When U.S. President Donald Trump delivered the graduation commencement speech at Liberty University last year, the school gave him an honorary doctorate of laws degree. Honorary degrees are controversial since they are not earned degrees (I was given one at North Park University, located in Chicago, in 2000). But in this case, it looks pretty suspicious and thus more controversial. Plus, Liberty University is the largest Christian university in the U.S., and it was founded by the Reverend Jerry Falwell of Moral Majority fame. So, this raises questions about what is lawful and what is moral.
So, it does not seem that a man should be given an honorary doctorate of laws if he is trying to stop the Justice Department from making sure our nation’s laws are obeyed.