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MANY OF YOU HAD A LOT TO SAY IN RESPONSE TO OUR LAST WEEK’S PROMPT: IF YOU WERE IN THE PRESIDENT’S SHOES, WHAT WOULD YOUR EXECUTIVE ACTION
BE?

ALEX FROM INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL WOULD SHOOT FOR THE STARS -- HE WRITES: IF I HAD AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, I WOULD DEVELOP OUR SPACE PROGRAM. DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SPACE PROGRAM WOULD BENEFIT US BECAUSE WE COULD GO BACK TO THE MOON, AND ONE DAY TO MARS. I HAVE PLANNED A SHIP CALLED THE PROMETHEUS, A SHIP THAT CHANGES HOW WE GO TO SPACE.

KIRALYN FROM SUFFIELD ELEMENTARY WOULD HELP OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS AS PRESIDENT, SHE TELLS US: MY EXECUTIVE ACTION WOULD BE TO STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY. SOME PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE NOT LIVING BY THE GOLDEN RULE ''TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED.” EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT HUMAN, ANIMALS
DESERVE RESPECT TOO.

DECLAN FROM KENSINGTON INTERMEDIATE WOULD REVERSE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE ORDER, WRITING: IF I HAD AND EXECUTIVE ORDER I WOULD MAKE THE PIPELINE STOP. I WOULD DO THIS BECAUSE IT IS GOING RIGHT BY RIVERS AND IF THE PIPELINE BREAKS IT MAY POLLUTE AND KILL THE ANIMALS LIVING IN IT AND DRINKING FROM IT.

KAYLEE FROM ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY WOULD MAKE OUR COUNTRY A MORE WELCOMING HOME TO THOSE WITHOUT ONE. SHE WRITES: I WOULD MAKE SURE THAT WE WOULD ALLOW SOME REFUGEES INTO THE UNITED STATES. I WOULD WANT THE REFUGEE FAMILIES IN HOMES WHERE WE COULD PROVIDE FOR THEIR NEEDS. SINCE WE CANNOT HAVE ALL THE REFUGEES HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, I WOULD LIKE TO AT LEAST BRING IN THE FAMILIES WITH LITTLE CHILDREN SO THAT WE COULD MAKE SURE THEY COULD GET AN EDUCATION.

JAYLA FROM CITIZENS ACADEMY WOULD IMPROVE EDUCATION WITH THE STROKE OF A PRESIDENTIAL PEN, TELLING US:
IF I COULD MAKE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IT WOULD BE TO HAVE SCHOOL DAYS ALL WEEK AND ONLY BE OFF ON SUNDAY BECAUSE SOME CHILDREN NEED THE EXTRA LEARNING AND THEIR PARENTS WON'T TAKE THEIR CHILD TO SCHOOL UNLESS IT IS A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY. THAT’S WHY I WOULD MAKE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WITHOUT ASKING THE TEACHER.

THANKS, JAYLA – BUT I WONDER HOW YOUR TEACHER, MS. DIFRANCO, WOULD FEEL ABOUT THAT! AND THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO WROTE IN! SO MANY OF YOU HAD SUCH BRILLIANT EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO SHARE – HOPEFULLY YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO SIGN OFF ON THE REAL DEAL AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF SOMEDAY!

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