Time for Protests to Stop

The Left’s constant resort to street protests ignores half a century of racial progress.

Last week, as yet another divisive national controversy regarding police shootings and crime unfolded, President Obama weighed in with a strange endorsement of the tactics used by the Black Lives Matter movement. Street protests, he said in a statement on Thursday, are not only understandable and legitimate—but appropriate. During a trip to Warsaw, Poland, the president said: “I would just ask those who question the sincerity or legitimacy of protests and vigils and expressions of outrage who somehow label those expressions of outrage as quote/unquote political correctness—I just ask folks to step back and think: what if this happened to someone in your family? How would you feel? To be concerned about these issues is not political correctness; it’s just being American and wanting to live up to our best and highest ideals.” The president is wrong to conflate street protests with our highest American ideals. The right of free assembly is found in the Bill of Rights and deserves unceasing protection, but ongoing street protests aren’t what we need right now. It’s time for street protests—whether that of Black Lives Matter or the offshoots of the Occupy movement—to stop.

  • Exile1981

    Actually the constant violent protests are waking people up to the lefts real goals, so I say let them keep going till the mask is ripped away.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Not only that, it’s going to make the conventions so much fun to watch.
      Can you imagine all the competing grievance mongers trying to outdo each other to get on television?

      • Exile1981

        I need to stock up on popcorn…. and maybe razor wire

        • Clausewitz

          Beer, much more beer………..

  • Linda1000

    I don’t think these protests are going to stop for awhile yet. From what I gathered reading around, the BLM, Occupy movement, etc. are being funded by George Soros and maybe others. They are meant to deflect from the Hillary email scandals and whatever else goes wrong with her campaign. This Friday there are supposed to be more demos in major cities across the U.S. but I don’t know if this is true. I did see this same schedule (scroll down to bottom of link) posted on a couple of sites. Also, one of the militia leaders of the New Black Panther group with ties to the Dallas shooter was arrested in Baton Rouge, now released, has declared “all out war”. Today, in Indianapolis another policeman’s home and patrol car were shot up by a recently paroled BLM guy. The cop and his family are okay fortunately.

  • john700

    The current protests are part of the communist revolution slowly taking place in North America. They are used by the Clinton campaign to distract from her email scandal and to solidify the black vote.

    • Alain

      You win 1st prize.

  • Gary

    The Police should call in sick at the same time and lets these thugs experience seeing their area get torched or mass shooting from the black on black violence in their hell-holes.

    Obama should be charged with inciting the Cop killings as well a Lynch-mob Loretta that told the BLM terrorist to keep fighting.
    Every one the Black hell-holes is run by a Dem Mayor plus Governor and has a Dem Congressmen .
    They want to blame Whitey for their own stupidity to keep electing Democrats.