“Out of many, one” is what the Latin E pluribus unum means on the Seal of the President of the United States which only reached its final design in 1945 when President Truman adopted it by executive order, with extra stars added for Alaska and Hawaii in 1959 and 1960.
However, it is similar to the Great Seal of the United States, the principal national symbol of the United States, which was first used in 1782. The national motto is “In God we trust” in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” as the National Anthem tells.
So there has been plenty of aspiration, and plenty of pomp and ceremony.
Sadly, as we near the time, there is much speculation about how many rogues Donald Trump will pardon on his way out, how many executive orders Joe Biden will peel off to right the ship of state, and whether there will be violence again, after the insurrection of 6 January.
It seems now authorities believe there was planning and intent on the part of the Oath Keepers.
I have to go to bed, so I’ll leave you with Stan Grant’s excellent reflective piece Can Donald Trump’s impeachment revive America’s faded promise of democracy? and Donald Trump’s promise that he has only just begun.
Honestly, Biden and the US Congress have better things to do than to deal with Donald Trump dethroned, although the real trouble is that Trump still has support in Congress, and apparently over 70 per cent of Republican voters.
I’m glad we are over this side of the Pacific.
According to Andrew Beaumont After riots, Donald Trump leaves office with under 40% approval. His approval stands at 38.5/57.9, and has suffered a 9% drop since the insurrection.
His approval ratings at the end of his full term presidency is the worst in recent times apart from Jimmy Carter’s.