Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.
— Joe Biden, The Illegitimate President of the U.S.
Want to know what's inside the vaccine vials?
- Website: Steve Kirsch's Newsletter
- Date: September 1, 2022
- View Source of Want to know what's inside the vaccine vials? (Opens new window)
One of my colleagues did mass spectrometry on 4 vaccine vials: two from Moderna and two from Pfizer.
He found PEG, but no phosphorus which means he found the lipid nanoparticles, but no payload or preservative. A bunch of blanks. No mRNA.
See No Evil…There is No Evil
Why isn’t the CDC paying for a study like this?The CDC never commissioned such a study to do QA on the vials.
The only reason I can think of that they didn’t do this is because they don’t want to know and they don’t want you to know.
I wonder why?
What Do We Now Know About Hot COVID-19 Vaccine Lots?
- Website: The Forgotten Side of Medicine
- Date: September 2, 2022
- View Source of What Do We Now Know About Hot COVID-19 Vaccine Lots? (Opens new window)
It must also be remembered that typically with a toxin that affects numerous systems in the body, acute fatalities tend to be a relatively rare side effect compared to the chronic complications that also emerge. This unexpected excess of deaths following vaccination thus suggested the chronic complications were going to be much worse than I had initially expected.
At the same time, I and colleagues began noticing sharp demarcations in the reactions to the vaccines; some individuals seemed as though nothing had been injected into them, while many others had a severe inflammatory response that was completely different from what they had experienced with any previous vaccine. These observations argued for some of the vaccines being placebos.
Hiding Hot Vaccine Lots
From DPT, there is a precedent for a hot vaccine lot to not be removed from the market and instead for its toxicity to be concealed by disseminating the lot throughout the country. As a result, the only way a dangerous lot could be detected by the general public would be if the VAERS data for the entire country (sorted by lot number) was examined, or an outside observer like myself noticing a pattern of family members who lived together (including unrelated ones such as a husband and wife) developing severe vaccine injuries.
One of the major issues within the vaccine debate is how little is understood about how vaccines are made and that their production process makes it quite challenging to ever produce a “clean” vaccine. I believe many of the issues with vaccinations arise from their production being an inherently dirty process which will inevitably produce contaminated vaccines, that lot by lot, will vary in their degree of contamination.
When the COVID-19 vaccines originally entered the market, they were held under lock and key in order to make sure they were always kept between -130°F to -76°F. Over time, this requirement became somewhat forgotten and temperature control of the vaccines is no longer as strictly followed. This section will explain why that occurred.
Method of Production
One of the key issues pharmaceutical companies have to overcome is to developing a method of production that allows them to rapidly produce the drug product that will be sold to the public (as the initial production method is almost always too slow) and produces a product without significant quality issues. Outside commentators thus argued (and in many cases with evidence) that the production quality and temperature control for the mRNA product was almost assuredly much better within the vaccine trials than in the vaccines provided to the general public that were produced under nearly impossible time constraints that required utilizing far less precise production methods.
More Placebo Evidence
Similarly, there are a variety of issues with having a laboratory legally obtain possession of a vaccine and test it (this was particularly challenging early on when the vaccines were kept under lock and key). Nonetheless, Steve Kirsch’s colleague recently was able to do so with mass spectrometry and made an interesting discovery. Of the 4 vaccines that were tested, (2 Moderna and 2 Pfizer), all appeared to contain the lipid nanoparticles, but none contained any mRNA. This suggests some lots are placebos and once again argues for significant lot-to-lot variability.
No More Lot Numbers
Following publication of this article, a reader informed Pfizer was also extremely concerned about the potential toxicity of their lots and specified the lots would not be serialized (serializing makes it possible to trace reactions to specific lots and to know the lot’s size) in the contract governments around the world had to sign to get Pfizer’s vaccine. From a quality control standpoint, this is a major red flag, but as you have seen, quality control has not been a priority for these vaccines.
