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Talking unity while playing with fire

John Kass, Tribune Content Agency on

Just after the media declared him the presumptive president-elect of the United States, Democrat Joe Biden invoked the Old Testament in an inspiring speech about unifying the divided nation that he has served for half a century:

“To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans. The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season — a time to build, a time to reap, a time to sow. And a time to heal.

“This is the time to heal in America.”

He hit many grace notes. He’s very good at this sort of thing, which is why Democratic Party leaders — and Wall Street — wanted Biden at the top of the ticket to face President Donald Trump.

But words without deeds are simply words. Without action, they’re quite dry.

And if Biden, Democratic Party politicians and their legions of media supporters were actually serious about “healing” rather than using the Bible as a tool to dominate opposition, there is a way:

 

Join in the call for more vetting of election irregularities raised by Trump and other members of his party, and voters. Trump’s lawsuits claiming irregularities in certain counties in Pennsylvania and Michigan should get a full hearing. Stop threatening those Americans who dare question the evenhandedness of the election.

Open it all, in the courts, like some clam for America to see.

Because only then will we be able to move on.

Have faith in the American people to respect the outcome. Trust them. There have been volumes of dry, silky political speeches about the wisdom of the people. Most are only good for tinder.

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