Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have just been sworn in. In his remarks, President Biden appealed to all Americans and promised to defend the US for the ‘public good.’
“I will defend the Constitution. I’ll defend our democracy. I’ll defend America. And I’ll give all, all of you, keep everything I do in your service, thinking not of power, but of possibilities. Not of personal interest, but the public good. And together we shall write an American story of hope, not fear, of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness,” he said.
Referring to the past President without mentioning his name Biden went on to say:
“Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path.”
Our new President spoke movingly of the past 4 years of “American carnage” and how ‘Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war. ‘
‘And we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured.’
He ended on a message for Americans, saying that they ‘met the moment.’
“May this be the story that guides us, the story that inspires and the stories that tell ages yet to come that we answered the call of history. We met the moment, democracy and hope, truth and justice did not die on our watch but thrived, that America secured liberty at home and stood once again as a beacon to the world. That is what we owe our forebearers, one another and generations to follow. With purpose and resolve, we turn to those tasks of our time, sustain by faith, driven by conviction and devoted to one another and the country we love with all hearts,” Biden said.