I have my 8th graders write poems titled "If I Was In Charge of America" and this is what I got.
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    "If I was in charge of America I would put invisible lasers around the prisons"
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    "I would let people have guns but not do anything stupid with them" please, tell me how. "WEST SIDE "
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    "I would let everyone by guns easily and make peace be mandatory." What a perfect combination.
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    "If I was in charge of America I would make dessert for breakfast, lunch, and dinner" Me too.
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    He was paying attention to the vocabulary! This is exciting!
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    "Also you can have a free tiger"
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    "If I was in charge of America you wouldn't have to drive anywhere to get stuff it would be delivered to your house automatically "
    Google drones, you have your first customer
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    Wait, he already built the wall?
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    "I would lower the drinking age to 10"
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    This is so sweet. And organized and well thought out.
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    "Free hot pockets for 1 month every year"
    So hot pockets are healthy now? You would wouldn't be moneyless?
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    "If I could, I would change criminals from a disgrace, to making hem feel like they belong"
    Okay? You realize this might be out of even your grasp?
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    I have no idea what she would do if she was in charge of America.
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    "You would t be in fear You wouldn't be hunted like a deer You wouldn't be workin at Sears or write a letter that starts with Hi instead of peers."
    He had me until Sears
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    "I would rid of any corruption in the senate or house." Good luck with that!
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    "There would be books from all kinds of places to read in bookstores." Woohoo!
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    Second amendment y'all "people wouldn't need an arm in the house, because every house would have a gun in every room."
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    She's ambitious! "A whole new government... New laws, and make a democracy". Finally!
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    "I would make America peaceful, dynamic, And unique"
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    "There would be anarchy, Amy Poehler would be Vice President. Anzi (Aziz?) Ansari would be the military leader." This is actually my dream team. #knope2016
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    Is my chemical romance still a thing? "I would be a savior of the broken, the beaten and the damned"
    Is this a song lyric? Did she just copy MCR's plans for America?
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    What is with kids and the purge! I am terrified of this!
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    I will actually let him be in charge of America "If I were in charge of America I would legalize weed, put a tax on it and use the tax money to end world hunger"
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    It isn't often that I get to see the silly, creative side of my students.