Joe Biden Jr was sworn in as the United States 46th president today. I found the speech an extraordinary one in its call to unity and healing. This is what a president sounds like. The following excerpt I found particularly moving, and it encapsulates to me what it means to be part of the American dream:
And together we will 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. May this be the story that guides us. The story that inspires us. And the story that tells 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 thrive.
That America secured liberty at home and stood once again as a beacon to the world. That is what we owe our forbearers, one another, and generations to follow.
So with purpose and resolve, we turn to those tasks of our time. Sustained by faith, driven by conviction and devoted to one another and the country we love with all our hearts.President Joe Biden – inauguration speech – January 20th 2021