Yes, I’m pretty frustrated by the lack of any real representation of my POV by my supposed representatives. Even in the liberal No. CA area, I can’t get positive responses to my letters. We all have our issues, and I don’t pester my representatives daily or anything. But I regularly write them about civil rights/liberties (e.g. this surveillance program, the Patriot Act), war issues (e.g. