Thursday, January 06, 2022

Their Will Prevails

My fellow Americans, in life, there's truth and, tragically, there are lies -- lies conceived and spread for profit and power.

We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie.

And here is the truth: The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.  He's done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country's interests and America's interests, and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.

He can't accept he lost, even though that's what 93 United States senators, his own Attorney General, his own Vice President, governors and state officials in every battleground state have all said: He lost.

That's what 81 million of you did as you voted for a new way forward.

He has done what no president in American history -- the history of this country -- has ever, ever done: He refused to accept the results of an election and the will of the American people.

You can't love your country only when you win.

You can't obey the law only when it's convenient.

You can't be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.

Those who stormed this Capitol and those who instigated and incited and those who called on them to do so held a dagger at the throat of America -- at American democracy.

This is not a land of kings or dictators or autocrats.  We're a nation of laws; of order, not chaos; of peace, not violence.

Here in America, the people rule through the ballot, and their will prevails.

-- President Joe Biden, Remarks To Mark One Year Since The January 6th Deadly Assault On The U.S. Capitol, 6 January 2022


Mike Betts said...

Hi Don, the best speech Biden has ever given. Sadly, not reported wide enough across the pond here. Thanks for posting, I do have an occasional ramble through...

Don Appleman said...

Hey, Mike -- Good to hear from you!