Michelle Obama Criticizes Mississippi ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill in Commencement Speech

JACKSON, Miss. — First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that “the power of voting is real and lasting” and they need to cast ballots to protect civil rights advances made by previous generations.

She said many young African-Americans have disenfranchised themselves because only about 20 percent of them voted in the 2014 midterm elections.

“You can hashtag all over Instagram and Twitter, but those social medial movements will disappear faster than a Snapchat if you’re not also registered to vote,” Obama told an estimated 35,000 people, including 800 graduates of Jackson State University.

She said if people fail to exercise the fundamental right to vote, rights will be under threat.

“Congress will still be gridlocked. Statehouses will continue to roll back voting rights and write discrimination into the law,” Obama said. “We see it right here in Mississippi, just two weeks ago, how swiftly progress can hurdle backward, how easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love.”

18 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Harvey Thomas Creech says:

    That’s the Obamas for you. Last week Barack said negative things about North Carolina’s HB 2 bill and now Michelle uses her bully pulpit as invited guest speaker at a university in MS, to criticize a recently passed religious freedom bill by the MS. legislature. I’ll be so glad to have these two out of our lives come next January.

  • David Stewart says:

    Must be a really poor school; to have a trans-gender commencement speaker!

  • BillB says:


    1. wiseone2 says:

      We need to seen HER & HER IDIOTIC SIGNIFICANT OTHER to Isis so the can begin proceedings to CHOP off BOTH their HEADS!!!

  • barbarakelly says:

    Michele—- get this straight no one cares what you think. You have been a pain in our rear for a couple of years. What put you in our BAD GRACES is what you are doing to our school lunches and the punishment from your tyrant husband if we don’t OBEY HIS COMMAND. So hurry up and leave so we can breath some fresh air.!!!!!

  • pointmade says:

    When will our president appoint a Muslim judge?

  • Luke says:

    I think it’s religious freedom these two muslims in the WH object to. The pervert herd is just as free as they have always been, no one is discriminating against them, it’s all in their filthy minds.

  • The Redhawk says:

    Who let this Disbarred IDIOT out of the CAGE ?????

  • joleenworden says:

    I guess Michele has spent so much time with the gay Manchurian Candidate with the fake birth certificate, that she thinks Our Constitutional Guarantee of Freedom of Religion only applies to Muslims. Or maybe she knows first hand who or what a transgender is? We use to send them to a psychiatrist. It is pathetic that she claims to be a Christian, but her actions do not prove it. She should be banned from influencing impressionable young students.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      She needs to follow the rules of the muslim cult, stay at home, keep your mouth shut, and PLEASE keep a sack over that butt ugly head!!

      1. The Redhawk says:

        It is called a BURQUA…… MUZZIES know how to HIDE ” UGLY”….

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          LOL, LOL, THEY SURE DO!

          1. The Redhawk says:

            and in iTS case he-she may even receive a “baptism” of STONES

    2. Rodney Steward says:

      Remember, it’s OK to lie in the muslim cult!

      1. The Redhawk says:

        However following that ‘CULT” Trans gender and IDIOT of the Female persuasion usually get STONED to Death…C.mon Baracky do something about the Idiot you married!!!

      2. Traveller62 says:

        Yes. It is “Sharia” approved.

      3. Harvey Thomas Creech says:

        But does that make it right? Does the degradation of Muslim women by Muslim men make that right, It’s getting harder to sing the words of our National Anthem – “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          WHY??? Islam is not even a real religion, it’s a CULT, could care less what happens to their women, less women less babies! And their women will kill you just as fast as the men!!

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