Joe Biden Portraits – 7 New Digital Images
Seven colorful new Joe Biden portraits were created by Doug Vos using the latest techniques in digital image creation. This is the first in a series of famous people. The new series of digital art portraits were created by Doug at his home studio in the Detroit area.
I didn’t vote for Joe Biden, but he is our president, none the less — appointed by God to rule this nation. Let’s pray that he accomplishes some good things in the coming year.
Excerpts from President Biden’s Inaugural Address on January 20, 2021
We can make America, once again, the leading force for good in the world.President Joseph R. Biden
We have learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed… You know the resilience of our Constitution and the strength of our nation. This is a great nation and we are a good people. Over the centuries through storm and strife, in peace and in war, we have come so far. But we still have far to go. We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and possibility.
Much to repair. Much to restore. Much to heal. Much to build. And much to gain.
Few periods in our nation’s history have been more challenging or difficult than the one we’re in now. A once-in-a-century virus silently stalks the country…
In another January in Washington, on New Year’s Day 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
When he put pen to paper, the President said, “If my name ever goes down into history it will be for this act and my whole soul is in it.”
My whole soul is in it. Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this:
Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation.
I ask every American to join me in this cause.
Uniting to fight the common foes we face: Anger, resentment, hatred. Extremism, lawlessness, violence. Disease, joblessness, hopelessness.
With unity we can do great things. Important things. We can right wrongs.
We can make America, once again, the leading force for good in the world.
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy. I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real. But I also know they are not new.
Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal that we are all created equal and the harsh, ugly reality that racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have long torn us apart. The battle is perennial. Victory is never assured.
Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War, 9/11, through struggle, sacrifice, and setbacks, our “better angels” have always prevailed. In each of these moments, enough of us came together to carry all of us forward. And, we can do so now.
History, Faith, and Reason Show the Way
History, faith, and reason show the way, the way of unity.
We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors.
We can treat each other with dignity and respect.
We can join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature.
For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury. (No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos.)
This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.
And, we must meet this moment as the United States of America.
If we do that, I guarantee you, we will not fail.
We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together.
And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.
Let us listen to one another. Hear one another. See one another. Show respect to one another.
Politics need not be a raging fire destroying everything in its path.
The words (above) are excerpts from Joe Biden’s inaugural address on January 20, 2021