Some students at Notre Dame claim that VP Mike Pence speaking at this year’s commencement makes them feel unsafe. It would be funny if it were not so chilling.
To listen to anyone with whom you disagree is unsafe? To allow such a person to speak makes you unsafe? What do you mean by safe? Have you changed the definition of the word safe?
There might be a potential threat to safety, but it comes not from the speaker but from those zealots with an agenda who pretend that the snowflake claim of feeling unsafe is an excuse for violently protest.
Lord help us.
Of course: Notre Dame students now claim Pence speech makes them “feel unsafe”
From Hot Air: BY ED MORRISSEY, APRIL 13, 2017
Six weeks ago, the University of Notre Dame upended its self-professed tradition by declining to extend an invitation to the new US president at their May commencement. Rather than deal with the protests and media attention of having Donald Trump speak, university president Fr. John Jenkins opted instead to invite Vice President Mike Pence, as Fr. Jenkins didn’t “want the surrounding controversy to distract from the central purpose of commencement.” Fr. Jenkins avoided mentioning Trump at all in his statement, instead hailing Pence as an obviously appropriate choice for the school’s 175th anniversary:
- It is fitting that in the 175th year of our founding on Indiana soil that Notre Dame recognize a native son who served our state and now the nation with quiet earnestness, moral conviction and a dedication to the common good characteristic of true statesmen. With his own brand of reserved dignity, Mike Pence instilled confidence on the state level then, and on the world stage now. We are proud to welcome him to represent the new administration.
How’s that working out for Fr. Jenkins? Every bit as well as you’d expect after a pre-emptive heckler’s veto: