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Is Climate Change a national security issue? Why or why not?

Many leading security experts view climate as the most important security issues for the coming decades.

Submitted by: Michael P. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How can we afford to take in thousands of refugees from and support them?

Why shouldn't that money be spent to help our own citizens, rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges or help the thousands of military veterans who are marginalized in our own country?

Submitted by: Barbara G. from TX
Sept. 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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If elected will you secure the border?

I live in the border state of Arizona and I do not feel safe.

Submitted by: Nancy K. from AZ
Sept. 26, 2016, 4 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Why do we continue to provide aid to countries that are obviously NOT our allies

I can see NO reason to give my tax dollars to countries that are NOT our allies. The classic example is Pakistan, which blatently hid Osama Bin Ladin within a mile of their military academy.

Submitted by: Gerald H. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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What is your specific plan to address veterans healthcare concerns?

Please also address unique female veteran concerns.

Submitted by: Amanda Y. from VA
Sept. 26, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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What is your plan to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the US?

Ignoring for a moment the issue of the illegal immigrants already here, give your specific plan to reduce or stop the number of illegal immigrants from coming into this country in the future.

Submitted by: Scott L. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Is it alright to destroy emails under Congressional subpoena?

It is important to know if the people's representatives in the U.S. Congress no longer have oversight power, and that Executive Branch members can ignore their subpoenas.

Submitted by: Lee G. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Will you stop working with countries that fund terrorism, such as Saudi Arabia?

Congress has shown in the classified 28 pages there was a direct link between the Saudi government and the 9/11 attack. The Senate has also failed to block a $1.15B arms deal with the Saudi government

Submitted by: John W. from PA
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
5490

Do you have financial loans or business connections to Russia, Ukraine or China

CNN, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Time magazine have all suggested other countries are trying to influence the presidential elections. We need to know what potential conflicts exists

Submitted by: Dan D. from MN
Sept. 28, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Will you ban Sharia Law or any other foreign law from being used in US courts?

Since the US Constitution is the law of the land and Sharia Law is contradictory to the Constitution it stands to reason that Sharia or any other foreign law should never be considered in a US Court.

Submitted by: Zachary U. from MS
Oct. 3, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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What would your policies do to stem terrorist acts in the United States?

The rise in terrorist violence against American citizens will only increase without extreme vetting of those from countries which sponsor terrorism. How will these people be vetted?

Submitted by: Robert G. from IL
Sept. 26, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Does the President need approval from Congress to bomb the Syrian Air Force?

Some Members of Congress are calling for U.S. airstrikes on the Syrian Air Force. Senators Mike Lee & Bob Corker say that would require a Congressional authorization for the use of force. You agree?

Submitted by: Robert N. from IL
Oct. 8, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
3250

Is there a threat of ISIS members entering the U.S. as refugees, as in Germany?

"In part, the refugee flow was even used to smuggle terrorists," Merkel told a rally of her Christian Democrats in eastern Germany on July the 11th.

Submitted by: Sean L. from CA
Oct. 7, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Should you be able to accept donations from nations with human rights violations

It is evident that this was a problem in the past and it is a conflict of interests.. Americans are sick of pay for play politics.

Submitted by: Alex L. from MA
Oct. 7, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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What would you do to protect Americans and our allies from the threat of ISIS?

We are concerned students from Mr. Sherry's 1st period class at CHS!

Submitted by: Cliff S. from FL
Oct. 7, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How would you handle a direct threat from North Korea?

North Korea's repeated nuclear experiments are likely to be a threat to the U.S.

Submitted by: Peggy R. from NC
Sept. 26, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Will you promise to enforce our current immigration laws, & mandate E-Verify?

Will you Immediately build the wall, mandate & enforce E-Verify on all private & government entities, enforce all current immigration laws and promise not to implement any form of amnesties?

Submitted by: A. T. from CA
Oct. 1, 2016, 1:09 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Obama wants to provide $17,642 in benefits to middle eastern immigrants. Fair?

Social security recipients only receive $14, 412 on average. How is this justified?

Submitted by: Robert R. from MD
Oct. 7, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How will you assure the veteran suicide rate cuts down to little or no deaths?

Under the Obama administration 22 veterans are killed a day and the amount of people that are aware of this is preposterous. This is a big issue and how will it be fixed?

Submitted by: Christian S. from FL
Oct. 8, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Why are we supporting the same terrorists that killed Americans on 911?

15 years after 9/11, it is now US policy to arm and train Al-Qaeda in order for them to fight a proxy war for us, designed to bring down Assad Regime. Why do you support this policy?

Submitted by: Steven H.
Oct. 5, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Will you make e-verify mandatory within the first few days in office?

E-verify has been proven to be effective in eliminating noncitizens from taking jobs from Americans. If illegals can't get employment they more than likely self deport.

Submitted by: Jim N. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Submitted by: Nicholas P. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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Should the U.S. continue to arm Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen?

On 9/21, 27 Senators voted against an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Congress has voted to curb Saudi immunity from 9/11 lawsuits. If we don't trust Saudi Arabia, why do we arm them without question?

Submitted by: Robert N. from IL
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
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How can you justify a 550% increase in muslim refugees from terrorist hotbeds?

Many of our top officials have said these people cannot be properly vetted and they said some ISIS members are sure to sneak in among the real refugees.

Submitted by: dan j. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

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