Biden’s key message, that we are in a battle for the soul of a nation, put me in mind of Abraham Lincoln’s famous “House Divided” speech to the Illinois Republican state convention.
And, yes, the solution to this is to vote. The converted could be comforted by this speech, but I doubt it was persuasive to any election deniers. And I’m not sure any speech would be. But the speech is the collective prayer that all democracy lovers recite daily:
Please, let there be enough of the Constitution-loving, silent Americans left who will vote for it and will insist on counting the votes.
Until last night’s speech in Philadelphia, the President had not called out the former president by name for his continued inciting of violence, his ceaseless lying about the 2020 election, or his bludgeoning of democracy. I hope President Biden will continue to speak out, as the time for a president’s silence about a predecessor has long passed.
Opinion column by Michele Goodwin
Justice Samuel Alito’s claim, that there is no enumeration and original meaning in the Constitution related to involuntary sexual subordination and reproduction, misreads and misunderstands American slavery, the social conditions of that enterprise and legal history.