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people i mentioned as a fascinatedwe were so with the space program and i'm sure that continues. young people that want to go to space someday get on that career track. what do you see just they do? , what would you suggest that they do? we get asked this question all the time. the real answer is do what you are passionate about. everyone is blessed with the different abilities and skills. what you are created to do, do that and do it well. there is not one path to be an astronaut. there are engineers and scientists. mark and i are previous pilots. there are medical doctors, scott is a medical doctor. there are different ways to be an astronaut. we need people with different skills. be passionate and work where your skills are. mr. huges: this change with
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spaces to people. there's a probability that the young people today, sometime in their lives, even if theyck te n galactic and others that a starting on this road to space. it is exciting. see a lot more. right now there are 550 people that have ever been in space. i think that number is going to grow substantially over the next decade. mr. huges: do you think there is more excitement now about prospects in space than at any point? people arelly: starting to think that this will affect them. ,n some of our lifetimes
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instead of taking a flight to new york or london, that or seven takes 6.5 hours, maybe some of us will take that flight -- and how fast we can do it in the space shuttle, that is 40 minutes. there is no reason why that is not possible in the coming decade. i think people are starting to think about those differences. mr. huges: how about a round of applause for our guests? [applause] our nationalnk press club staff, including the journalism institute for their work on today's program. if you would like a copy go to our website press.org where you can learn more about the national press. thank you for attending. we are adjourned. [applause]
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announcer: on the next "washington journal" americans for tax reform on the various by reforms put forth republican candidates. the associate director of no kids hungry addresses households that have problems getting ofess to food due to lack money or resources. then a political reporter looks at the hillary clinton e-mail probe and what it means for her presidential campaign. we will take your phone calls, comments, and tweets. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> today a discussion on pope on capitalism and if it leads to inequality and poverty. we are at the cato institute.
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setting the stage for c-span's new series of landmark cases, historic supreme court decisions. the national constitution center holds a discussion in philadelphia on the cases we have selected. exploring the human stories behind these decisions. panelists.ed it is moderated by jeffrey rosen. the national constitution center president and ceo. that is live on wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> monday, vermont senator and presidential candidate bernie sanders spoke to students at , thety university
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christian school in lynchburg, virginia. question and a answer session. this is 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. they do that chant better than you, but thank you for the warm introduction. welcome to convocation. we are honored and humbled to welcome a special guest. , theor bernie sanders democratic president -- [applause] the democratic candidate for president of the united states. senator sanders we made room for your supporters locally on the front row. you have a fan club. in 2006, senator sanders was you
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aftert to the senate serving 16 years as the congressman from vermont and was elected in 2012. he was born in brooklyn, new york. he attended brooklyn college and the university of chicago. he became a documentary filmmaker and coverage are in vermont. he was elected the mayor of burlington, vermont by 10 votes. intoansformed burlington one of the most exciting and livable cities in the nation. under his administration the city made major strides in affordable housing, environmental protection, child care, youth programs, and the arts. in congress he has worked for working families, strengthening the middle class, and has been called a practical and successful legislator.
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he was dubbed the amendment king for passing more amendments than anyone else in congress. he lives in burlington, vermont, now. people have been asking since we announced -- david told me that bernie sanders agreed to speak at liberty, i said that is great. people have asked if i could find common ground with the senator. i think i did. if you could come up -- [applause] future he ise going to be a fan of the liberty flames. we already found some common ground, i hope. senator sanders, we welcome you to liberty university. thate humbled and honored
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you would come here. give him a warm welcome, thank you. [applause] mr. sanders: thank you. falwell and david, thank you for inviting my wife jane and me to be with you this morning. we appreciate the invitation very much. think acknowledge what i all of you already know. that many at liberty on a number of important issues of -- that are very different.
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i believe in women's rights and the rights of women to control their own body. i believe in gay rights and gay marriage. those are my views. it is no secret. i came here today because i believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse. [cheers and applause] too often in our country on both there is responsibility for us, there is too much
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shouting at each other. there is too much making fun of each other. now, in my view, and i say this as someone who voices his heart, i have given dozens of speeches in the last few months, it is easy to go out and talk to people who agree with you. i was in greensboro, north carolina just last night. we had 9000 people out. mostly they agreed with me. tonight we could have thousands out who agree with me. that's not hard to do. that's what politicians by and large do. we talk to people who agree with us. but it is harder. but not less important. for us to try and communicate with those who do not agree with us on every issue. [applause]
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mr. sanders: and it is important to see where if possible, and i do believe if possible, we can find common ground. now, liberty university is a religious school, obviously. [applause] mr. sanders: and all of you are proud of that. [applause] mr. sanders: you are a school which, as all of us in our own way tries to understand the meaning of morality, what does it mean to live a moral life?