5.5 Purchaser Acknowledgement.
Purchaser acknowledges that the Vaccine and materials related to the Vaccine, and their components and constituent materials are being rapidly developed due to the emergency circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to be studied after provision of the Vaccine to Purchaser under this Agreement. Purchaser further acknowledges that the long-term effects and efficacy of the Vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known. Further, to the extent applicable, Purchaser acknowledges that the Product shall not be serialized.
An Open Letter to Joe Biden
- Website: OFFICIAL SUBSTACK OF ROYCE WHITE
- Date: September 3, 2022
- View Source of An Open Letter to Joe Biden (Opens new window)
My name is Royce White. I’m an American citizen, born and raised in the 32nd state of the union. I’m a Christian, I am a Black man and yes I am a MAGA Republican. Although given the current state of politics, it may not be fair to call us Republicans at all. There are no Democrats or Republicans anymore, Only Globalists and Nationalists. On this day I feel more concerned than ever about the future of this country. Yet for many reasons I feel equally blessed.
Beyond the political implications of borders and the nation state. Beyond the value of our citizenship or the importance of our American heritage and ideals… Spiritually, the nation state and borders provide a physical constraint or limitation on man’s ambition to rule the world. It is one of man’s few inventions that has huge spiritual benefit with proper leadership and statesmanship . It at least checks the arrogant desire to conquer the world — as if in doing so we could become God. There is only one true God. We also see with clear eyes, that this declaration of war is really against His kingdom and it’s righteousness. MAGA is just a slogan you’re using as cover to say anyone with faith, in this country or in God, is now considered by The State to be a fascist. The Post World War II Liberal Order, has relentlessly used Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany, as a cornerstone scare tactic to promote Globalism. As if the Nation State is by default an inevitable conduit of tyranny. But who now stands before the American people with two marines, and declares certain people as others or enemies of The State, in the name of a political agenda? Artifice!
Oh Joe, what have you done? Bring it on Tyrant.
Royce Alexander White
Future President of The United States
Peer-Reviewed: 94 Percent of Vaccinated Patients With Subsequent Health Issues Have Abnormal Blood, Italian Microscopy Finds
- Website: The Epoch Times
- Date: September 2, 2022
- View Source of Peer-Reviewed: 94 Percent of Vaccinated Patients With Subsequent Health Issues Have Abnormal Blood, Italian Microscopy Finds (Opens new window)
Physicians in Italy studied the blood of patients who had been injected with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and found foreign matter long after vaccination, a new study shows.
The three doctors, all of whom are surgeons—Franco Giovannini, M.D., Riccardo Benzi Cipelli, M.D., and Giampaolo Pisano, M.D.—examined freshly drawn blood of more than a thousand patients using direct observation under microscopes to see what was happening in the blood.
Of the 1006 patients, 426 were men and 580 were women. One hundred and forty-one received only one dose of an mRNA vaccine, 453 got two doses, and 412 received three doses in total. The patients ranged in age from 15 to 85. The average age of the patients was 49. All 1,006 patients were seeking healthcare because they were not feeling well: presenting with a wide variety of health issues.
On average, the patients whose blood was examined had been vaccinated about one month prior.
Of the 1,006 patients, after vaccination, only about 5 percent—just 58 people—had blood that looked normal.
The images are dramatic. Side-by-side pictures of a patient’s blood before and after vaccination show stark differences. Before vaccination, the red blood cells are separate from each other and are round, while the blood drawn after vaccination shows red blood cells that are deformed, and that cluster in coagulation around visible foreign matter that was not present before.
Fauci’s Red Guards: Lawsuit Reveals Vast Federal Censorship Army
- Website: The New Normal
- Date: September 2, 2022
- View Source of Fauci’s Red Guards: Lawsuit Reveals Vast Federal Censorship Army (Opens new window)
“This evidence suggests we are uncovering the most serious, coordinated, and large-scale violation of First Amendment free speech rights by the federal government’s executive branch in US history.”
