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Let's face it. The system of political party debates, party primaries, and presidential nominee debates has given us 3 duds in a row. The nation has made virtually no progress tackling important issues over the course of the Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations.

This could be because we're not asking the right questions of our candidates. In fact, we're not asking the questions at all. The media is controlling them, based on “guidance” from party apparatchiks. This is why nothing important or revealing is said before the oath of office is administered. Biden openly admits this - “I'm not allowed to take any more questions. I'm not supposed to talk about that. I'm going to Europe now – see you next week”

How to fix?

Let's crowd source (by ordinary citizens) a list of questions each candidate for the white house MUST answer (or refuse to answer) on important issues. Refusing to answer is allowed. It's like taking the 5th, though – an implication that an answer could incriminate themselves, or be proven as perjury.

As usual, since I invariably regard myself one of the smartest persons in the room, I'd like to get the ball rolling with some suggested “mandatory candidate questions” for 2024. Please add your own in replies to this thread. Of course, the professional media and politial extremists will hate this, because they assume we're sheep who should only do what we're told by “influencers” and “thought leaders”. The hell with that. Here we go.
  1. Are we taxed enough already, or not? Mr/Ms candidate – will you hold the line on federal taxes? If not, which ones do you propose to increase?
  2. Roe v 25 years of BS. Do you believe an executive order can force states to legalize abortions if they currently restrict them? Can congress do this – force all states to act uniformly in matters the constitution has delegated to the discretion of those states? Or is a constitutional amendment on this subject the most legaly defensible path forward.
  3. Bullet points. Same question on gun ownership. Is there a method of altering the 2nd amendment other than the constitional amendment process, or will you attempt to use the presidential bully pulpit on this matter?
  4. Government deficits. Is the current deficit of $30 trillion – that's $300,000 for each american family – too high? Do you propose to take it even higher?
  5. Narcotics legalization – are you in favor of this? What would the impacts be on our children and most at risk communities?
  6. Ich Ein Ukrainer (and Taiwaner)? What commitment, if any, do NATO and America owe democracies such as Ukraine and Taiwan, when threatened by oppressive neighbors.
  7. Are we learning yet? Is a process with a 30% defect rate (public school high school dropouts without diplomas) working satisfactorially? What can the federal government do to improve a function which is largely controlled by local politicians and teachers unions?
  8. Wage controls. Should there be a national minimum wage, the same in places as diverse as NYC and Mississippi? Or should states and municipalities be in charge of keeping track of their own prevailing wages and living costs?
  9. Securing the Borders. Should the present immigration laws be enforced again? If you disagree with these laws, will you ask congress to pass new ones, instead of simply ignoring them?
  10. State sponsored online crimes? What will you direct the federal government to do about our geopolitical opponents' ransomware, identity theft, online espionage, election interference, and grid disruption?
  11. Keeping the lights on. Do you plan on prohibiting, taxing or subsidizing any of the following: (a) oil drilling/pipelines; (b) coal; (c) nuclear; (d) hydroelectric; (e) solar (f) wind, (g) tidal; (h) geothermal?
  12. Basic economic questions: Are you for or against capitalism (free markets)? Do you think America should move toward a socialist system?
  13. Personal info: will you release an unredacted copy of your latest health exam, and last 5 years of income tax returns?
  14. Are you now, or have you ever been: (a) convicted of a financial crime; (b) convicted of a gun crime; (c) filed bankruptcy (d) currently behind on any federal or state tax obligations? (e) claimed to be of native american, african, or hispanic ancestry, but were not? (f) you or your immediate family received payments from a foreign government or corporation controlled by a foreign government?
I now turn this thread over to the people, for additional crowdsourced suggestions on topics we should insist on uniform presidential responses on.
 
View attachment 71190

Let's face it. The system of political party debates, party primaries, and presidential nominee debates has given us 3 duds in a row. The nation has made virtually no progress tackling important issues over the course of the Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations.

This could be because we're not asking the right questions of our candidates. In fact, we're not asking the questions at all. The media is controlling them, based on “guidance” from party apparatchiks. This is why nothing important or revealing is said before the oath of office is administered. Biden openly admits this - “I'm not allowed to take any more questions. I'm not supposed to talk about that. I'm going to Europe now – see you next week”

How to fix?

Let's crowd source (by ordinary citizens) a list of questions each candidate for the white house MUST answer (or refuse to answer) on important issues. Refusing to answer is allowed. It's like taking the 5th, though – an implication that an answer could incriminate themselves, or be proven as perjury.

