Disappointment is part of life and if I am going to abdicate my right to be part of the system altogether just because the system has flaws or is being used for non democratic reasons then shame on me for being weak and a quitter. The only tool we have to protect our democracy is our vote. Otherwise it is chaos or some other form of societal control with less rights than democracy provides us. There is no better form of self rule than democracy. There would be no taking part in deciding the future of our nation without democracy. So my only true option is to participate in our political process while changing it from within.
Although I may be disappointed while participating I will at least be putting up a fight for not only what is better and right but I will be setting an example to all those who look to me for advice or counsel. There is no perfect world but there is the hope of giving ourselves a fighting chance to live a life with less disappointment. The struggle is there whether we fight back or not so why not fight back? If anything it makes you feel better about yourself and rekindles the passion in your soul that knows the difference between doing and being a good person and not doing and being a good person.