George Will – Debate questions for the presidential candidates

The spectacles we persist in dignifying as presidential “debates” — two-minute regurgitations of rehearsed responses — often subtract from the nation’s understanding. But beginning Wednesday, these less-than-Lincoln-Douglas episodes might be edifying if the candidates could be inveigled into plowing fresh ground.

George Will

George Will (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

Will has some suggestions for Presidential Debate questions for and Romney. And so do I. Here is one from Will on the :

Do you rejectthe Kelo v. New London decision, in which the Supreme Court deferred to governments’ desire to seize and give it to wealthier private interests who would pay higher taxes?

I have a better one:

Do you support the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold on the basis that a tax – any tax – is ok as long as Congress intended it to be a tax?

Will has one on foreign policy:

On Oct. 7, we begin the 12th year of the in Afghanistan, and 51 recent NATO fatalities have been at the hands of our supposed Afghan allies, causing U.S. commanders to indefinitely suspend many joint operations. Why are we staying there 27 more months?

I have a better one (or three):

Why are we there in the first place? What is your take on the War on Terror, which is a war against a strategy and not a war against an aggressor? And why didn’t Congress get involved in declaring war, as the Constitution demands?

Will has one on domestic policy:

Do you agree that a financial institution that is is too big to exist? If not, why not? The biggest banks emerged from the bigger. At the end of 2011, the five biggest (JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs) held more than $8.5 trillion in assets, which is 56 percent of the 2011 gross domestic product. Why should they not be broken up?

I have a better one:

Since the is essentially a designed from its beginning to protect big banks from the consequences of their own folly, why shouldn’t the Fed be abolished?

I won’t be holding my breath Wednesday night to see if any of mine make it.

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