In a statement posted to Facebook last week, Rev. Silvester Beaman of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church thanked President-elect Joe Biden for selecting him to deliver the benediction at his inauguration. He also asserted that Biden will “seek after the heart of God” in leading the United States during his time as President.
As civil society thins and as Americans become less connected to the pre-political aspects of life, the cultural weight lands on politics. To put it bluntly, our politics cannot handle the amount of weight we currently expect of it. As a result, we are experiencing two unsustainable consequences.