In the long run, thought determines action
It is easy to get discouraged at the empty headed decisions of politicians, to look around and see that few important things ever really change. It's easy to see a world of unsound money and creeping fascism, then determine there is little-to-no-chance that anything will ever change.
Don't be a fool.
"Though the man of action , the politician, may sometimes pay no attention to the results of [scientific] examination, the man of thought will never cease to inquire into all things accessible to human intelligence. And in the long run thought must determine action." - Ludwig Von Mises, Socialism, p. 21.
Mises is, of course, correct. It was the intellectuals that brought socialism into our lives. They shaped the culture of ideas and the politicians, without the need for scientific inquiry, acted upon the popular dogma.
The point is that to reverse any of these evils and to bring about any hope for the future of liberty, one need not worry about the ineptitude of the politicians. They are impotent in the face of the onslaught of human thought and will merely rubber stamp our victory. The victory will occur well before the policies are implemented. Implementation will be a formality.
David in Qatar