Letter of the week: If I were president for six months

07/27/2014 10:00 AM

07/25/2014 8:00 PM

If president for 6 months

I would like to be president of the United States for six months. After turning all but national security issues over to trusted administrative staff, I would spend three months aboard Air Force One going to as many communities as a 15-hour day would permit to talk with our people about what a great deal we all have as citizens of this country.

I would be a cheerleader for the goodness and generosity that flows from our land because we are free. I would explain that we are truly the land of opportunity, again, because we are free.

I would spend my remaining three months overseas telling the world how great our country is because we are free and wish to share such benefits with all of mankind. Finally, I would return home to promote tolerance and accommodation among our elected leaders, reminding them of our Constitution and the peace, prosperity and respect for others it provides.

Donald E. Kuenzi, M.D., is an 87-year-old Kansas City resident who served in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War. He grew up on a farm, went to medical school and practiced medicine for more than 50 years.

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