President Joseph R. Biden is hitting his stride as a leader. He seems to me to have the best intentions and the interest of the American public on his mind. On Memorial Day, the Commander in Chief commented and emphasized what is important – democracy. He alluded to the threat posed by autocratic governments the world over and encouraged United States citizens to push open the door of democracy ever wider. Here are my thoughts on democracy from his message.
First, I appreciate how he brought us to remember the fallen who gave everything for the cause of democracy and encouraged us to do likewise and try to live our lives with similar convictions. These are not vain words but thoughts from Biden’s own life that he is speaking of to persuade us to do all we can to make our world a better and more inclusive place.
I can’t think of a better sentiment to say than what he said when he addressed America on Memorial Day. So let’s take the time to consider these words of encouragement and affirmation and if necessary realign our lives to our ideals and live the life that we would be proud of. To look out for our lives and the lives of our neighbors as well, for we are interdependent. That’s what a democracy is all about. I believe that we can achieve the idea that our nation has been built upon by our daily commitment, to love, to forgive, to have empathy and to hope for the best in each other’s lives as we strive to make our nation a better place for us all.
Hope is not lost and the world still has a fighting chance as long as we continue to be honest with
each other and keep hope alive in our thoughts and actions. We did not arrive at this place by
accident. Divine providence has established the seasons and times of our lives for a
challenge of rising up to become citizens of a great democracy and to be global ambassadors of this idea on which our country, the United States of America, was built upon.