President Joe Biden recently hosted a summit for democracy that included 110 countries. According to the White House website, one of the summit’s priorities was restoring America’s global standing. In this episode of Star Parker’s Power, Poverty, & Politics podcast, she said the summit “probably accomplished exactly the opposite.”
What these countries saw, Star said, “was a fractured understanding of America’s mission that American progressives want to impose on the rest of the world.” According to the U.S. Department of State, one of the summit’s aims was a phrase from the U.S. Constitution’s preamble: to form a more perfect union. But the nations of the world aren’t part of our union, Star said, and not bound by this document as the states are bound.
“The nations of the world are autonomous nations, each marching to their own drummer, trying to live, and hopefully thrive, together on one planet.”
Star said the State Department should have picked a more appropriate and relevant phrase: to secure the blessings of liberty. To secure our inalienable rights, governments are instituted among men. Their role is to protect these rights, not bestow them. So why is the Biden administration focusing on democracy and not liberty?
You know the answers, but Star will remind you when you listen to this important episode here or on Spotify, Apple, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, or Stitcher to find out more.
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