“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” Bush said. “We see a fading confidence in the value of free markets and international trade, forgetting that conflict, instability and poverty follow in the wake of protectionism.”
“Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed...”
“Bigotry seems emboldened...Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
“Our young people need positive role models...Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”
All quotes are from President Bush as reported by Mic.