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New Hampshire Open Debate

Search and vote for questions on issues that are important to you! NH1 will host two Open Debates: one for gubernatorial candidates Chris Sununu and Colin Van Ostern on 10/26, and one for Senate candidates Maggie Hassan and Kelly Ayotte on 10/27. 50% of questions will come from the Top 30 vote-getters on this site! NOTE: Questions must not name or allude to candidates and must be able to be posed to both candidates.
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What would you do to help the Senate really represent the public?

Political science professors Gilens and Page two year ago did a study that shows that the general public has virtually zero influence on legislation. Instead economic elites and businesses do.

Submitted by: Gerry G. from CA
Oct. 15, 2016, 6:51 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
43

Is abortion just another form of discrimination?

Most abortions are performed on minorities.

Submitted by: Robert R. from MD
Oct. 15, 2016, 3:02 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
167

Is life the first God-given right?

It's always wrong to deliberately take an innocent human life. We have aborted 47M unborn babies in 3 decades, begun to accept euthanasia & doc-assisted suicide

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
460

Do you plan to collaborate with Senators from the other political party?

...specifically, would you plan to work collaboratively with your Senate colleagues across party lines to make changes or improvements to the Affordable Care Act?

Submitted by: Sarah P. from DC
Oct. 14, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
140

Will you eliminate the progressive income tax--replace it w/ a flat or fair tax?

The present plan is to redistribute wealth, not fund the constitutionally legitimate functions of the fed govt. ALL residents of the U.S. must be required to pay the tax so they will be vested.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
3

Do you support the second amendment right to keep and bear nuclear weapons?

What limits should there be upon the second ammendment?

Submitted by: Dwight R. from WA
Oct. 26, 2016, 6:57 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
46

Beyond gun control, what policies would you support to reduce gun deaths?

We have proof the following policies reduce gun violence or gun deaths: eliminate blighted housing, raise the alcohol tax, fund trauma centers, fund suicide hotlines & other anti-suicide measures.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 20, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
151

Do you have a set of moral principles that guides your behavior?

Ethics reflect beliefs about what is right, what is wrong, what is just, what is unjust, what is good, and what is bad in terms of human behavior.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
206

Will you work to abolish the IRS?

The corruption at the IRS is overwhelming we the people. They are targeting orgs and groups to aid and abet political agendas at the WH.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
482

Climate Change

How will you address the climate change crisis?

Submitted by: Angie S. from VA
Oct. 17, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
29

What will you do to support federal dairy policy that works for NH farms?

Dairy farms are in drastic decline in NH due to ill suited federal policies in the farm bill. What role will you(or have you) played in supporting this vital part of NH's economy?

Submitted by: Roger N. from NH
Oct. 25, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
87

Do you back affordable abortions for low-income women here & abroad?

The Hyde & Helms amendments restrict the use of government funds for abortion. This effectively restricts the right to an abortion for low-income women and women who rely on US foreign aid.

Submitted by: Solomon S. from MA
Oct. 16, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
96

What will you do to curb overpopulation?

A 2013 poll of 2,000 UN scientists showed them agreeing that overpopulation is the biggest problem in the world, bigger than--and the cause of-- climate. Revise our tax codes to encourage adoption?

Submitted by: Mike S. from CA
Oct. 18, 2016, 1:25 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
134

Do you believe that America's system of healthcare has been dismantled?

It has been replaced with a costly & complicated scheme that limits choices and takes away our freedom.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
18

Will you support ranked choice voting in all elections

Both major parties have blocked this ranked choice voting which allows voters to select their true first choice candidate. If that candidate doesn't win, the voter's second choice is counted, etc.

Submitted by: Jake J. from HI
Oct. 25, 2016, 12:14 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
86

Do you believe God's law governs nations as well as men?

As the Founders acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, laws and policies that violate the natural law are abuses of govt power that must be reversed.

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 10:36 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
60

What is your position on continued expansion of federal entitlement programs ?

60% of our national budget is now going to entitlement programs. Many are designed to increase dependence on government hand-outs. They become a political tool and discourage personal responsibility.

Submitted by: Brooke S. from NH
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
213

Demagoguery

What effect has the racist, xenophobic rhetoric marking the 2016 presidential race had on our nation's stature abroad and security at home, and how would you work to stem it in future campaign years?

Submitted by: J.R. M. from MD
Oct. 14, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
269

Do you believe the Constitution was written not as a flexible document?

The Constitution is an enduring covenant. Our constitutional system---limited govt, separation of powers, federalism, and the rights of the people must be preserved uncompromised for future generation

Submitted by: Bruce C P. from WY
Oct. 15, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates
297

Will you ensure any Supreme Court candidate vows to uphold the US Constitutio

Some current Supreme Court judges have cited other countries' laws instead of our own Constitution as their guides. Will your appointees be originalists or statists?

Submitted by: Karl M. from IN
Oct. 20, 2016, 7:26 a.m.
Issue area: Questions for U.S. Senate candidates

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