Inauguration Day: 7 Highlights From the Speech by Biden
As the 46th President of the United States of America, Joe Biden was sworn-in.
Seven excerpts from his address on the inauguration day are below:
1. We have heard again that freedom is precious, democracy is delicate, and democracy has prevailed at this hour, my friends.
2. A virus that quietly stalks the country once in a century has claimed as many lives in one year as it did in World War Two.
3. They’ve lost millions of jobs. Hundreds of thousands of firms have closed down. A cry for racial justice drives us, some 400 years in the making. The dream of justice for everyone can no longer be postponed.
4. We can do great things, big things, with unity. We can put people to work in decent jobs, we can educate our children in healthy schools, we can correct wrongs. There’s a lethal virus we can conquer.
5. Politics should not be a raging fire that kills everything that’s in its way. There is no need for any conflict to be a cause of total war.
6. Here we stand, where thousands of demonstrators attempted to block courageous women marching for the right to vote 108 years ago at another inauguration ceremony. And today we are celebrating the swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman elected to national office.
7. So here’s my message to those beyond our borders. America has been tested and we’ve come out stronger for it. We will repair our alliances, and engage the world once again.