New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls for independent thought at commencement

New York City Major Michael Bloomberg powered past his disappointment after not receiving promised ice cream from Franklin and Marshall College President Daniel Porterfield to remind graduating students to live a life of service, the Huffington Post reports. His 20-minute address centered on thinking independently and evoked the college’s founders Benjamin Franklin and John Marshall to inspire students. Bloomberg said the men ignored conventional thinking and had few nice words to say about sitting congressmen. Skip to the six-minute mark, where the speech really starts…

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