Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Albert Mohler: Our Task Today Is to Pray

As a nation, we have commemorated 58 presidential inaugurations. This week, we mark the 59th. On Wednesday, standing at the West Front of the United States Capitol, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will take the oath of office as the 46th president of the United States. Even after the events of the past few weeks—especially after the events of past weeks—Americans will witness the peaceful transition of power.

A constitutional form of self-government, a government that exists by the consent of the governed, an elected chief executive, require solemnity and dignity with the transfer of power. Our Constitution requires an oath of office, and that oath is made in public, before the nation and the watching world.

All Americans, those who voted for Joe Biden and those who did not, must respect the majesty of our constitutional order and the virtues of citizenship that make it possible.

Our task today is to pray for our nation, and for our new President. May God bless the United States of America.

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Hugh Hewitt: Joe Biden’s Opportunity

President Elect Joe Biden has a historic opportunity to meet the moment with his inaugural address. All Americans should be praying he delivers the speech of his life, and it will need to be, given the deeply divided nation he will be facing.

He will need to have an eye on the disaster of last week, the lost lives and the deep disgrace brought upon the nation. But he will also need to summon Americans to return to the politics of the postwar years, when bipartisan debate turned on how best to defend the country so that all could enjoy its blessings.

Moderation is not easy to argue for after the savage attack on the Capitol by the mob.

But it is moderation that we need now.

Partisan dangers and sweeping condemnation will not help the new president achieve what is needed. Appeals to reason and civility could help him—in Lincoln’s words—“bind up the nation’s wounds.”

… And healing is what the nation needs.

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Trump Impeached a Second Time

Townhall Review for January 16, 2021

Hugh Hewitt and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse talk about the latest effort by Democrats to impeach the President.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw about the second effort to impeach President Donald Trump.

Bob Frantz and Peter Kirsanow, member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, talk about the actions by social media to eliminate Parler.

Mike Gallagher talks about the how and why big tech moved so quickly against Parler.

Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about the dangers the Chinese Communist Party pose for the new President.

Dennis Prager talks with restaurant owner Angela Marsden about the banning of outdoor dining at her restaurant while Hollywood filming crews were allowed to dine outdoors in the same parking lot.

Mike Gallagher examines how President-elect Biden missed a prime opportunity to help bring some sanity to the volatile situation in the nation’s capitol.

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Lanhee Chen: The Conservative Agenda After the Loss of Georgia Senate Seats

Democrats will be in control of both houses of Congress, and the White House, after Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20th and Georgia’s two new United States Senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, take their seats later this month.

Republicans have suffered a number of electoral setbacks—not only did they lose control of the White House, but they’ll be in the minority in both houses of Congress for the first time in a decade.

Looking ahead, Republicans will need to remain united to defeat efforts to move policy in America further to the progressive left. And they’ll need to present a compelling vision for what they’ll do if given the opportunity to govern again. The conservative movement has traditionally stood for economic opportunity, personal freedom, a strong national defense, and the value of human life. These are values that many of our fellow Americans share and should be the backbone of efforts by conservatives to lead, once again.

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Jerry Bowyer: This Is Not Principled Conservatism

As we approach a new administration, it is important to uphold an element of American exceptionalism—a peaceful transition of power.

There’s been nothing wrong with investigating and challenging illegal voting practices.

But what is absolutely wrong is any call for violent resistance—in this case, to Joe Biden and his election. We’re seeing calls in social media for violent responses, either in the form of rebellion or in the form of martial law.

Not only is this rhetoric dangerous, it runs against principled conservatism. The Founders only declared independence after a long period of abuses by the King, and then used force in self-defense. The Bible admonishes Christians to “submit to the governing authorities.”

The inflammatory rhetoric does nothing to help the conservative movement. It does not stop Biden. It does not ensure a second Trump administration.

It hurts our cause. It should stop.

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Albert Mohler: Looking to 2021 With Hope

Before the year 2020 began, the biggest story by far had already begun, but we didn’t know it. Most Americans thought the big story of 2020 would be the presidential election. What could be bigger? We soon found out.

Democrats impeached Donald Trump but failed to remove him. The same party panicked when Bernie Sanders took the lead for the nomination, but it was Joe Biden who took the prize. John Lewis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alex Trebek, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John le Carre all died, each with a different story.

In November, Joe Biden was declared the winner, but Donald Trump was in no mood to concede. He hasn’t yet.

Of course, COVID-19 became the big story of the year. In December, “Operation Warp Speed” produced a vaccine. It’s still a big fight.

Most of us won’t be sad to see 2020 end, and we look to 2021 with hope. May the New Year bring you and yours renewed promise and blessing.

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Biden’s Troubling Cabinet Picks Will Bring Back Paris Climate Accord: Bob Frantz with Tevi Troy

Bob Frantz and White House historian and author Tevi Troy talk about President-elect Biden selections to fill out key roles in his administration. They also discuss Troy’s latest article in Politico, The John Kerry-Tony Blinken Relationship Has a Worrisome Analogue from the 1950s.

For more, check out Tevi Troy’s book, Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.

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