First Online Presidential Debate is Informative and CivilSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 18:04
Libertarian party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein participated in the first online presidential debate conducted by IVN.us and moderated by the head of the Foundation of Independent Voter Education, Steve Peace. Both candidates delivered substantive arguments instead of the usual political talking points that have dominated recent televised debates.
Questions for the online presidential debate were prepared by IVN, as well as sent through Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, making it a very interactive and inclusive event.
For the most part, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein agreed with one another on many critical issues including the Wall Street bailout, education reform, ending the drug wars, preventing military intervention in Iran, and effectively ending the war in Afghanistan.
They did, however, disagree on the prioritization of certain issues for America. Dr. Stein said that the environmental crisis was the biggest threat to America’s future, whereas Gary Johnson referred to big government and the erosion of civil liberties.