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and you try to understand in this very complicated modern world that we live in, what the words of the bible mean in today's society. you are a school which tries to teach its students how to behave with decency and with honesty, and how you can best relate to your fellow human beings. and i applaud you for trying to achieve those goals. [applause] mr. sanders: let me take a moment, or a few moments, to tell you what motivates me in the work that i do as a public servant, as a senator from the state of vermont. and let me tell you that it goes
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without saying, i am far from being a perfect human being, but i am motivated by a vision which exists in all of the great religions, christianity, judaism, islam, buddhism, and other religions. that vision is so beautifully and clearly stated in matthew 7:12, and it states "so in everything due to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets. that is the golden rule." do unto others what you would have them do to you. that is the golden rule and it
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is not very complicated. let me be frank. i understand that the issues of abortion and gay marriage are issues that you feel very strongly about. we disagree on those issues. i get that. but let me respectfully suggest that there are other issues out there that are of enormous consequence to our country and in fact to the entire world, that maybe, just maybe, we do not disagree on. and maybe, just maybe, we can try to work together to resolve them. [applause]
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5:24, "but letos justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never failing stream. justice, treating others the way we want to be treated. treating all people, no matter their race, their color, their stature in life, with respect and with dignity. " [applause] mr. sanders: in my view, it would be hard for anyone in this room today to make the case that the united states of america, our great country, a country
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which all of us love, it would be hard to make the case that we are a just society, or anything resembling a just society today. [applause] mr. sanders: in the united states of america today, there is massive injustice in terms of income and wealth inequality. in justice is rampant. -- injustice is rampant. we live, and i hope all of you know this, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. but most americans do not know that. because almost all of that wealth and income is going to the top 1%.
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that is the truth. we are living in a time -- and i warn all of you if you would, put this in the context of the bible, not me, in the context of the bible -- we are living in a time where a handful of people have wealth beyond comprehension, and i'm talking about tens of billions of dollars. enough to support their families for thousands of years. with huge yachts and jet planes and tens of billions. more money than they would ever know what to do with. but at that very same moment, there are millions of people in our country, let alone the rest of the world, who are struggling
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to feed their families. they are struggling to put a roof over their heads, and some of them are sleeping out on the streets. they are struggling to find money in order to go to a doctor when they are sick. now when we talk about morality, and when we talk about justice, we have to, in my view, understand that there is no justice when so few have so much and so many have so little. [applause] mr. sanders: there is no justice, and i want you to hear this clearly, when the top 1/10
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of 1%, not 1%, the top 1/10 of 1% today in america owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. and in your heart, you will have to determine the morality of that, and the justice of that. in my view, there is no justice when here in virginia and vermont and all over this country millions of people are working long hours for abysmal lay low wages -- abysmally low wages of seven dollars an hour, eight dollars an hour, nine dollars an hour, working hard but unable to bring in enough money to adequately feed their
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kids. at the same time, 58% of all new income generated is going to the top 1%. you have got to think about the morality of that, the justice of that, and whether or not that is what we want to see in our country. in my view, there is no justice when in recent years, we have seen a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires while at the same time the united states of america has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on earth.
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how can we? i want you to go into your hearts, how can we talk about morality, about justice, when we turn our backs on the children of our country? [applause] mr. sanders: now you have got to think about it. you have to think about it and you have to feel it in your guts. are you content? do you think it is moral that 20% of the children in this country, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, are living in poverty? do you think it is acceptable that 40% of african-american
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children are living in poverty? in my view, there is no justice and morality suffers. when in our wealthy country millions of children go to bed hungry. that is not morality. and that in my view is not what america should be about. [applause] mr. sanders: in my view, there is no justice when the 15 wealthiest people in this country in the last two years, two years saw their wealth increase by $170 billion.