As usual, since I invariably regard myself one of the smartest persons in the room, I'd like to get the ball rolling with some suggested “mandatory candidate questions” for 2024. Please add your own in replies to this thread. Of course, the professional media and politial extremists will hate this, because they assume we're sheep who should only do what we're told by “influencers” and “thought leaders”. The hell with that. Here we go.
  1. Are we taxed enough already, or not? Mr/Ms candidate – will you hold the line on federal taxes? If not, which ones do you propose to increase?
  2. Roe v 25 years of BS. Do you believe an executive order can force states to legalize abortions if they currently restrict them? Can congress do this – force all states to act uniformly in matters the constitution has delegated to the discretion of those states? Or is a constitutional amendment on this subject the most legaly defensible path forward.
  3. Bullet points. Same question on gun ownership. Is there a method of altering the 2nd amendment other than the constitional amendment process, or will you attempt to use the presidential bully pulpit on this matter?
  4. Government deficits. Is the current deficit of $30 trillion – that's $300,000 for each american family – too high? Do you propose to take it even higher?
  5. Narcotics legalization – are you in favor of this? What would the impacts be on our children and most at risk communities?
  6. Ich Ein Ukrainer (and Taiwaner)? What commitment, if any, do NATO and America owe democracies such as Ukraine and Taiwan, when threatened by oppressive neighbors.
  7. Are we learning yet? Is a process with a 30% defect rate (public school high school dropouts without diplomas) working satisfactorially? What can the federal government do to improve a function which is largely controlled by local politicians and teachers unions?
  8. Wage controls. Should there be a national minimum wage, the same in places as diverse as NYC and Mississippi? Or should states and municipalities be in charge of keeping track of their own prevailing wages and living costs?
  9. Securing the Borders. Should the present immigration laws be enforced again? If you disagree with these laws, will you ask congress to pass new ones, instead of simply ignoring them?
  10. State sponsored online crimes? What will you direct the federal government to do about our geopolitical opponents' ransomware, identity theft, online espionage, election interference, and grid disruption?
  11. Keeping the lights on. Do you plan on prohibiting, taxing or subsidizing any of the following: (a) oil drilling/pipelines; (b) coal; (c) nuclear; (d) hydroelectric; (e) solar (f) wind, (g) tidal; (h) geothermal?
  12. Basic economic questions: Are you for or against capitalism (free markets)? Do you think America should move toward a socialist system?
  13. Personal info: will you release an unredacted copy of your latest health exam, and last 5 years of income tax returns?
  14. Are you now, or have you ever been: (a) convicted of a financial crime; (b) convicted of a gun crime; (c) filed bankruptcy (d) currently behind on any federal or state tax obligations? (e) claimed to be of native american, african, or hispanic ancestry, but were not? (f) you or your immediate family received payments from a foreign government or corporation controlled by a foreign government?
I now turn this thread over to the people, for additional crowdsourced suggestions on topics we should insist on uniform presidential responses on.
And the answer to almost all of those questions is going to be "depends on the situation".
 

Jen

Let's Go Brandon!
View attachment 71190

Let's face it. The system of political party debates, party primaries, and presidential nominee debates has given us 3 duds in a row. The nation has made virtually no progress tackling important issues over the course of the Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations.

This could be because we're not asking the right questions of our candidates. In fact, we're not asking the questions at all. The media is controlling them, based on “guidance” from party apparatchiks. This is why nothing important or revealing is said before the oath of office is administered. Biden openly admits this - “I'm not allowed to take any more questions. I'm not supposed to talk about that. I'm going to Europe now – see you next week”

How to fix?

Let's crowd source (by ordinary citizens) a list of questions each candidate for the white house MUST answer (or refuse to answer) on important issues. Refusing to answer is allowed. It's like taking the 5th, though – an implication that an answer could incriminate themselves, or be proven as perjury.

As usual, since I invariably regard myself one of the smartest persons in the room, I'd like to get the ball rolling with some suggested “mandatory candidate questions” for 2024. Please add your own in replies to this thread. Of course, the professional media and politial extremists will hate this, because they assume we're sheep who should only do what we're told by “influencers” and “thought leaders”. The hell with that. Here we go.
  1. Are we taxed enough already, or not? Mr/Ms candidate – will you hold the line on federal taxes? If not, which ones do you propose to increase?
  2. Roe v 25 years of BS. Do you believe an executive order can force states to legalize abortions if they currently restrict them? Can congress do this – force all states to act uniformly in matters the constitution has delegated to the discretion of those states? Or is a constitutional amendment on this subject the most legaly defensible path forward.
  3. Bullet points. Same question on gun ownership. Is there a method of altering the 2nd amendment other than the constitional amendment process, or will you attempt to use the presidential bully pulpit on this matter?
  4. Government deficits. Is the current deficit of $30 trillion – that's $300,000 for each american family – too high? Do you propose to take it even higher?
  5. Narcotics legalization – are you in favor of this? What would the impacts be on our children and most at risk communities?
  6. Ich Ein Ukrainer (and Taiwaner)? What commitment, if any, do NATO and America owe democracies such as Ukraine and Taiwan, when threatened by oppressive neighbors.
  7. Are we learning yet? Is a process with a 30% defect rate (public school high school dropouts without diplomas) working satisfactorially? What can the federal government do to improve a function which is largely controlled by local politicians and teachers unions?
  8. Wage controls. Should there be a national minimum wage, the same in places as diverse as NYC and Mississippi? Or should states and municipalities be in charge of keeping track of their own prevailing wages and living costs?
  9. Securing the Borders. Should the present immigration laws be enforced again? If you disagree with these laws, will you ask congress to pass new ones, instead of simply ignoring them?
  10. State sponsored online crimes? What will you direct the federal government to do about our geopolitical opponents' ransomware, identity theft, online espionage, election interference, and grid disruption?
  11. Keeping the lights on. Do you plan on prohibiting, taxing or subsidizing any of the following: (a) oil drilling/pipelines; (b) coal; (c) nuclear; (d) hydroelectric; (e) solar (f) wind, (g) tidal; (h) geothermal?
  12. Basic economic questions: Are you for or against capitalism (free markets)? Do you think America should move toward a socialist system?
  13. Personal info: will you release an unredacted copy of your latest health exam, and last 5 years of income tax returns?
  14. Are you now, or have you ever been: (a) convicted of a financial crime; (b) convicted of a gun crime; (c) filed bankruptcy (d) currently behind on any federal or state tax obligations? (e) claimed to be of native american, african, or hispanic ancestry, but were not? (f) you or your immediate family received payments from a foreign government or corporation controlled by a foreign government?
I now turn this thread over to the people, for additional crowdsourced suggestions on topics we should insist on uniform presidential responses on.
First........ Let's talk about the duds you listed. A couple of comments. Trump wouldn't have been a dud had he not been assailed with Democrat hatred. Second......you forgot one dud. GWBush. Definite dud. We might even want to add dear Poppy Bush as a dud (see question #1)

