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How will you ensure the 2nd amendment is protected?

Too much crime is blamed on the tool, not the person. How will you protect law abiding citizens to protect themselves.

Submitted by: Tim S.
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Would you support requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales?

My son was murdered by someone who should have never had a gun. Gaps in our current system make it easy for felons & other dangerous people to buy guns online & at gun shows, no questions asked.

Submitted by: Richard M. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 9:32 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Will you commit to keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers?

Over the past 25 years, more intimate partner homicides in the U.S. have been committed with guns than with all other weapons combined.

Submitted by: Sarah B. from DC
Sept. 28, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Do you support allowing Gary Johnson to participate in the final debate?

Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all 50 states. Yet the CPD chose to exclude him from these debates. America should know there is a third choice.

Submitted by: Liz M. from VA
Sept. 28, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Will you support the banning of assault weapons?

There is absolutely no reason for the average person to own an assault weapon. If someone really feels the need to use one, the solution is simple - join the military.

Submitted by: DAN F. from FL
Sept. 28, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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What actions will you take to regulate Wall Street and protect Main Street?

Specifically, how will you enforce the reforms passed in Dodd-Frank, and what additional reforms will you propose and/or enact?

Submitted by: Allyson F. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Do you support paid parental leave?

The US lags behind almost all other countries in that it offers no mandated, paid maternity leave. Would you support some form of paid parental leave? If so, how would you address employer concerns?

Submitted by: Sarah W. from MA
Sept. 29, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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What do you plan to do about out astronomically high incarceration rate?

We have the highest incarceration rate in the world, as of 2013. How can we do more to prevent crime and how can we use alternatives methods such as restorative justice to handle nonviolent offenders?

Submitted by: Lisa S. from OR
Sept. 29, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Do you support open borders?

Most of the world's population does not have the same personal freedoms, food security, access to clean water, or health care as Americans ? So should everyone be welcome to immigrate to America?

Submitted by: Sane P. from CO
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Submitted by: Sean S. from CA
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Why are we letting in adult fighting age unvetted men from Syria as "refugees?"

It is a fact that a huge percentage of Syrian refugees are young fighting age men(not widows) who advocate Sharia law, which is hostile to gays and lesbians. Why are we letting them into our country?

Submitted by: arthur h. from WA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Should doctors be asked to give medically inaccurate information about abortion?

In 26 states, abortion providers are forced to give inaccurate and misleading information to their patients. Should politicians have the power to ask doctors to mislead women?

Submitted by: Christina G. from TX
Sept. 28, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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How will you prevent another financial crisis driven by Wall Street?

We've seen again and again the greed of bankers destroying the lives of Americans. The scandal at Wells Fargo is just the latest example. What will you do to curtail this consumer exploitation?

Submitted by: ALEXANDER P. from MD
Sept. 29, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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How can any new gun control law stop terrorists or criminals from getting guns?

Only the law abiding obey laws. Explain how ANY new law prevents a criminal from getting a gun without taking freedoms away from the rest of us. Don't use vague terms like "Commonsense" in your answer

Submitted by: Tim M. from MI
Oct. 6, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Most Americans want comprehensive gun control. What will you do as President?

The NRA has fought all gun control legislation including laws preventing terrorist from buying gun. They also fight against any elected official who supports gun control. Who comes first?

Submitted by: Daniel J. from FL
Oct. 8, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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How will you stop government benefits/payments to illegal immigrants?

Illegal immigrants are getting more in benefits than citizens making $20 per hour. Stopping payments will force them to go back to where they came from, because they can not afford to live here.

Submitted by: Fred K. from FL
Oct. 3, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Why can't we STOP Fraud in Soc.Sec., Welfare, Disability, Food Stamps, etc.?

Benefits should ONLY go to Legal Citizens. Not Dead people, Not multiple payments to the same person... NOT going to foreign countries! Multiple Soc.Sec.#s to same person. Follow endorsements!

Submitted by: Joe J. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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What are you going to do about Social Security and the real cost of living

Supposedly the government has said there has been no increase of cost of living but the only thing that has decreased is the price of gas everything else continues to increase

Submitted by: kenneth a. from VT
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Submitted by: Samuel G. from AK
Sept. 29, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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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
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Why should the child of an illegal immigrant be granted American citizenship?

I have no idea why we let people from any country come into our country, have a child, and that child is automatically granted American citizenship. What other country even does that?

Submitted by: Dan L. from OK
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Should the 14th amendment be changed to eliminate the 'born on soil' issue?

Many people have attempted to bypass immigration systems by having babies born on American soil. Should the 14th amendment be changed to reflect that only parentage grants citizenship

Submitted by: Joshua D. from KS
Oct. 6, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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Submitted by: Maria T. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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What are you going to do to stop mass shootings in the USA?

Kids should be able to go to school, people should be able to go to the mall, and humans should be able to worship without fear of dying. We let a class of six year olds get shot and we did nothing.

Submitted by: Dani B. from MI
Oct. 8, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
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How will you help working families w/young kids w/quality childcare & paidleave?

As a mom of a toddler w/ baby #2 on the way, my concern is ensuring they both get a solid start in life - that my daughter has our support those first critical weeks & that he has quality childcare.

Submitted by: Lauren H. from WA
Oct. 5, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

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