"If I Were President"
by: Carlos Checa-Sacasa
written earlier this year when he was 7 years old
"If I were President of the United States, I would be at least 10 years old and speak at least 9 languages. Being able to communicate with other countries brings peace and friendship.
I would stop war and create peace by helping people deal with their anger. Anger comes from fear and some people might just be afraid so they get angry and violent and want war. People need to share and cooperate and maybe meditate more.
I would have smart people with good hearts around me to help make the best decisions. I would think of ways to help people without jobs find work they enjoy.
All kids would learn to read and write and love it, like I do. Learning is so much fun, but sometimes people forget. We are always learning, no matter how old.
If I were President of the United States, I would make protecting the environment a priority. Our planet earth is Mother Earth and we must take care of her. We must love animals and respect them."
- Carlos Checa-Sacasa
Second Grade, Youth Writing Contest 2016