We've recently witnessed another example that politicians will not save us. It's easy to become cynical and disheartened. But some of us choose to see every problem as an opportunity. What are we to make of this? Plenty.
First, I'd recommend setting aside any thoughts of changing the situation in Washington DC, at least for now (we can talk about that another post). Those problems have been brewing for decades and will take many years of blood, sweat, and tears to redress. I don't want to discourage you, rather I want you focus your energy somewhere you'll see a much better return. Put your effort on what you can control.
You can't control other people. So stop trying so hard to do just that.
Instead, start with yourself. Start local. Let's say within a 25 mile radius of your home. Talk to your neighbors. What's one thing you could do to make your community a better place? The fact that it hasn't been done yet doesn't mean it's impossible, only that no one's done it yet. They're waiting on someone to take on this project. Maybe that person is you.
Hugh Macloud says that "the market for something to believe in is infinite." You're not guaranteed easy success if you try. But you are guaranteed nothing if you don't. Go ahead and take a chance. Say "No" to the status quo. It's something you can control.