Ultimate question for an election candidate

Ultimate question for an election candidate

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    Ultimate question for an election candidate

    So, if you were in a position where you were able to ask an election candidate one question, what would be the ultimate question that would trap them into revealing their true belief of what the Second Amendment means?

    For example if we ask: "Do you support the Second Amendment?"
    We would get the usual banter of, "Yes, I believe every law biding citizen should be able to protect themselves and hunt."

    How about if we ask: "Do you believe the Second Amendment is important for securing our freedoms?" Or even, "important for national security?"

    How would you state the question, and how would it reveal their true standings?
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    My question would be “What is your interpretation of the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment?”
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    Mine would be " The 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms with no interference from state local or federal government. Shall not be infringed means not interfered with. No gun law passed to date has been effective or accomplished anything except to infringe on law abiding citizens rights while doing nothing to disarm criminals. Those are the facts. Now do you support across the board repeal of all Federal state and local gun control laws and return to abiding by the 2nd Amendment of U.S. Constitution?"""

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Actions speak louder than words.
    True that. Ok Ill learn sign language and sign it out as I ask it too.
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    The only way I would ask a question of a politician is if they are hooked up to a lie detector.
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    "What do you consider to be 'common sense' steps to avoid incidents such as the shooting at Sandy Hook, while still maintaining the rights affirmed in the 2nd Amendment?"

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    Will you vote FOR any gun control legislation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    My question would be “What is your interpretation of the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment?”
    I went to this *Meet Our Guy* event once a few years back just so I could ask that question. What I liked about this guy was when I asked him this question he didn't waver or dodge. He gave a clear concise answer that I found acceptable. The best part of his answer was it didn't take him but a few seconds to give his answer to me. Not the usual 3 to 5 minutes of senseless babble issueing forth from an incumbent that plays the game like his croney pals. He was a stand up guy in my book.
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    .A response i got, from one of our Senators,is what i want to hear::As Americans, we have the right to defend ourselves, our families and our property, and the federal government should not interfere with this right.I received that a few months ago from Tim Scott(R)That said,action does speak louder than words.

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    Until we have term limits and a more proficient means of recall, we will have politicians that say anything that they think that you want to hear in order to be elected/re-elected.

    I'd like to see an employment contract where they are held to certain key commitments that they make. Void the promise, enforce the contract. No recall election, just "you're fired".

    This sort of employment contract is nothing new to the private sector, but unheard of in the world of the professionally incompetent.
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    "Discuss the Constitution and what it means to you, specifically addressing each of the BOR amendments, and specifically identifying what you will/won't do regarding each during your temporary representation." With none of this zippy sound-byte response crap allowed, no cutting off the questioner when the question isn't answered fully and while the questioner still has questions about those replies.

    I, too, would like to see an iron-clad employment contract implemented for every single executive/legislative/judicial person hired, as well as an iron-clad (perhaps constitutional amendment) criminal standard created for material breach of oath of office (focusing on the protecting and defending the Constitution part, and the good faith part).

    Agreed, that until we can recall/fire them at will, criminalize the crimes they commit, criminalize the oaths they break, and wipe clean the "gravy train" mentality we've got in all branches, we'll not get far.
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