So last night I wasn't ashamed to admit I cried. Well, today, of course, I'm embarrassed that I admitted it! Oh well. Chalk it up to the 1/4 Irish in my blood, along with a glass of red wine which helped drown my sorrows.
I still believe what I said, however: America is lost. We've lost our understanding of freedom and what it means to be an American. We've lost our moral bearings completely (well, not completely, as gay "marriage" bans passed in California and Florida). We've lost our economic freedom because we're indebted to the tune of trillions of dollars.
Today, it's time to figure out what we're doing next.
Michele Malkin says "gird your loins, conservatives".
Feminine-Genius says "God's will in all things", and also encourages us to:
- Pray and work to defend the marriage bond;
- Pray and work to defend the sanctity of all human life;
- Pray and work to restore life-giving collaboration between men and women;
- Pray and work to restore cherished devotions and a Catholic culture.
- Stay close to the sacraments and allow God to use use you as He will.
The Anchoress has a huge round-up of reactions.
- I'm thankful that we had a peaceful election (though I can't say I'm sure it would have been that way had the outcome been reversed, based on the attacks, bullying, and intimidation that happened during the campaign).
- Since we might not always have talk radio or conservative blogs, we should start planning other ways for conservatives to stay connected to each other.
- If you still have your kids in public school, take them out immediately. We simply cannot have any more children brainwashed by the leftists in charge of government schools and textbooks. Send them to private schools, or better yet, homeschool them. You can do it, trust me. You certainly won't do any worse than most of the public schools, and you'll probably do much better at teaching your children the truths of faith and freedom. More about this later.
- Figure out what you personally can do to build a culture of love and life. More about this later, too.
Back to work here ... a house to clean, kids to take to various things, and supper to cook... the beauty of quotidian activities.