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Ken Burns takes down Trump at Stanford commencement speech

Ken Burns takes down Trump at Stanford commencement speech

(11:44) Without mentioning Donald Trump, American filmmaker Ken Burns urges Stanford students to do everything to defeat the retrograde forces that have invaded the democratic process.

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Guest: (524 days ago)

Even setting the bit about Trump aside, that was an utterly majestic and wide-ranging exhortation to find and ignite the best in all of us.

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Even setting the bit about Trump aside, that was an utterly majestic and wide-ranging exhortation to find and ignite the best in all of us.

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Guest: (524 days ago)

It is an extortion exhortation. Politics shouldn't be mentioned in a speech to students to tell them to vote a specific way. Let them make up their own minds.

I do not want my employer telling me how to vote, hear my teachers rant about who they are supporting, or anyone else in positions of power. The media does enough harm telling us who to vote for and I don't need to hear it from a speaker in a captive audience -- probably to a group of students waiting to get their diplomas so they do not want to get up and walk out.

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It is an extortion exhortation. Politics shouldn't be mentioned in a speech to students to tell them to vote a specific way. Let them make up their own minds.

I do not want my employer telling me how to vote, hear my teachers rant about who they are supporting, or anyone else in positions of power. The media does enough harm telling us who to vote for and I don't need to hear it from a speaker in a captive audience -- probably to a group of students waiting to get their diplomas so they do not want to get up and walk out.

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Guest: (524 days ago)

On the politics, I suspect that he is preaching to the converted anyway. The people voting for Trump tend to be lower income, less well-educated, middle-aged people (http://politicsthatwork. com/blog/trump-supporters .php).

But the other stuff about the importance of being a polymath and a good parent may have had more of an impact.

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On the politics, I suspect that he is preaching to the converted anyway. The people voting for Trump tend to be lower income, less well-educated, middle-aged people (http://politicsthatwork. com/blog/trump-supporters .php).

But the other stuff about the importance of being a polymath and a good parent may have had more of an impact.

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Strange that you consider the people at Stanford to be amongst the lower income, less educated, and middle aged. I would have thought those people came from rich families, are well educated, and are between 18 and 24.

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Strange that you consider the people at Stanford to be amongst the lower income, less educated, and middle aged. I would have thought those people came from rich families, are well educated, and are between 18 and 24.

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Guest: (525 days ago)

Qualifications to be President:

* Must be a natural born citizen of the United States
* A resident for 14 years
* 35 years of age or older.

Which candidate was he referring that wasn't qualifed?

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Qualifications to be President:

* Must be a natural born citizen of the United States
* A resident for 14 years
* 35 years of age or older.

Which candidate was he referring that wasn't qualifed?

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Guest: (525 days ago)

The one appealing to hate and fear.

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The one appealing to hate and fear.

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Guest: (524 days ago)

Doesn't disqualify anyone from becoming President.

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Doesn't disqualify anyone from becoming President.

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Guest: DonaldT (524 days ago)

You must mean those Hillary and Bernie democrats who fear and hate Trump so much they violently attacks his supporters.

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You must mean those Hillary and Bernie democrats who fear and hate Trump so much they violently attacks his supporters.

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zottek zottek (524 days ago)

So, if many millions of American citizens vote for a candidate who is glaringly unqualified, perhaps those millions of voters are glaringly unqualified to vote.

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So, if many millions of American citizens vote for a candidate who is glaringly unqualified, perhaps those millions of voters are glaringly unqualified to vote.

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