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I've been invited to contribute questions to be asked at a one-hour student political debate to be held next week at a Texas university.
The questions will be presented by a moderator to two panels of students corresponding to the two major political parties.
I came up with nine questions (below) and fired 'em off - with a request that a transcription of the debate be posted on the web (and offered to host the web page if it was viewed as too controversial for the university.)
If anyone (regular or lurker) would like to contribute questions for these young adults to consider, please e-mail them to me and I'll pass them on to the moderator for possible inclusion.
I'm not enthusiastic about long political threads on the wreck; so /please/ don't respond here.
========= My nine questions (cut-n-pasted from my reply):
[1] Given that a number of developing nations - most notably China - are placing an accelerating load on the world petroleum supply, what steps do you believe the United States should take (and on what schedule) to avoid the adverse effects to our economy of soaring petroleum costs?
[2] Do you favor removing the federal restrictions on stem cell research? If yes, to what extent - or if no, why not?
[3] Would you favor legislation that, within the purview of the United States, would make all persons (regardless of citizenship, ethnicity, religion, gender, or origin) equal before the law?
[4] How do you think the United States can best further the establishment of a lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians?
[5] How might the United States improve its public education system?
[6] Reliable public transportation will become increasingly important in coming years. To what extent should the federal government be involved and what specific actions to you think it should take to facilitate needed developments?
[7] Is there any part of the Constitution of the United States that you feel has outlasted its usefulness?
(I'm especially interested in the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights; but do intend this to be a wide-open question.)
[8] Under what circumstances do you believe it is appropriate to mislead the American people, either by providing false information, by telling partial truths, or by withholding information essential to a true and complete understanding of events and/or positions taken?
[9] Do you believe it appropriate for US firms to exercise price discrimination against American purchasers? If not, would you support legislation to require companies to sell their products to Americans at a price not exceeding the lowest price at which the product is sold outside the US?
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Morris Dovey
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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How about #10: If GWB returns to office, how intensely will you pray for his health and well-being (assuming D. Cheney also makes it through the process)?
Charlie Self "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." Thomas Paine
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Charlie Self said:

LMAO Maximally Intense!
Greg G.
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Charlie Self wrote:

Now you are really depressing me.
JK
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James T. Kirby responds:

Oh, I dunno. As my wife says, if it were Cheney running for Prez, at least we'd be finished with the hypocrisy. He's a prick and proud of it.
Charlie Self "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." Thomas Paine
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On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 17:39:57 +0000, Charlie Self wrote:

Gosh, Charlie, sounds like your wife might be a fan of the VP. After all, you fit that description as well as he does.
For what it's worth, I like you both, too.
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Buttonhole McGee responds:

Well, I'm not a hypocrite in any way I know of, and I've been called a prick with some frequency over the years. But, no, my wife is not a fan of Cheney. She just prefers his openness to the hypocrisy of GWB, a man she, as a born again Christian, finds totally despicable.
Charlie Self "When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary." Thomas Paine
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Q: What is the best way to address population explosions in areas that lack the natural resources to support them? Example Southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix needing fresh water supplies drastically beyond their means.
Q: Specifically regarding the federal electoral process: How do we as a nation keep the electoral process in the hands of the people and out of federal judicial and court systems?
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"Eric Johnson"

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Stem cell research. We should start harvesting liberal's stem cells immediately.

See above.
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"Fletis Humplebacker" <!> wrote in message

Really. Now I thought that had already been done. My bad.

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Fletis Humplebacker wrote:

Yes, they have a much better chance of producing beneficial results than stem cells from conservatives, which are defective to start with.
JK
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I always thought liberism was a product of environment not genetic, that's why it's more prevalent in denser populations
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Eric Johnson wrote:

That could be. Maybe conservativism is a product of insufficient human contact in underpopulated areas.
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No way, there is no such thing as insufficient human contact. <LOL>
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"James T. Kirby"

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Any lifeform not governed by it's emotions would seem defective to the liberal.
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Fletis Humplebacker wrote:

Eric's post didn't make it through my server (news.qwest.net) so I picked up the questions here. Thanks, Eric.
E-mail does work better for this. If enough people in the group are interested, I'll post a summary of the questions; and, when/if a transcript is made available, a link so you can see how it went.
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Q Would support a Federal flat rate income or sales tax?
Q How would you propose to protect the (approx)19,995 miles of land borders and coastline of the US from drug smugglers and illegal immigration?
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\ C'mon, those are questions for a different list. We were obviously building the leftwing question list on this thread.
Dave Hall
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[10] Would you choose a left-tilting or right-tilting tablesaw, and why?
[11] Should the wreck be split into two or more subgroups?
[12] What are your views on mailbox baseball? Do you support tort reform so that mail recipients may protect their box in any way they choose?
[13] What is your preferred finishing method for cherry?
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The saw should have the right to choose because it wants to be truely free.

No. We should strive for unity and compassion in these hard times. <snicker>

I will not put socks on my mailbox. However, I do reserve the right to store certain select mixes of concrete in it at various times as needed.

Cherry can finish itself. I heard it prefers the swim-up bar on a beach in sunny Mexico during the off season with Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny.

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