Candidate Joe Biden ran for president on a promise of uniting our divided nation. Then, during his long-awaited, much-anticipated first press conference, he repeated the promise. In years past, such a claim made by the most divisive president since Andrew Johnson would have elicited cries of disbelief from reporters, followed by probing questions. But that was in the old days, before real journalists were replaced by leftist media minions. A real journalist, upon hearing Biden's unity claim, would have pointed out the president was proposing a fantasy worthy of Walt Disney.
Of course, probing questions and incredulity were rare during the president's carefully scripted, by-invitation-only press conference. They will continue to be rare, even nonexistent, as long as Biden or any other puppet of the far left is president. The days of journalistic integrity are gone. Professional journalists dedicated to ferreting out the truth have been replaced by leftist sycophants who deceive, distort and omit to protect a president who certainly needs protection. When he indulges in flights of fantasy such as uniting America or running for reelection at the age of 81, Biden further undermines his already shaky credibility. In such moments, Biden with his finger on the nuclear button is a frightening image.
Biden has been unable to unite his own party, much less all of America. On one hand, the few moderate Democrats who still exist think the president has moved too far to the left. On the other hand, the socialist ideologues who now control the Democratic Party think he remains too close to the center. On balance, the far-left wing of the party has more to celebrate than their moderate counterparts as long as Biden is in the White House. His actions and policies since taking office come straight from the socialist playbook of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In our upcoming book, "We Didn't Fight for Socialism: America's Veterans Speak Up" (to be released in June), we identify the most divisive aspects of the president's agenda, an agenda he borrowed from the left wing of the Democratic Party. Biden's plans include legalizing voter fraud in the name of "election reform"; ending the Senate filibuster; packing the Supreme Court; defunding police departments; approving statehood for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; increasing taxes; opening America's borders to convicted criminals, human traffickers, drug pushers and carriers of COVID-19; passing the Green New Deal; socializing health care; restoring the burdensome regulations eliminated by his predecessor; sacrificing military preparedness in the name of political correctness; eroding the Second Amendment; and restricting religious liberty.
Biden's far-left agenda has no chance of uniting our divided nation. More than 70 million Americans oppose every element of it. Outside of the Democratic Party, Biden's agenda generates nothing but opposition, resentment and discouragement. Americans who subscribe to the vision of our founders find it difficult to believe that a nation built on limited government, individual freedom and personal liberty would come to be controlled by socialist ideologues who reject these principles in favor of lifelong dependence, collectivization and complete government control.
Biden has spent almost 48 years in public office without adhering to any recognizable principles other than his own political and personal ambition. Therefore, it is difficult to determine if the president really believes he is uniting our divided nation or if he's just reading from a script prepared by his leftist puppet masters. In either case, there will be no unity in America, not as long as socialist ideologues control Congress and the White House. In fact, the issue is no longer even about uniting the country; it is now about saving the country. Unfortunately, anyone who believes Biden is interested in saving our country is as consumed by fantasy as our befuddled president.
Oliver L. North is a combat-decorated U.S. Marine, No. 1 bestselling author, and founder and CEO of Fidelis Publishing LLC and Fidelis Media LLC. Find out more about him at www.olivernorth.com. David Goetsch is a Marine Corps veteran, member of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, professor of business, Christian counselor and author of 76 books. Find out more about him at www.david-goetsch.com.