"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Questions

I have a few questions I would ask if I was able to host a debate with the political candidates.
  1. Do you believe that your behavior in your private life should be reflective of your public life?
  2. Do you believe that women should have the right to choice?
  3. If you answered yes to question #2, then do you agree that parent's have the right to choice, in the school their child attends, even if this includes vouchers?
  4. Do you think Americans pay enough in taxes?
  5. Do you think you pay enough in taxes?
  6. Do you think that the Tax Code is clear for Americans? (it contains approximately 3,400,000 million words)
  7. Do you think the word marriage has a set definition?
  8. Do you believe in Civil Unions?
  9. Do you believe that the Ten Commandments should be removed from public buildings?
  10. If you believe #9 then when will you begin the project to remove the Ten Commandments from here?
  11. Do you believe the Constitution to be a living document?
  12. Do you believe the United States should submit to the authority of the UN?
  13. Do you believe that the governors of the United States understand how to govern their own states?
  14. Do you believe that the United States has a right to protect her borders, even if it means securing them?
  15. Do you believe that every American is entitled to go to college?
  16. Do you believe that as president, you are entitled to tell me that I should have some skin in the game? If so, will you live as if you believe you have some skin in the game too?
  17. Do you believe that the earth is in dire danger because of first world nations spewing vile gases into the environment?
  18. If you do believe #17, what do you think should be done? Oh and will you comply first to set the example?
  19. Do you believe our troops are paid fairly?
  20. Do you believe that America can get back on her feet?


Well my questions have little consequence, although I wish that we would at least challenge our elected officials to be men and women of noble character.

Oh and finally, if I could, I would ask that our elected officials at least try to live as though they are working for me, because of course, they truly are.


Signed,

Humble American

6 comments:

Susan said...

Be sure and vote in your primary election. So many people don't and wait for the general and that can be too late.

Glenn B said...

Good questions but I am happy I do not have to hear the covoluted answers that politicians or candidates would give to them.

All the best,
Glenn B

Humble wife said...

Yes Susan, that is also important.

Glenn, hahahahahaha!! So true. I think we would pass out from frustration over the flip flops and lies.

Anonymous said...

HW - on an older topic. What happened for the first time since 1989/ the Feb12th post? ..just curious.
SJ in Vancouver BC

Crystal Mary said...

There are a lot of questions..
I would add, thank you for my freedom to speak and I pray you do your best to keep this a Christian country. I hope you tell others who come from different lands, if they don't like the way we do things here, they have the right to leave, but they don't have the right to try and change us to their ways. LOL...

Humble wife said...

SJ-to be honest I completely forgot with the construction. I will update ASAP!

Crystal Mary-without actually stating a faith, I tried to ask questions that would clarify the candidates beliefs. I am not seeking one to believe exactly as I do, only that they do recognize a Creator had his Hand in everything. Some of our Founders did not believe exactly the way I do, but established a wonderful Constitution that, if we used it, would be enough.