These are questions I’d ask Presidential candidates if I were to moderate a debate:
1. Do you know the oath of office for President? If not, I’d recite it.
2, What purpose do you believe the Constitution serves?
3. How are changes to the Constitution made? Article V: Amendment.
4. What is your understanding of the role of the Office of the President, as it is defined in the Constitution?
I find it amazing that most folks cast their vote without giving these questions the faintest consideration. And, yet we wonder why we get what we get.
I heard a local radio show host say it well recently. He said something like (paraphrased from memory):
We’ve come to expect that one candidate will tell us how he’s going to solve our problems. Then the other candidate tells us how he’s going to solve our problems.
What we don’t realize is that we should vote for the guy that tells us the truth — that it’s not the President’s job to solve our problems, it’s ours’.
Here’s more of my Questions for Politicians posts from the past.