The American people have spoken. They have had enough of smear campaign tactics, breaches of ethics, and allegiance to party rather than to country. The public has voted overwhelmingly for politicians to get real with the issues and stop hiding behind slogans and kowtowing to multinational corporations. But it is not a time to rest on our laurels. The pressures and temptations on elected officials from special interest groups often seems too great to resist. If we truly want results from politicians, whether Democrat or Republican, we must keep them on track with a mix of vigilance and support. Democracy is not a spectator sport.