OPINION: What an honest third State of the Union speech would look like

by Elad Hakim

Op-ed by Elad Hakim | Photo: Alamy

Joe Biden will deliver his third State of the Union address on March 7, 2024. While the speech is a little more than one month away, and excerpts from the speech are not yet available, the speech should mimic the following in some form or fashion:

“My fellow Americans, members of Congress, and distinguished guests,

We gather here today at a time when America is suffering. America is a nation in decline, a dying nation, and a nation that those who grew up before you would not recognize.

America’s problems fall squarely on my shoulders. They are the by-product of my failed policies and the policies of the far-left Democrats who serve in various positions of power.

As I speak to you today, Americans are suffering, the world is much less safe, the entire Middle East is on the brink of a major war, the world is on the brink of World War III, inflation is high, taxes are high, the borders are wide open, and crime is increasing.

As a result of my policies, children in our nation’s schools are learning that “wokeism” rules the day, that one’s gender is merely a choice that can sway like the wind, and that parents can be left out of the discussion involving life-altering decisions about gender and sexuality that involve their minor children.

Children are also learning that hard work and opportunities resulting from hard work do not always matter. For example, biological men are permitted to compete against biological women, decimate records, and take away opportunities that would have otherwise been available to women who worked hard for an opportunity to compete at the highest levels.

My policies have also decimated America’s energy independence. Not too long ago, America was energy independent, gas prices were at their lowest, inflation was low, and Americans were much more financially stable. Since then, America has become energy dependent, relying on various countries to supply America with oil, as opposed to obtaining it on American soil.

The economy has also drastically worsened under my administration.

For example, inflation is hurting middle-class and working Americans. Young professionals and others are being forced to live at home due to their inability to afford a new home, food, and other essential items. Credit card debt is at record high levels, it is ‘more difficult for working Americans to purchase credit,’ and a ‘record number of people are taking emergency loans against their 401K savings plans.’ The economic forecast for 2024 is also bleak despite my efforts to hype the so-called success of ‘Bidenomics.’

America was not in this position just three years ago.

During my predecessor’s time in office, America was well respected. The economy was strong, inflation was low, unemployment was low, taxes were low, Americans were bringing in more money, prices were lower, there were very few regulations, the Middle East was much less volatile, America was not involved in any wars, America was energy independent, the borders were much more secure, and America led from a position of strength.

This, my fellow Americans, is the state of the union. It is not pretty, nor is it reassuring. However, it is the result of consistently bad policies, weakness, and an America-last philosophy.”

Mr. Hakim is an attorney and columnist. His articles have been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, American Thinker, and other online publications. He has also appeared on OANN’s Tipping Point, Newsmax, Steadfast and Loyal Podcast with Allen West, The Dave Weinbaum Show, and Real America’s Voice. The views expressed herein are the author’s own and do not constitute legal advice.   

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