"Nae King! Nae Quin! Nae Laird! Nea Master!
We are the Wee Free Men!
We'll no be fooled again!"
Terry Pratchett - Wee Free Men
It has been a very long time since anyone would dream of referring to me as "Wee", but the sentiment applies just as well to "We Free Men".
I heard a guy on the radio state that "Last night, America Changed". That's not correct. It didn't happen suddenly in a single night. America has been changing continuously over the last 2 years. Last night wasn't the end. It was just the first battle in a war that will stretch on farther than I can see from where I sit. I got complacent for a long time in my life, and I got the government that I deserved - a crappy one.
This isn't about Republicans beating the Democrats. This has to be about the ideals of Conservatism beating back the madness that is Liberal Leftism - and that war requires us to be ever vigilant, to support those ideals over individual candidates/politicians, to hold "our own" as accountable to us as we do the other side, and to never stop pushing for smaller, more efficient government and less intrusion into our lives by people so very far away.
We ARE Free Men - we took a great first step. Lets see that we keep it that way.