January 4, 2001    





What would you change if you were president?

I would make animal cruelty a felony punishable by 20 years in person without the possibility of parole. I would legalize marinjuana (to take the profit out of selling drugs), and, lastly, I would wake the residency of the presdent a farm.

Bruno, 31
, CO   USA

I would work on public education. It's an issue that I really don't think the issue can be ignored any longer!

Susan, 32
, IL   USA

"If I were king, if I were king, then I could do most anything." As President I would not be able to change human nature, but I would explore possibilities and implement ways of helping citizens overcome bureaucracy.

Jill, 60

I don't think the president has the power to change anything. But if he did and I were him I'd stop giving tax breaks to parents so that the people who cost the most pay the most and overpopulation is discouraged.

Alias Irrelevante

I would really focus on children making sure they had all sorts of opportunities to stay safe, learn, have guidance and support in their lives. I we insured that every child grew up with the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical tools to make them successful in life, many of the issues surrounding us today would be dramatically less. Oh yeah, supporting children by extension means supporting their families.

Felicia, 34
, MA   USA

My focus would be environmental and education, two areas badly in need of improvement. Id concentrate on improving inner-city education quality and building more and better environmental protection programs.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

I'd change the designation of the President's spouse from First Lady to First Gentleman! More seriously, I'd try to remember that the Federal Government should stay out of issues reserved by the constitution to state and local governments.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

I wouldn't be president. But if I were I'd make more laws to protect the environment, forbid the MANUFACTURE (not the ownership) of guns, keep abortion legal (not because I think it's a good thing, but because I think it's none of politicians' business), make stricter hunting limits, allow gays in the military but absolutely forbid the draft under any circumstances except the prevention of something drastic like Armagaeddon, force any company (such as Nike) to pay dearly for using slave labor, especially child slave labor, make a legal limit for alcohol consumption in general rather than just for driving--oh, how people would hate me.

Karen, 21

I never would be president... I live in Canada where there is a Prime Minister

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

Duh...our voting system for starters.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I wouldn't want to be president... too much responsibility! Besides,  I'm no good at naming countries and their capitals...

Jeremy, 13 
Highlands Ranch

From what I've read, the president doesn't initiate things much.   He/she mostly carries out what others have decided.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I'd pass the Equal Rights Amendment, kill the Defense of Marriage Act,  and require policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual  orientation.

etoile, 19

If I was president, I would stop the interest in Foreign Affairs and worry about the concerns in our own country. I think it is awfully ironic that we invent a pill to help people have sex (Viagra) but still have no cure for when they do have sex and become infected w/aids.

Dream Queen

Make Abortion illegal unless it is from rape, incest, or the mother could die

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

The list is ENDLESS. First and foremost, I would change the laws protecting animals rights, and they would be much more strict and consequential. The ones they have now are weak and pathetic. I would outlaw hunting and trapping. I would illegalize fur and leather. I would try my best to bring this species to its full potential and bring them out of this caveman society we're living in. But this is, of course, if I was president. Being that I never will be. No one would vote for me....very few people want a real change.

Lisa J., 22

I would make sure all the starving people in the U.S. got food,nice homes,nice clothes and everything else they needed.


I would change the way the country disposes of it's trash. The country really does need to have a national recycling program.

Stephanie, 25

The way education is pushed aside like a chore rather than a gift.  And I'd wear Groucho Marx glasses. We need to laugh.

Amy, 24
New Orleans

kick out the electorial collage, institute manditory paid PMS sick days, pay back the natives, and then surrender to Canada.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario   CANADA

I would change the people in the government so it wasn't all stuffy,  upperclass, aging politicians running the show. I would put in some more ordinary and average people.

Karen2, 15
, MA   USA

i'd get government out of the free market--let's hear it for the French!'

Gemma Lynn

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