As Riots Continue, Obama Says of Protesters “I Wouldn’t Advise Them to be Silent”

The idea of peaceful protest is integral to American political life.  In fact, it's protected by the Constitution.  However, when organized groups seek to subvert that freedom through violence, it's time for law-enforcement to take action.  And it would be very nice if the political leadership would call out the perpetrators of the violence and condemn it.  Sadly, that's too much to expect from Mr. Obama.

As Mr. Obama continues on his farewell tour to the world as president, he continues to refuse to say the words he needs to regarding the post-election violence in the US.

President Obama held a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday, during which POTUS defended the anti-Donald Trump protests taking place across America.

“One of the great things about our democracy is it expresses itself in all sorts of ways, and that includes people protesting,” Obama stated. “I’ve been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years, and I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that at some point hasn’t been subject to these protests.”

It's not the protests that are the issue, as you well know, Mr. Obama.  It's the violence.

He continued by explaining he “wouldn’t advise [protesters] to be silent”…

There is one thing that it is very clear will not happen.  The president will not use his position to condemn violence during demonstrations.  As pointed out earlier in this article, that's not only a disgrace, but dereliction of his responsibility.

Nobody wins when violence is permitted to persist.  It would be nice if our president would embrace that simple notion.

Source:  The Daily Caller



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