Action must follow words

By Janelle Mathews

Lumen Editor in Chief

“Middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less” Governor Mitt Romney and Republican candidate for the oval office said earlier this year in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own,” President Obama, the Democratic candidate, said during a speech at Roanoke, Va. in early July.

It’s clear that both candidates have made ridiculous statements that do not make any sense at all.  However, it is not these statements that concern me.  Being the middle child peacemaker that I am, I can see each candidate’s position; both have advantages and disadvantages.

However, what concerns me is that politicians have been proven to say one thing and do another time after time.  Who is to say these two men are any different?  Words are just words until action follows afterwards.

And if whoever our newly elected president is does not follow through with his campaign promises, who is going to hold him responsible?  Will the people of The United States of America hold him responsible?

Consider this: no president has ever been impeached, not even President Nixon.

I recently saw a bumper sticker that said “Impeach Obama” on my way back from Onalaska, Wis.  It brought an interesting question to mind:  when does a President deserve to be impeached?  If he (or she, maybe one day) is elected fairly, we are all buying into the stereotypes of a politician which do not usually have any good connotations.  Does President Obama or Governor Romney break this stereotype at all?  That’s up to voters to decide.

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