Defending Democracy is Biden’s call in the State of Union Address

As he started, US President Joe Biden emphasized the significance of upholding democracy both domestically and globally as he completed his State of the Union speech on Thursday night. In my future, we will protect democracy rather than weaken it. As he concluded his remarks, Biden stated, “I see a future where we restore the right to choose and protect other freedoms, not take them away.” Biden started off the evening by highlighting the dangers he said democracy faced globally and urging Congress to authorize more funding for Ukraine’s struggle against Russia.

 

A $95 billion foreign aid plan, approved by the Senate, which includes $61 billion to support Kyiv in its conflict with Russia, is being obstructed by House Republicans. I have known [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin for a long time, and I have one clear message for him: We will not give up. We refuse to submit,” stated Biden. at a broader sense, Biden claimed that freedom and democracy are at danger everywhere. The fact that democracy and freedom are being attacked simultaneously at home and abroad is what makes this period unique, he remarked. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, was praised by the president as well, calling it “the strongest military alliance the world has ever seen.

 

He brought up Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, who was a guest of First Lady Jill Biden during the speech. On Thursday, Sweden formally joined NATO. Biden strolled slowly down the chamber aisle, pausing to greet, converse, and take pictures with different members of Congress and other people. As Biden approached the podium, a group of guests started cheering and screaming, “Four more years.” The members of the president’s Cabinet, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, entered the chamber first and shook hands with legislators as they made their way to their seats.

 

Miguel Cardona, the secretary of education, was the designated survivor—a term used to describe the one member of the president’s Cabinet who skips the State of the Union speech in order to make sure that, in the unlikely event of a disastrous incident during the speech, a presidential successor is secure. The Biden administration is pleading with Congress to approve security assistance for Israel and Ukraine, and Biden’s speech takes place as lawmakers attempt to fund the government and prevent a shutdown. Near the end of his speech, Obama touched on the current conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. He demanded that Hamas free every Israeli hostage that the organization was still holding.

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