The Tablet Jr. > Peace Be With You

BY Ashlee Jeune  Grade 7
Midwood Catholic Academy

Peace is something that everyone should be able to spread and enjoy no matter who they are, what they believe in, and what they do. Peace is what makes things equal and right. Peace will fade all negative thoughts, actions, words, and symbols away. With the crazy world we live in today, stability is lacking. Racism, hate talk, Presidential issues, and police brutality are some of the reasons why the world, unfortunately, lacks peace. With the help of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, there is a newfound hope and expectation to spread peace and love to everyone. 

 President-Elect Joe Biden exudes love for all people regardless of race, religion, background, or gender identity. Biden stands up for people in need, especially those deemed justice seekers.  His choice for a running mate, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, is a perfect example of Biden’s determination to bring change and peace to an unrest nation.  She will be the first Black female of Indian and Asian descent Vice President-Elect. Kamala is a living example of willpower striving to do better for others while also being successful yourself. Harris influences millions of people every day with her determination and peace.

 We all can be just like our President and Vice President-Elect. We must be passionate about what we do and how we do it. We will use Biden and Harris’ footsteps as a stepping ground in making peace around the world. Biden stated FDR’s goal for America on the Presidential Debate 2020, ‘‘Today … we must cultivate the science of human relationships — the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together in the same world at peace.’’ Biden said. “To live together and work together. That’s how I see America. That’s how I see the presidency, and that’s how I see the future.” This shows the courage he has to help with the current problems we’re having in this world and proves he is ready to become our next influential president. 

The Biden team are stewards of creation and care for all individuals.  Our nation is looking upon Biden and Harris to restore and rejuvenate peace into the American culture. Kamala Harris takes a stand for those people who are protesting for peace and justice in their communities. Harris stated on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “But they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop. They’re not. This is a movement. I’m telling you. They’re not going to stop, and everyone, beware because they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before election day in November, and they are not going to stop after election day. And everyone should take note of that on both levels that they’re not going to let up. And they should not, and we should not”.

  Peace is a central part of our lives, and we suffer without it. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are ready to step up and make a difference. After all, it’s like the Blessed Mother Teresa always said, “Peace begins with a smile.”