If I Were Leader of the Free World..

Topics: Education, Africa, School Pages: 2 (758 words) Published: July 25, 2012
If I Were Leader of the Free World
The First Issue I Would Address Would Be…. By Walker Brown

When we purchase a phone, an ipod, a television and even a video we do not stop to think about how fortunate we are to have the item. American society today has been spoiled with riches and technology. We live in houses with heaters that keep us warm in the winter and own cars that will take us where we need to go. Students can attend school everyday to help broaden the possibilities of our future. Countries like America and England have worked hard to achieve these technological advancements. However Mexico, Turkey and South Africa are not as fortunate and are considered underdeveloped countries. They desperately need help with their economy and their government, and it is our duty as human beings to help them. If I were leader of the free world the first issue I would address would be to help underdeveloped countries in three specific areas: water resources, food, and their lack of opportunities in education.

First, people in underdeveloped countries lack sanitary water resources. Oftentimes we leave water bottles lying around that are still one-fourth full and end up throwing them away. However underdeveloped countries have limited water supply. People in these countries could use more water to irrigate plants. Abundance of plants means more oxygen and clean air to breathe. Some plants could be used for medicinal purposes, which would be helpful in dropping disease levels. Not only do underdeveloped countries have limited water the water they do have is contaminated. Worldvision.org reports that unsafe water and poor sanitation kill nearly 1.5 million children a year from diseases such as diarrhea and cholera. The water sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than wars do through guns. As leader of the free world I would require a dime from the sale of every bottled water be donated to the Clean Water Fund to help provide the...
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