Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

WHAT ARE THE 10 BEST QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES?
ME | N/A | ME

Posted on 02/16/2010 4:58:15 PM PST by WHATNEXT?

The best questions to find the conservative candidate.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: candidates; conservative; questions
Did some searches for the best cut to the chase questions to ask candidates. Didn't find what I was looking for. If you are in a position to ask a local, state or national candidate, a question...what would it be? You usually have little time and only 1 question to help you decide if THIS candidate is the Tea Party/912 Project candidate.

I'm going to have a group meeting at which we will try to come up with 10 of the best. What would you ask?

1 posted on 02/16/2010 4:58:16 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Can I see your birth certificate?


2 posted on 02/16/2010 4:59:26 PM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
1. Have you ever heard of the U.S. Constitution?

2. Are you an America hater?

3 posted on 02/16/2010 5:01:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Can you spell c-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n?


4 posted on 02/16/2010 5:02:18 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Pronounce Corpsman


5 posted on 02/16/2010 5:04:08 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

How can leftist legislation that’s already put in place at all political levels really be successfully overturned and then successfully replaced by free market solutions to all issues?


6 posted on 02/16/2010 5:04:42 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

In two minutes or less, tell me about why you are running for office.


7 posted on 02/16/2010 5:05:13 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Are you now or have you ever been a member of the CFR? A ‘yes’ answer should disqualify the person.


8 posted on 02/16/2010 5:05:23 PM PST by wendy1946
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Should you stand and place your hand over your heart when the National Anthem is played?


9 posted on 02/16/2010 5:07:36 PM PST by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

“Give me your definition of what a conservative should be.”


10 posted on 02/16/2010 5:07:46 PM PST by MountainDad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
"what do i owe to government," and "what does the government owe me?"
11 posted on 02/16/2010 5:08:13 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Are we at war? With who?


12 posted on 02/16/2010 5:08:51 PM PST by Never on my watch (NEA - Tenure or death)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Explain the difference between Public Service and Political Fortune.


13 posted on 02/16/2010 5:09:24 PM PST by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
How many guns do you own?

List three people that had an influence on your life, and why? (The answer better include at least one relative, coach, teacher, boss, preacher that knew the candidate by his first name.)

14 posted on 02/16/2010 5:10:18 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

How many friends do you owe favors to, and will you be repaying them with positions they are only qualified for because they are your friend?


15 posted on 02/16/2010 5:11:35 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty in the coming year)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
Had a local politician ask me today...if I was going to vote for superintendent...or whatever he was running for.

I asked him what party he belonged to...I already knew the answer...but wanted to hear him say it.

I just nodded my head..and brushed him off.

I drove off....but went back. He was gone...but I was going to ask him who he voted for..McCain or Obama. And did he think only Democrats CARE?

He's got a bumper sticker that say's "Democrats Care"....

The guy is lizard like....

I live in a small town...I will meet him again.

16 posted on 02/16/2010 5:11:37 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

How many Amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?


17 posted on 02/16/2010 5:15:25 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free (http://teapartypatriots.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
Do you believe that citizens have an individual right to keep and bear arms for their own protection without interference from the government?

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

18 posted on 02/16/2010 5:17:24 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

My one question would be “Is the Government FROM the people or FOR the people?”


19 posted on 02/16/2010 5:17:53 PM PST by red-dawg (We have learned to stop terrorism on planes by ourselves, it's time to do that in D.C.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

“”GOP Litmus test
1. Support for smaller government and lower taxes
2. Support troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan
3. Support Defense of Marriage Act
4. Support containing Iran and North Korea
5. Support gun rights
6. Oppose ObamaCare
7. Oppose cap-and-trade legislation
8. Oppose “amnesty” for illegals
9. Oppose union card check
10.Oppose government-funded abortion “”


20 posted on 02/16/2010 5:19:07 PM PST by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

What years did you do your military service.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 5:20:14 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Name three departments of the federal governments that you think are unconstitutional and that you would close.


22 posted on 02/16/2010 5:24:05 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
Are you capable of ordering a hamburger at Mickey D’s with a teleprompter?
23 posted on 02/16/2010 5:29:31 PM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hflynn

qith should have been without


24 posted on 02/16/2010 5:30:44 PM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

You can’t do with just ten:

Culture
Do you believe there is a distinctive American Culture? If so, do you believe it is worth protecting? If “yes,” what means are you wiling to use to protect it?
If “yes,” Does illegal immigration pose a threat to it? Does the allowing immigrants from from locations like Africa, the Middle East and Haiti threaten it?

Limited government
Do you believe there is a limit to the power and authority of the Federal Government? Has it exceeded that limit? If not, what would it take for it to exceed that limit? How much of America’s economy is it entitled to during peacetime?
What government agencies, bureaucracies, and civil service empires do think this country could benefit from eliminating?

