"We the people" have power initially, and we grant some limited measure of that power to the government, to act on our behalf. Maybe Alinsky should have said that his purpose was to suggest how we can "get our power back."
What makes Sanders a radical, and what constitutes the essence of his revolution, isn’t his commitment to certain spending priorities or a particular economic plan—it’s his fierce commitment to democracy.
“Change never takes place from the top down,” he told his audience at the University of Chicago. “It always takes place from the bottom up. It takes place when people by the millions, sometimes over decades and sometimes over centuries, determine that the status quo—the world that they see in front of them—is not the world that should be, and they come together. And sometimes they get arrested. … And sometimes they die in the struggle. And what human history is about is passing that torch from generation to generation to generation.”
Bernie's "Rules For Radicals." Maybe only a single rule. It's pretty simple. Get engaged!
Let's take our power back.