Biden's Anti-Unity Agenda

By Star Parker

President Joe Biden focused on the theme of unity in his inaugural address.

"Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people and uniting our nation," he said.

It sounds so nice. But only a career politician can be this disingenuous and speak the words as if he were so, so sincere.

If Biden's top priority were really unity, would he really have allowed a trial of former President Donald Trump to move forward in the Senate? Or immediately signed 30 executive orders in his first three days in the Oval Office, many of which focused on undoing and dismantling Trump's policies?

Such actions immediately alienate the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump.

Appreciating that if you want to know what someone is about, pay attention to what they do, not what they say, it is obvious that Biden's concern is advancing the left-wing agenda of his party, not unity.

On the other hand, there probably wouldn't be much difference with a Republican president. Republicans would be pushing for the president to advance their agenda. The game is to defeat the opposition, not unity.

So, what about unity? Is unity something we should care about?

After all, this is the United States of America, so named by the founders in 1776.

Eleven years later, in 1787, the Constitution was adopted, the preamble of which explains its purpose to "form a more perfect Union."

The glue holding together what the founders called the United States is adherence to the principles upon which the country was founded. We can read them clearly in the Declaration of Independence: "(A)ll men are created equal ... they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ... That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men."

The country is about individual freedom and the purpose of government to protect that freedom. The Constitution was designed to define more clearly legitimate tasks of the federal government, and to keep government within those boundaries. This is what makes us the United States.

Unity broke down and led to civil war because one of the core principles -- protecting the rights of all men -- was violated by the presence of slavery.

When we all accept the core principles that enable us to be free and the limited role of the federal government as defined in the Constitution, we function successfully as a unified country, and we grow and prosper.

It means each of us respects the uniqueness and freedom of each of our neighbors.

Reading through Joe Biden's laundry list of what he calls unity, we see a list of everything that pulls us apart: "We can right wrongs. We can put people to work in good jobs. We can teach our children in safe schools. ... We can reward work, rebuild the middle class ... We can deliver racial justice. We can make America, once again, the leading force for good in the world."

I would never rely on Joe Biden to define for me right and wrong, to decide how to create "good jobs" or "rebuild the middle class."

Joe Biden's idea of unity is more government and more politics. This means forcing all Americans to buy into his values -- something that will never happen -- and the idea that government can micromanage our lives.

This is exactly where things have been going, and this is why it's all breaking down.

For perspective: Combined federal, state and local government spending as a percent of gross domestic product -- our entire economy -- in 2020 was 39.8%. A mind-boggling 40% of our entire economy in 2020 was controlled by government. In 2000, it was 26%. In 1950, 17.7%, and in 1900, 6.8%.

We should indeed strive for unity -- unity around the principles upon which the nation was founded.

[Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the new weekly news talk show "Cure America with Star Parker." To find out more about Star Parker and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.]
COPYRIGHT 2021 CREATORS.COM

Related Posts

No Comments


Recent

Archive

 2021

Categories

Tags

1776 1964 90 million ACT Abolitionists African Americans Al Sharpton Alabama American Voters America Amy Coney Barrett Asians BLM Behavior Bible Bill of rights Black Americans Black History Black Leader Black Lives Matter Black Millionaires Black achievement Black community Black families Matter Black kids Black people Blacks Bureau of Justice Statistics CBS CNN California Capitalism Capitol Building Christianity City government Civil Rights Coca-cola College Board data Condoleezza Rice Congressional Budget Office Conservatives Conservative Conspiracy Theories Covid-19 Crime Cuba DNA Delta airlines Democrat party Democratic socialism Democrats Democrat Derek Chauvin Dick Gregory Diversity Documentary Donald Trump Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Election integrity Equality Equity Facebook Fake News Fascism Fascist Film Fire Fighters Foundation Founding Fathers Free Market Freedm Freedom's Journal Insitute Freedom's Journal Magazine Freedoms Journal Institute Freedoms Journal Magazine Freedom George Floyd George W. Bush Georgia Governors Grades HBCUs Harriet Tubman High School Hillary Clinton Historically Black Colleges and Universities History Hitler Hollywood House Hugo Chavez Hypocrisy IMDb Identity politics Inclusion Inventors Jim Crow Jimmy Carter Joe biden John Kass Jokes Justice Kamala Harris Karl Marx Katrina Kingmaker Klu Klux Klan LAw LGBTQ Larry Elder Latinos Law enforcement Lawsuits Legacy of Slavery Liberal progressives Liberals Liberal MLB MLK MSNBC Mainstream media Marxist Maxine Waters Media Metaphore Morality NAACP Nancy Pelosi Nazi Neck Holds Noam Chomsky Normal North Carolina Obergefell v. Hodges Oracle Oscars PPolice Pastor Patrisse Cullors President Donald Trump President Joe Biden President Obama Press Progressive Race Card Race Raphael Warnock Republican Party Republicans Republican Right to Vote Roe vs Wade Russia SAT SJW Scandinavia School Choice Shawshank redemption Slavery Social Justice Soviet Union Speech Stacey Abrams Steve Crowder Stock market Students Supporters Sweden Teachers' Union Tesla The Reverend Thomas Jennings Thomas Sowell Truth Twitter US Constitution Uncle Tom Underground Railroad Unity Venezuela Voter ID Voting Rights Act WGN Walter Williams Warner Bros. Television Group Washington D.C. Wealth creation White House White People White cops Whites Woke YouTube abnormal academia advancement affirmative action angry anti-semitic antifa antiracists arrested arrest biology boycott business owners civility college comedian conservative women contempt coverage criminal justice critical race theory culture war death penality debate delusion democracy discrimination diveristy driveway economic recovery economics economist economy education election reform elections employee employer entrance exams executive orders faith leader first amendment force gender hate speech hero homicide hyperbole impeachment inequality inheritance innovation investments jobs kids lies life in prison lock downs major league baseball mandates masks microaggression minimum wage monument moral superiority murder name callling neopronouns officers oppressed opt out patents poineers police brutality police political exploitation politicians politics poverty power prison progressives qualified immunity race and culture racism racist nation racist ratings regulations reparations restaurant retirement riot rules for thee and not for me scholar sexism sexuality skin color snow social distancing social media social security socialism stereotypes subjectivism systemic racism trial tribalism unemployment victim culture wages white privilege women in history