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Debates didn’t answer many serious questions

The presidential debates were a sham. We failed to get any substantive answers to some serious questions. For starters, why has the Department of Homeland Security purchased a staggering 1.2 billion rounds of ammo in this past year, much of which is hollow-tipped? Why the need for so much when we’re not even counting the military or local police in that number?

The president signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the president alone the authority to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without official charge or trial on the mere suspicion of being a terrorist or linked to a terrorist organization. Both candidates support this legislation. Do we now have a president or a king?

On economic issues, why was there no mention of the Trans Pacific Partnership, which some have called “NAFTA on steroids”? The United States has lost a whopping 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001 – this will help how?

Finally, there remains no accountability for the Federal Reserve. After the 2008 bailout, the Federal Reserve gave trillions to foreign banks without our knowledge. How about we reinforce JFK’s Executive Order 11110 to replace Federal Reserve notes with U.S. notes backed by silver?

David Jager

Williamsville