Entitlements
Do you believe that Welfare is a right or entitlement that some people are entitled to at the expense of others?
Do you believe that Health Care is a right that people are entitled to at the expense of others?
If the answer to either of the questions is “yes,” what limits exist to these entitlements?

National Security:
Do you believe that Terrorism is a military or law enforcement issue? Do you think that terrorists and “enemy combatants” should be tried for their crimes by a civilian court or a military tribunal?
Do you believe that un-uniformed combatants such as those in Afghanistan, are lawful combatants?
Will you leave Rules of Engagement to the local commanders, or will you micromanage from Washington?
Do you believe that the lives of American soldiers are more precious than the lives of foreign civilians, esp. those who interfere with there operations or are used as human shields?

Civil Rights
Do you believe that deviant sexual behavior deserves same Civil Rights protection formerly disadvantaged minorities currently enjoy?
Do you believe that those minorities still need Civil Rights protections?
Is there a “wall” between the Church and State? If expressing religious belief different from “establishing a religion?”

Gun Rights
Do you believe that the right to keep and bear arms belongs to individual or the several states? Is the National Guard the militia? What limits may be placed on the right to keep and bear arms and by whom?


25 posted on 02/16/2010 5:32:02 PM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?; LucyT; ExTexasRedhead; JustPiper
Will you put all educational, citizenship and birth certification out for verification and public view prior to swearing in for office?

Will you accept and submit to FBI/CIA guidelines for employment?

Are you able to intelligently answer questions and give speeches without the aid of a teleprompter?

What specific agenda (list items) do you plan to announce to the American people during your first year in office?

What specific plans do you plan to implement to reduce national debt?

How specifically do you plan to reduce federal government?

How specifically do you plan to solidify America's independence from foreign oil and energy?

What are your plans when terrorists are apprehended in the process of or after attempting terrorism upon American citizens?

Do you plan to continue or relax onstraints upon the American military in fighting enemy combatants?

What are your intentions regarding freedom of speech and control of the American media?

Do you believe in the Rule of Law and do you swear to uphold it?

What are your plans to protect American sovereignty?

26 posted on 02/16/2010 5:33:58 PM PST by MamaDearest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

There is only one Question I need to ask and NOBODY can ANSWER IT.

Would you please cite for me the EXACT LAW, STATUTE, which requires INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS TO PAY TAX ON INCOME.


27 posted on 02/16/2010 5:38:20 PM PST by eyeamok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

How is Chase Bank to be divided up equally among Americans, given that they are headed and ran by jackals?


28 posted on 02/16/2010 5:40:15 PM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

11. Does CO2 cause global warming?


29 posted on 02/16/2010 5:48:08 PM PST by mc5cents
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Do you think that 9/11 was an inside job?

Should terrorists be tried in civilian courts?


30 posted on 02/16/2010 6:14:00 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

What does “shall not be infringed” mean?


31 posted on 02/16/2010 6:22:10 PM PST by Frohickey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: johnthebaptistmoore

Hmmm...good one!


32 posted on 02/16/2010 6:25:33 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MountainDad

Yes, I like that one.


33 posted on 02/16/2010 6:26:52 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray

You are all giving me great questions. But, out of all the postings....which 10 are the BEST. A questioner will NEVER have more than a chance to ask two questions. But, I may be present at many forums (I plan on it) and have a chance to eventually ask many questions that get to the heart of the issue.

I listened to a local radio program host asking questions of a candidate for Governor, and three candidates for our 1st District Federal Senatorial race. He asked, “How’s the campaign going?” “Where did you go today?”

Duh.....get me some meat!!! I needed questions that would help me get rid of the chaff and find the Constitutional Conservative.


34 posted on 02/16/2010 6:44:22 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: MamaDearest

Oh, Mama...that’s good.


35 posted on 02/16/2010 6:46:30 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mc5cents

Yesssss....should get a simple answer.


36 posted on 02/16/2010 6:48:47 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
How's this for meat?

The Dept of Energy was created under Jimmy Carter with the express purpose of ENDING our dependence on foreign oil. It's been there for more than 30 years, sucked up many billions of dollars and totally failed in its mission. How can you justify its continuation?

37 posted on 02/16/2010 6:56:22 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

Now there’s some BEEF!


38 posted on 02/16/2010 7:22:29 PM PST by WHATNEXT?
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: MamaDearest

Most Excellent return sis! Posting in a few places -g-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlEbBZLzo0


39 posted on 02/16/2010 8:06:45 PM PST by JustPiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
Full spread, Anti-politician Sarcasm TorpedoesTM ARMED. FIRE!!

1) WTF are you thinking?

2) Will you support an immediate repeal of the 13th, 16th, 17th, and 19th Amendments?

