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President Biden's Inaugural Address

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    The beginning of a new political era has begun after President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.

    President Biden devoted much of his speech calling for unity and reconciliation after years of deep political divide. In perhaps the most memorable line of his address, the new President called for Americans to "end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts, if we show a little tolerance and humility and if we're willing to stand in the other person's shoes, as my mom would say, just for a moment."

    It was a striking contrast to what we have become accustomed to throughout the past four years. I'm not naïve enough to think that everything is going to get better overnight, but I do have hope that the new President can begin the work to heal our deeply divided country.

    What did you think of President Biden's address? Did he strike the right tone or were you hoping to hear something different?

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    JaredS Wrote:

    It was a striking contrast to what we have become accustomed to throughout the past four years. I'm not naïve enough to think that everything is going to get better overnight, but I do have hope that the new President can begin the work to heal our deeply divided country.

    Hear, hear! I thought the whole thing was strong. Definitely sets a new tone altogether. He's the 46th president, then why is it the 59th inauguration?

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    JFoster Wrote:

    He's the 46th president, then why is it the 59th inauguration?

    Because of multi-term presidents, like Obama, Bush, FDR, etc that were inaugurated more than once. The ceremony has been conducted that many times.
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    Was a great speech btw. Very refreshing and I believe Biden when he says he is for unity and healing among all else. Sure I expect him to play politics throughout his time in office like every other President, but I do think he is genuine. And while I didn't think he was the best candidate for the DNC to pick, I'm starting to come around on him being a good leader and choice for the moment we are in right now.