Last Saturday night, days after the November 3rd election, Joe Biden announced, “This is the time to heal in America.”
Amen to that. On that note, here’s how the WSJ encourages Mr. Biden to show good faith by leading.
- End government harassment of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
That’s the order of nuns who have objected for a decade to being forced to cover contraception and abortifacients in their health-care plan under ObamaCare.
- End Mr. Biden’s oppositionto the Opportunity Scholarships in the District of Columbia that provide a lifeline for thousands of low-income children trapped in bad public schools.Teachers unions hate this program because it challenges their education monopoly and, under Barack Obama, Democrats killed it for a while. But especially when Covid-19 has exposed the need for more options for public-school families, declaring peace over the scholarships would help thousands of poor parents and send a message that Mr. Biden’s priority is children rather than unions.
- Speak up against those on the left who want to stigmatize and purge from civil societyanyone who has worked in the Trump Administration.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the instigators of the purge campaign.Mr. Biden doesn’t have to admire the Trump Administration to say that most of the people who have served in it did so honorably.
“There would be anger among some on the left, but if Mr. Biden wants to drive his Administration rather that he driven by a consolatory Left, send it early,” suggests the WSJ.
It won’t reconcile all Trump voters, but it might persuade many Mr. Biden’s call for unity is more than Beltway virtual signaling.
The WSJ is ready to offer many other suggestions. Mr. Biden just needs to ask.