From the Assange trial, to foreign policy, to mass surveillance, here are 5 questions the moderators won’t be asking Trump or Biden during the first presidential debate tonight…
On today’s edition of ‘Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?‘ Trump and Biden are set to face off tonight for their first presidential debate, and while it’s sure to revolve around tax returns, the economy and the coronavirus, here are five questions the moderators won’t ask tonight…
1. Assange Trial
Even though the campaign against Assange was started by the administration Biden served under and has since been continued by the Trump administration, neither of the candidates are likely to be asked about the ongoing trial that has the power to impact the future of press freedom as we know it.
2. Foreign Policy
While the candidates will likely be asked about how they would combat alleged “election interference,” they won’t be asked about the placement of US troops around the world—specifically in the South China Sea, where the Trump administration is acting as if it wants a direct conflict with China; and in the Middle East, where Trump has said he wants to “end the endless wars” with the exception of, of course, keeping troops in Syria to steal oil. But the question is—would a Biden administration have done anything different in either region, or would it just continue to escalate tensions as each president has done for nearly two decades?
3. Mass Surveillance
While both candidates have been quick to criticize the Chinese Government for allegations of surveillance through some of their top technology companies, neither Trump nor Biden will likely be asked about the warrantless surveillance the United States Government conducts daily using illegal programs that target innocent Americans.
4. Police Accountability
While there have been protests calling for police accountability happening across the country in recent months, the candidates are expected to focus on their “law and order” platforms, and they aren’t likely to be asked about legitimate reforms such as ending qualified immunity, ending no-knock raids, or ending the drug war.
5. War on Drugs
It is no secret that the War on Drugs was waged to target poor minorities, and it has done just that, increasing mass incarceration. But while Americans across the country have called for the US Government to finally admit that drugs have won the War on Drugs, this isn’t even a topic on the national stage.
What topics do you think the moderators will ignore during tonight’s debate?