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tv   Queen Elizabeth II Delivers Annual Christmas Message  CSPAN  December 26, 2019 4:53am-5:04am EST

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>> queen elizabeth ii delivers her annual christmas message from windsor castle. ♪
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queen elizabeth: as a child, i never imagined that one day iman -- a man would walk on the moon. this year, we mark the 50th anniversary of the famous apollo 11 mission. >> it is still looking very good. you are a go. >> the eagle has landed. queen elizabeth: as those historic pictures were beamed back to earth, millions of us sat transfixed to our television screens as we watched neil armstrong taking a small step for man and a giant leap for mankind. and indeed for womankind. it is a reminder for us all the
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giant leaps off and as small -- often start with small steps. this year, we marked another important anniversary, d-day. in june 6, 1944, some 156,000 british, canadian, and american forces landed in northern france. it was the largest ever seaborne invasion and was delayed due to bad weather. i well remember the look of concern on my father's face. he knew secret d-day plans and -- but could of course share that burden with no one. for the 75th anniversary of that decisive battle, in a true spirit of reconciliation, those who had formally been sworn enemies came together in friendly commemorations, putting past differences behind them.
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such reconciliation seldom happens overnight. it takes patience and time to rebuild trust and progress often comes through small steps. since the end of the second world war, many charities, groups, and organizations have worked to promote peace and unity around the world, bringing together those who have been on opposing sides. by being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honor the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost. the challenges many people face today may be different to those ones faced by my generation, but i have been struck by how new generations have brought a similar sense of purpose to issues such as protecting our
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environment and our climate. my family and i are also inspired by the men and women of our emergency services and armed forces. at christmas, we remember all those on duty at home and abroad, who are helping those in need and keeping us and our families safe and secure. 200 years on from the birth of my great great grandmother queen victoria, prince philip and i have been delighted to welcome our eighth great-grandchild into our family. of course, at the heart of the christmas story lies the birth of a child. a seemingly small and insignificant step overlooked by many in bethlehem. but in time, through his teaching and by his example, jesus christ would show the world how small steps taken in faith and in hope can overcome long-held differences and deep-seated divisions to bring
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harmony and understanding. many of us already have tried to follow in his footsteps. the path is not always smooth. it may at times this year have felt quite bumpy. but small steps can make a world of difference. as christmas dawned, church congregations joined in singing "it came upon the midnight clear." like many timeless carols, it speaks not just of the coming of jesus christ into a divided world many years ago, but also to the relevance even today of the angels' message of peace and goodwill. it is a timely reminder of what things can be achieved when people set aside past differences and come together in the spirit of friendship and reconciliation. as we all look forward to the
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start of a new decade, it is worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change. and so, i wish you all a very happy christmas. ♪ ♪
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>> tonight on c-span at 9:10 p.m. eastern, an attorney speaking to the federalist society about occupational licensing laws. he believes they are unnecessary and files lawsuits seeking to overturn them. toi have personally spoken people who have been arrested and prosecuted for the crime of -- i have also spoken to people who have been arrested for the crime of braiding hair. in florida, not too far from where i live, a few years ago, swat teams, full swat teams d barbershops on the suspicion of unlicensed barbering. this is what happens when you have these laws. they lead to increased interactions with police, and
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unfortunately, sometimes things go far astray. i just wanted to give you an example. we have representatives, people have been arrested for the crime of braiding hair. one of those individuals is somebody in texas. she is a hair brighter and she was -- braider and was literally arrested for the crime of braiding hair without a cosmetology license. police in badges and uniforms book her for the crime of braiding hair. thankfully, she was able to fight back and eventually get the law changed. then she got in trouble again, because texas law prevented her from teaching anyone how to braid hair. if they wanted to go learn from her as one of the experienced aiders in the state, they couldn't, because it was a crime for her to teach them.
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more at 9:10ar p.m. eastern here on c-span. hiel is at technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist. he talks about the u.s. rivalry with china, globalization and the end of the computer age at a manhattan institute dinner in new york city. this is 40 minutes. paul: good evening, everyone. g. to the 33rd this lecture has become an important night in america's intellectual life. the consequences and ideas offered at this podium -- the formula is a simple, we invite extraordinarily bright speakers perspectives which rarely get a hearing in manhattan ballrooms


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