Forced Preference Falsification
One aspect of dictatorships that citizens of democratic nations often find puzzling is how the population can be convinced to support such dystopian policies. How do they get people to run those concentration camps? How do they find people to take food from starving villagers? How can they get so many people to support policies that, to any outsider, are so needlessly destructive, cruel, and dumb?
The answer lies in forced preference falsification. When those who speak up in principled opposition to a dictator’s policies are punished and forced into silence, those with similar opinions are forced into silence as well, or even forced to pretend they support policies in which they do not actually believe. Emboldened by this facade of unanimity, supporters of the regime’s policies, or even those who did not previously have strong opinions, become convinced that the regime’s policies are just and good—regardless of what those policies actually are—and that those critical of them are even more deserving of punishment.
No regime in American history has ever previously had the power to force preference falsification by systematically and clandestinely silencing those critical of its policies.
Until now. As it turns out, an astonishing new release of discovery documents in Missouri v. Biden—in which NCLA Legal is representing plaintiffs including Jay Bhattacharya, Martin Kulldorff, and Aaron Kheriaty against the Biden administration for violations of free speech during Covid—reveal a vast federal censorship army, with more than 50 federal officials across at least 11 federal agencies having secretly coordinated with social media companies to censor private speech.
Worst Free Speech Violation in History
In plaintiff Aaron Kheriaty’s words:
Hyperbole and exaggeration have been common features on both sides of covid policy disputes. But I can say with all soberness and circumspection (and you, kind readers, will correct me if I am wrong here): this evidence suggests we are uncovering the most serious, coordinated, and large-scale violation of First Amendment free speech rights by the federal government’s executive branch in US history.
If you don't think there is worldwide coordination of pandemic responses, here is the evidence: Canada, UK, Switzerland, European Union and US all authorize nouvelle boosters simultaneously
- Website: Meryl’s COVID Newsletter
- Date: September 2, 2022
- View Source of If you don't think there is worldwide coordination of pandemic responses, here is the evidence: Canada, UK, Switzerland, European Union and US all authorize nouvelle boosters simultaneously (Opens new window)
And in the US, the vaccine has not had any human testing yet. Moderna began injections last week but their study won’t complete till year’s end. By then the 512 people in the Moderna trial will be irrelevant to the tens of millions that already received this new booster, which so far has only completed its testing in mice. Mice. Can you believe it?
But that is okay, because there is no liability–you cannot sue the clinic, the manufacturer or the government regulators and program planners who urged you to get vaccinated. You can beg DHHS to pay you if you are injured or die, but so far, no one has gotten a penny for a COVID vaccine injury.
the american hostage situation: stockholm syndrome is not a basis for government
- Website: bad cattitude, el gato malo
- Date: September 2, 2022
- View Source of the american hostage situation: stockholm syndrome is not a basis for government (Opens new window)
i do not think there as been a speech like it in living memory. a hectoring, accusatory president just tried to vilify and other his political opposition while ascribing danger to democracy to them. it was inflammatory and divisive in a manner i have never seen in america.
consider the possibility that it was meant to be, not as a call to lustral assault on freedom, but as a form of manipulation.
it’s all a gambit to put you on the back foot and make you play on their field and within their framings, ever responsive to incendiary incentive and invective.
they select and set the issues to goad you into abandoning any positive agenda of your own to respond to their attacks.
they call you names.
they make you believe that the world is bad, that the world is wrong, that the world is broken.
and if you don’t they just goad you harder.
it’s the age of provocation as politics.
