The acrimonious debate and the serious accusations of malfeasance that began during the Obama administration and continued through the campaign and even into President Trump’s administration show little sign of abating. In fact, it could get worse as investigations continue with increased vigor.
This anger has shown up in interviews, on the floor of the House and Senate, and of course, all over the internet. It has also revealed its ugliness at public events such as college commence exercises. So upset is the left with either President Trump’s victory or Hillary Clinton’s humiliating loss, or both, that they’ve taken to disrupting events in order to make their anger and contempt known.
In an utterly disgusting display of immaturity and vitriol, a group of students walked out on Vice-President Pence’s commencement speech at Notre Dame. So much for the support for free speech at universities. But this act was not lost on Mike Huckabee who held these children masquerading as young adults accountable for their puerile act.
“When Mike Pence went back to Indiana to give a commencement speech at Notre Dame University, there were plenty of walkouts from snowflakes.
“Not because of what he said, mind you — they walked out before he said anything — but because the very prospect of having to listen to a conservative discourse on any subject was too much for the poor little dears.
“Mike Huckabee was having none of it. In a Tuesday post on his website, the former Arkansas governor excoriated the ‘liberal snowflakes’ who decided they couldn’t handle any contradictory thoughts.”
Said Huckabee of Mr. Pence’s speech, “It was a forceful defense of free speech and diversity of ideas, something that used to be the hallmark of college campuses before the left-wing snowflakes appeared, demanding ‘safe spaces’ and the silencing of any views they disagree with.”
Consistent with Mr. Huckabee’s opinion, a former Notre Dame grad hit the nail on the head.
“‘I think it’s kind of an indictment of the way that our education system has turned from a place where you have a free discourse of ideas to a place if you hear something you don’t agree with, you run away,’ said Kevin Munro, a Notre Dame grad who was at the commencement ceremony this weekend to watch his daughter get her degree, according to WNDU-TV.”
Absolutely. The universities drifted from their proud traditions when they began abandoning their core curriculum and became vehicles for pushing Marxist ideologies in the 1960s. This was a disastrous time for our universities. The trend has continued with those who hold to the free exchange and debate of ideas having been marginalized, at least if they hold to views at variance with the liberal orthodoxy that plagues many of these institutions.
If these students were truly incapable of sitting through a speech by the Vice-President, then perhaps there were not qualified to be students at such a prestigious university in the first place.
Source: Conservative Tribune