Three Presidents Speak about Public Protest

Barack Obama

Three former Presidents making loud statements about the value of public protest and speaking out against the dangerous methods and ideologies of our current one. This gives me tiny bits of hope that we can get things on a positive track. It will 100% rely on each of us to use our power to replace the viciously inept current administration, to keep this fight going until things change, to be making long term, meaningful changes to how we grow and move forward from here. November elections will be here before you know it.

BARACK OBAMA, “Every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals have been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable,” said Mr. Obama, who adopted a conciliatory tone that contrasted sharply with Mr. Trump’s tweets and public remarks. “And we should all be thankful for folks who are willing, in a peaceful, disciplined way, to be out there making a difference.”

JIMMY CARTER, “We need a government as good as its people, and we are better than this.”

GEORGE BUSH, “It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future,” Mr. Bush said on Tuesday. “This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society? The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving.” 


Three Presidents Speak about Public Protest