The polls are closed. The speeches are all given and the balloons and confetti have all fallen. The people have spoken, and amazingly they have chosen to give President Obama another four years in office.
Conservatives around the country are waking up in disbelief and (in some cases) despair this morning realizing that one of the most liberal Presidents in our nation's history has just won re-election. Many of us are wondering, "What do we do now?"
The answer is simple - DO NOT GIVE UP! I don't mean fight the election results or complain about the legitimacy of the election or point fingers at whose fault this is. I mean put on your big boy (or girl) pants, suck it up and keep fighting the good fight! Yes, we suffered a major loss with this election, but the reality is that if we sink into quiet despair or worse yet finger pointing at each other or the blame game, then not only have we lost the fight, we WILL lose the war!
One of the underlying themes of Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged" is that society fundamentally changed to accept government control over all aspects of life because people just kept quiet, went about their business and passively allowed the transformation of society into one where everyone was dependent on the government. If Conservatives don't suck it up and battle on, then that is exactly what will happen and this election will be looked back on as the beginning of the end of freedom and capitalism in the United States.
I for one absolutely refuse the let that happen.