15 of ’21: Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Look. Almost a year in, there is much to be celebrated and much to be disappointed about. Some of their policies have been business-as-usual, and not significantly different than Trump administration policies. I won’t list those out into a pro and con endeavor, because that isn’t the point.

The point is this: For four years we had a person in office who wasn’t interested in governing. His singular goal was praise and admiration. And if he couldn’t receive either, then abhorrence was the next best thing, because at least that was a strong emotion that was about him. Was it amusing at times? Sadly, yes. But it was amusingly dangerous, and traumatic for anyone not in a privileged category in this country.

I’m not flying a Biden/Harris flag on the back of my truck. Like the majority of Americans, I’m hoping Joe Biden announces that he isn’t running for reelection, that he fulfilled is singular mission, which was to restore a less amusing, and less dangerous system of governance. But I’m also not going to pretend that January 20, 2020 wasn’t a great day for our country, and a breath of fresh air, if only for a moment.

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