A writer at Fox News just wrote:
"Slowly but surely, history has bent toward justice because we, the people, ultimately bend toward justice."
I beg to differ. We are by nature prone to go astray from God, His righteousness and justice. It is only God's restraining grace in the unregenerate that prevents them from doing all their sinful hearts desire. And it is only by the Holy Spirit that those who who were formerly unregenerate are transformed into just and holy people.
Justice and righteousness is coming, but not because of "we, the people." It's coming because Christ is coming again to rule and reign and to set things in order. We're just waiting for Him.
2 Peter 3:13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.