Thursday, September 2, 2010

Questions to Ask Jo(k)e Miller in the First Debate - You Provide

My first question for a panelist or Scott McAdams to ask might be this:

Judge Miller, when you tweeted "What's the difference between selling out your party's values and the oldest profession?" were you referring to Sen. Murkowski or to the Alaska Libertarian Party?


What would be your first question?

18 comments:

sallyngarland,tx said...

Has he ever been a member of the AIP, and why are so many of his ideas the same?

dallas said...

How can we reduce energy costs in rural Alaska?

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking "saint or slut", Phil, and wondering if you're not being just a tad disingenuous here, perhaps just a little short on memory, possibly entering the pot kettle black domain?

Anonymous said...

How would you intend to deal with the federal obligation to Alaska Natives regarding, amongst other things, health and social services , under the US Constitution in light of your avowed stance of state sovereignty ?

or more broadly, how do you understand the notion of federal recognition of limited sovereignty for Native peoples which has grown out of Section 8 - Powers of Congress:
"To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;" in relation to state sovereignty?

While state governments have limited authority under federal law, the history of states’ rights and dual sovereignty questions regarding the tenth amendment "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people" show shifts to and away from the hierarchical fed over state view and the same for dual sovereignty, but no state in the union has a higher percentage of citizens who live with so many issues surrounding the limited sovereignty of Native peoples as Alaska. It is imperative you answer this question clearly and concisely sir.

Alaska Pi

Anonymous said...

Related to Sec 8 of that pesky US Constitution as well, sir, what do you make of the fact that Alaska , amongst other states, is affected by a US treaty with Canada regulating fisheries - the Pacific Salmon Treaty - which supercedes any Alaskan control of the fisheries on the Yukon, etc?
Since the US Constitution retains express federal rights to make and enforce treaties with foreign nations, what place does a tenther argument have here... and what good would it do Alaska?

Alaska Pi

Anonymous said...

Why do you refer to him as a judge? He was never a judge. A magistrate is not a judge.

Anonymous said...

1st question is how can you look at yourself in the mirror knowing that you ran a blantanly dishonest smear campaign with outside money to win this nomination?

Anonymous said...

As part of getting federal spending under control, will you forgo a large portion of your salary and significantly reduce the number of staff allocated to your office?

Anonymous said...

Please explain to us how you are going to open up Denali National Park to jobs and extract resources without despoiling the wilderness around it.

Anonymous said...

Specifically, what would you do to reduce the federal budget deficit?

Philip Munger said...

I referred to him as a "judge" because it would throw him off if he were addressed as something false he has called himself in the past.

Joie Vouet said...

Why is an attorney (and a Yale Law grad!) ignorant of the U.S. Constitution, the Alaska Constitution and the Statehood Act?

How does he resopond to the issues raised in Joe Miller -- Liar, or idiot? A Legal Analysis.

Philip Munger said...

Joie,

I love that short, straightforward essay by Legal Eagle. Good question.

Anonymous said...

Where you from, Joe?

benlomond2 said...

How did you get your appointment as Magistrate/judge, and why did you have such a short term ?

Anonymous said...

Why isn't your job with the Fairbanks North Star Borough listed in your Bio posted on your website?
Why do you have a no-rehire status there?

Anonymous said...

Most Americans are only a couple of paychecks away from homelessness. If you do away with the IRS, the Dept. of Education, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and all of your other unwanted government agencies, what will the accountants, park rangers, IRS agents, etc. do to pay their mortgages while they re-train and then attempt to find other work?

If a fifty year old accountant's career suddenly "evaporates", what are the odds that he will be able to keep a roof over his family's head, pay for his kids college education (as well as his own), and then compete with twenty-five and thirty-five year olds for a new job with a similar income as his old position? What will he do if things do not go as well as hoped and there is no unemployment insurance or social security or medicare?

With so many middle class government workers and others suddenly out of work, will there be anyone left to be able to afford to donate to Catholic Social Services, Lutheran Social Services, Beans Cafe, etc.? And how will the remaining employed middle class be able to donate enough food, goods, etc. to help the hordes of former middle class people who will now need the services of soup kitchens and homeless shelters?

What will my brother and his fellow employees do when the federal money that comes every year to the engineering and geology firms who hire them and business suddenly drops by about 60%? What about the other 40% that comes from the oil companies who hire them because they must comply with federal standards? Do you think that any oil company would continue cleaning up it's oil spills, putting in monitor wells, checking for new leaks and spills, etc. if there was no DEC, EPA, etc.? Would any oil company continue to hire winter crews because they aren't allowed to drive across sensitive tundra in the summer due to damaging it for hundreds of years? What will replace those important winter jobs that keep the men working and providing for their families year round?

Joe Miller, what planet are you really from?

Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot the LGF site ref: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/37102_Todd_Palin_Pals_Around_with_White_Supremacist_Blogger/comments/#ctop