I hear a lot of people say that they think they can’t do anything about the way things are in places like Washington or Detroit or even their own towns. Yet, all the recent evidence says that if enough people are focused on the same kind of thing, they can achieve the kind of change they want.
As an example, in Ohio, if you don’t like what your senators are doing (particularly Voinovich this year) you can vote for someone else. Consider Jeremy Swartz, as an example. He’s independent. He’s conservative. He’s not the status quo.
But, what has to happen is that you do something. You can’t expect other people to do it for you. If you do, you will thank yourself for it later on.