Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let's not just celebrate those words, let's commit to finally fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly! pic.twitter.com/1WrATlx8Xl— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 4, 2020
When articles like @TheAtlPolitics @JohnGHendy this highlight how we treat people who mix up words and you know DAMN WELL what they meant; When I do the EXACT SAME THING EVERY SINGLE DAY; When my son feels the it’s injustice at 8 years old, it’s personal.
I’m so very proud of my boy. I’m proud of the man I am. I proud of @JoeBiden and I’m proud of all the honorable, honest candidates asking America to represent them. I’m not ashamed of misspeaking or jumbling words. I’m ashamed of those that shame it.
The Vice President, the Secret Service and his team worked to quickly turn the wreck room in his home into a studio with fiber optic, secure livestream ability to broadcast live from Delaware on a regular basis.
He said he wants to be in "daily or at least significant contact with the American people and communicate what I would be doing, what I think we should be doing, and how we should be doing it." Biden said he has been in contact with governors, mayors and House and Senate Democratic leaders. He singled out Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who on Friday ordered all non-essential workers in his state to stay home, is "doing one hell of a job." Biden's public remarks have focused much more on the health-care-related elements of the coronavirus response than the economy. He has urged Congress and the White House to "surge dollars into the economy" to help workers and small businesses. He said big businesses that get federal government help need to meet "their obligations to the community" and cannot be allowed to use that money for stock buy-backs or benefits for executives. Biden also called for a halt on evictions for those who miss rent or mortgage payments.
I can only speak for myself. I don't speak for Joe - but he does speak up for us. I've had more than my share of hardships, and like the Vice President, I have a passion for learning and making sure I do the right thing - but I trip and stumble on my words, have a terrible short-term memory, and I'm prone to make mistakes. Lots of mistakes. I still do dumb things, step on the toes of other people while caught up in my own self-centered plans, and there are plenty of people to whom I've had to or continue to owe apologies or atonement. I am no saint. What my journey in Sobriety has taught me is that that's very human. Humility is accepting that not only am I not perfect, I'm going to need to constantly grow and learn and work at being better. Rather than taking an, "I know everything", egotistical stance, it's in admitting that I don't know everything, and can only speak to my own experience, that keeps me grounded in honesty and some character. God isn't finished with me yet. There are plenty of ways I need to grow even now, and plenty of ways that, by the Grace of God, I have grown and become a changed person over my 18 years of sobriety. I've been homeless. I've been hopelessly addicted, alone and in the depths of despair. I've lost a lot. But if you ask anyone that knows me well, they'll tell you I make a real effort to humble myself; that I have an atttitude of gratitude and am full of HOPE, empathy, and a genuine and sincere desire to do right by people. Even to my wife, who's my rock, I try to set expectations properly. I tell her, "I will let you down". I don't promise perfection. I don't promise I'll be anything better than what I am: A recovering alcoholic and addict who still has plenty of shortcomings to work on. If I'm a good man, or a good husband, or a good Father or a good leader; if my flaws and my alcoholism doesn't get the best of me, it's often in spite of myself - and only by the Grace of God.
I'm giving a voice to everyday Joes like me. Read Jacquelyn's story above, with more to come. I'm happy to volunteer my time to give a platform for anyone supporting Joe Biden for President to tell their story, in their own words.
"IM JUST GOING TO BE DOING EVERYTHING THAT I CAN TO SEE THAT WE GET SOME DIGNITY AND HUMANITY AND HUMILITY BACK INTO THE WHITE HOUSE"
Reporter: CHRIS GILROY OF ANTIOCH STARTED A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT FOR BIDEN AND A WEBSITE CALLED EVERYDAY AMERICAN JOE. HE IS NOT SURPRISED THAT BIDEN SWEPT MOST STATES TUESDAY.
"THE AVERAGE EVERYDAY AMERICAN JOE, JANE AND JACQUELYN WERE HEARD. THEY'RE NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TOO EXTREME"
Our tweets, our thoughts, our opinions and our voices are our own. We don't speak for Joe or Biden for President - but he does speak up for us. We, The People, sometimes swear, and can be provacative. Thank God, or the Constitution, we have the right and freedom to say whatever we want. You don't have to agree. You don't have to approve. But We will be heard.
If you do, then we welcome you to join us on this march to The White House...