The Steady State was formed in March of 2020 by former national security professionals in support of then-candidate Joe Biden. The members of The Steady State are U.S. national security officials, having served throughout our country’s national security infrastructure, as intelligence officers, defense policy makers, diplomats, and Congressional staffers. We come from the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party; some of us are Independents, and we have served our country during Democratic and Republican administrations. Our personal politics never entered the calculus of our actions or the execution of our duties.
This diverse group came together to endorse now President-elect Joe Biden because the alternative was a proven danger to the country. We watched in dismay over the last four years as U.S. national security was damaged and our long-standing alliances were weakened. We saw the credibility of our country and our standing in the world diminished. The foundations of our democracy, as well as our international status and influence was badly shaken. The Biden administration offers a new beginning, and The Steady State will take part in the rebuilding of our damaged national policies.
Before the election, members of The Steady State wrote and spoke about U.S. national security and the danger the current administration posed to our security and our democracy. With Joe Biden’s election to President, The Steady State will work to help the new administration restore trust in public service, functioning government and confidence in the United States on the global scale.
The Steady State will be driven by national interests rather than political goals; we will not advocate for or against specific policies of the Biden or any other administration. We will publish, speak, and educate on issues that reinforce strong national security and representative democracy. These include rule of law, free and fair elections, transparent political and economic policymaking, policies based in science and medical research, presidential support for the bureaucracies and public servants, and government run by professionals. We expect truth from the members of our three branches of government and will write and speak against the division and demagoguery we have seen for the last four years.
Over 80 million Americans voted for the Biden-Harris ticket. It is in everyone’s interest that Biden succeeds in governing, since it will only benefit the country. Governing success is defined simply as solving national issues, which in today’s world include conquering the COVID 19 virus through science, putting our economy back on solid ground; solving issues rooted in racial and income inequality; reestablishing long-term alliances; strengthening the rule of law, ensuring free and fair elections; and attacking the crisis of climate change. Each of these challenges has a significant national security component. Members of The Steady State will work to help the incoming Biden administration succeed, using our expertise in national security issues to write and speak in support of realistic, expert-based, honest answers to the array of complex problems the country faces at this time.
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