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As a senior citizen, I often long for the days when our country seemed much more unified and civil. What specifically would you do to unite our country and restore the American spirit?

Submitted by: Joyce B. from GA
Oct. 8, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

How can the funding of sanctuary cities be justified?

Sanctuary cities are said to exist so illegals will work with authorities with whatever. How is this a fair trade off at the expense of the lives of LEGAL American citizens?

Submitted by: Brian S. from MD
Sept. 27, 2016, 6 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Give me one idea of how you will make inner cities safer for all.

All complicated problems can be solved with simple small solutions. Not one big more complicated solution. Ex. Fitting all streets with solar powered lights!

Submitted by: Sri T. from PA
Oct. 7, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Should the media be held accountable for reporting false information?

Most of the media is reporting false or misleading information and passing it off as verifiable "fact". The tactic is used to spread political propaganda for the purpose of manipulating the public.

Submitted by: William P. from KY
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

“What’s the biggest misconception about you?”

There is no doubt the media has influenced the attitudes and behaviors of Americans during the presidential campaign.

Submitted by: Gretchen O. from IL
Sept. 28, 2016, 2:59 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What's the family's role, and how will you strengthen and empower families?

What policies will you support that help families and why? Does the family unit have a place in your vision for the country, or should we be looking to some other structure?

Submitted by: Dan F. from CT
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Why are you the best candidate to unite the country?

Whether it’s between political parties, races, religions, or economic classes, the divide in America is deeper now than it has been in several decades. How would you bring us together?

Submitted by: Casey V. from KY
Oct. 6, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

How will you restore honor and respect for our national traditions?

Our values are disappearing in this country, especially honoring our flag and anthem. We need to restore the trust and respect of all Americans for these core values that should be above politics.

Submitted by: Scott J. from AK
Sept. 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Are Christian teachings in danger of becoming hate speech?

I am a Christ-follower. I love homosexuals & LGBQT people. I believe God when he says that practicing such things is not part of His good plan for us. Do you believe this is hate speech? Am I a bigot?

Submitted by: Shawn W. from IA
Oct. 8, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Would you expand domestic violence and child abuse prevention laws federally?

Currently there is little federal prosecution for domestic violence and child abuse. Would you define child abuse and domestic violence federally so that they can be prosecuted by the DOJ?

Submitted by: Augustina M. from OR
Oct. 6, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What is your plan to improve the safety of the American public

Since 2000, in America there have been about 4000 deaths resulting from terrorist attacks and there have been over 300000 deaths resulting from gun related violence. It seems our priorities are wrong.

Submitted by: Steven J. from VA
Sept. 30, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What steps will you take to restore a sense of community in fragmented America?

American society appears to be disintegrating. We self-segregate, interacting only with those with whom we share religion, race, values, opinions, etc. How will you reverse this and enhance pluralism?

Submitted by: Mike L. from OR
Sept. 27, 2016, 7:16 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What specifically would you do to improve our inner cities?

Our inner cities are crime ridden; education is deplorable; businesses have moved out; gangs and drugs are rampant.

Submitted by: Ann C. from TX
Sept. 29, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
Submitted by: Kimberly A. from FL
Sept. 28, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What have you done in your career to promote affordable housing?

Housing is a fundamental need in our country, and those who cannot get it are a serious drag on our economy.

Submitted by: Michael M. from RI
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do believe our country has an unjust war on the male population.?

I believe that men are genetically predisposed to act and react in certain ways. When forced by society to act otherwise, it inherently leads to a frustration that causes many of todays societal ills.

Submitted by: Jim C. from AL
Oct. 9, 2016, 7:36 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Why do we punish intellect, independence & excellence? Why celebrate mediocrity?

Atlas is Shrugging. We won the Cold War, but lost our country! Bean counters and lawyers do not create new wealth! Centralized planning didn't work in the Soviet Union. One size does not fit all!

Submitted by: Stuart D. from MD
Sept. 28, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What steps would you take to ensure a non-profit was operating ethically?

What's resources would you use to ensure that non-profit organizations are operating ethically?

Submitted by: Joshua B. from PA
Oct. 7, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do you plan on opening boarders as Merkel has in Germany, despite the crime rise


Submitted by: Kel H. from IL
Oct. 9, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

What will you do as president to reduce locker room banter sexism in America?

Recent events have highlighted the prevalence and acceptance of sexist locker room banter and widespread tolerance of degradation and disrespect of women. How can we promote greater respect of women.

Submitted by: Brian K. from WA
Oct. 8, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

Do you think America should increase or reduce legal immigration?

Much of the immigration discussion focuses on illegal immigration - walls vs amnesty, etc. What specific policies do you support to either increase or reduce *legal* immigration.

Submitted by: Bill B. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

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