We've been asked just what was accomplished by the "tea party" that took place in front of the Wetzel County Courthouse Saturday afternoon.
Was any legislation changed? No.
Was anyone taken out of office? Not immediately.
Did it really do any good? Well now there's a question that's pretty difficult to answer.
Perhaps it raised awareness in those attending, those passing by, and those who heard of or read about the event after the fact. Perhaps it made someone aware of a new issue. Maybe it stoked the fire in a future public servant. You just can't tell.
The fact is that it was a perfectly acceptable public gathering of people concerned about our country. That can never be a bad thing.