Last night Alabama did itself proud. It put country before party, something we all must do in the future if we are to save what’s left of this country’s democracy. I say, “save what’s left” because very serious damage has been done to our democratic institutions in recent years largely by the influence of conservative evangelist media like Limbaugh, Breitbart, Fox, and others, leading to the resultant general election disaster of 2016. But Alabama has done what few expected and offered up the first stone to lay in a new foundation for the restoration of reason in United States politics. Now we must each day never fail to lay our own stones. We must resist the haters. We must take the time to understand political issues. We must speak the truth as it is, not as we wish it was. We must all remember country before party, and we must never, never fail to vote in an election.