mason s. Pennsylvania

Letters to the next President

This letter is directed to the next President of the United States in reference to the Islamic State (ISIS), and how our next president is going to deal with these terrorists and keep us safe.

Dear Next President,

Hello my name is Mason Stehman i'm an 11th grade student attending Elizabethtown Area High School and your decisions as next president will affect my life greatly. As my name next president I hope you keep me and my fellow Americans happy and safe. One issue that would drastically affect my happiness is the Islamic State (ISIS).

First we will address the Republican Representative Donald Trump's regards towards this issue. In the beginning of your campaign before you were trying to scramble every vote you could get you stated you wanted a complete ban on all muslims entering this country. At first this sounded like a good idea because in its simplest form its a ban on the problem but slowly i found this proposal to be seriously offensive. Not all muslims are terrorists and we need a president that does not stereotype and offended a whole religion because i believe this will create more problems then solve problems.

Now lets talk about Democratic Nominee Hillary Clintons plan to deal with ISIS. She stated in a very recent debate that she will try to compromise with surrounding states and let them deal with ISIS and almost kind of back away from the problem. I do not agree with this at all. My whole life i have believed that america is #1 and that i live in the most powerful country in the world and if we are #1 we wouldn't back down.

What i want to see the president do is to as Mr. Trump said it best "I would bomb the s#!t out of them". I know this probably wouldn't please a great deal of people but it needs to happen. The fighters of ISIS do not play by the rules they slaughter families and kill children and murder people on camera. At this point the amount of terror they have brought to our nation they deserve a few bombs dropped on them.

In conclusion, Mr or Mrs President, I hope you will consider my points and take them to heart as you prepare to tackle one of the most difficult jobs in the world today - the Presidency of the United States.

Respectfully yours,

Mason Stehman

Elizabethtown Area High School

2016 Fall Honors World History

A collection of questions, lessons learned, and pressing thoughts from my 2016 Fall Honors World History students at Elizabethtown Area High School to the next President of the United States on the topic of foreign policy and pressing international issues

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