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two years. the wealthiest 15 people in this country saw their wealth increase by $170 billion. my friends, that is more wealth acquired in a two year period that is owned by the bottom 130 than is ownedd -- by the bottom 130 million americans. and while the very, very rich become much richer, millions of families have no savings at all. nothing in the bank. and they worry every single day that if their car breaks down, they cannot get to work and if they cannot get to work, they lose their job. and if they lose their job they do not feed their family.
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in the last two years, 15 people saw $170 billion increase in their wealth. 45 million americans live in poverty. that in my view is not justice. that is a rigged economy, designed by the wealthiest people in this country to benefit the wealthiest people in this country at the expense of everybody else. [applause] mr. sanders: in my view, there is no justice when thousands of americans die every single year because they do not have any health insurance and do not go
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to a doctor when they should. i have talked personally to doctors throughout vermont and physicians around the country. without exception, they tell me there are times when patients walk into their office very, very sick and they say, why didn't you come in here when you're sick? and the answer is, i do not have any health insurance or i have a high deductible or i thought the problem would get better. and sometimes it doesn't, and sometimes they die because they lack health insurance. that is not justice. that is not morality. people should not be dying in the united states of america when they are sick. [applause] mr. sanders: what that is, is an
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indication that we are the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right. and i think we should change that. [applause] mr. sanders: and i think, i think that when we talk about morality, what we are talking about is all of god's children, the poor, the wretched. they have a right to go to a doctor when they are sick. [applause] mr. sanders: there is a lot of talk in this country from politicians about family values. you have all heard that.
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let me tell you about a family value. in my view, there is no justice when low income and working-class mothers are forced to separate from their babies one or two weeks after birth, and go back to work because they need the money that their jobs provide. i know everybody here, we all are. maybe in different ways, but all of us believe in family values. jane and i have four kids. we have seven beautiful grandchildren. we believe in family values. but it is not a family value when all of you know that the most important moments in time of a human being's life is the
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first weeks and months after that baby is born. that is the moment when mother bonds with the baby, gets to love and know her baby, and dad is there as well. that is what a family is about. those of you, at least those of you who are parents -- more parents back there than here i suspect -- you know what an unforgettable moment that is. and i want you to think whether you believe it is a family value that the united states of america is the only, only major country on earth that does not provide paid family and medical leave. [applause] mr. sanders: now in english, what that means is all over the world, when a woman has a baby she is guaranteed the right,
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because society understands how important that moment is, she is guaranteed the right to stay home and get income in order to nurture her baby. and that is why i believe when we talk about family values, that the united states government must provide at least 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. [applause] mr. sanders: in my view, there is no justice in our country when youth unemployment exists at tragically high levels. i requested a study last month from a group of economists, and what they told me is that 51% of
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african-american high school graduates between the ages of 17 and 20 are unemployed or underemployed. 51%. we have in this country sufficient amounts of money to put more people in jail than any other country on earth. the united states has more people in jail then china, a communist, authoritarian country. but apparently, we do not have enough money to provide jobs and education to our young people. i believe that is wrong. [applause]
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mr. sanders: i am not a theologian. i am not an expert on the bible. nor am i a catholic. i am just a united states senator from the small state of vermont. but, i agree with pope francis who will soon becoming to visit us in the united states. [applause] mr. sanders: i agree with pope francis when he says, and i quote "the current financial crisis originated in a profound human crisis, the denial of the
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primacy of the human person." "we have created new idols. the worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guys in the ise in thes gu idolatry of money, and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose." [applause] mr. sanders: the pope also writes "there is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn and economic reform to benefit everyone. money has to serve, not to rule."
