What do you as a voter deserve to know about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's position on the issues?
One issue, in particular, has been in the news recently. You may have heard about it.
Many of Biden's Democratic colleagues have vowed to expand the Supreme Court so that they have an ideological majority if President Donald Trump's nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is confirmed and if Biden wins and Democrats earn a majority in the United States Senate.
Though the Constitution is not clear on how many justices the high court should have, the number on the court has remained static at nine justices for more than 150 years.
Biden has been clear on the subject before. In 1983, then-Sen. Biden, in remarks about presidential nominations to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, called President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1937 failed attempt to expand the court "a bonehead idea" and "a terrible, terrible mistake to make."
That was a different Biden. This Biden will shift any position, change any stance and reverse any previous rhetoric if it might gain a vote for president.
Today, neither he nor his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, will say what a Biden administration would do about packing the court.
In Arizona last week, the nominee said he wouldn't answer the question until after the election because his answer would be all anyone would talk about.
In many ways, he's right. If he still maintained it was a "bonehead idea," some of his skeptical supporters on the far left might stay home, sure now he won't be swayed to their ideological bunker. If he said he'd go along with the idea, voters who buy his play at moderation might drop him like a rock and vote for Trump.
But then Biden went a bit further Friday, when answering a Las Vegas reporter's question about whether voters "deserve to know" what his position on court packing is. "No, they don't deserve ," he said before catching himself. "I'm not gonna play [Trump's] game "
He also recently said the push to confirm Barrett before the election was "unconstitutional," which it most assuredly is not.
Biden's aides over the weekend didn't have much to say about what voters "deserve," knowing additional remarks could be poison, but they did try to spin his "unconstitutional" statement into simply meaning an additional Trump-appointed justice would change the ideological makeup of the court.
But we think the Democrat with his "don't deserve" comment may have been having an honesty moment, similar to Hillary Clinton's 2016 remark about half of Trump supporters belonging in a "basket of deplorables" characterized by "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" views.
We take Biden at his word. We believe he thinks voters don't deserve to know what he and Democrats would do if they held the presidency and both halls of Congress. As long as they can convince people to give them their votes, promising free "this" and more of "that," what comes next is strictly up to party apparatchiks, and they know better.
It's an arrogant way of governing, but it's exactly what voters rejected in 2016 after eight years of it under the Obama-Biden administration.
Indeed, we think if Democrats were really honest with voters about what they planned to do, many voters would run the other way.
As a voter, would you want to know if a Biden administration, given a congressional majority and no filibuster, would push for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico to become states?
As a voter, with the U.S. no longer an energy-dependent country because of fracking, would you want to know if a Biden administration would end fracking, as he promised, and then denied he'd promised?
As a voter, would you want to know just how much of the job-killing Green New Deal a Biden administration would adopt, seeing as how his energy plan is admittedly based on the radical plan?
As a voter, wold you want to know how much of a Biden administration would be ceded to Harris, named the most liberal senator in the country, with Biden turning 78 before Inauguration Day and often confused on the campaign trail?
Answers to the above questions either have been all over the place from the Democratic team or not answered at all. We think you understand that means Democrats will do whatever they can, and however they need to do it, to achieve the ends they have in mind.
So we think the answers to those questions, starting with whether a Biden administration would push to pack the court, are important, even vital, if voters are considering changing the status quo.
But maybe you "don't deserve" to know.