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VERBATIM: 'Ignorance is not a virtue' - Obama

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If you are listening to today's political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from.>>
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That's not keeping it real, or telling it like it is.
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>> That's not challenging political correctness. Suggesting that we can build an endless wall along our borders and blame our challenges on immigrants, that doesn't just run counter to our history as the world's melting pot. It contradicts the evidence that our growth and our innovation and our dynamism has always been spurred by our ability to attract strivers from every corner of the globe.
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That's how we became America. Why would we want to stop it now?