Graduation day has come and gone in South Bend, Indiana, but CNN just had to interview some of the Notre Dame graduates who walked out Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement address. In all, it was just a tantrum by progressive students who apparently felt “unsafe,” with Mr. Pence giving a speech. A speech mind you that complimented Notre Dame as a bastion of learning and a hub for the exchange of free ideas. How horrible!
Well, these kids are certainly in for a rude awakening in the real world. The Daily Caller clipped the interview host Brooke Baldwin had with graduates Luis Miranda and Aniela Tyksinski yesterday:
The walkout was in response to the fact that members of our own community felt unwelcome, uncomfortable, and even unsafe,” Tyksinski claimed. “This was not the appropriate event for this kind of political discourse…this should have been an event for all graduates and all of their family members.”
Host Brooke Baldwin challenged the students, asking if it is fair to say that college campuses are too liberal and don’t allow conservative viewpoints.
Miranda said he could not say if colleges are too liberal, but claimed to support free speech despite being unwilling to listen to Pence’s address.
Okay—stop speaking as if you’re in the majority. Around 100 kids out of 2,081 students got up and left. They just didn’t have the physical or mental toughness to sit through a speech from someone with whom they share disagreements on policy. That’s very sad and very low energy. Everyone knows it. Again, sitting through a speech from someone that you despise doesn’t mean you’re endorsing their views or furthering his or her agenda. It’s a commencement address. I can assure you won’t melt. Now, protesting the speaker seems to be a Notre Dame tradition. I never made it to my sister’s graduation from Notre Dame because, like now, airlines suck, but it seems to be a tradition to protest the speaker. The Daily Beast’s Erin Gloria Ryan, also a graduate of Notre Dame, added that no one is safe either. Vice President Joe Biden was viewed as problematic last year.