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“Unity” and President Biden’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast

by | Feb 4, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

This morning, when I read the text of the remarks President Biden delivered to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, it was impossible to ignore the contrast between President Biden and President Trump.

“As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society, we must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life,” President Trump said in 2019. “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God.” He continued

“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven [great applause]. As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you… Before you were born, I set you apart.’”

A few days later, in his  State of the Union address, President Trump said

There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.

Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.

Of course the Washington Post took the opportunity to trash President Trump and slap President Biden figuratively on the back for his desire for “unity.” Amy Wang began her 887 word ode to President Biden with this:

At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Biden repeatedly pondered an objective so important to him that it drove him to run for president, became a recurring theme of his campaign, has inspired his approach to problems political and legislative — and ultimately has eluded him still: uniting the country.

Not even President Biden’s speech writer would compose an opening that was that shamelessly self-serving. 

“How do we unite us again?” Biden said. “Unity is elusive, but it’s really actually necessary. Unity doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything, but unity is where enough of us, enough of us believe in a core of basic things: The common good, the general welfare, of faith in the United States of America.”

You don’t achieve the “common good” on the backs of nearly 900,00 babies a year. “Unity” is not achieved by demonizing millions of Americans who find President Biden’s search for new ways (and new sources of money) to finance the deaths of unborn babies revolting.

President Biden ended with this:

Every time I’d walk out of my Grandpa Finnegan’s house up in Scranton — some of you heard me say this before — he’d yell, “Joey, keep the faith.”  My grandmother would yell, “No, Joey, spread it.” 

What faith has he spread? Not historic Catholicism, that’s for sure. 

His has built his public policy on abortion and religious freedom on a different kind of faith, a different Rock. And millions of unborn babies have, and will, pay the awful price. 

Categories: Joe Biden