A Simple Suggestion

This political season has shown our country and our politics in the worst possible light. The debates have not been helpful on many levels.  So I have this modest proposal for the third debate.

No one including the moderator is allowed to talk about personalities or personal behavior.

Questions will relate strictly to national defense, immigration, homeland security, welfare, the economy, social security, health care, and similar issues.

Answers from the candidates will NOT contain the word “I”, “he”, “she”, or individual names. They must, instead, be framed as “our policy will be…” or “the plan is to…”, etc.

Interruptions will not be allowed and time limits will be strictly observed. This can be enforced by turning off the offending microphone.

I have attempted to send this suggestion to the Presidential Debate Commission and both major party candidates. However, finding contact information proved problematic.

Perhaps if the general populace rose up and demanded better accountability from the commission and the candidates, we could get on with the business of selecting a president and dispense with the useless noise.

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