tv Campaign 2020 NH Democratic Party Convention - Joe Biden CSPAN September 7, 2019 8:00pm-8:12pm EDT
next, the 2020 presidential candidates speak at the new hampshire democratic party convention. and later, representative gabbard makes remarks at the politics and eggs breakfast in new hampshire. ♪ 20 20 watch our live coverage of the presidential candidate on the can -- on the campaign trail and make up your own mind. , your unfiltered view of politics. 2020 democratic presidential candidates speak to delegates attending the new hampshire democratic party convention in portsmouth.
the first candidate to speak was former vice president, joe biden. [applause] ♪ frmr v.p. biden: hello, new hampshire. great to be here. thank you, thank you, thank you. they told me i have about 10 minutes. i better get going. my name is joe biden and i am here for jeannie chicane. -- jeanne shaheen. and to defeat donald trump. folks, you all know in your bone this election is different than any we have ever faced. this president has unleashed the deepest, darkest forces in this nation. he has assigned moral
equivalence to those viewing he -- hate and those that have the courage to stand against it. those after we solve folks walking on the field carrying torches in charlottesville that we were in a battle for the soul of the nation. and we are. that is why i am running for president. we have to rebuild. we have to rebuild. this nation. theave to rebuild death middle class is being crushed. the poor is getting poorer and income equality -- income inequality is at an all-time high made worse by the god-awful tax cut that donald trump has passed that benefits no one but the super wealthy. wall street did not build this country, you belt this country. the middle class build this country and unions build the middle class. start to reward
work over wealth. why in god's name should a nurse, a firefighter, a police officer, a teacher -- why in gods name should they pay at a higher tax rate than someone making tens of millions of dollars? it is wrong and it will change in my administration. gentlemen, we have to it istee and we can, within our power, guarantee every single solitary american that health care is a right and not a privilege. the affordable care act covered more than 20 million people never covered before, when i did william people with pre-existing conditions. now covered. we will go further. we will provide a public option making sure that everyone, everyone, if they do not like the plan they have, can choose anyone,ic option and
anyone that cannot afford it will automatically the enrolled anyone qualifying for medicaid. ladies and gentlemen, we have to major that we have to major that people have access. access to addiction and mental health services and a portable prescription drugs which i do provide for. it is time, it is time that we remake the american education system. the fact of the matter is that republicans say they care about education. my dad used to say -- don't show me what you value, show me your pledge and i will show you what you value. they do not value education. i will triple the amount of money we spend on title i. raises forovide teachers making sure every child , 3, 4, 5 years old kindergarten-k,
and real school and increase their chances of success dramatically. making sure that education is available beyond high school to every single person in the country who wants to go to a trade school or who wants to go on to a community college. it should be free and we can afford it. we can afford it now. folks, the greatest crisis of our time is climate change. we must begin to get this under control. gentlemen, i would immediately call for a $400 billion increase in funding for news science and technology that would bring us down to net zero emissions by 2050. and i would immediately rejoin the paris climate accord which our administration put together because the rest of the world is accountable for 85% of the problem and we need to lead them and there is no leadership now. upks, our president is not
to this moment. we all know that. where he lacks the moral authority to lead this president , this president has more common with george wallace then with george washington. ladies and gentlemen, we have 330 million americans that have to do what this president cannot do. stand together. stand up against. stand up against this god-awful situation we face with his and his presidency. stand up for our best and what our nation believes. honesty, decency, treating everyone with dignity and respect. you bring everyone a fair shot and leaving no one behind and giving hate no safe harbor. demonizing know when. not the poor or the powerless. the immigrant, the other. and maybe most importantly, leading not by the example of our power but by the power of our example as we always have.
we are bigger than ourselves. american code, the code, it is who we are and president trump does not get in. america is an idea. an idea that is stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, and more powerful than any dictator or tyrants. it gives hope to the hopeless. valuest only are our under attack, our very democracy is. we have now learned that nothing is guaranteed about democracy. tohave to earn it, we have protect it, we have to fight for it. the most powerful idea in the history of the world beats in the heart of the people of this country. all of us. the american creed. we hold these truths self-evident that all men and women are created equal. we the people is the most unique experiment in the history of the world and ladies and gentlemen,
the genius of every generation, up to this one with this president, of every generation widerhave opened our arms and wider to include more people in that arc. it has never gathered dust in our history books. it is still alive today more than 200 years after it inception. we cannot and i will not let this man be reelected president of the united states of america. limit the four years. i believe history will look back at this presidency as an aberrant moment in time. but if donald trump is reelected reelected,d trump is he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. trump does pose -- it is
not hypothetical, his threat to this nation. he does pose a real threat. that is made in america is at stake. now, we have to show them who we are. we choose hope over fear. we choose science over fiction. we choose unity over division. and yes, yes, we choose truth over lies. folks, folks, i have never been more optimistic about america's chances than i am today. positioned than any nation and the world to lead the 21st century. we have the world's most powerful economy. we have the greatest research universities than all of the
rest of the world combined. a find ourselves with workforce that is three times as productive as workers in asia. so ladies and gentlemen, it is time to get the hell up. it is time to stop walking around with our heads down. this is the united states of america, we can do anything. we can do anything at all we set our minds to. anything. it is not hyperbole. we all had to learn about john kennedy's speech about going to the moon. the one line in that speech -- my friends have heard me repeat this over the years i don't know how many times that made the most sense to me. he said when answering the unspoken question why we are becauseis -- he said, we refuse to postpone, i refuse to post on one more day taking back this country. the opportunities are amazing. we are in a position to be able to lead the world like we have