Biden: ‘We’ve Never Fully Lived up to the Founding Principles of this Nation, to State the Obvious’

‘For too long, we’ve allowed a narrow, cramped view of the promise of this nation to fester’

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BIDEN: “This is time to act, and this is time to act because it’s what the core values of this nation call us to do. And I believe the vast majority of Americans, Democrats, Republicans, independents, share these values and want us to act as well. We’ve never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation, to state the obvious, that all people are created equal and have a right to be treated equally throughout their lives. And it’s time to act now, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because, if we do, we’ll all be better off for it.”

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