Your questions:
#1 candidates will and always have lied about that one "read my lips"
#2. good question.
#3. good question
#4. candidate will lie. But the House drives spending anyway. So...
#5. good question.
#6. good question.
#7. no. Feds should stay out of education.
#8. good question.
#9. good question.
#10. good question.
#11. good question.
#12. good question
#13. health yes, income tax no.
#14. good question.

Keep in mind that candidates should be expected to lie about any of these. Some of the questions don't even need to be asked because the answer will always be a lie (#1).

Good post as always.
 

Raoul_Luke

I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
The fact of the matter is that the job of POTUS has grown beyond the ability of any human to do well.

Not to worry, help is on the way:

The flurry of rulings from the Supreme Court has everyone’s head spinning. The most significant among them, even if it doesn’t capture all the headlines, is West Virginia vs EPA. The majority opinion is impressive but the part I found truly wonderful is the concurring opinion by Neil Gorsuch.

This is where we see things headed, toward a major and much-welcome curbing of the power of the administrative state.


Remember you heard that first from me (last week).
 
The fact of the matter is that the job of POTUS has grown beyond the ability of any human to do well.

Not to worry, help is on the way:

The flurry of rulings from the Supreme Court has everyone’s head spinning. The most significant among them, even if it doesn’t capture all the headlines, is West Virginia vs EPA. The majority opinion is impressive but the part I found truly wonderful is the concurring opinion by Neil Gorsuch.

This is where we see things headed, toward a major and much-welcome curbing of the power of the administrative state.


Remember you heard that first from me (last week).
I wish humans would stop working overtime devising ways to cicumvent the constitution.
 
First........ Let's talk about the duds you listed. A couple of comments. Trump wouldn't have been a dud had he not been assailed with Democrat hatred. Second......you forgot one dud. GWBush. Definite dud. We might even want to add dear Poppy Bush as a dud (see question #1)

Your questions:
#1 candidates will and always have lied about that one "read my lips"
#2. good question.
#3. good question
#4. candidate will lie. But the House drives spending anyway. So...
#5. good question.
#6. good question.
#7. no. Feds should stay out of education.
#8. good question.
#9. good question.
#10. good question.
#11. good question.
#12. good question
#13. health yes, income tax no.
#14. good question.

Keep in mind that candidates should be expected to lie about any of these. Some of the questions don't even need to be asked because the answer will always be a lie (#1).

Good post as always.
What's the solution to shitty schools in the hood run by corrupt politicians and bottom of the barrel teachers?
 
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Jen

Let's Go Brandon!
What's the solution to shitty schools in the hood run by corrupt politicians and bottom of the barrel teachers?
Localization. Home supplementing what the school teaches. Complete revamping of the school system. It needs to be on the local level. Unfortunately it is not an easy process and so many diverse ideas on how to fix it muddy the water.

Part of the solution is strengthening the core family. With my own children, I interviewed the teachers during parent teacher conferences and found them to, indeed, be bottom of the barrel. I put my kids into a private school where they got some of the best teachers ever. Solid teachers. Then we moved and the private school my kids went to ......................wasn't good.

So when my twins were in the 8th grade and daughter was in the 5th grade... I brought them home to school them. By then I knew of a great curriculum and used it. I taught them through high school and all of them had no problem with college and they all have their college degrees with my daughter having her Master's Degree.

Schools CANNOT be depended on to EVER educate children completely. It will not happen. The home is where much of the education takes place. As a child I had a stack of classical music records that I listened to daily. I had educational games. The Home is where a child is best educated.

My opinion that has been proven correct by my education of my own children.
 

Raoul_Luke

I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive.
I wish humans would stop working overtime devising ways to cicumvent the constitution.
The SCOTUS is on it (hopefully). If they want to circumvent the Constitution they will have to do it the old fashioned way - pass an amendment.
 
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