At 12 noon today, in beautiful America, there would be a fresh breeze, out of the horizon, in the land of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. These men and others made America great. A land where a little boy is limited purely based on his imaginations and capabilities, not by the connections through uncles.
A land where a little girl could join the nightingales in ecclesiastical melodies because her promises are unbounded. Men come, women arrive, leaving the bounds behind them for the open promise of America.
We love this land because it is open, accommodating and kind. You come, do the right things and grace follows. That your ancestors came 200 years ago should not diminish that some just arrived. That is what makes America unique: a nation like none, peerless in its generosity, and even as it perfects its union, it remains the beacon of hope in all splendour, shining on the hill, for the world.
Mr. Biden, the world welcomes you. America welcomes you. Heal the world through grace: strength through humility, and let all nations return to the playgrounds. I am a village boy – I like fresh breeze.
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. Celebrations have been muted in the wake of the Capitol riot and amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 400,000 Americans. Instead of crowds, some 200,000 American flags are on display on the National Mall. President Trump did not attend the ceremony on the west front of the Capitol, leaving for Florida earlier in the day.
Former Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance to watch his successor, Kamala Harris, make history. Vice President Kamala Harris will swear in Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as well as California’s Senate replacement for her. This will give Democrats a majority in the chamber, with Harris as tie-breaker.
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