Don’t Forget Freedom
the perpetual negative focus on problems and maladies and outrages prevents the emergence of positive plans and projects. and no one wants to stop it. the outrages of one side are fund raising gold for the other. both thrive from this game. it is we the people who suffer under under this outrage economy. there is no path to progress, only an endless fight over who gets to vilify whom and why you need team X to defend you from team Y.
it’s a prison gang protection racket and the effects of living in such a world soak bone deep.
you will forget freedom and learn to fear it.
you will learn not only to love but to need the chains that you have fashioned for yourself.
and so if we we would thrive in the attention economy, we must spend our attention more wisely.
we must focus on our flourishing and not upon those who bait us.
they are not reality.
Our Response to Biden's "Red Sermon"
- Website: Patria with Steve Cortes
- Date: September 2, 2022
- View Source of Our Response to Biden's "Red Sermon" (Opens new window)
But now, Joe Biden makes his mark – and solidifies his ignoble legacy as the first US president to explicitly denigrate tens of millions of citizens in a fascistic and incendiary speech targeting masses of regular citizens as criminals.
We Are a Threat
His sinister threats in Philadelphia began with this indictment of an entire political movement: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
The Regime is Crumbling
Such menacing attacks upon a free people can easily dispirit the psyche of a country that increasingly descends into oligarchy. But, in a sense, this kind of brazen bullying should actually reinforce the will of citizens to reclaim our country, to restore our prosperity, and reestablish our sovereignty. In many ways, this escalating bellicosity from the Biden regime represents the last gasps of a ruling class that has simply pushed the people too far.
The rest of the post is for paid subscribers of which I am not one.
In memory of those who "died suddenly" in the United States and worldwide, August 22-August 29
- Website: News from Underground by Mark Crispin Miller
- Date: September 1, 2022
- View Source of In memory of those who "died suddenly" in the United States and worldwide, August 22-August 29 (Opens new window)
Journalists in the US (3), Canada, Mexico, Spain (2), Italy, Russia & Poland; musicians in the US (2), Jamaica, Brazil, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Greece, Italy & Lebanon; & more
New docs confirm Pentagon unlawfully forced US service members to take unlicensed COVID shots
- Website: The Dossier
- Date: September 1, 2022
- View Source of New docs confirm Pentagon unlawfully forced US service members to take unlicensed COVID shots (Opens new window)
A new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) document obtained by The Dossier proves without a doubt that the U.S. Department of Defense did not have FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines in its possession — despite top DOD officials claiming otherwise — while unlawfully forcing service members to take the shots, under the very real threat of separation, court martial, and other severe ramifications.
Regular Use of Ivermectin as Prophylaxis for COVID-19 Led Up to a 92% Reduction in COVID-19 Mortality Rate in a Dose-Response Manner: Results of a Prospective Observational Study of a Strictly Controlled Population of 88,012 Subjects
- Website: Cureus
- Date: August 31, 2022
- View Source of Regular Use of Ivermectin as Prophylaxis for COVID-19 Led Up to a 92% Reduction in COVID-19 Mortality Rate in a Dose-Response Manner: Results of a Prospective Observational Study of a Strictly Controlled Population of 88,012 Subjects (Opens new window)
This is a peer-reviewed study. Here is the end of the paper:
Regular use of ivermectin led to a 100% reduction in hospitalization rate, a 92% reduction in mortality rate, and an 86% reduction in the risk of dying from COVID-19 when compared to non-users. Irregular use of ivermectin led to a 51% reduction in the risk of dying, a 29% reduction in hospitalization rate, and a 37% reduction in mortality rate from COVID-19. Statistically significant reductions in hospitalization (100%) and mortality rates (84%), and risk of dying from COVID-19 (72%) were observed in regular users when compared to irregular users. The response pattern of ivermectin use and level of protection from COVID-19-related outcomes was identified and consistent across dose-related levels. The reduction in COVID-19 infection rate occurred in a consistent and significant dose-dependent manner, with reductions of 49% and 32% in regular and irregular users, when compared to non-users. The most striking evidence of ivermectin’s effectiveness was the 100% reduction in mortality for female regular users.
