We all watched in horror on Jan. 6 as insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol. Many of us questioned why this was allowed. Many of us questioned why so many who violently interrupted constitutional processes were allowed to walk away. Many of us have shared our voices that this is not what the United States should be and it must be changed
Then a few short days later, peaceful protesters standing up against Line 3 were handcuffed and arrested in northern Minnesota. Their crime: Standing up against the well funded, well lobbied creation of a pipeline that will devastate the environment for future generations.
We here in Minnesota and in the country really need to get our priorities straight. Fast.