Presidential Centers Unite to Warn of Fragile State of US Democracy

From an AP story by Gary Fields headlined “Presidential centers from Hoover to Bush to Obama unite to warn of the fragile state of US democracy”:

Concern for U.S. democracy amid deep national polarization has prompted the entities supporting 13 presidential libraries dating back to Herbert Hoover to call for a recommitment to the country’s bedrock principles, including the rule of law and respecting a diversity of beliefs.

The statement released Thursday, the first time the libraries have joined to make such a public declaration, said Americans have a strong interest in supporting democratic movements and human rights around the world because “free societies elsewhere contribute to our own security and prosperity here at home.”