Oath of office of the President of the United States


“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.”

Stunden vor der Einschwörung des 46. US-Präsidenten Joe Biden schreibt Jeffrey D. Sachs:

The Biden administration must now find a recovery path out of the wreckage of four decades of Reagan radicalism and the politics it created. Reagan got us stuck on the ideas that “government is the problem,” cuts in federal tax cuts are necessary, environmental regulations are problematic and major national problems can be left to the states and cities. These ideas, alas, are wrong, even though they are widely believed and were politically convenient for those who disliked the federal government’s policies to end racial segregation.

Americans have learned, the painful way, that we need an effective federal government. Just as states and cities could not contain Covid-19 when the federal government shirked its duties, we will also continue to fail to create enough decent jobs, educate our children, ensure safe water for our farms and cities, protect the health of Americans, face the climate emergency and modernize our infrastructure, until we mobilize the federal government to act on behalf of all Americans and all parts of our nation.
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Zur Inaugurationsfeier in Washington
https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/internationale-presseschau.2860.de.html

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THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF!
FDR, 1933 Inaugural Address
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20.1.1937: US-Präsident Franklin D. Roosevelt wird vereidigt
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Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787
That Convention met in strict secrecy, and the people of Philadelphia were naturally curious about what was happening inside. Would it be a monarchy, with General Washington as King? Would it be a direct democracy? Or something else entirely?

The story goes that on the final day of the Convention, as the 81 year old Benjamin Franklin descended the steps of Independence Hall, a lady approached him and asked:

“Well, Doctor, what have you given us?”

Franklin replied, “A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”

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