Joe Biden accused of plagiarizing from Jack Layton’s final letter in nomination speech


Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a man not unaccustomed to allegations of plagiarism, is now being accused of copying the words of former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton. At a speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Biden’s final address included the lines, “For love is more powerful than hate. Hope is more powerful than fear. And light is more powerful than dark.” Social media was quick to point out that the words were eerily similar to ones found in a letter Layton wrote before he died in 2011. “My friends, love is better than anger,” said Layton in his letter. “Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.” Biden’s remarks were made two days before the ninth anniversary of Layton’s death.

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