Originally posted on https://www.facebook.com/pipelineoregon :
Our freedom comes from We The People creating a movement outside the current system that is bigger than the system. It does not come from the will of the ruling class.
Though we should never stop pressuring those currently in power to reverse course on the status quo, since they are stuck with the job until the next election when we will replace them. Fredrick Douglass said that power concedes nothing without demand, so keep demanding peace, liberty, and justice. And especially peace and justice for our planet!