Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, and now Indiana.
States that often represent the quiet minority
Many have felt that government has been broken for quite some time.
That government no longer cares about its people.
That as a nation we had lost our way.
Last evening the nation spoke. It didn't speak in one voice, but it spoke enough, to change.
I thank jagienka for the words I try to post every year. Words that mean just a little more today than even the wealth of what they carried in the past:
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!
To which I also want to add one other piece of writing dear to my heart. It expresses how I feel about our new President-Elect and the people who rallied and braved opposition for him. But mostly, it's to those that cast a vote for him:
Here's to the crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.