The analysis of the data gathered from official government databases showed that ivermectin had an impactful reduction in the incidence of COVID-19 infection, in a dose-response manner. Even for irregular users, benefits were observed.
The data conclusively show that the risk of dying from COVID-19 was lower for all regular and irregular users of ivermectin, compared to non-users, considering the whole population.
A progressive, dose-response pattern of protection from COVID-19-related outcomes was observed and consistent across all levels of ivermectin used. Consequently, the findings in this study show how the risk of contracting COVID-19 infection was not greatly influenced by the regularity (regular user = 3.4%; irregular user = 4.54%) of ivermectin use, making it very significant as a preventive therapy for COVID-19.
Finally, the evidence, in this study, added to the efficacy of ivermectin as prophylaxis for COVID-19. There are no equivalent RCTs when it comes to the effects of prophylaxis since this was an observational study of a strictly controlled population with a great level of control for confounding factors at a magnitude unfeasible to be conducted in an RCT. This study demonstrated the effects of ivermectin in real life in an overwhelmingly precise manner, close to post-RCT real-life studies [30-32]. The evidence provided by the present study is among the strongest and most conclusive data regarding ivermectin efficacy.
The regular use of ivermectin decreased hospitalization for COVID-19 by 100%, mortality by 92%, and the risk of dying from COVID-19 by 86% when compared to non-users.
Protection from COVID-19-related outcomes was observed across all levels of ivermectin use, with a notable reduction in risk of death in the over 50-year-old population and those with comorbidities. The reduction in infection rate was significant, irrespective of the level of ivermectin use. The results of this prospective observational study of a strictly controlled population of 223,128 participants reinforce the efficacy of ivermectin and the demonstration of a dose-response effect.
Vaccines are taking an average of 5 months to kill people
- Website: Steve Kirsch's Newsletter
- Date: September 1, 2022
- View Source of Vaccines are taking an average of 5 months to kill people (Opens new window)
The CDC has been hiding the Social Security Administration death master file. I got it from a whistleblower. This shows deaths are taking 5 months from the jab to happen. This is why it’s hard to see.
We’ve always assumed the vaccine kills you quickly (in the first two weeks) because that’s when people notice the association and report it to VAERS. This is still true; it does kill some people quickly.
However, thanks to an HHS whistleblower, we can now clearly see that most of the deaths from the vaccine are happening an average of 5 months from the last dose. That is for the second dose; it may be getting shorter the more shots you get but there are arguments both ways (since there can be survivor bias).
Social Security Info
The data from the Social Security Administration death master file (ages 18 to 55)
I got this chart from a whistleblower who works for HHS. This is data you are not supposed to see. The mortality increase (60% at peak) is huge. That sort of increase can only be caused by something novel that affected massive numbers of people.
There is only one possibility that fits that: the COVID vaccine.
The peak is September 9, 2021.
There are some good charts in Kirsch’s article.
The Full Text of Biden's Red Sermon Speech
- Website: The White House
- Date: September 1, 2022
- View Source of The Full Text of Biden's Red Sermon Speech (Opens new window)
Remarks by President Biden on the Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation
SEPTEMBER 01, 2022
Independence National Historical Park
(September 1, 2022)
8:03 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, please, if you have a seat, take it. I speak to you tonight from sacred ground in America: Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This is where America made its Declaration of Independence to the world more than two centuries ago with an idea, unique among nations, that in America, we’re all created equal.
This is where the United States Constitution was written and debated.
This is where we set in motion the most extraordinary experiment of self-government the world has ever known with three simple words: “We, the People.” “We, the People.”
These two documents and the ideas they embody — equality and democracy — are the rock upon which this nation is built. They are how we became the greatest nation on Earth. They are why, for more than two centuries, America has been a beacon to the world.
But as I stand here tonight, equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise.
So tonight, I have come this place where it all began to speak as plainly as I can to the nation about the threats we face, about the power we have in our own hands to meet these threats, and about the incredible future that lies in front of us if only we choose it.