3) Will you support putting every Ivy League professor, every banking executive, and every member of Congress and the Senate INTO involuntary servitude (hence the repeal of the 13th Amendment), and their families and descendants, for the next 200 years, as payment towards the trillions of debt they have incurred?

4) Will you support the immediate expulsion of all illegal aliens, and the building of a fence as secure as the Berlin Wall, to keep illegal immigrants OUT?

5) Are you prepared to use Nukes on any and every member of the "Axis of Evil" in response to any mass-casualty terrorist attack on US soil, or on US interests worldwide?

6) Will you support Ann Coulter and Mark Levin on the US Supreme Court?

7) Will you support the new President in signing an executive order allowing targeted assassinations, and then going after Chia Pet, Mahmoud Imawhackjob, and George Soros?

8) Will you agree to expel the UN from the US and suspend all payments to it?

9) Will you be executive order outlaw abortion, or harass the living crap out of every abortion clinic, in the way environmentalists went after the nuclear power industry, the tobacco industry, and many other industries?

10) Will you by executive order send every member of the NEA and the EPA to "special assignments" in Barrow, Alaska, for the duration of your term?

11) Will you support reparations by requiring American Indians to repay all of the accumulated health costs plus compensation for life-years lost for all tobacco-related deaths, including compound interest?

12) Will you support trying Bill Clinton for Treason (nuclear secrets and ICBM guidance technology to China)?

13) Will you support full disclosure of all private information about any portion of Barack Hussein Obama's (mmm, mmm, mmm) names, social security numbers, school attendance records, passports, parentage, and travel?

14) Will you agree to have Reagan's face (and Rush's, and Sarah Palin's) carved on Mount Rushmore?

15) Will you sign an executive order making the unionization of any and all federal employees illegal, and barring any and all federal transfer payments to any state or local government which has any union employees on its payroll?

16) Will you fund 4,000 F-22's and a similar number of F-35s?

17) Will you revoke China's most favored nation trading status?

18) Will you work to revoke California's statehood?

19) Will you require Bible reading and prayers to Jesus in the schools, while working to phase out govermnent education altogether?

20) Will you support the use of advanced nuclear technology such as pebble-bed and/or thorium reactors, and research into non-Tomakak fusion, while working to drill on and around the continental US for oil, and to use our country's vast reserves of oil and natural gas?

Cheers!

40 posted on 02/16/2010 8:26:55 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grey_whiskers

grey_whiskers, You’re my ideological clone...LOL


41 posted on 02/16/2010 8:51:43 PM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?; LucyT

Thank you. Considering the topic, it’s just too easy to come up with questions using the present administration as the basis to ask and need to know. There’s way too much we don’t know about this man and likely will never know - he’s made his own “history” in books, without supplying the minutest evidence to verify any of what is written except what still can be gleaned from a few witnesses, his “friends” his long-time minister and the internet.


42 posted on 02/16/2010 9:33:34 PM PST by MamaDearest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: JustPiper

Excellent video! Thanks. Sent to many on my email list.


43 posted on 02/17/2010 5:26:15 AM PST by mc5cents
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?
solve this differential equation

x" + x' + 2 = Cos(2t)

x(0)= 0

x’0) =0

44 posted on 02/17/2010 5:30:29 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

First question, Pro-life or pro-choice?

Get that one wrong and the other questions don’t matter. Get it right and we’ll go from there.


45 posted on 02/17/2010 5:36:48 AM PST by upsdriver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WHATNEXT?

Depends on what defines conservative to you. If you’re only going to get one question, go with the first of any set.

Some folks think the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA) are a good “canary in the coal mine.” If the polticritter doesn’t believe that the Second Amendendment protects the God-given right to arms and to self defense, he’s probably a total loser on everything else: “Do you thing the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms and to defend himself? If so, what limits may be placed on this right and by whom?”
However, in my experience, there are truly looney Libertarians who support RKBA in a positive fashion, but are completely out to lunch on abortion, foreign policy, national security, etc. But, if the candidate supports RKBA, then he’s going to be good on most “freedom” issues and deserves further consideration.


46 posted on 02/17/2010 5:39:06 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: mc5cents; MamaDearest; All
Cheers & TY! It's still up with many hits since it went up, hopefully it will go viral soon, in the meantime check my daily thread, broke up into three daily segments, News of Socialism for the day, Teabaggers/Birther's,FReeper contributions and all Socialism you can find. Read the first 20-30 posts, eyeopening!


Warehouse of Socialism
If you would like to be added/removed from this pinglist email me

Also we have a group that is not so much as discussion as it is to avail yourself to the massive storehouse of links, etc


PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP- NO to Socialism · Patriots Against the Progressive Agenda
There is also a direct link to Join on my Profile Page, Easy to join, just click my handle, then click on yahoo group on that page


47 posted on 02/17/2010 1:51:16 PM PST by JustPiper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson