Bruce & Al have both had very positive points on this issue. Bruce has touched on a critical issue regarding offshoring and national security, but given the fact that we are the NWU (with all the positives and negatives that embodies) I think it would be much easier to unite around the issue of privacy than national security. In essence the security issues are the same but we can unite people all across the spectrum on privacy (libertarians to liberals to lefties) whereas we will debate forever on national security. So I'd suggest we coalesce around Bruce's first two questions and develop a program to put the candidates on the defensive but focus it on privacy. (I've copied his suggested questions below.) Bruce's points about the ideology of globalization are valid, whether you go along or would want to debate the economics of World Bank style globalization. The point, as a 19th Century philosopher said, is not to understand the world but to change it. We need to come up with a specific plan to start some action on the issue of offshoring of writing jobs. So I suggest we go with Bruce's suggestion and at least come up with an educational campaign regarding the elections. Tactically, in addition to the internal problem of agreeing on working on any agenda which may align with the US intelligence military apparati (sp?), we should avoid the military issue because the government is so split on ideological grounds (free market supremacy vs. protecting US national interests (See how pathetic the GAO recommendations are in " 1. Defense Acquisitions: Knowledge of Software Suppliers Needed to Manage Risks. GAO-04-678, May 25. <http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-678>http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-04-678") Rob Ramer Bruce Hartford's first two questions: (leaving off the third, defense/intelligence related issue) 1. Will you enact legislation requiring that all research, development, and administration of critical national infrastructure such as the power grid and banking/financial networks be done inside the United States? 2. Will you enact legislation prohibiting the dissemination of individual personal medical and financial data outside of the jurisdiction of American privacy and data protection laws? Once we settle on a set of questions, we mobilize our membership to present them to local candidates in their areas while the national leadership presents them to the presidential candidates. If possible, we get other organizations to join us in this effort We then use the web and methods to publicize where candidates stand.