We must never forget: We, the people, are the true heirs of the American experiment that began more than two centuries ago.
We, the people, have burning inside each of us the flame of liberty that was lit here at Independence Hall — a flame that lit our way through abolition, the Civil War, Suffrage, the Great Depression, world wars, Civil Rights.
That sacred flame still burns now in our time as we build an America that is more prosperous, free, and just.
That is the work of my presidency, a mission I believe in with my whole soul.
But first, we must be honest with each other and with ourselves.
Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal.
Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.
Now, I want to be very clear — (applause) — very clear up front: Not every Republican, not even the majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans. Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology.
I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans.
But there is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country.
These are hard things.
But I’m an American President — not the President of red America or blue America, but of all America.
And I believe it is my duty — my duty to level with you, to tell the truth no matter how difficult, no matter how painful.
And here, in my view, is what is true: MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people.
They refuse to accept the results of a free election. And they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state to give power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.
MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards — backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.
They promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country.
They look at the mob that stormed the United States Capitol on January 6th — brutally attacking law enforcement — not as insurrectionists who placed a dagger to the throat of our democracy, but they look at them as patriots.
And they see their MAGA failure to stop a peaceful transfer of power after the 2020 election as preparation for the 2022 and 2024 elections.
They tried everything last time to nullify the votes of 81 million people. This time, they’re determined to succeed in thwarting the will of the people.
That’s why respected conservatives, like Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Luttig, has called Trump and the extreme MAGA Republicans, quote, a “clear and present danger” to our democracy.
But while the threat to American democracy is real, I want to say as clearly as we can: We are not powerless in the face of these threats. We are not bystanders in this ongoing attack on democracy.
There are far more Americans — far more Americans from every — from every background and belief who reject the extreme MAGA ideology than those that accept it. (Applause.)
And, folks, it is within our power, it’s in our hands — yours and mine — to stop the assault on American democracy.
I believe America is at an inflection point — one of those moments that determine the shape of everything that’s to come after.
And now America must choose: to move forward or to move backwards? To build the future or obsess about the past? To be a nation of hope and unity and optimism, or a nation of fear, division, and of darkness?
MAGA Republicans have made their choice. They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies.
But together — together, we can choose a different path. We can choose a better path. Forward, to the future. A future of possibility. A future to build and dream and hope.
And we’re on that path, moving ahead.
I know this nation. I know you, the American people. I know your courage. I know your hearts. And I know our history.
This is a nation that honors our Constitution. We do not reject it. (Applause.)
This is a nation that believes in the rule of law. We do not repudiate it. (Applause.)
This is a nation that respects free and fair elections. We honor the will of the people. We do not deny it. (Applause.)
And this is a nation that rejects violence as a political tool. We do not encourage violence.
We are still an America that believes in honesty and decency and respect for others, patriotism, liberty, justice for all, hope, possibilities.
We are still, at our core, a democracy. (Applause.)
And yet history tells us that blind loyalty to a single leader and a willingness to engage in political violence is fatal to democracy.
For a long time, we’ve told ourselves that American democracy is guaranteed, but it’s not.
We have to defend it, protect it, stand up for it — each and every one of us.
That’s why tonight I’m asking our nation to come together, unite behind the single purpose of defending our democracy regardless of your ideology. (Applause.)
We’re all called, by duty and conscience, to confront extremists who will put their own pursuit of power above all else.
Democrats, independents, mainstream Republicans: We must be stronger, more determined, and more committed to saving American democracy than MAGA Republicans are to — to destroying American democracy.
We, the people, will not let anyone or anything tear us apart. Today, there are dangers around us we cannot allow to prevail. We hear — you’ve heard it — more and more talk about violence as an acceptable political tool in this country. It’s not. It can never be an acceptable tool.
So I want to say this plain and simple: There is no place for political violence in America. Period. None. Ever. (Applause.)
