Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Questions for Presidential Candidates

More questions for the Presidential candidates:

  • Will you support Congressional action to raise the debt ceiling or will you veto such legislation?
  • Is unemployment a problem or is it a symptom of a much larger problem?  Explain.
  • What are the effects of labor regulations with regard to unemployment?
  • What is the difference between the economic systems of capitalism, corporatism, fascism, and Socialism?
  • Do treaties signed with foreign nations trump the United States Constitution?
  • Are you for limited, constitutional government? Define what limited, constitutional government is to you.
  • Given that the Consumer Price Index excludes food and fuel prices, do you believe that it is an accurate measure of price inflation?
  • Does the FDA fulfill a necessary role in the market? Explain.
  • Does the EPA fulfill a necessary role in the market? Explain.
  • What do you believe interstate commerce means?
  • Should an amendment be passed to extend Letters of Marque and Reprisal to non-pirate groups?
  • Before engaging in a military offensive, should the President require Congressional approval in the form of a formal declaration of war or a Letter of Marque and Reprisal?
  • When is the President permitted to engage in aggressive military actions?
  • What is the purpose of the ATF?
  • There are over 10,000 laws on the Federal books.  Do you believe that this is too many, not enough, or just right?  Explain.
  • Every day there are no-knock SWAT raids on Americans.  Do you find these raids to be constitutional?  Explain.
  • Is the War on Drugs a Constitutional program?  Explain.
  • Given that the Federal government has over 14 trillion in debt, is the Federal government bankrupt?
  • What is your plan for reducing the national debt?
  • Should the Federal Reserve keep interest rates low or raise them and why?
  • Should private citizens be allowed to create a competing currency with the United States Dollar?
  • Will you issue an executive order to undo President Nixon’s “temporary” abandonment of the Gold Standard?
  • What will you do to get rid of the various redundant agencies within the Federal government?
  • Do you believe that the United States Federal government is in dire need of austerity measures?
  • Should all foreign aid be continued, some of it be continued, or all of it eliminated from the Federal budget?
  • Should aid to non-profit groups such as Planned Parenthood be continued?
  • Should the Federal government be in the business of playing favorites with corporations as they clearly do now?
  • What is the best definition of the free-market you can give?
  • Does God talk to you?

Well, that was fun.  Too bad none of these will ever get asked on a national debate.