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Search and vote for questions about issues that are important to you! Tonight's "town hall" debate will feature questions from the Internet -- ABC and CNN moderators agreed to consider the Top 30 questions voted up on this site! Watch the debate right here at 9pm EDT to find out if they chose yours! NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to a candidate and must be able to be posed to either candidate.
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5

Do you believe there is intelligent life in the galaxy?

If yes, do you believe intelligent aliens have visited Earth? Either way, will you do everything you can to find out if the U.S. has a secret program concerning intelligent extra-terrestrial life?

Submitted by: Stephan D. from NY
Oct. 4, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
4

Do you believe that a male who "identifies" as a female is, in fact, a female?

Since the Enlightenment, western civilization has relied on science for its objective truths. Do you believe it is better for Americans to rely on objective science, or on dubious "social sciences?"

Submitted by: Publica I. from NY
Oct. 1, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
18

Name a concern to your opponent's supporters and what you would do to address it

The Federal Government has recently been frequently paralyzed by partisan gridlock as politicians appeal only to their base. What will you do to improve the lives of people who didn't vote for you?

Submitted by: Emily O. from MA
Sept. 29, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
5

What's more important? Upholding the will of the people or doing the right thing

Keep in mind that where we are now as a nation is largely the result of this question.

Submitted by: Dave W. from FL
Oct. 2, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
18

Do you support equal rights for men and women regard child custody?

Many states immediately give custody to the mother for children born out of wedlock. A father must file for his natural rights. In the meantime the mother can legally deny visitation with the father.

Submitted by: Chris E. from SC
Oct. 4, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
673

What do you think of Colin Kaepernick's protest of the National Anthem?

Is it disrepectful? Is it appropriate non-violent protest? What does it tell you about the concerns of our country right now and what will you do to address them?

Submitted by: amanda g. from MA
Oct. 6, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
2

Can we save #SocialSecurity with treasury accounts?

create federal treasury account for every American at birth, The funds deposited into the new treasury account will be secured by treasury bonds with interest receivable,w/student loans

Submitted by: John H. from VA
Oct. 7, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
2

Do you think actions or words are most important?

Promises are easy to make but should someone be held accountable for what they say or promise?

Submitted by: Robert Q. from MN
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
26

Why do each of you feel that you are the more Trustworthy candidate?

I feel that this is one of the polled questions and one that Americans feel is very important and need to hear from their own mouths.

Submitted by: Donna H. from TX
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
4

Would you be willing to lower the drinking age of alcohol to 18?

In the US, an 18 year old can risk their life in the military, marry someone for life, and vote in this election, but it seems that if you're under 21, you act like an adult but are treated a child.

Submitted by: Jacob W. from CA
Oct. 7, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
43

Beside family run foundations what community service have you done?

Leadership starts with service either by church, volunteerism even sitting on boards.

Submitted by: Dana B. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
68

Is Islam compatible with Western Civilization?

Growing evidence that Islamic cultures violently conflict with every other culture. Should we preserve Western Civ?

Submitted by: John P. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
28

Do you believe LGBTQ rights supersede 1st amendment religious liberties?

Should people be forced to participate in private events that are against their values?

Submitted by: Larry T. from GA
Sept. 29, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
4

Will you end America’s Secret War? If so, how?

“secret” war: fought mostly by drone strikes and special operations raids.

Submitted by: Robert E. from IL
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
65

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
17

What is your explicit policy on Hispanic and Muslim immigration?

Can you elaborate further on your policies of Muslim and Hispanic Immigration into the United States and how you plan to help their assimilation into our society?

Submitted by: Hafsa K. from NJ
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
108

Fast-forward 10 years. What is the state of Muslim culture/integration in US?

Immigrants have taken time to assimilate in the past. Some think Muslims never can/will. Do you think we can integrate Muslim-Americans and stop the fear-mongering? How would you begin?

Submitted by: Jennifer P. from TN
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
4354

Do you support reforming Civil Asset Forfeiture?

Frequently federal, state, and local governments seize an individuals property without charging them with a crime. This violates a citizen's right to due process and private property.

Submitted by: John C. from VA
Sept. 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
13

Are video games causing violence in the youth

The media has made claims that video games have caused violence in kids and some young adults

Submitted by: Paul R. from CA
Oct. 4, 2016, 11:50 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
86

Why is BLM not considered a terrorist movement, and what will you do to stop it?

They constantly incite riots and civil unrest, and attempt to make others submit to their politics out of fear. That would make them a domestic terrorist movement, and we need to stop it now.

Submitted by: Frank C. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
4

What, specifically, would you do to heal our country and make us one America ?

The racial divide was closing before President Obama took office ..the mere election of a black man to the presidency is testament to that .

Submitted by: Bachi s. from VA
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
4

How will you protect the children of addicts?

Addiction to alcohol & drugs is a huge problem, yet children of addicts get little protection from family court or CPS, even when there's abuse/DV. How should we protect these kids and stop the cycle?

Submitted by: E W. from TX
Oct. 9, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
312

Do you agree with Speaker Paul Ryan's agenda to privatize Social Security?

For the first time in years, Congress voted not to give a small raise to seniors on Social Security. And further, Speaker Ryan has said he would like to "privatize" Social Security.

Submitted by: Jackie S. from TX
Sept. 26, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
13

What would be your first priority as president?

For example, President Obama's priority was health care reform. So, what would be your priority or what would work the hardest on from day one.

Submitted by: Benjamin M. from NY
Oct. 6, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
Issue area: Society & Community
53

How will you handle growing concern over sexual assault?

Sexual assault is a growing concern for many Americans. How will you engage with this growing discourse and what will you do while in office to change laws in regard to prevention and justice?

Submitted by: Kyrstin A. from OR
Sept. 28, 2016, 1:25 a.m.
Issue area: Society & Community

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