In my eyes a president is someone who is a leader and cares for others. They don't just focus on money or laws, they focus on people and their individual needs. Now, I know that's a hard thing to do when your country has millions of people. However, I think there are select things a person could do to achieve that and if I were president, I most certainly would.
This isn't a list of every single aspect, of course, that you deal with as a president, but the things that bother me the most. These are issues I would really want to take care of, laws I would make, and opportunities that I would offer. My main focus is equality and individuality.
1. Make sure everyone has the equal opportunity to
try whatever it is that they want to. In other words, your race, sexuality, financial situation,
or gender don't prevent you from taking a class, doing a sport, joining a club/committee,
having a job etc;
2. Every option for healthcare would have the same quality. The cheapest one
wouldn't have bad doctors and the expensive one wouldn't have any better. Everyone
deserves the same, quality, healthcare. The price should just depend on the size of
your family and monthly income.
3. Offer more training workshops for jobs and hobbies at a low rate. People
might discover a talent they didn't even know they had, or improve their skills.
Cost shouldn't have to hold you back from growing as a person or getting a job. With
the way the economy is now, people are taking any jobs they can get. They should have
all the help available to them to be the best they can be at it or have the confidence
and training to go for a different job. (This is similar to one of Obama's ideas, but I
strongly agree and feel it's necessary)
4. Legalize gay marriage everywhere: Love is love and a person should be able
to be with whomever it is that they want to. There's no more to say
or explain than that. This would definitely help with, and possibly put an end to, a lot of the
controversy going on in our world today.
5. Put back all the art, music, etc; programs that have been taken
out of schools. Some children aren't fortunate enough to afford lessons
and/or classes. Also, children don't know their talents and strengths unless they have
the opportunity to explore it. After doing this, I would take out all of the unnecessary
tools and equipment schools have that they just don't use to, allowing them the funds
for these programs. Not every room needs a Smart Board or $7,000 projector. Those
are material items that you can get back. A student can't get back the years and
opportunities that they might have missed out on.
6. Lastly, an issue that bothers me: the tuition for college. Even with financial
aid and scholarship money, my brothers are having trouble paying for college.
So, I see with my own eyes that it is just way too expensive. I'm not saying
that it should be free, that would be wrong. Colleges offer people tools and opportunities
that they couldn't find anywhere else. It prepares us for the world. So yes, a person
should pay. However, not as much as the rates are now. Just because someone
doesn't have straight A's, it doesn't mean that they're dumb. At all. The only way
to get through college and afford it is if your family is rich (most aren't) or you have
perfect grades. Nobody should have to miss out on an opportunity that could
change their life and help them find who they are. It is proven that people with a
college degree earn more and sit more comfortably. Why should that be taken away?
I will state as I did before: This isn't for every single issue there is and aspect that a president should control and take care. I feel like these are very important and they'd be what I, as president, would take care of immediately. I'm not asking for anyone to agree, because I'm very open minded and can agree to disagree. I hope that I made my point clear and thorough. I would close off with the quote, "Every man is created equal." However, no one's the same. Also, this world isn't just made of men. And no, I'm not a feminist. So, I will close off with that quote in my version, "Every person deserves equal."