On the 27th, two days after the President’s State of the Union address, Barrack Obama will address questions from internet users live on Youtube as part of “Your Interview With The President,” which is powered by Google Moderator. I think Google’s support for this is idea is excellent, as it allows a venue for everyday citizen’s to share their concerns with the rest of society and to hopefully be addressed by the President.
Youtube user’s have until 12:00am Eastern Time to submit and vote on their video or text questions. The most popular questions, based on popular vote, will likely be presented to the President tomorrow.
While the initiative seems to focus on healthcare, foreign policy, and education, many popular questions are related to other topics, such as legalizing marijuana and ending the war on drugs, balancing the budget and bringing our troops home from the middle east.
Here is my video question:
Other questions I’ve submitted:
The US government has apparently taken on the burden of policing the world by spending billions of dollars establishing military bases throughout the globe. Do you believe it it is our duty to police the world? If so, why do you believe this?
If an individual or business were to act like the federal government with finances an debt, they’d be bankrupt or shut down. Why do we not make balancing the budget and paying off the national debt a priority?
One of the most popular questions by a former police officer calls for the end of the drug prohibition and has captured nearly 11,500. Apparently, last time Mr. Obama answered user-submitted questions, he ignored the question related to marijuana decriminalization/legalization. Perhaps that will not be the case this time around.
Check out the official WorldView channel Youtube Channel for more on this initiative.Tweet