If given the chance, here are three questions I would ask the presidential candidates.
1. Can you recount a moment with one or more of your children that changed your perspective on life?
Things change when you procreate. Parenthood sharpens your focus and gives you a sort of foresight that you didn’t know you had. It makes you prioritize and realize what’s important in life. Things that seemed like huge problems before having kids all of sudden don’t demand as much energy or attention as they once did.
When you raise children, you have to learn the delicate balance of helping them succeed versus trusting them to learn their own lessons. I want a president that knows the difference between helping those that really need it and creating a welfare lifestyle. People need help from time to time, but just like we don’t expect our children to be dependent upon us forever, neither should the government expect anyone to be indefinitely on the dole.