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A Stimulating State of the Union

House floor packed out for State of the Union.
House floor packed out for State of the Union.

Voices plume up in scintillating conversation as a crowded congress chamber comes to order. President Biden plans to address the nation and both the House and the Senate in the State of the Union Address, captivating audiences around the nation. President Biden had the whole floor’s attention on him as he had plenty of issues and matters to address.

This State of the Union felt very important for the Biden administration as it felt as though it was almost a kick-off to their campaign, as they begin their push towards the November election. This is one reason why Republicans and Democrats alike were interested in how the President addressed some of the important issues that may be a debating talking point for both President Biden and Former President Trump. Before getting into some specifics, Biden’s opening remarks were messages echoed of strength and unity as he expounded on talking points regarding American democracy. However, President Biden did not only address democracy in the United States; instead, he also addressed how democracy is being threatened not only in America but overseas, most likely referring to overseas conflicts in a number of different countries and regions including Ukraine, Israel, the Gaza Strip, and Yemen. 

Following his opening statements, the President also made sure to echo some of his campaign talking points, referencing January 6th and making the remark, “You can’t love your country only when you win.” This seems like a theme the Biden campaign will look to echo as November gets closer. President Biden also wanted to address a point that the Trump campaign would like to push regarding immigration. President Biden made some strong statements regarding the ongoing border issue, and explained how opinions on it depended on who you asked. President Biden made his stance clear: he has a border bill in place, but he insinuated that the House Republicans have blocked that legislation. However, it will be interesting to see where that leads as people have been outspoken about the inner division within the Republican Party.     

Some other points to touch up on would be the President’s comments addressing his age. He made sure to assure voters and the public that he would be on his best game for a 2024 to 2028 presidency. Along with addressing the economy and talking about some of the growth that the Nation has seen with the Biden Administration, President Biden’s most interesting point was how he addressed the conflict regarding Gaza. President Biden continued to toe a fine line with reassurances that Palestinian aid would be sent, but also hinted at the continuation of working with Israel.

All and all, President Biden’s speech is one that draws interest for what will happen in the future as the 2024 election looms nearer.

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Julian Zolenski, Staff Writer
Julian Zolenski is a Senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is his second year being on the Hawk Herald Staff. Julian enjoys a number of different things about his busy life including working as a line cook, playing with his dog, and hanging out with his friends. Right now Julian has a dream of being a Sports Commentator. He intends to accomplish this goal by majoring in Broadcast Journalism in his college future. Julian knows this is a lofty goal, but he will not let anything stop him from accomplishing it.   
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