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[applause] mr. sanders: now those are pretty profound words, which i hope we will all think about. in the pope's view, and i agree with him, we are living in a nation and in a world, and the bible speaks to this issue, in a nation and in a world which worships not love of brothers and sisters, not love of the poor and the sick, but worships the acquisition of money and great wealth. i do not believe that is the country we should be living in. [applause] mr. sanders: money and wealth should serve the people. the people should not have to serve money and wealth. [applause]
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mr. sanders: throughout human history, there has been endless discussion. it is part of who we are as human beings, people who think and ask questions, and less discussion and debate about the meaning of justice and about the meaning of morality. and i know that here at liberty university, those are the kinds of discussions you have every day, and those are the kinds of discussions you should be having, and the kinds of discussions we should be happening all over america. i would hope, and i conclude with this thought, i would hope very much that as part of that discussion and part of that
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learning process, some of you will conclude that if we are honest in striving to be a moral and just society, it is imperative that we have the courage to stand with the poor, to stand with working people, and when necessary, take on very powerful and wealthy people whose greed, in my view, is doing this country in norman us -- enormous harm. all very much. [applause] mr. sanders: thank you. thank you. [applause]
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>> thank you, senator. obviously, just a few minutes with some questions. these questions, sir, are from our student body. we opened up to our student government the opportunity for questions to come your way, and a lot of questions poured in. i think these few questions in the few minutes we have with you will represent the main thoughts on the hearts of our students, the main things they wanted to know. i think you are going to find a lot of commonality obviously in wanting to see someone go to work and get paid more for it, wanting to see children not the hungry, wanting to see the reality of just racism being erased out of this country. you are going to find a lot of commonality obviously, for
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college students to hear from you that public higher education could be free, so anybody who is 19 will be excited about free college. the question is not so much the commonality in wanting to see those things, but how do we get there? in that kind of mindset, just a little bit about how we would get there. as far as race inequality is concerned, this question from one of our students. if you were elected president, what would you do to bring healing and resolution to the issue of racism in our country? we both want to see that go away. what steps would you begin to take if you were our leader in that resolved? -- in seeing that resolved? mr. sanders: that is an excellent question.
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i would hope and i believe that every person in this room today understands that it is on acceptable to judge people, to discriminate against people , based on the color of their skin. [applause] mr. sanders: and i would also say that as a nation, the truth is, that a nation in which many ways was created, and i'm sorry to have to say this, from way back on racist principles, we have, a long way as a nation. my guess is that probably not everybody here is an admirer or voted for barack obama. but the point is, in 2008 this country took a huge step forward in voting for a candidate based on his ideas and not the color of his skin. [applause]
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mr. sanders: and whether you like obama or not, and i do, he is a friend of mine and i work with him on many issues, that is a step forward for america. [applause] mr. sanders: but let me also say what everybody here knows, and my thoughts having just returned from south carolina, we all know to what degree racism remains alive in this country. i cannot understand, i really cannot. i think about it, i try to understand it, how a sick man can walk into a bible study class, discuss the bible, pray with people in the room, and then take out a gun and kill nine of them because the color of their skins were different than his. and i cannot understand for the
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life of me, how there can be hundreds of groups in this country whose sole reason for existence is to promote hatred. these are hate groups. and they say, join us so we can hate african-americans or days gays, jews, or immigrants, or anybody that is different from us. i cannot understand. but let us be clear. when you have unarmed african-american shot by police officers, something which has been going on for years, that is also institutional racism and cries out for reform. [applause] mr. sanders: i am a former mayor who has worked closely with police officers.
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the vast majority of them are honest, work hard, and do a very good job. [applause] mr. sanders: but when a police officer breaks the law with any other public official, that officer must be held accountable. [applause] mr. sanders: that is justice. and there is a lot to be done in terms of our criminal justice system, in terms of minimal sentencing, in terms of local police departments which look like armies that are invading a community. but to answer your question, i think what we have got to do is when we see instances of racism, when we hear political leaders appealing to the worst elements
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of us by making racist attacks against people from another country or people whose color may be different than most of us, we have got to stand up and say, in america you are not going to do that. [applause] >> we could not agree with you more on that thought. we would say, i think i speak for many of our students, that it is not so much skin issue as it is a sin issue. [applause] >> that you can change the behavior of police, put cameras on them all day long, but behavior modification can only stop so short as identity change. [applause] >> i think we want what you want.
