Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. became the 46th President of the United States after being sworn in by Chief Justice John Robert of the Supreme Court in the US Capitol building. In his first speech, he urged the countrymen to unite and overcome the corona epidemic, economic distress and mutual estrangement.
Along with Biden, Kamala Harris was also sworn in as America’s first woman and black vice-president. Swearing in as president, Biden told American citizens that they would have to keep politics aside and fight the epidemic as a country. Only then will everyone be able to get out of these situations simultaneously.
He referred to the violence perpetrated by the rightists in the Capitol building several times in a speech and appealed to the people to help each other and move forward despite mutual differences. During his swearing in, his wife Jill held the Bible, which Biden laid hands on for the oath.
Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn in by Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomare. America’s First Lady, Vice President Harris of Black and South Asian descent, was shown the honor of diversity in America by being sworn in by Sonia, who belongs to the Hispanic (Spanish) community.
Biden and Kamala Harris arrive at the prayer at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington before reaching the Capitol building with families. The gathering was held here on Tuesday night to commemorate the corona epidemic dead. Biden and Harris arrived at the oath taking ceremony at the Capitol at 10:30 am American time. Lady Gaga sang the American national anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ and Jennifer Lopez sang ‘This Land Is Your Land’.
The US Supreme Court threatened to detonate the bomb just before the ceremony. The National Guards immediately closed the building and investigated. This threat turned out to be fake. The building was already closed to the public due to Kovid-19. Most of the judges also attended the ceremony. There was no need to take anyone out.
This is the day of America, the day of democracy. For centuries, for which America has been tested, we have passed it. Today we are celebrating the victory of democracy, not a candidate. Democracy is valuable, fragile, but resurrected by our efforts.
We have been changing power in a peaceful manner for more than 200 years. We have come a long way but we still have to go a long way. We will keep trying to create a better United Nations.
A lot remains to be improved, built and achieved today. Few people in history have endured our situation like today. More than all the people we lost in the world wars have died in this epidemic, millions of jobs have been lost, violence and loss has occurred.
We have to save the country from white supremacism and domestic violence. They are a threat to the country. We need unity against it. I invite all Americans to come along. Unity can only correct the mistakes made so far, give better education to our children, increase jobs, give justice to racist discrimination, end violence, reinvigorate the middle class.
Our history is a history of the constant struggle of the idea of all human beings being equal against racism, discrimination and anti-democracy views. The idea of equality always lives. We will still win it today. Let us look at each other equally as neighbors, not enemies. If you do not do this, then insecurity, bitterness will increase. No country can move forward in a messy situation. We have to stand as the United Nations at this moment. They start new, listen to each other, let them speak.
Civil war, discrimination and violence against women have arrived here
Countrymen, we have to become better. Look around us, today we are standing in the shadow of the dome of the Capitol, which was built during the time of the Civil War. 108 years ago women were prevented from standing for the right to vote, but today we see a black woman becoming Vice President. Today we are standing at the holy site which was tried to spoil by the mob of right wing people two weeks ago, but we did not let it happen, nor will it ever happen.
If you disagree with someone, it is not a wrong thing, but this is the idea of America. But because of this, unity should not be fragmented. Many countrymen are surrounded by concerns about their jobs, healthcare, and repayment of loan amount. Under these circumstances, will we hate those who look different from us, believe in different religions, read different newspapers?
The past months have taught us that lies are hidden even in truth. If we have to respect the constitution, protect the truth and defeat the untruth. I am the President of all Americans. Jinhen who did not support me, I will fight for their entitlements as much as Jinhan who voted for them.
Sometimes we will take help, sometimes we will, it will bring prosperity.
In life, sometimes you will need someone’s help, sometimes you will also be able to help. With this the country will grow, prosper. Even in the midst of disagreement, we have to exert full power to get out of this dark time.