A former secretary of state, the head of the International Monetary Fund, a university chancellor. All high-profile speakers on the prestigious college commencement address circuit. And yet each one was shamed -- by students and even some faculty -- into backing out of coveted invitations this graduation season. In the last few weeks alone, campaigns at three schools forced commencement speakers to pass up significant speaker fees rather than face angry campuses. The last-minute cancellations have proved embarrassing to school leaders and have raised concerns about free speech and exposure to opposing views in settings designed to foster free thought. And while the art of protesting commencement speakers is nothing new, it is on the rise.
President Trump's full speech at Mount Rushmore
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Getting this project underway was a challenge all by itself. Once Doane Robinson and others had found a sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, they had to get permission to do the carving. Senator Peter Norbeck and Congressman William Williamson were instrumental in getting the legislation passed to allow the carving. Williamson drafted two bills, one each to be introduced in the United States Congress and the South Dakota Legislature. The bill requesting permission to use federal land for the memorial easily passed through Congress. The bill sent to the South Dakota Legislature faced more opposition.
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President Donald Trump's remarks in front of Mount Rushmore come midway through a turbulent year in his tumultuous presidency and the United States. Six months after he was impeached, President Donald Trump celebrated Independence Day in front of the backdrop of four former presidents and a growing belief among critics that he isn't fit to be one himself. Trump, 74, delivered remarks on Friday in front of Mount Rushmore, near the Black Hills in South Dakota, and used his speech to attack. The "angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders ," he said. Without referencing the novel coronavirus , which as of July 4 has killed over , people in the U.
In his address, Jobs aims to connect with his audience by using humor, personal experiences, and reflections throughout his life along with many other rhetorical devices. Jobs is able to express his message of not settling for anything and to strive to achieve happiness and fulfillment. By sharing these two statements, Jobs establishes a sense of pathos by showing his humbleness and makes the audience feel very accomplished for their achievements of graduating from Stanford. Later in his address, Jobs uses pathos, again, to tell of his cancer diagnosis and to make the most out of your life before you die.