We have achieved our position through poise, precision, and audacity. To this we must now add resolve. We'll be branded as traitors; the gravest capital crime, punishable by death. A couple hundred years ago a few guys named Washington, Jefferson, and Adams were branded as traitors by the British... and now they're called patriots. In time, so shall we.
As the old year draws to a close, one can't help but reflect on what hasn't been done and what can never be reclaimed. Say what you will about this year, it is lost, it is gone. And as I look around me I can honestly say there is no group that I would rather be with to face the grim specter of death racing with blinding speed so inexorably towards us.