Over the weekend, 3,127 graduating students proudly participated in the graduation ceremony at Notre Dame University in Notre Bend, Indiana.
The vast majority of students and their families were excited to learn that the former governor of their state and the current Vice President of the United States was to be the keynote speaker.
However, a small group of these privileged students, estimated by the University to be less than 100 (out of 3,127 graduating students) decided they needed to protest the Vice President’s speech and walked.
Of course, when CNN reported on the story they neglected to mention that less than a 100 students out of the 3,127 walked out.
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.
— Ken Munro – Notre Dame Alum
The real story is that the vast majority of the Notre Dame graduating students wanted to hear what the Vice President of the United States had to say. They may or may not agree with Mr. Pence, but they showed the intelligence to listen to all viewpoints.