It was a rainy, early June morning in a small New Hampshire town when John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, delivered an unconventional commencement address for the Cardigan Mountain School.
“Now, the commencement speakers will typically also wish you good luck and extend good wishes to you,” Roberts said. “I will not do that, and I’ll tell you why. From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty.”