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tv   Governor Dennis Daugaard  CSPAN  October 7, 2017 10:54am-11:11am EDT

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>> donald trump represented something, he represented a big middle finger from voters to the establishment. it would have gone with a marco rubio and they didn't. he was a master trip -- master of twitter. he's erratic. this was relatively well-known and conservative. somehow found a way to rationalize the behavior of somebody who insults women. multi million dollar fine for
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defrauding students just wanting to get an education. >> sunday night at 9 p.m. eastern on book tv. >> american history tv is joining our cable partners. to learn more about the cities on the current tour, watch cities to her. we continue with a look at the history. >> describe the state of south dakota. >> south dakota is an agricultural state. it is the foundation of our economy. i grew up on a farm, many people are one or two generations or immediately off the ranch.
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we have mount rushmore, the badlands. that ring tourism to south dakota. we are also a financial services locale. early 1980's, when the interest rates were skyrocketing and citibank was losing money in -- they, they were moved their credit card operation to south dakota, where it continues to be based. quite a few credit card operations. people don't think of us that way.
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we have maybe a few older people and the population may be older than the nation as a whole. we are increasingly urbanized in the sense that people in the rural areas are moving to more populated areas. chiefly because farming and ranching is more efficient in larger scale. you have a farm every two or three sections now. that is our nature. makescribed the political -- political makeup. click south dakota is termed dominantly republican. sizable registration advantage over democrats.
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then the third most frequent registration is independent. about 250,000 democrats, 160,000 independents. politically you will see more republicans. the houses and legislature are more than two thirds republican. south dakota and's have only erect did five non-republicans. south dakota has been a state passions 1889. -- since 1889. >> how does that affect legislation? >> certainly we are focused on
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our egg economy. south dakota is a hands-off state. we have a laissez-faire attitude in government. we don't regulate a lot. the commerce foundation seized the regulatory climate as the best in the nation. in the egg are ,usiness or some other business it's not that we don't regulate businesses but we don't over regulate. >> you established the first office of tribal relations for any state. >> we have nine tribes in south dakota, all sue it in -- all sue indian tribes. there are three different dialects of the same language.
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they are all separate sovereign governments. beenhing i have always delivered about is not treating all tribes the same. in each case, where i have interaction with trouble governments, and i am delivered about that, every year i go to visit at least three of the tribes on their turf. last week i met all morning with the tribal president and tribal council members. what theiro focus challenges and opportunities are.
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each tribe may be different. >> you are the first child of death parents to be elected governor of any state. >> b and raised in a household where my parents have a and maybe more sensitive or empathetic to people with this abilities. i think people sometimes see a person with a disability is having that be there defining characteristic. i know everyone is different and everyone has to be treated as individuals. there are some that use it as a crutch and let it be an advantage they leverage. there are others who try to let their disability be completely
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ignored and want to achieve and work hard and do well in spite of those. people with disabilities have to work harder because of it. they often become more determined. are the most popular governor of the u.s. state among your constituents. to what to you credit this? >> or pulling. that morning consult varies a little bit and there are times when i will be a popular governor and other times when in some wayspular. you can see it is a black mark because you can do things that are popular not because they are necessary or appropriate.
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it's like the parent that always gives candy to the child or grandchild. is that a good thing? probably not. politics is competent enough end legislation matters are difficult enough that we need to represent the government. a pure democracy would allow all citizens to vote on everything. that would also demand they spend the time and gain the knowledge background sufficient enough to make an informed judgment. that's not realistic in today's complicated world. we delegate our authority to let did representatives to study those issues for us.
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since we can't predict what they who's thee will judge person that reflects my character and my values and my style. if i find someone like that i will vote for them. i would like to believe i was whened to exert my values i veto a bill. when i was elected, i was not elected to get reelected. what i thought was right was not very popular. we had to cut the budget get our budget back into balance. some people are very unhappy about that. after a few years most people in see the medicine
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quickly and all at once was necessary and appropriate. all those cuts have been restored and we are back in good shape. you findere any air as particularly interesting or nfluential? >> one part interesting to me is the time peter was governor and later u.s. senator. republicanogressive and when he served in the 20's as governor, he was very instrumental in creating some tourist attractions and some
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areas that are some of our jewels. he conceived the idea of taking all the small parcels of school whenublic land created south dakota was freshly a state and in each township a small part of land was set aside. those parcels were all over the sage. he would exchange or so or or consolidate a lot of those parcels into one very hills,arcel in the black which became the second largest state park in america. we have a free ranging heard of 1000 buffalo where you can see and he was very deliberate
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and personally involved in laying out some roadways that led to run -- to mount rushmore. highways very scenic that don't shortest is between the park and mount rushmore. to scenic drives, one leads hillsh out of the black and very popular among rock climbers. another scenic drive is iron mountain road, which dives and pinetop valleys mountains. after heautiful drive served as governor and became elected u.s. senator he was instrumental in getting theident coolidge to see
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carving of mount rushmore in its infancy, which commit coolidge -- convinced coolidge to commit federal funds. forwardpeter was a very thinking governor and u.s. senator who had a great influence. >> what it's like going to be like after go -- after public office? >> i have been governor for almost seven years now. at the end of 2018i will be out of office. i will be eligible for social security and medicare and i'm counting on you to continue to programs, because
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i will be relying on them. i'm not sure what i'm going to do. i have been in politics for over 20 years. eight years as lieutenant governor and eight more years as governor. i'm ready to go back to the private sector. i don't have any debt. my wife and i built a house out there and that's where my dad was born. that's where our kids were born. that's what i'm looking forward to, a little bit more peaceful and spending more time with grandkids. historye featuring the of south dakota together with our cable partners.
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learn more on our cities tour on c-span.org/cities tour. you are watching american history tv all weekend every weekend on c-span3. darrell photographed hundreds of presidents -- photographed dozens of presidents. working for career world report. he photographed president kennedy minutes before his assassination and the signing of the camp david accords. the university of texas austin recorded this interview and archived his photos along with other nationally recognized photographers. >> we are going to talk about some of the photos from your collection on display. the first one we have

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