It's a new dawn, it's a new day and the editors at The Liberal Patriot consider what it all means, especially in light of Biden's fine inaugural speech. Brian Katulis covers a new economic foundation, Peter Juul considers a new internationalism, John Halpin outlines a new social contract and finally I assess a new politics that may be aborning.
"President Joseph R. Biden, in a necessary and heartfelt call for national unity in his inaugural address, gave all Americans his personal commitment to lead the country with honesty, integrity, and truthfulness and to always level with them through the difficult process of collectively confronting the challenges of our time: the pandemic, economic depression, the climate crisis, ongoing inequalities, and the assault on democracy.
Turning the page on the destructive and divisive Trump years, President Biden laid out a vision of America that “will not fail” if it acts together to build a more perfect union. Although the address centered mainly on his personal bonds with the country, the new president described the basic structures of what he wants a newly united country to achieve, at both the personal and societal levels.
He said: "Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this. Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause.
Uniting to fight the foes we face: anger, resentment and hatred, extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness and hopelessness. With unity we can do great things, important things. We can right wrongs. We can put people to work in good jobs. We can teach our children in safe schools. We can overcome the deadly virus. We can reward work and rebuild the middle class and make healthcare secure for all. We can deliver racial justice and we can make America once again the leading force for good in the world."
Looking forward, TLP’s co-editors examine the core components of national policy and politics that should drive the Biden administration’s efforts to renew America’s promise."
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