I was watching the 5 o'clock news yesterday when I heard a story about a college in my state filing a petition to get another speaker for their graduation, instead of president Bush. Here is the article below. I was wondering what people thought of this. I understand people may not support Bush or his decisions for our country, but he is still our president, and therefore should recieve someÂ respect. I am against the war in Iraq as well, butÂ Bush did not send our troops over there completely by himself. I just think that this seems a bit unpatriotic to just say "hey, I don't want our president speaking at our graduation, get someone better?" I disagree with some choices Bush has made but I don't know...
What do you all think?
Furman University professors, students sign statement opposing Bush visit
Posted: May 12, 2008 11:38 AM EDT
Updated: May 12, 2008 11:38 AM EDT
ÂCOLUMBIA, SC (AP) - More than 200 students and faculty members at Furman University have signed a statement protesting President Bush's visit to speak at the South Carolina school's commencement later this month.
Bush is scheduled to speak at Furman's graduation ceremonies May 31.
The 222 co-signers say in a statement on the school's Web site that they object to the president's visit for several reasons, including the war in Iraq. They also cite the administration's "obstructing progress on reducing greenhouse gases while favoring billions in tax breaks and subsidies to oil companies that are earning record profits."
English professor Robin Visel says a lecture series about various Bush administration policies is planned before Bush comes to the Greenville school.