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We are the ones. Then. Now. And always!!
Most people thought it was a horrible idea, but they didn’t know there was any way to stop it,” Patton says (on how the 38-acre Lighthouse state park site was saved as a community benefit and now community treasure).
Nobody believed that the people could actually be in charge of the government. In other words, the elected officials—really, it’s not unlike what’s going on in the national campaign right now—the official elected representatives really didn’t represent the people. They represented the people who had money—the business community and the developers.
Everybody who had sort of assumed there was nothing that could be done, decided, wait, maybe if we got involved in local politics, we could change the way things are happening,” Patton says.
Good Times - July 16, 2016 by Kara Guzman
(1) - https://goodtimes.sc/cover-stories/black-lives-matter-movement-inspires-new-generation-activists/
(2) - https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10158412476074640&set=a.10150724878294640
(3) - https://goodtimes.sc/cover-stories/saving-lighthouse-field/