best — of our founding principles. The pampered Brit delivered a speech at the United Nations on Monday insisting that we are witnessing a “rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States.”
Prince Harry, who only lives here because his wife dreams of doing animated voiceovers for Netflix, routinely opines on our Constitution with all of the British pomposity that led to the Revolutionary War. Newsflash: Americans do not like it when foreigners tell us what to do or how we should feel. And yet Prince Harry (do I even have to use his title anymore?) is too arrogant and lacking in self awareness to sit down and shut up.
In his latest critique, Prince Harry is presumably referring to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, an example of the American constitutional system working exactly as intended. There is no “right to abortion” enumerated in our Constitution; the Supreme Court previously considered it a subset of the also-invented “right to privacy.” The Supreme Court righted this wrong decision and sent the proverbial political football back to state legislatures. The American people get to vote for politicians who have the power to impose as many or as few restrictions on abortion as they please. That’s federalism, baby.
I can’t help but laugh at the same guy who called the First Amendment “bonkers” fretting about an alleged erosion of constitutional rights. Presumably, if Prince Harry had his way, we’d be policing speech à la the UK, where you can be thrown in jail for supposed “hate speech.” This would constitute a much greater threat to freedom and democracy than anything referred to in Prince Harry’s UN address.
Prince Harry previously admitted that he does not fully “understand” the US Constitution, having only been here a “short time.” It’s no surprise that he’s made no attempt to rectify that in the past year. Harry hasn’t got the American spirit. Red-blooded colonials once took up arms against the Duke of Sussex’s ancestors; comparatively, Prince Harry sold his gun collection to appease his spoiled wife.