This 2021 Presidential Election has been a roller coaster to say the least! All the trash talk all the accusations over the past year…I just wanted it to be done with. Today it is done. President Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. When President Biden stepped up to the podium to give his Inauguration Speech, I sat in my living room, waiting, almost holding my breath. What would he say? What would he promise? What kind of President will this man be? Most of my questions were quickly answered as I listened to him call for Unity and urging American’s to stand together instead of allowing “racism, nativism, fear, demonization” to divide us. He bared his heart as he spoke of faith and hope for our Country, for us. He made it clear that he will be a President for all of us. I realize that today was just a celebration day for him and for our Country. Tomorrow the real work will begin and as every President before him, Biden will be tested and judged by his words, actions and decisions.
Negative judgement and ridicule has been the norm for us for quite awhile in politics. It’s time for something that should of happened before this day to begin. It’s time for us as American Citizens to stand up alongside our President, in the good times and in the bad times and support him out of respect. Whether we agree with all of his decisions or not, we as Americans need to keep respect as the forethought of our words and actions. It’s okay to disagree with him. It’s okay to not like that he is President. But it is not okay to disrespect him, his family, his position as our President. And when we disagree with decisions that he makes, we need to remember that he is just a man who stepped up to do a difficult job. He is not perfect and to expect him to be perfect is unfair. By hearing his heart felt speech today, I realize that he is a man with a passion to serve and help the American people, to help us to have a better life, a better country to live in.
President Biden, thank you for your speech today. Thank you for the comforting words that you spoke from your heart to us. I don’t know if I will agree with everything you say or do but I do know that I will respect you and those who serve alongside you. I will pray for you, your family and for Vice President Harris and her family. The Bible calls us to pray for our Country and our leaders. I urge all people to set aside their differences and bow their heads in prayer.