Debate 1: Domestic Policy / Debate Coverage

How to govern a country

President Obama said he thinks the primary job of the government is to protect the American people. The federal government can’t do it all, he said, but it can help. He said he believes that education is a key facet of it, because the students are the future of the country and the strength of everything relies on them.

Romney said the role of government is to promote and protect the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This includes protecting life and liberty by maintaining the strength of the military and religious tolerance and freedom, saying that Americans are children of the same God. He said America also needs a trickle-down government approach. There’s 23 million out of work and one out of six people in poverty, he said.

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