Obama Tells Graduates to Reject Antigovernment TalkSubmitted by DeMolay on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 15:25
Acknowledging that commencement addresses are no place for partisanship, President Obama nonetheless skirted close to that political line on Sunday, telling graduates at Ohio State University to ignore antigovernment arguments that “gum up the works” and instead aspire to be citizens who value both individual rights and community responsibilities.
“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems,” Mr. Obama told the crowd at the Ohio State commencement ceremony, which totaled almost 60,000 people. “They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”