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YOUTH: If 8-year-olds ran the country ...

With the primary in full swing Tuesday, Amy Hockenbrock asked students in her second grade class at Cathedral School to answer the question "What I would do if I were president?" These are some of the answers students wrote in their journals.

With the primary in full swing Tuesday, Amy Hockenbrock asked students in her second grade class at Cathedral School to answer the question "What I would do if I were president?" These are some of the answers students wrote in their journals.

"Keep the world safe. Help the homeless. Make free snacks at the gas station. Destroy all things that are a threat to our country. Make health insurance free. Destroy all drugs." -- Justin

"Let children vote. I would have meetings." -- Bruce

"I would smile, be kind, and meet everybody in the whole world. If I go on a trip, I will get someone to keep my house clean." -- Claire

"I would be good to the class and not yell at the people and do my work. Be nice to everyone and be nice to my friends." -- Hudson

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"I would control the universe. Everyday be mismatch day. Nobody wear a uniform. Name every school Cathedral. Babies could drink soda. No one would brag to win." -- Nolen

"I would make new rules and some changes. Everyone would build snowmen. Make everyone wear hat in the summertime. Make everyone wear tank tops in the winter." -- Atalanta

"I would play. I'd go places. I'd go on a plane. I'd sleep. I'd be funny. I'd nap." -- Jimmy

"I would get a fancy car and lots of money. I would live in the White House. I would be a boss. People would have to listen to my rules. I will be a president of Wisconsin." -- Gabe

"I would have a taxi. I would have guards. I would live in Los Angeles. I would go around the world. I would sit in a big chair. I would have a big house." -- Keara

"I would let kids vote. Be very kind to others. I am going to put gas prices lower. Be the first girl president. I want to let it be a law to be not be a litterbug." -- Chloe

"I would have all the toys I want. I would rule the world. I would make cartoons real. I would have a giant robot. I would make YU-Gi-Oh real." -- Gabe P.

"I would be the boss. There would be no school. Everything would go nice and fair." -- Eddy

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"I would do a good job and help people. America would be a better place. We would have a lot of fun. No one would be unhappy." -- Jordyn

"I would like my job. I would miss school. I love school. I would miss my friends. I would miss a lot of my friends. I would miss Mrs. H." -- Melissa

"I'd keep the town safe. I'd say free coffee. I'd be nice. I'd say free chocolate. I'd be cool. I'd be sad." -- Alex

"I would say free candy, toys, cats, dogs, pets, and cars!" -- Keilah

"I would give people free candy, toys, flowers, books and they could go to Disney World free. Let people have fun." -- Ashlee

"I would make warmer bus stops." -- Christopher

"I would be nice. I would sing. I would pray. I would be happy." -- Brandy

"I would help people in a fire. Help make the world a better place. Help people who need to be saved." -- Ellie

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"I would say no school. Everyone had to wear hats and miss-match clothes. Make everyone happy and no one can frown and no one had to work." -- Kayleigh

"I would make different rules. I would be in a parade and I could make the White House look beautiful." -- Reese

"I'd make a cake. I'd give the poor some presents." -- Hope

"I'd live in the White House. My dad would get lots of money. It would be cool." --Desiree

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