Don't like guv? Don't listen to MU speech
TO THE EDITORS:
As long ago as my four siblings and I can remember, our parents (neither college-educated) never hounded us about going to college. We just assumed from day one that our formal education wouldn't be completed until college graduation day. The decision to attend college was intuitive. We all ended up with degrees and advanced degrees.
Of all the Rosenbergers, I was the only one who chose not to "walk" on graduation day --- either of them. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it had something to do with being a rebellious Vietnam War era student. My diplomas came in the mail. Consequently, I never experienced any graduation day orations by men of honorable character and accomplishment or politicians.
So, why all the fuss about the governor's graduation day oratory at Millersville University. College and life experience has taught me that one of the best ways to protest an event is to not give it an audience. When a tree falls in the forest and no one is listening, does it make a noise?
If expensive or offensive products can be boycotted, so can speakers. Trust me -- a graduation day ceremony should not be attended if it's going to be an unpleasant experience. Why would you want to start your new non-student life in such a way? Have a graduation party and get your degree in the mail.
My oldest daughter's graduation speaker was Vice President Biden and my youngest daughter's will be President Obama. Not walking is not an option at West Point. Education and life teach you that, sometimes, you just have to endure for the good of all.