Tuesday, January 26, 2021
"Unity" President Biden's Inaugural Word of the Day - 6 Days Later
“Unity” President Biden’s Word of the Day: How’s That Going Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity Unity There, I said “Unity” 11 times, the same Number as President Biden in his inaugural address Always remember President Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell’s classic statement: “Judge us not by what we say, but by what we do.” Saying it doesn’t make it so. Saying “Unity” 11 times doesn’t make it so. “Right now, I’m the Democratic Party”: Vice President Joe Biden September 29, the first Presidential Debate. We know after his first six days in the White House President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party are united – to the left. Part of the Biden Agenda is to excise anything that was Trump, which ties into the left wing of the Democratic Party. President Biden’s on a tear against fossil fuels, stacking the government with climate change advocates, led by his special envoy John Kerry. He created a working group on the social costs of greenhouse gases. Here’s his actions so far: Revoke the permit for the Keystone Pipeline putting 11,000 out of work, including 9,000 union members; Banning oil and gas leases in ANWAR; Reentering the Paris Accords, which penalizes the United States, but gives China another decade to start reducing emissions; and He ordered a ban on future oil and gas leases on federal land. Energy Independence or high gas and other energy prices. President Biden has chosen. You can call it the Biden Plan or the Green New Deal, but it’s the same blow to the consumer. Gas prices were under $3/gallon on Inauguration Day in most states. Let’s see what they are on January 20, 2022. On Friday he restored collective bargaining for federal employees. He understands the power of the public employee unions. And he said: “I Pledge this to you: I will be a President for all of America.” He issued the Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.” It allows biological boys who self-identify as girls onto girls sports teams or face administrative action by the Department of Education. A president for all Americans? President Biden spoke out against the “uncivil war that pits Red against Blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. Sounds good, but then re reignited the warfare. He said we must confront and defeat “political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism.” But not a peep about the riots, looting, and arson in our cities. He added “Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal, and the harsh, long history of racism.” The New York Times issued the 1619 Project which premised America was based and built on slavery. President Trump created by executive order the 1776 Commission to provide a patriotic education on the “core principles of America’s founding and how these principles may be understood to further enjoyment ‘of the blessings of liberty.’” The Commission issued its report on January 18. He terminated the 1776 Commission on January 20 as one of his first executive orders. His Administration will deliver racial justice. He appointed Susan Rice head of his Domestic Policy Council to lead an effort for all federal agencies to root out systemic racism President Trump issued an executive order prohibiting diversity training that anyone is racist “by virtue of his or her race, sex or national origin.” The training would explore systemic racism and privilege; e.g. White Privilege. President Biden rescinded that order. He announced an end to construction of the Border Wall and a 100 day suspension of deportations. He proposed a path to citizenship for the DACA residents in America and the rest of the undocumented immigrants here before January 1. How do we know when they arrived? Even President Trump wanted path to citizenship for the DACA, but Speaker Pelosi blocked it for political reasons. The DACA resolution should pass Congress easily. As for the rest, the President, who wants to help American workers, is willing to open the borders to a flood of low-cost, unskilled laborers. His plan sounds like a replay of open borders with the promise of citizenship. He rejoined the World Health Organization, which repeated many of the Chinese misrepresentations regarding Covid-19. He rescinded the falsely labeled “Muslim Travel Ban.” The Oval Office reflects the President who controls the objects in it. President Trump placed a portrait of President Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office. President Biden replaced it with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. That’s his choice. President Jackson is anathema to Native Americans because of the Trail of Tears. He also, emulating President Obama, removed the Churchill Bust from the room. The bust had been restored by President Trump. He placed a large bust of Cesar Chavez in the room, a commendable choice. No explanation was given for removing the flags of the military services. He extended the moratorium on evictions and the pause on student loan payments of interest and principle. President Clinton on September 18, 1996 created the Grand Staircase – Grand Escalante National Memorial in Utah under the Antiquities Act. The 1,880,461 acres National Memorial was larger than the State of Delaware. President Trump cut its size 47% to 1,003,863 acres. President Biden is expected to restore the boundaries, but on January 20 ordered a 60 day National Monument Study. Let us not forget the proposed minimum wage of $15/hour. That will be great for those who keep their jobs, but not the unemployed and not the unskilled. Always remember, he said “My whole sole is in this bringing Americans together.” Not much unity in fact! The good news for President Biden is that he probably will not be in office when it all blows up.