Top 10: What would you do if you were president of the US?

  • We asked our readers what they would do if they were Commander-in-Chief
  • From free education plans for university to making every Monday a holiday, here's what they said
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What would you do if you were president of the US?

I would promote a plan for free education for American university students. Education is important, and tertiary education helps people develop the skills they need to come up with new ideas and invent things. 

I would also create more career opportunities for young people because they are the future.
Kelvin Cheung Ching-lok, 16, STFA Seaward Woo College

I would resolve the “Black Lives Matter” issue. I think all people are equal, no matter their race, and no one should discriminate against others because of their skin colour. Police shouldn’t beat people up simply because they are black. I would  create policies that would make everyone equal under the law.
Lee Man-chi, 15, STFA Seaward Woo College

I’d definitely visit Area 51! It is a secret United States Air Force base in the state of Nevada that nobody can enter without permission. Some claim they’ve seen UFOs in Area 51. I would go there and have a look, or even use my authority to read reports about UFO sightings.

Maybe I could say hello to some alien friends, too!
Suki Cheung Wai-yan, 16, Carmel Secondary School

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I’d set up a government-owned non-profit health insurance company, reducing the cost of health care to affordable levels. Even if the company ran at a loss, people would benefit from lower medical costs and better insurance coverage. I am confident that citizens would welcome my new initiative to reform America’s health care system.
Carina Hui Wai-laam, 17, Ng Yuk Secondary School

I would first ban guns because it is terrifying that people can carry weapons wherever they go. Then I would build theme parks in every state so that people could enjoy life with their families without travelling too far. It would make it easier for everyone to enjoy the amazing attractions at these parks.
Chu King-hang, 12, Maryknoll Fathers’ School

I would make every Monday a holiday! Then we would all have a three-day break from work or school because life is too stressful. 
Emily Ching, 17, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

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I would support the exploration of Mars, and investigate whether it’s possible for humans to live there. My aim would be to allow everyone to settle on the Red Planet, so that we wouldn’t have to suffer from the effects of global warming, rising sea levels, or  natural disasters.
Crystal Wang Ying-ying, 15, Our Lady’s College 

First, I would use my money to buy a big, beautiful house for my family. Of course, a president should do something for the country, so I would tackle people’s problems, and also donate half of my salary to charities.
Leung Tsun-kiu, 12, King Ling College

I would focus on climate change. As one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters, the US has to cut greenhouse gas emissions. I would gather all members of Congress  and discuss ways to tackle this problem. Then I would invite the leaders of other developed countries to formulate policies and discuss ways to implement them.
Mistie Weng Mingjie, 17, Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School

I would first stop the spread of coronavirus. The US has recorded more than 11 million infections and its economy has crashed. I would introduce some new laws, such as fines for people who don’t wear masks. I would also visit schools to find out if we can do anything to help. And then if I had any free time, I would play golf.
Issac Fung Wang-yin, 12, PLK Tung Yuk Tien College 

Our question for next week is: Which fictional character do you most relate to? If you’d like to take part, please send your response, along with your full name, age and school, to [email protected] by Friday, November 20.