The word representing the inauguration of President Joe Biden, who took office as the 46th President of the United States, was’unification’.
President Biden said at the inauguration ceremony held at the Capitol in Washington DC on the 20th (local time), “I will bet my soul on the unity of the United States.”
Ahead of the inauguration ceremony, it was a story of uniting the United States, whose divisions had been so deep that protesters who did not admit their election would invade the Capitol.
He admitted that the ambition to achieve unity in a diversified contemporary American society may sound like a daydream. However, he pledged to do his best and appealed for the participation of the people.
He also noted that there are people who do not support him. He pointed out that America’s strength is the freedom to disagree with the other party’s opinions within a peaceful border.
However, he promised, “I will be president of all Americans, including those who did not support me, not just those who supported me.”
He thanked his predecessors, including George W. Bush, who attended the inauguration ceremony, but never spoke the name of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.
However, he criticized former President Trump, who left a negative legacy in American society over the past four years, saying, “I learned again that democracy is a valuable but weak institution. At this moment, democracy has won again.”
He first pointed out extreme factionalism, white supremacy, and militants in the United States, emphasizing that “the United States must fight against these forces, and must win.”
In addition, referring to the recent intrusion of the Capitol Hill, he said, “There will never be any damage to democracy because of these people.”
President Biden also showed a willingness to wipe out a political culture that distorts facts in order to achieve its goals.
“Americans have to reject a culture in which facts are fabricated or even created,” he said.
In particular, he drew attention by mentioning the responsibility of political leaders to prevent the distribution of false information.
“The American society suffered because of lies for power or for private interests,” he said. “Political leaders have the duty and responsibility to defend the constitution, the state, and the truth, and to defeat the lie.”
He also pointed out that such a war should be ended, referring to the division of American society, which rejects other people because of their different races, religions, and political orientations.
President Biden said, “American history must be written with hope not fear, unity not division, light not darkness.”
He assured that if the US society achieves integration, the unprecedented situation of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) can be overcome.
President Biden also quoted a biblical psalm verse that says, “Crying in the evening will board, but joy will come in the morning.”
Meanwhile, President Biden pledged to fix various problems that the United States faces internally, and to restore relations with the alliance that had been damaged during the days of former President Trump.
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