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Have you ever committed a felony or treason and got away with it?

I want to know, knowingly or unknowingly have you ever committed a crime or treason, I have been told by a police officer told me that ignorance is not an excuse for breaking the law. . .

Submitted by: Anthony R. from MI
Oct. 7, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
52

Will you continue allowing Police Brutality and Martial Law destroy our freedoms

Many arrests within the USA have reasonable doubt. Everyday, death row convicts are freed when DNA proves their innocence. Many are targeted due to race, economic status, or religious preference.

Submitted by: Darrell W. from TX
Oct. 4, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
368

Would you support mandatory independent investigations of all police shootings?

It's foolish to allow police to investigate themselves after they kill someone. The justice system favors police, who are allowed time to get their stories straight before being questioned.

Submitted by: Dino H. from PA
Sept. 27, 2016, 9:40 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
36

How will you encourage your grandchildren to live a prejudice free life?

With all the negative in the world conspiring daily what would you say to your grandchildren to ensure thet they look at mankind as one.

Submitted by: Kathy B. from FL
Sept. 28, 2016, 11:55 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
12

What would you and your administration do to ensure that the LGBT community is

afforded the dame rights and privileges as all other citizens.

Submitted by: Timothy W.
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
200

Will you commit to a presidential pardon of Edward Snowden?

Upon taking office, are you willing to offer a pardon to Edward, and set a precedent for "common good" whistleblowers in the future?

Submitted by: Thomas K. from NY
Oct. 3, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
189

Marriage Equality and Equal Rights for LGBTQ Citizens

I am a gay man who has been with my partner for 24 years, legally married for two. My question is, what will you do to maintain the civil rights of millions of LGBTQ people in this country?

Submitted by: Max G. from NY
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:14 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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What will you do to protect the rights of Native Americans and their land?

Currently Native American lands are being threaten by being sold off by the government to oil companies to build the Dakota pipeline. Their water and climate are endangered. How will you protect it.

Submitted by: April L. from IL
Sept. 28, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
8

Can you please define misogyny? racism? Privilege, specifically white male?

these basic definitions fuel racial tensions, rape culture, women's reproductive rights. How do we forge a dialogue that allows us to confront and develop solutions?

Submitted by: Cynthia S. from OR
Oct. 8, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Submitted by: Julia P. from PA
Oct. 4, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
2

What would you do to tackle the police brutality problem in America?

Whether someone is reaching behind their back, or not complying due to a mental impairment (or in need of medical assistance), physical to lethal force is somehow an appropriate course of action.

Submitted by: Jon J. from VA
Oct. 9, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
12
Submitted by: John R. from NC
Sept. 28, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
9

A non-partisan study to determine national standard for use of lethal force?

Different police officers & departments are in conflict as to when & why & how lethal force should be used. Should we determine a national standard to allow lethal force only as a last resort?

Submitted by: Joanie K. from MI
Oct. 7, 2016, 4:17 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
5

Do you support RFID chip implantation in humans?

There has been much talk about the future of RFID micro chipping humans. What are your thoughts on this- and do you feel it violates human rights?

Submitted by: Amy O. from MO
Oct. 4, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
12286

Do you support the constitution of the United States as it is written?

Are you willing to defend the rights of Americans as granted to them by the constitution as written? We to know the intentions of our candidates with regards to our rights as Americans

Submitted by: Robert B. from OK
Sept. 26, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
115

Should citizens be able to buy and own automatic and semi-automatic weapons?

Many of the mass shootings that have occurred involved military-style weapons that shoot many rounds quickly and were designed to kill people. Why should ordinary citizens be allowed to own them?

Submitted by: Louise W. from VT
Oct. 6, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
19

Is abortion genocide?

According to the UN, genocide is the "intent to destroy...members of a group." Every year, there are over one million abortions. This constitutes 10-30% of all unborn individuals.

Submitted by: Nicholas O. from CA
Sept. 30, 2016, 1:46 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
2
Submitted by: Jim R. from MO
Oct. 8, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
44

Will you end the war on whistleblowers such as Ed Snowden and Chelsea Manning?

This recent trend of Orwellian attacks on journalists (even at The New York Times) is a civil and constitutional rights violation that has to end; for the sake of freedom and liberty.

Submitted by: Julia R. from NJ
Oct. 7, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
51

How do you explain racism when you talk about it?

How should the power of the federal government be used to reduce racism? How should the President be a moral leader on the issue of racism?

Submitted by: Carl N. from IL
Oct. 3, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
5

Should women also have to register with the selective service as men do?

Why the double standard? Women have long been joining our military, and can now join combat regiments/units. How is it that we agree as a nation on equal rights, but still have double standards?

Submitted by: Cole T. from CA
Oct. 9, 2016, 12:58 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
14

What is your stance on Martial Law & preventing it from taking over our nation?

In light of the unrest between some of our communities and law enforcement increasingly I see a democracy where the government will disarm us dissolving what the US Constitution was intended for.

Submitted by: Melissa G. from FL
Sept. 28, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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