It is rather interesting that in our spirited Republican campaign we get very little substance. Despite the discussion that Fox would outdo CNBC, most of what was asked of candidates simply didn’t concern me… I speak for the silent America.
Here is what should be asked. There is not a right or wrong answer yet. They haven’t yet been tried. But our nation is facing some consequential changes and many of us would like to know what our potential leaders would do to face them.
Granted there are both Republican and Democratic responses to these questions. But America is being denied any discussion upon them… and has its attention diverted to personalities I think, for the sole purpose to keep these burning questions buried, hidden, and never shown the light of day….
- How would you fix education in America. What is your plan and how long do you think it will take before it begins to work?
- Why are all the benefits of our work going to a few people?
- How do we restore democracy?
- How do we return jobs to America from overseas without cutting wages to levels seen in countries like the Philippines or China?
- How do we stop global warming?
- Businesses hire when demand increases, How do we increase demand?
- What is government’s role in a democracy when it comes to markets?
- How do we reduce our prison population?
- Who are the largest donors to your campaign and what do they want in return?
- How do we prevent gerrymandering?
- Estimates for peak oil range from its already happened to at the very latest 2060. What is your plan to deal with the end of oil?
- Black people are 4 times more likely to be killed in police custody than white. What do we as a country need to be doing about this?
- How do we return the middle class?
- How do we create a better Internet?
- Why are we outsourcing public schools?
- What do we do about “too big to fail” banks?
- How do we get the influence of big money out of our elections?
- Big or little. What is the perfect size for government in a dollar figure. How big should it be in $$$$?
There may be more questions that are pertinent. These are a start… Now as Delawareans there is little you can do to affect the national outcome… But just take these questions to our state races and begin asking them there. Ask our future governor; ask our future Senator, ask our future Congressperson. Print and take this along. If someone else asks a question you were intending, just switch and ask another off this list..
And because you held your representative accountable, we then begin to get the government we deserve.
One parting shot.
In past elections, question like this were asked by our media all the time. They are purposefully or extremely negligent not to ask them now.