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Jon Meacham at DNC: Biden Might Just Save Our Country And Our Souls

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Presidential historian Jon Meacham urged Americans to remember that "history, which will surely be our judge, can also be our guide. ... From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, we're at our best when we build bridges, not walls."


"It's not a partisan issue," he said Thursday night. "Presidents from Truman to Reagan to Bush 41 prevailed in the Cold War, which was about freedom versus tyranny. And at home, do you want to be Bull Connor, or John Lewis? Joe McCarthy, or Margaret Chase Smith? Do you want to tear down, or do you want to build?"
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