I can’t think of any significant accomplishments from our president or any good, for that matter, that has come from the administration. I wonder what the current president has done for our country? With some research, I was able to find three things Biden has accomplished for the country.
A New Federal Holiday
Our president remained a gracious man and created another federal holiday. On June 17th, 2021, Juneteenth was made a federal holiday that celebrates the end of slavery on June 19th. It is delightful to see the president recognize a holiday originating in Texas. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1st (1863), General Robert Lee surrendered his troops in Virginia on April 9th (1865), and the Civil War ended on August 20th (1866), we celebrate federal troops liberating the slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19th (1865). Nevertheless, this gives government workers another day off. Who doesn’t like a paid day off?
Ending the Occupation of Afghanistan
On August 30th, 2021, the last planes from the United States left Kabul international airport in Afghanistan ending the US occupation of the country. It’s a tremendus accomplishment as soldiers could finally come home after 20 years of fighting terrorists who threatened the United States. There was a rushed evacuation, and a departure from the original plan of a full withdrawal by September 11th, due to the Taliban taking over the country. Rushed evacuation forced military forces to get troops to fly out of Kabul international airport instead of Bagram Airfield. The airfield switch would lead to the suicide bombing and death of 13 service members. Also, the Taliban would take over the country again and all the bloodshed caused by fighting against terrorists was for nothing. We currently have troops in Poland instead of Afghanistan, so that’s a win right?
Nominating a Supreme Court Justice
Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice on February 25th, 2022. A win for Democrats, but an accomplishment for America nonetheless. Ignoring her politics, she is the first black female Supreme Court justice in American history. Also ignoring how President Biden specifically chose Ketanji Jackson because she was a black woman. That does discriminate against any other possible candidate as he only considered candidates of color. We still got the first black woman as the following Supreme Court Justice that was voted because of their merit right?