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Will you reconsider training for armed forces?

Obviously we're in a time where police shot to kill. What are you planning to do to change how they are trained and too get them to subdue NOT AIM TO KILL???

Submitted by: Kendra T. from MO
Oct. 5, 2016, 8:46 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Is extreme carelessness of classified information a punishable offense for all?

Recent decisions by the Justice Department are inconsistent with prior policy regarding handling classified data. Especially in the military. Do the candidates believe this is a precedent?

Submitted by: Robin Z. from NC
Oct. 6, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Explain why private citizens should be allowed to buy & own assault rifles.

Private citizens cannot legally buy & own machine guns, , bazookas & other firearms, but military-style assault rifles are not banned, even though they have been used in many mass shootings.

Submitted by: Ross K. from CA
Oct. 4, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Would your administration target citizens using IRS,NSA,DOJ, EPA or drones?

Several independent OIG and GAO reports, federal judges and whistle blower organizations have documented civil liberty abuses by the Obama administration, including using drones to kill citizens.

Submitted by: ABEL R. from TX
Oct. 5, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

where do you stand on the transgender/LGBT bathroom issue?

I am all for people choosing which gender they are or identify as without ridicule. that includes going to the bathroom of their choice. whose with me?

Submitted by: lemon m. from WA
Oct. 4, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

What is your position on "Black Lives Matter" supporting a Boycott of Israel?

"Black Lives Matter" has accused Israel of "Genocide" and calls for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. What is your position on this?

Submitted by: Michael G. from NJ
Oct. 1, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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

Why do we not have the same respect for life in the womb as much one out of womb

Both of you want to reach out to the poor and less privileged and yet you put woman's rights over new life of an individual in the WOMB.

Submitted by: Donald D. from MA
Sept. 26, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do? Do you think it was effective?

Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation because of race, color, religion, or national origin.

Submitted by: Eric A. from CA
Oct. 7, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Do you think it is possible to discriminate against while males?

I believe the Equal Opportunity Act as well as other quota systems are clearly discriminatory. Do you believe it is a necessary evil and why?

Submitted by: Kerry D. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

If elected president what would you do to repeal the 96 crime bill

The crime bill passed while Bill Clinton was president three strikes effects minorities unfairly and it needs to be abolished.

Submitted by: Ja'Meka A. from MI
Oct. 7, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

What is your stance on corporal punishment? Why?

Corporal punishment is rising in schools. Do you believe this is an issue or a benefit? How will you help?

Submitted by: Alexa J. from PA
Oct. 4, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

how do you end the new slavery of millions of prison inmates by big corporations

wall street journal sept 30th reports week 3 of coordinated multi-state prison inmate strike because of penny wages, healthcare concerns and prison abuse. large event not being reported on.

Submitted by: joanna j. from IA
Oct. 3, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Encourage congress to finally pass concealed carry reciprocity legislation

State drivers licences are valid across state lines. Why aren't CCW permits? State reciprocity agreements are a mess causing many gun owners to either disarm or risk prosecution while traveling.

Submitted by: Paul K. from FL
Oct. 5, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Since "high school" never ends, how will you make society fair and just for all?

How will you get rid of cliques in America and World and deal with the lonely kids eating alone at lunch time?

Submitted by: Sane P. from CO
Sept. 29, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

How many government funded abortions does each woman have a right to? Unlimited?

Some women have multiple abortions paid for by tax payers.

Submitted by: Joseph M. from TX
Sept. 29, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Is for-profit policing a barrier to building trust between citizens and cops?

Our justice system exploits both cops and poor communities with overticketing and unafforable warrants. Will you end ticket quotas and limit fines so cops have more time for community policing?

Submitted by: David K. from CA
Oct. 5, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Same-Sex Marriage is now the

law of the land, as well as the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Will you legalize the "Equality Act" for LGBT Americans, if you are our next President?

Submitted by: Allan R R. from DE
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

How will you ensure our right to privacy is protected under the Rome Statute?

The Rome Statute guarantees the right to electronic privacy, yet companies like Facebook claim to own our information. What will you do to protect our privacy in the cyber?

Submitted by: Ashley K. from NY
Oct. 7, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

What is your stance on voters' rights?

It is clear there is a concerted effort around the country to suppress voters rights. Can anything be done at the national level to change this?

Submitted by: Teena S. from UT
Sept. 27, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Does the 2nd amendment allow the right to keep and bear military style weapons?

Weapons, like the AR-15 can not be considered hunting, recreational or even protection weapons, but can be used in mass killings such as we've seen often. Should there be controls on these?

Submitted by: Michael S. from NY
Sept. 30, 2016, 12:59 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Is Black Lives Matter a positive movement and what is your plan to respond?

Black Lives Matter has seemed to raise awareness of issues affecting African American communities, but they also seem to be creating a lot of disunity. What will your response be like?

Submitted by: Ben H. from SD
Sept. 28, 2016, 12:56 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

Do you support the the expansion of libel to prosecute those in the media?

And how would you handle hostile press? We know that a lot of spin is out there. What will be your response to criticism, as my president?

Submitted by: Gregg H. from MO
Sept. 27, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights
Submitted by: noynac m. from WY
Oct. 7, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

What steps will you take to improve our prisons?

What will you do to ensure American prisoners' needs and rights are being met, and will you take take steps to amend the 13th amendment that allows slave labor in prison?

Submitted by: Annie D. from VA
Oct. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Issue area: Civil Rights

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