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Sample Student  1 Sample Student Michael Shum WR 121, Section 021/030 Unit #3, Final Draft March 3, 2010 Letter to Governor M. Jodi Rell March 3, 2010 Governor M. Jodi Rell Executive Office of the Governor 210 Capitol Avenue  Hartford, Connecticut 06106 Dear Governor Rell: Throughout the United States, the issue of children’s health hits close to home.  Children are our future, and everyone—schools, parents, state legislators, food  companies—believes they have the answer to keeping them safe. Recently, as you know,  a handful of states have taken initiatives to cut down on the use of vending machines in  public schools; and now Connecticut is considering the same policy. As our governor, I  urge you to consider this matter carefully and not to rush to conclusions. Does removing  junk food from schools  seem  like a logical way to improve young people’s health? Sure it  does. But would these restrictions  really  have all the effects we hope? I don’t think we  know for certain. Moreover, what other implications might there be if we restrict food  sales in public schools? To begin with, sponsoring companies like Pepsi and Hershey’s  would lose money—and schools would lose money as a result. More importantly, local 
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Sample Student  2 rights could be infringed upon if the state legislature makes a decision without involving  the school districts themselves; and individuals’ consumer rights could also be limited.  Certainly, there are some significant negative impacts to consider, while at the same time  we can’t truly predict the extent of the potential positive effects. Given these  complexities, I believe that instead of a total ban of junk food, limitations and regulations  would be more effective. In addition, our schools could use the money that they earn  through sponsorship dollars to promote programs to support healthier lifestyles. Instead  of eliminating students’ food choices, we sould treat them as responsible young citizens  and, at the same time, give them principals and practice for making healthy decisions  throughout their lives.  As a young person who just finished high school last year, I became deeply  interested in the question of banning junk food in schools; however, as I investigated the  issue further, I became concerned about state legislators’ true motives for proposing such  a law. To begin with, proponents of the law argue that it is all for the children. I do  applaud that they are looking out for the kids, but I also wonder if some of them might  have more self-serving motives, as well. For instance, wouldn’t it be nice to have their 
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