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Would you allow Sharia law to pre-empt our Constitution and state laws?

Courts all over the U.S. have already made decisions based on Sharia law, not U.S. law, including the acquittal of a Muslim wife beater in New Jersey.

Submitted by: Lyneil V. from OR
Sept. 28, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
1

Birther is just another word for Nigger. When are the racists gonna grow-up?

Truth & Reconciliation isn't the solution. But it's certainly better than what's currently passing for dialog in America. Here we are, on a major network, with major leaders, both afraid to talk race.

Submitted by: Greg M. from IL
Oct. 9, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
14

Is the Right to an Abortion as sacrosanct as the Right to Bear Arms?

The 14th Amendment and the Second Amendment are both the law of the land.Why should one be under attack while the other can't be touched?.

Submitted by: Marty R. from CA
Oct. 6, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
80

Do you honor your oath to the Constitution? Specifically the second amendment ?

The Constitution needs to be taught more thoroughly in school. It is the reason our country has become exceptional . Too many people especially politicians seem to be straying from this. Educate!

Submitted by: Sherman K. from NY
Oct. 6, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
25

Do the laws limit the 2nd amendment rights of law abiding citizens unnecessarily

Laws such as the Fun Control Act of 1968 and the Firearm Owners Protection Act infringe upon law abiding citizens right to bear arms while not impacting criminal activity.

Submitted by: Charles T. from MS
Oct. 2, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
5

How will you improve education for all students under the IDEA and the ADA?

School personnel are still violating children's rights despite improvements in the IDEA, the ADA-AA and 504. Teachers are not well trained and parents are not well informed.

Submitted by: Marilyn B. from TX
Oct. 9, 2016, 4:11 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
3

What is your position on religious liberty for Christians?

The national atmosphere has become increasingly hostile and intolerent towards Christians in recent years, in regards to gay marriage, transgender bathrooms, California SB 1146 etc.

Submitted by: Peter R. from IL
Oct. 9, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
31

If passed, would you sign the CARERS Act to improve federal drug law?

The CARERS Act would transfer marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the CSA, and exclude "cannabidiol" from the definition of "marijuana" and define it separately as the substance cannabidiol.

Submitted by: Colin G. from CA
Oct. 4, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
28

What is each candidate's position on a strong E-verify system?

How will the E verify system be enforced and by which department in Government ? If illegals can't find work, will there be a program to help them go back to where they came from?

Submitted by: Keith S. from NJ
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
35

As President, what will you do to ensure men get due process if accused of rape?

There is a statistic going on that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in college. This has obviously been proven wrong, but college campuses are quick to expel men without due process.

Submitted by: Tony B. from OH
Oct. 1, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
117

Should we eliminate the National Firearms Act?

The National Firearms Act strongly regulates items such as "Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, fullauto, and Suppressors." Some view the regulations as too strict. What is your opinion?

Submitted by: Mario C. from CT
Sept. 27, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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How do you plan to combat the racial tension and police brutality in the U.S.?

Do you have a detailed plan to prevent the criminal justice system from targeting minorities and gunning down unarmed civilians?

Submitted by: Melissa M. from OH
Oct. 2, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
37

Do you believe that all life is valuable: unborn, born, elderly, ill?

Human life is valuable and the support of lack of that respect for life is telling of how you will interact with all aspects of your presidency.

Submitted by: Racheal Y. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
14

What do you plan to do with the problem between blacks and cops?

There have been many shootings of blacks by cops and many shootings of cops by blacks. There have been many problems with this around the United States.

Submitted by: Danica M. from OH
Oct. 4, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
10

How Do You Define Unreasonable Searches and Seizures of Personal E-Information?

In your opinion, what is the limit on government with regard to searches and seizures of personal electronic information without a warrant?

Submitted by: Donald M. from TX
Oct. 8, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
61

Do you support the UN panel's call for reparations for slavery by the US gov?

UN panel declared the US owes reparations as compensation for "the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality."

Submitted by: Trey L. from DC
Sept. 29, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
2

Specifically, What religious beliefs will you force people of faith to change?

There has been a direct threat made to people of faith that they will be forced to change their beliefs - communism. By whose authority, and what right? God does not authorize change to His Laws.Rev22

Submitted by: Charlene O. from KS
Oct. 9, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
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Do you believe that reparations be made to Native Americans before anyone else

The UN is voting on whether or not reparations should be made to blacks. But Native Americans went through a lot worse and are still going through much worse racism and loss of rights & lands

Submitted by: debbie w. from CT
Sept. 28, 2016, 12:14 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
44

What actions will you take to address systemic racism in the police force?

The police were created to round up runaway slaves. The FBI has admitted that white supremacists and the KKK have infiltrated our police departments. How will you dismantle racist police departments?

Submitted by: Cara H. from CO
Oct. 7, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
4

How would you amend drug sentencing laws to facilitate rehabilitation ?

That is what programs can be put in place to bring healthy, able-bodied black and brown people back into society as citizens with full rights and responsibilities.

Submitted by: MONIQUE J. from MI
Oct. 8, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
342

Will you pardon Edward Snowden and peel back the unconstitutional NSA spying?

Edward Snowden has revealed disturbing unconstitutional warrantless wire tapping. Will you restore our 4th amendment as president?

Submitted by: Paden W. from IL
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
21

Should terms in the Constitution be applied restrictively or expansively?

Do you believe that, in instances in which it is not explicitly, constitutional rights and restrictions on the government should be applied to all cases?

Submitted by: Stewart M. from TN
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
14

What are you willing to take a stand on even if it is unpopular?

Presidents need to take a stand and do the right thing even when the issue at hand is unpopular. President Kennedy raised the public's consciousness on this with his Profiles In Courage.

Submitted by: Fred B. from NJ
Sept. 30, 2016, 12:12 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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