The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports


January 19, 2013

Children, teens offer Obama suggestions for second term


Kassidy Wright, a fifth-grader, expressed concerns based on several recent tragedies.”I think the president should make gun control very important. I think only policemen and the military should have guns,” Kassidy said. “Hunters should be allowed a special day to get guns and hunt with police supervision. This should be one of the first things President Obama should take care of.”

Another fifth-grader at South Kortright Central School, Brandon Wright, said, “Now that the president has been re-elected, I think he should bring our soldiers home and end the war.” Upon election, Brandon explained, “If I was president, I would lower taxes and the price of gas. When my parents put gas in the car, it is always is so expensive!”

Second-graders such as  Lucus Markell were straight to the point of goals as president. “I would focus on very important papers that would make rules to keep games fair.” 

Lucus’ classmate Myra Mata has a point of view that some students might not agree with her on, as she said she would “give people a whole bunch of homework so they learn about stuff.” 

With a voice of candid logic, second-grader Dylan Mattice imagined life as the president of the United States, and explained that his first order of business would be to get married.

Simple ideas are oftentimes the best, as second-grader Patricia Karpovich’s said her first plans for her presidency would be “let everyone have lemonade.” 

Trying different solutions to the nation’s problems is the goal of second-grader Alexis German, who as president would begin by “making all the paper yellow.” 

Not wanting to stop the flow of presidential creativity, classmate Emerson Comer wanted it to be clear that as president it would be important to “make a swimming pool inside the White House.” Emerson might be happy to learn that the pool is already there, hidden under the current press briefing room. A little renovation would be all that is needed. 

Text Only

Around The Arts

Music Beat

Parenting Imperfect

Senior scene

Tech, GP

Teen Talk

Additional Content
Join the Debate
Additional Resources
CNHI News Service

Is Israel justified to conduct its military campaign against the Hamas in Gaza?

Undecided/no opinion
     View Results