In a message to commemorate the Independence Day of the United States, President Joe Biden declared, this Monday (4), that freedoms are under attack.
He called on citizens to engage in “principled patriotism” as the country faced economic challenges and national divisions.
“From the deepest depths of our worst crises, we always rise to our highest heights,” Biden said in a statement at the White House. “We have been tested before, just as we are being tested today, but we have never failed because we have never strayed from the fundamental beliefs and promises that define this nation.”
Without citing her specifically, Biden appeared to mention the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade who protected the right to abortion. At the same time, he also mentioned the challenges that Americans face economically.
“Our economy is growing, but not without pain. Freedom is under assault, both here and abroad.”
Biden insisted on unity despite divisions in the country. “On this day, in the midst of the storm and conflict, may we commit ourselves to principled patriotism.”
“I believe we are more united than divided. Even more, I believe that it is a choice that we make, and I believe that it is within our power to choose unity and unity of purpose”, he concluded.
Source: CNN Brasil