I only learned recently that one of my students at Butler University is the niece of United States Chief Justice John Roberts. Officers of the Class of 2010 worked with President Bobby Fong’s office and Chief Justice Robert’s niece on a proposal to invite Roberts to address students at this year’s commencement.
All was proceeding well until the idea was presented to the Faculty Senate where it was defeated in a secret ballot, claiming “Roberts is a conservative and not worthy of an honorary degree,” as reported on WTHR-TV. I could make a pretty good guess as to whose were the most vocal dissenting voices. Readers of Dakota Voice probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they are the professors that are self-appointed guardians of diversity and tolerance and an “open and free exchange of ideas.” We have seen countless examples of what tolerance and diversity means to liberals. Let’s just say they demand tolerance of everything they believe and diversity of everything but political ideology.