Sometimes Presidents making speeches at universities get booed. Its part of the job. It happened to George W. Bush. And now there is upset over President Obama’s planned trip to the campus of Notre Dame.
Obama is set to speak at the school’s graduation in May. At America’s most Catholic university there is anger over the President’s move to free up federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Added on is the administration’s freeing up of money for international family planning groups that happen to provide abortions.
Speaking at the Notre Dame commencement is a modern tradition with Presidents. Carter, Reagan and George W. Bush did it.
Interesting, according the Associated Press, while there are many students who might not agree with the President on some of these issues they still want him to speak.
The AP quotes a junior saying, "People are definitely entitled to their outrage, but I think the main thing is to see that it’s an honor to have the president of the United States come to speak here whether you agree with him or not."