Just before the United States celebrated its independence on July 4th, President Joe Biden gave a very confusing speech on Friday at a naturalization ceremony with essential workers and military service members. Biden struggled to say ‘America is great, but not that great’ while attempting to say there is no standard for what defines an American.
The President began speaking about his ancestors who crossed the Irish Sea back in 1849, “having no idea whether they’d make it across the Atlantic to the United States, then to the col- – to the United States of America, but certain if they did, they could do better. And they did.”
Biden then raised some eyebrows with his standard mumbo jumbo: “I’ve often said that America is the only nation in the world founded on an idea,” Biden said. “Every other nation in the world is founded on the basis of either that — geography or ethnicity or religion. You can define every — almost everyone else based on those characteristics, but you can’t define America. I defy you to tell me what constitutes an American. You can’t do it. We’re an incredibly diverse democracy.”
I defy you? He continues, “But, there is one thing that does define us a country: We were founded on an idea that, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [and women] are created equal…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…Life, Liberty, [and] the pursuit of Happiness,’” he added.
Liberals are generally not so thrilled about the Founding Fathers, the Constitution and especially, gasp, their Creator. But it’s Biden, so they will likely give him a free pass. “It sounds corny to Americans, as we learn this in grade school and high school” the president continued.
We’ve never fully lived up to it, but we’ve never, ever, ever walked away from it. Every generation opens that aperture a little bit wider.” We’ve never lived up to it? There may not be a more insulting thing a leader of this country, who in turn is the leader of the free world, can say.