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mr. sanders: let me just say this. the answer is, obviously we have got to change our hearts. but everybody should know that 60, 70 years ago in this country, we had segregated schools and segregated restaurant. and it took a supreme court, it took martin luther king jr., it took millions of people demand public policy which ended segregation. >> that is right. i think where you are going to find commonality is at liberty university, we are not interested in making sure people of color are not invited to sit at the bus. we want to see them on the bus -- we want to see them own the bus and own the restaurant. on protecting the vulnerable, i think our student are more passionate about that than any other thing. the question they wanted to know went way just beyond wealth inequality. we certainly have those kind of things, but protecting the vulnerable, this was probably
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the number one question we got. senator sanders, you have talked in your campaign about how it is immoral to protect the billionaire class at the expense of our most vulnerable in society, obviously children. you just mentioned that in your talk with us earlier. a majority of christians would agree with you, but would also go further and say that children in the womb need our protection even more. [applause] >> how do you reconcile? [applause]
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so the question, sir, obviously you can see this is what they want to ask. how do you reconcile the two? i know you have a different view. i know that you, sir, and i do not have to be i to i on it. i sense a real sincerity in you -- i don't have to be i -- eye .o eye on it i sent a real sincerity in you on wanting to see our children protected. can you see how we see the child in the womb is the most vulnerable? mr. sanders: i do, and i understand this is an area where we disagree. i understand and i believe that it is impractical for the government to tell everyone in this country the painful and difficult choice she has to make on that issue. [applause] mr. sanders: i honestly, do not want to be too provocative, but very often conservatives say, that the government out of my life. i do not want the government telling me what to do. but on this very sensitive issue
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on which we are divided, a lot of people agree with you and a lot of people agree with me. my view is, i respect absolutely a family who says no, i'm not going to have an abortion. but i would hope that other people respect the very painful and difficult choice that many women feel the have to make, and do not want the government telling them what they have to do. [applause] mr. sanders: but, i want to take that question a step further. we do disagree on that issue. note this or butts about it -- no ifs or buts about it. here is where i hope we have common ground. i'm going to be partisan for a moment, because i want to lay this on your shoulders.
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i am a ranking member of the u.s. senate budget committee. i want to tell you, what was in the republican budget that passed a number of months ago. check it out. you think i'm not telling you the truth. when you talk about issues about children, understand republican budget through 27 million people threw 27 million people off of health care, including many children. at a time when many families cannot afford to send their kids to college, and i am running on a program that says every public college and university in america should be tuition-free. but at a time when families cannot afford to send their kids to college, republican budget cuts $90 billion in hell grants --$90 billion intel grants
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over a ten-year. -- over a ten-year period. republicans cut money for the wic program, which goes to low income pregnant women and their babies. to add insult to injury, in that budget, the republicans provided over $250 billion over a 10 topr in tax breaks to the 2/10 of 1%. i do not think that is a moral budget. [applause] >> i do not pretend to be an expert on budgets, but i think a lot of us would be very interested in our government budgeting for planned parenthood. i think a lot of us would be very interesting in looking for those budgets, and i think they get a lot more complex.
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in for just one more question, sir, for our last question on religious freedom. a lot of questions from our students who i think really were just very peppered with concern and broken heartedness when they see the world around them. this is where i genuinely sense in you, you are a lot like a father figure. mr. sanders: a grandfather figure, i am getting older every day. >> and i sense that same concern in your heart as we would have. here is the question in that frame. we're watching on the news a refugee crisis in syria and religious minorities facing persecution in the middle east. how do you feel the united states should respond? do you feel that as the united states that we should be obligated, more than we even are now, in responding? that there would be a stewardship of responsibility on the greatest nation of the world, to step in even at a
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greater level. mr. sanders: obviously, the answer is yes but i do not quite know what the word "step in" means. if the question is, do we have a moral responsibility not just for, to work with europe and to work with some of these wealthy gulf-region countries like saudi arabia, united arab emirates, kuwait, to help with this human tragedy. can you imagine people leaving their homes in syria and iraq with simply the close on their -- with the clothing on their back, dragging their kids with them? do we had a lower responsibility -- do we have a moral responsibility to work the rest of the world in providing help bringing some of those people to this country? the answer is absolutely yes. absolutely yes. but, this is where it gets tricky. that is in a sense, a reasonably easy response. we should do that. all of you know that the middle
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east and other parts of the world are a real quagmire. we are living in a crazy and dangerous world, we see horror stories every day of isis and people doing barbaric thing. i voted against the war in iraq. [applause] mr. sanders: and i voted against that war because i worried very much, and if you read what i wrote at that time, what i'm telling you is the truth, about the instability and destabilization that that would bring about. so the question of u.s. military force becomes part of this discussion. and let me just say this -- i am the former chairman of the united states senate committee on veterans affairs, and i would
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hope this is an area that all of us can agree on, that we are going to provide all of the health care and benefits that our veterans need. [applause] >> we have to take care of our own, absolutely. mr. sanders: but the cost of war is something that is far greater, i fear, then most people now. -- thanmost people know most people know. and before we go off to war, we have got to make certain that we have explored every other possible option. [applause] mr. sanders: people may not know this, but as the former chairman i do. in iraq and afghanistan we lost 6700 brave men and women. many came home without legs and arms and eyesight. 500,000 of them came home with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic rain injuries.
