Joe Biden Slams America as ‘Morally Deprived’
'We’ve never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation'
Democrat Joe Biden has delivered a new speech where he slams the United States and the American people as "morally deprived."
Former Vice President Biden made the comments during a Tuesday address on racial equality.
Only 2,200 tuned in to watch Biden's speech on the White House's official YouTube channel, however.
"I believe we are in a battle for the soul of this nation," Biden declared as he mumbled through his remarks.
"And the simple truth is our soul be troubled as long as systemic racism is allowed to persist," he added as he slurred he way through the statement.
"We can’t eliminate ‘zimply’ [??] overnight. We can’t ‘eliminateverthing.’"
"But it’s corrosive, it’s destructive and it’s costly," Biden continued.
"It costs every American.
"Not just who felt the sting of racial injustice.
"We’re not just less of a – We’re not just a nation of morally deprived because of systemic racism.
"We’re also less prosperous. We’re less successful. We’re less secure."
Biden was speaking at the White House on the occasion of signing four executive orders that, he claimed, would address racial “equity.”
Elsewhere in his address, Biden told Americans that they had “never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation.”
With Kamala Harris looking on, Biden said:
"We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation, to state the obvious, that all people are created equal and have a right to be treated equally throughout their lives.
"And it’s time to act now, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because if we do, we’ll all be better off for it."
Biden: "We’ve never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation, to state the obvious. … We bought the view that America is a zero sum game … If you succeed, I fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. … Maybe worse of all, if I hold you down, I lift myself up." pic.twitter.com/0maDrVkd3b— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2021
Biden did not explain why he believes Americans are not “treated equally” under the law, or who is mistreating them.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been in effect for nearly six decades — only slightly longer than Biden’s own political career, according to Breitbart.
The idea that America has never lived up to its founding principles was a repeated theme throughout Biden’s presidential campaign.
Last October, for example, he told an interviewer that “America was an idea,” past tense:
America was an idea, an idea.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident.”
We’ve never lived up to it, but we’ve never walked away from it before, and I just think we have to be more honest.
Let our kids know, as we raise them, what actually did happen. Acknowledge our mistakes, so we don’t repeat them.
On Tuesday, Biden also claimed that former President Donald Trump’s 1776 commission was “offensive” and “counter-factual.”
He did not specify what, exactly, he found “offensive” in the commission’s report, nor what factual claims he disputed.
The report states:
Of course, neither America nor any other nation has perfectly lived up to the universal truths of equality, liberty, justice, and government by consent.
But no nation before America ever dared state those truths as the formal basis for its politics, and none has strived harder, or done more, to achieve them.
Biden deleted the report from the White House website within moments of taking office.