How disrespectful and uncomfortable for Vice President Pence. We suppose he is used to opposition, being in politics for so many years, but still! We are embarrassed on his behalf for the incredibly rude way some Notre Dame students treated him.
"The protest began as Mr. Pence began his remarks at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., where degrees were conferred on 2,081 students. Online video of the ceremony showed a large number of young people filing out of the stadium as the vice president began to congratulate the graduates and their families. Around them, the audience erupted into a mixture of boos and applause," reports the New York Times.
Here, Franklin Graham rips the students who walked out on Pence, saying that they should've learned respect (presumably from their parents or teachers).
“While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness — all of which amounts to nothing less than suppression of the freedom of speech,” Pence said during the commencement.
“These all-too-common practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and they are wholly outside the America tradition.”
So many people agree with Graham, as you can see from the response to his post. They are tired of seeing entitled young people who are encouraged to be disrespectful by the liberal school system.
What do you think? How would you feel if you were Vice President Pence? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!