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  • 30 Questions for Mitt Romney (and Barack Obama, and Herman Cain, and…)

    October 13, 2011
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    "The Law That Governs Government"
    Reclaim the ConstitutionOctober 13, 2011

    Want to know how political candidates really view the Constitution? Maybe we should ask them some specific questions.

    That’s what Richard Viguerie and Mark Fitzgibbons suggest in their new pamphlet, The Law That Governs Government: Reclaiming the Constitution from Usurpers and Society’s Biggest Lawbreaker. In the appendix, the authors call for “cross-examining” candidates—and videotaping their responses. Some of the thirty questions Viguerie and Fitzgibbons suggest:

    —How would you best describe the Constitution given these five choices: (1) a social compact, (2) a social contract, (3) a blueprint to protect liberty, (4) the law that governs government, (5) other (and explain what you mean by “other”)?

    —Name three Supreme Court decisions since 1970 you believe are constitutionally wrong, and explain why.

    —Do you believe the Constitution needs to be amended, and if so, what amendments do you believe are needed?

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