We saw law enforcement brutally attacked on January the 6th. We’ve seen election officials, poll workers — many of them volunteers of both parties — subjected to intimidation and death threats. And — can you believe it? — FBI agents just doing their job as directed, facing threats to their own lives from their own fellow citizens.
On top of that, there are public figures — today, yesterday, and the day before — predicting and all but calling for mass violence and rioting in the streets.
This is inflammatory. It’s dangerous. It’s against the rule of law. And we, the people, must say: This is not who we are. (Applause.)
Ladies and gentlemen, we can’t be pro-ex- — pro-ex- — pro-insurrectionist and pro-American. They’re incompatible. (Applause.)
We can’t allow violence to be normalized in this country. It’s wrong. We each have to reject political violence with — with all the moral clarity and conviction this nation can muster. Now.
We can’t let the integrity of our elections be undermined, for that is a path to chaos.
Look, I know poli- — politics can be fierce and mean and nasty in America. I get it. I believe in the give-and-take of politics, in disagreement and debate and dissent.
We’re a big, complicated country. But democracy endures only if we, the people, respect the guardrails of the republic. Only if we, the people, accept the results of free and fair elections. (Applause.) Only if we, the people, see politics not as total war but mediation of our differences.
Democracy cannot survive when one side believes there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated. And that’s where MAGA Republicans are today. (Applause.)
They don’t understand what every patriotic American knows: You can’t love your country only when you win. (Applause.) It’s fundamental.
American democracy only works only if we choose to respect the rule of law and the institutions that were set up in this chamber behind me, only if we respect our legitimate political differences.
I will not stand by and watch — I will not — the will of the American people be overturned by wild conspiracy theories and baseless, evidence-free claims of fraud.
I will not stand by and watch elections in this country stolen by people who simply refuse to accept that they lost. (Applause.)
I will not stand by and watch the most fundamental freedom in this country — the freedom to vote and have your vote counted — and — be taken from you and the American people. (Applause.)
Look, as your President, I will defend our democracy with every fiber of my being, and I’m asking every American to join me. (Applause.)
(A protestor disruption can be heard.)
Throughout our history, America has often made the greatest progress coming out of some of our darkest moments, like you’re hearing in that bullhorn.
I believe we can and we must do that again, and we are.
MAGA Republicans look at America and see carnage and darkness and despair. They spread fear and lies –- lies told for profit and power.
But I see a very different America — an America with an unlimited future, an America that is about to take off. I hope you see it as well. Just look around.
I believed we could lift America from the depths of COVID, so we passed the largest economic recovery package since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And today, America’s economy is faster, stronger than any other advanced nation in the world. (Applause.) We have more to go.
I believed we could build a better America, so we passed the biggest infrastructure investment since President Dwight D. Eisenhower. And we’ve now embarked on a decade of rebuilding
the nation’s roads, bridges, highways, ports, water systems, high-speed Internet, railroads. (Applause.)
I believed we could make America safer, so we passed the most significant gun safety law since President Clinton. (Applause.)
I believed we could go from being the highest cost of prescriptions in the world to making prescription drugs and healthcare more affordable, so we passed the most significant healthcare reforms since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. (Applause.)
And I believed we could create — we could create a clean energy future and save the planet, so we passed the most important climate initiative ever, ever, ever. (Applause.)
The cynics and the critics tell us nothing can get done, but they are wrong. There is not a single thing America cannot do — not a single thing beyond our capacity if we do it together.
It’s never easy. But we’re proving that in America, no matter how long the road, progress does come. (Applause.)
Look, I know the last year — few years have been tough. But today, COVID no longer controls our lives. More Americans are working than ever. Businesses are growing. Our schools are open. Millions of Americans have been lifted out of poverty. Millions of veterans once exposed to toxic burn pits will now get what they deserve for their families and the compa- — compensation. (Applause.)
American manufacturing has come alive across the Heartland, and the future will be made in America — (applause) — no matter what the white supremacists and the extremists say.
I made a bet on you, the American people, and that bet is paying off. Proving that from darkness — the darkness of Charlottesville, of COVID, of gun violence, of insurrection — we can see the light. Light is now visible. (Applause.)
Light that will guide us forward not only in words, but in actions — actions for you, for your children, for your grandchildren, for America.
Even in this moment, with all the challenges we face, I give you my word as a Biden: I’ve never been more optimistic about America’s future. Not because of me, but because of who you are.
We’re going to end cancer as we know it. Mark my words. (Applause.)
We are going to create millions of new jobs in a clean energy economy.
We’re going to think big. We’re going to make the 21st century another American century because the world needs us to. (Applause.)
That’s where we need to focus our energy — not in the past, not on divisive culture wars, not on the politics of grievance, but on a future we can build together.
The MAGA Republicans believe that for them to succeed, everyone else has to fail. They believe America — not like I believe about America.
I believe America is big enough for all of us to succeed, and that is the nation we’re building: a nation where no one is left behind.
I ran for President because I believed we were in a battle for the soul of this nation. I still believe that to be true. I believe the soul is the breath, the life, and the essence of who we are. The soul is what makes us “us.”
The soul of America is defined by the sacred proposition that all are created equal in the image of God. That all are entitled to be treated with decency, dignity, and respect. That all deserve justice and a shot at lives of prosperity and consequence. And that democracy — democracy must be defended, for democracy makes all these things possible. (Applause.) Folks, and it’s up to us.
Democracy begins and will be preserved in we, the people’s, habits of heart, in our character: optimism that is tested
yet endures, courage that digs deep when we need it, empathy that fuels democracy, the willingness to see each other not as enemies but as fellow Americans.
Look, our democracy is imperfect. It always has been.
Notwithstanding those folks you hear on the other side there. They’re entitled to be outrageous. This is a democracy. But history and common sense — (applause) — good manners is nothing they’ve ever suffered from.
But history and common sense tell us that opportunity, liberty, and justice for all are most likely to come to pass in a democracy.
We have never fully realized the aspirations of our founding, but every generation has opened those doors a little wider to include more people who have been excluded before.
My fellow Americans, America is an idea — the most powerful idea in the history of the world. And it beats in the hearts of the people of this country. It beats in all of our hearts. It unites America. It is the American creed.
The idea that America guarantees that everyone be treated with dignity. It gives hate no safe harbor. It installs in everyone the belief that no matter where you start in life, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
That’s who we are. That’s what we stand for. That’s what we believe. And that is precisely what we are doing: opening doors, creating new possibilities, focusing on the future. And we’re only just beginning. (Applause.)
Our task is to make our nation free and fair, just and strong, noble and whole.
And this work is the work of democracy — the work of this generation. It is the work of our time, for all time.
We can’t afford to have — leave anyone on the sidelines. We need everyone to do their part. So speak up. Speak out. Get engaged. Vote, vote, vote. (Applause.)
And if we all do our duty — if we do our duty in 2022 and beyond, then ages still to come will say we — all of us here — we kept the faith. We preserved democracy. (Applause.) We heeded our wor- — we — we heeded not our worst instincts but our better angels. And we proved that, for all its imperfections, America is still the beacon to the world, an ideal to be realized, a promise to be kept.
There is nothing more important, nothing more sacred, nothing more American. That’s our soul. That’s who we truly are. And that’s who must — we must always be.
And I have no doubt — none –– that this is who we will be and that we’ll come together as a nation. That we’ll secure our democracy. That for the next 200 years, we’ll have what we had the past 200 years: the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.
We just need to remember who we are. We are the United States of America. The United States of America. (Applause.)
And may God protect our nation. And may God protect all those who stand watch over our democracy. God bless you all. (Applause.) Democracy. Thank you. (Applause.)
8:27 P.M. EDT