Questions for Candidates
Each candidate and representative is asked to fill out the questionnaire below. It is designed to provide the reader with a better understanding of the person's view and a better feel for how the candidate or representative will respond to future issues.The candidates can answer the questions in an email or using their facebook login on this site. The responses to this questionnaire are shown under the appropriate issue. The candidate can answer as many or as few of the questions as they desire. If you would like a candidate or representative answer these questions, email them.
Did you support or oppose the use of military force in Libya?
War Powers Act
The War Powers Act allows the President 60 days to respond to threats and then report to Congress. At the end of those 60 days, President Obama claimed that since only drones were being used in military actions, no US soldier was in danger and he was not required to seek a declaration of war. Is President Obama's assertion accurate?
UN Security Council
In responding to the purpose of military action in Libya, President Obama stated that the Ghaddafi regime represented a threat to the authority of the UN Security council and had to be addressed. In your opinion, is this assertion consistent with the proper use of military force?