Biden’s Empty Promise of Returning to Normal

Written by Robert Knight

In 2020, a lot of people went for Joe Biden because they wanted a return to normal life.

A vote for the Democrat, it was said, would be a way to “turn down the heat” and calm a nation riven by the deadly Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the media and deep state’s nonstop circus surrounding then-President Donald Trump.

“History, faith and reason show the way,” President Biden said in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2021.

“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.”

So how’s that working out?

According to a new Economist poll, nearly 70% of Americans say their nation is out of control.

“I will be a president for all Americans, all Americans,” Mr. Biden said. “And I promise you I will fight for those who did not support me as for those who did.”

Sure he will. His Justice Department criminalized pro-life people praying outside abortion clinics and parents protesting at school board meetings. His FBI targeted tradition-minded Catholics as terrorist suspects. His party is prosecuting Mr. Trump in four Democratic jurisdictions under Democratic judges.

In the same inaugural address, Mr. Biden singled out White supremacy, along with America’s “stinging inequity” and “systemic racism,” and warned of “a climate in crisis.”

These were the opening shots of his misuse of federal power on many levels.

On Sept. 1, 2022, less than two years after being sworn in, he gave a bizarre, red-lit speech at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, warning about “dark forces” and “MAGA Republicans,” calling them a “threat to democracy.”

Square that with this gem from his inaugural speech:

“Together we will write an American story of hope, not fear. Of unity not division, of light not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness.”

In his inaugural speech, he used the words prayer, faith and sacred three times each and God four times.

This is the same guy who pushes abortion until birth as a holy cause, along with the entire LGBTQ agenda, including drag queens reading to children, men invading women’s sports and quack doctors sterilizing gender-dysphoric teens.

Why lightning has not yet struck the White House portico is beyond me.

Millions of U.S. citizens, plus many from abroad, think we have lost our collective mind.

The Biden regime is deliberately destroying our incredible fossil fuel-based energy capacity while China, India and other nations power up with dozens of new plants using coal and natural gas. Our suicidal actions will not move the needle one bit on alleged climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing more and more extreme mandates to force Americans out of gasoline-powered vehicles. We depend on China for battery components in electric cars and parts for windmills and solar panels.

A wide-open southern border has allowed 6 million to 10 million aliens to enter illegally, with more on the way. Fentanyl deaths in the U.S. are averaging over 70,000 annually as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas smugly lies, telling Congress that the border is secure.

Thanks to U.S. House Republicans, we learned that Mr. Mayorkas’ agency has been covering up the fact that about 200,000 illegals were flown at taxpayer expense to New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and other American cities from January through August 2023.

Between rampant crime that is shuttering stores in major cities and leftist riots backing the terrorist group Hamas on college campuses, the country seems unhinged, not healing.

Mr. Biden himself has been the chief cause of the chaos, unleashing unbridled animus against anyone he doesn’t like.

What else did he promise us? A wonderful economy. Only he didn’t mention $6 loaves of bread and $4-a-gallon gasoline.

Never mind what the Biden regime tells us about the inflation rate. Prices have doubled on many items since Mr. Biden took power, declared war on American fossil fuels and began spending trillions on Green New Deal climate projects.

Mom-and-pop businesses are closing or barely hanging on by constantly raising prices. Even big chains like Starbucks are reporting drops in consumer spending. Back to the speech:

“We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured. … There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit.”

You mean like the lies surrounding COVID-19 shots, masking, lockdowns, and misrepresentation of inexpensive therapeutics that could have saved lives?

“Here we stand, looking out on the great Mall, where Dr. King spoke of his dream.”

The civil rights leader’s vision was that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Square that with the Biden administration’s obsession with diversity, equity and inclusion mandates that have revived and intensified racial and sexual tension in schools and workplaces — including the armed forces.

“Together we will write an American story of hope, not fear. Of unity not division, of light not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness.”

If you still believe President Biden’s promises, I have some oceanfront property just outside Tucson, Arizona, to sell you at an unbeatable price.

This article was originally published by The Washington Times.

Robert Knight is a former Los Angeles Times news editor and writer and was a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. This column was originally published by The Washington Times.

He has been published by the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Christian Post,,,, and many others.  He has co-authored three books and written 10, including “Liberty on the Brink: How the Left Plans to Steal Your Vote” (D. James Kennedy Ministries, 2020) and “The Coming Communist Wave: What Happens If the Left Captures All Three Branches of Government” (D. James Kennedy Ministries, 2020) . 

You can follow him on Twitter at @RobertKnight17, and his website is