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-- brain injuries. their lives have been disrupted, families have been separated, children have suffered. a great nation like the united states of america, with the most powerful military on earth in my view, should use every possible opportunity to resolve international conflict without going to war. war should be the last resort. [applause] >> absolutely. senator, it has just been an honor, sir, to have you with us. we on occasion have the opportunity to have questions and answers with some of our guests. the one thing we always end with is the question of how can we, and it is not just a statement, i really believe that our students are wanting to know, how can we lean in? we know you were in north
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carolina last night, you are going to be in manassas this afternoon. meeting your staff, they are incredibly hard-working people in this very fast-paced where you and your wife are on that campaign trail with grandkids. you are the liveliest 73-year-old i have ever met, sir. how can we pray for you and your family? how can we be thinking of you? when we think of you and see you, what can we say bernie sanders asked us to pray for him? mr. sanders: david, thank you very much for that thought. i appreciated from the bottom of -- i appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. this is what i would like prayers to before. not just for me, for more significantly our prayers for our country, prayers for how we bring our people together, prayers for how we can create in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, a beautiful country, a country
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where all people have health care, where all kids have the ability to go to college, where we have wiped out childhood poverty. those are the prayers that i want to join with you in making. [applause] >> let's do that. let's do that now. let's pray together. can we do that? father, we thank you for the fact that god, you owned the cattle on a thousand hills, that you are the great provider. father, at this very moment we come to you as the god of this universe, god that is able to provide, and we pray that your provisions would slow down. -- would flow down. all people, god, all nations, we thank you, lord, where morality stop short spirituality can go further. and so we lean in on you.
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we thank you where government fails, god, that your kingdom prevails. we pray for a greater nature -- nation. we pray for justice and compassion and mercy to be the greatest thing that we are known for as a nation. that our power would be known as a power that is spent, father, for the least of these. we love you, lord, thank you for this opportunity to come together. i pray for this man, his family, his team. give them sustainable pay as -- sustainable pace as they are on the road. i pray that father, in this very moment, that he will know he has made friends today, that he has come into an environment where people show grace, show appreciation, and show humility, father. and also gratitude is in our hearts, that he would take the time out of his scheduled to come.
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bless the man this season. amen. can we thank our senator bernie williams? [applause] >> today, a discussion on the state of the army with john mccue. .- with john mchugh that will be on our companion network, c-span2. a signature feature on book tv is our all-day coverage of book fairs and festivals from across the country with top-notch fiction authors. here is our schedule. in september, we are in new york
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for the brooklyn book festival. in early october east southern festival of books in nashville. then we are live in austin for the texas book festival. at the end of the month we will have 2 book festivals. festival and book the boston book festival. at the start of november we will be in portland, oregon for .ordstock at the end of november we are live for the 18th year in a row from florida for the miami book fair international. that is a few other fairs and festivals this a fall on c-span 2's book tv. setting the stage for c-span's new upcoming series landmark cases: historic supreme court decisions, the national constitution center hosts a discussion in philadelphia on the cases we selected for the the humanexploring
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stories behind these decisions. panelists include akil amar, belson,yal, michael moderated by jeffrey rosen, the national restitution center president and ceo. wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span three. live today on c-span, "washington journal" is next. then the pope's criticism on capitalism put together by the cato institute. minutes, up in 45 americans for tax reforms on the various tax plans put forth by the republican presidential candidates. at 8:30, the associate director of no did hungry discusses u.s.
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households that have problems getting access to adequate food due to a lack of money or resources. nine: 15, looking at the host: "the washington post"e, reports that john boehner is hosting a number of listening sessions to hear from members of his party on planned parenthood funding. hold two plans to votes related to funding from planned parenthood. the lead story from "the new york times" centers on the declared party. how their staff can court funding from independent super pacs. the white house

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