Citing Scripture from Ecclesiastes 3, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told voters Tuesday that God is calling the nation to heal from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest and political division and he wants to make America one nation under God again.
“I run to unite this nation, to heal this nation. I’ve said that from the beginning. It’s badly necessary. The Bible tells us there’s a time to break down and a time to build up, a time to heal. This is that time. God in history has called us to this moment and to this mission,” Biden told voters in Warm Springs, Georgia, a week before Election Day.
“With our voices and our votes, [we] must free ourselves from the forces of darkness, from the forces of division and the forces of yesterday, from the forces that pull us apart, hold us down and hold us back. And if we do so, we’ll once more become one nation under God, indivisible, a nation united, a nation strengthened, a nation healed. That is my goal. That is why I’m running.”
Biden, who delivered his socially distant speech from the one-time retreat of Franklin D. Roosevelt, argued that while the impact of multiple crises on the nation has resulted in deep wounds in a political culture of division, he noted, “I know this country. I know our people. And I know we can unite and heal this nation.”
“These are historic, painful crises. The insidious virus, the economic anguish, the systematic discrimination, and one of them could have rocked the nation. Any one of them. Yet we’ve been hit by all three at once. But if we are honest with ourselves, the pain striking at the heart of our country … goes back years,” he argued.
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