Bust of James Madison
"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a FARCE or a TRAGEDY; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power which KNOWLEDGE gives." —James Madison
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Informed Vote Social Issues

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Mitt Romney
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The election is nearing, but you have provided few details of which social programs you would eliminate or, if reduced, by what percentage. What is your philosophy of governance and campaigning given that you ask for citizens to vote for you but do not provide them with enough specific knowledge to cast an informed vote?


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Wall Street

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There is ample information in the public record regarding the 2008 taxpayer bailout of Wall Street to lead one to ask if “wall street bankers” may have committed crimes. As a constitutional scholar and President, how do you explain—philosophically—your administration’s decision not to investigate the possibility of crimes? If there was a formal investigation, would you provide the results to Americans?

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