Joe Biden on Memorial Day: 'Democracy Itself Is in Peril' with Restrictive Voting Laws

Joe Biden on Memorial Day: 'Democracy Itself Is in Peril' with Restrictive Voting Laws


President Joe Biden warned Americans on Memorial Day Monday that democracy in their country was “in peril,” citing concerns about the current political climate and restrictive voting laws.

“Democracy itself is in peril. Here at home and around the world,” Biden said, before specifically citing the right to vote “conveniently” as part of the “infrastructure” required to keep democracy intact.

“Folks, you all know it, democracy thrives when the infrastructure of democracy is strong,” he said. “When people have the right to vote freely, and fairly, and conveniently.  When a free and independent press pursues the truth founded on facts, not propaganda.”

Biden repeatedly tied the themes of democracy into his presidential campaign theme about preserving the “soul of America.”

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“Empathy is the fuel of democracy,” he said. “Our willingness to see each other not as enemies, as neighbors, even when we disagree, to understand what the other is

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