It is today one month since Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States, and there is a sense of great optimism.
The basic decency, compassion, empathy of Joe Biden is very evident, and he has staked out goals in foreign policy and domestic policy, canceling out most of the damage done by Donald Trump in his horrendous four years in office.
Biden has embraced NATO and our democratic allies in Asia;
has made clear that America will hold authoritarian governments around the world accountable for their outrageous violations of basic freedoms;
has selected an exceptional group of Cabinet and other advisors to deal with the myriad of issues he faces, greater than anyone since Franklin D. Roosevelt nine decades ago;
has committed himself to the fight against climate change;
has dedicated himself to the need for immigration reform, and to protect DACA recipients who have been living in uncertainty for the past five years;
has worked to promote the environment and conservation after the worst environmental record of any American President;
has been moving forward on a major economic relief bill;
has surpassed his goal of daily vaccinations against COVID 19 and made it a national commitment, not just left up to states alone;
has made the fight for civil liberties, civil rights, and the struggle against racism, nativism, misogyny a major commitment;
has endorsed full protection for the gay and lesbian community;
and above all, has restored the dignity and prestige of the American Presidency which was in rapid decline.
Joe Biden may not be able to accomplish everything he wishes, due to political realities, but his heart is in the right place, and he clearly is out to promote progressive goals and work against domestic terrorist groups which endanger American democracy.