Frank V. Zerunyan, professor of the Practice of Governance, Director, Executive Education
Director of ROTC Programshe l wrote a letter to the US President Joe Biden. The letter in particular reads:
Dear Mr. President, a heartfelt congratulations on your inauguration. Today as Americans, we celebrate our democracy and the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the other. While Americans remain very divided on their political views, I hope and pray that constitutionally they are gratified today in seeing you assume this responsibility for all Americans. Your success is ours. Every inaugurated President is entitled to this tradition.
On many occasions, you pledged to be the President of these United States. You also promised to govern with moral authority. I hope you remain true to your pledges. Sadly, Washington has disappointed Americans of all stripes for the commitments it failed to keep.
What makes us Americans is our allegiance to one Nation under the rule of law framed by our constitution. As someone who took several times the same oath that you took today, I come to humbly focus on two of your pledges, which are critical to your legal and moral authority in the eyes of many Americans and the world.
All of my professional life, I worked to eradicate Genocide as a crime against humanity. Today I respectfully remind you of the commitments you made on April 24, 2020, commemorating the Armenian Genocide and again on October 25, 2020, after the Azeri and Turkish aggression against the people of Artsakh.