Hopefully, good ol’ Joe will have his note cards telling him what to say as he tries to convey a message on Thursday about “the continued battle for the soul of the nation”.
Calling the address a significant message, the White House said Biden would examine how America’s holding up in the world and its democracy is at risk – I wonder what he will try to sell the people this time because they won’t take responsibility for putting us in this position.
The discourse will occur in Philadelphia and comes two months before the midterms – of course – in which Democrats will endeavor to hold Congress, while Republican allies of Donald Trump’s endeavor to win seats, governor’s mansions, and key electing posts in the states.
Biden will talk outside Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was endorsed in 1776, where Abraham Lincoln conveyed a critical discourse before the nationwide conflict in 1861, and where the sixteenth president’s body was shown to general society after he was killed four years after the fact.
Nearby Independence Hall is Congress Hall, where Congress sat somewhere in the range of 1790 and 1800, while Philadelphia was the impermanent US capital. This year, Democrats have developed any expectation of holding the House and the Senate.
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The White House said Biden would “talk about the progress we have made as a nation to protect our democracy, but how our rights and freedoms are still under attack. And he will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy.”
As mentioned, they are the ones attacking our rights every day, but they will most likely spoon-feed America telling them that We The People are the ones that are the enemy.
In July 2021, Biden talked at the National Constitution Center, about “protecting the sacred, constitutional right to vote.”
He said then, at that point: “We did it in 2020. The battle for the soul of America – in that battle, the people voted. Democracy prevailed. Our constitution held. We have to do it again.”
In May, Meacham who has advised Biden said that dialog “was not about, ‘How do I shape my legacy?’ It was, ‘How have previous presidents dealt with fundamental crises’…it was, ‘How do you articulate a case for democracy with all its inherent messiness?”
In any case, Biden’s head of staff, Ron Klain, as of late promoted the president’s interest in his place in history, and I’d say he is going down as one of if not the worst president America has, ever had the displeasure of running (or ruining) it – but maybe I’m wrong and the ‘legit’ over 81 million votes speak for themselves and he is going down as the best president in history.
The Biden organization, Klain said, had “delivered the largest economic recovery plan since Roosevelt, the largest infrastructure plan since Eisenhower, the most judges confirmed since Kennedy, the second-largest healthcare bill since Johnson, and the largest climate change bill in history.”
Klein additionally highlighted “the first time we’ve done gun control since President Clinton was here, the first time ever an African American woman has been put on the US supreme court. I believe it’s a record to take to the American public.”
It was not instantly clear if Biden could make a connection in the current week’s location to one more verifiable utilization of Independence Hall with solid significance in advanced America: in the long repercussions of the homicide of George Floyd and the fights for racial equity it motivated.
As a historian, Ted Widmer said in 2020, during the 1850s the corridor was “used as a holding pen for African Americans who were being recaptured after escaping from slavery. They would make it to Philadelphia and to freedom in the Underground Railroad, and then they would be recaptured, often even if they were legitimately free, they would be incarcerated in a jail inside the Independence Hall, and sent back into the south. So that building had become tainted in the eyes of a lot of Americans.”