Friday, January 31, 2014

If I Were President of the United States ~ A Teen Link Up

This weeks question is "What if I were President of the United States of America"?
Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

To be honest I wouldn't really like to be president. It would be really stressful and a lot of work. I would be afraid that I would make commitments that I wouldn't be able to fulfill (and I totally don't do that now, but if I were president I might). And most of all I wouldn't have much time with my family.

But lets say I were president. I would outlaw a lot of things. Okay, that sounds more like a dictator, but if the president could just outlaw things I would outlaw a lot of stuff.

First, and foremost, I would outlaw abortion and birth control. It is wrong, plain and simple.

Second, I would outlaw getting drunk. Or maybe I would outlaw beer all together. I actually decided that when I turn 21 I won't even try wine. In my entire life I plan on not touching any kind of beer or wine.

Third, I would outlaw all of the chemicals and stuff that they put into our food. If you notice, people in other countries don't die from cancer nearly as much as they do in the States. I think that cancer and heart attacks are simply caused from all of the chemicals and pollution we allow into our food and air. 

Fourth, I would outlaw smoking and chewing tobacco. It is horrible for you. It causes cancer too. So it kinda goes with number three. And I have seen pictures of what happens after you chew tobacco for a long time. It gross!

Fifth, I would up the punishment for crimes. Criminals are getting lighter and lighter sentences. Soon it will go unnoticed. Crime rates are going up and it's scary. Criminals need more than a slap on the wrists.

Now I could go on and on and on. I could probably come up with a hundred more things to outlaw in an hour but I think you would get bored. And that would be a really long blog post. I hope you enjoyed!

Disclaimer!
I know that you can't make laws and control people to make the world perfect. But it would be nice if we outlawed the things on my list.

~ Alyssa

4 comments :

Clara Blevins said...

I like your post, and I agree that some of those things should be monitored, though if you outlawed them you might have a rebellion on your hands. Great Post!

ps
I wouldn't rebel, I just know someone would!

Blake Corlew said...

Hello Alyssa, I really liked your post. I never thought of it that way. Thanks for linking up. It was really interesting reading your post, most of the other articles are not like this one... it is unique.

Trish Corlew said...

Great Job Alyssa! I enjoyed reading your post as well. Our nation is founded on a constitution and the founders clearly stated that our constitution was meant for a moral and religious people. We are getting less moral and less religious in America by the day, unfortunately. How do you legislate morality? Those that are bad guys don't care about the laws, they are law breakers already what are a few more laws to them? Nothing. And the good guys don't need the laws in order for them to act morally and be good. So, I agree, I'm not sure I would want to be President either! Great article! Thanks for linking up!

Jennifer Lambert said...

Definitely agree with the chemicals in the food. Other nations don't allow many that our FDA still considers safe and I do think these poisons contribute greatly to poor health. Unfortunately, I think people desire their freedoms for those bad things too much to ever allow those immoral activities to be outlawed. And there would be rebellion. Liberals desire people to have too many freedoms and our nation isn't leaning on God as it should and twisting values. So thankful we can homeschool and teach Biblical values. As for criminals getting harsher punishments...it costs lots of money to incarcerate and rehabilitate them. And there are ethical arguments about what should and shouldn't be done for certain crimes. It's a difficult discussion. Great article to make people think!

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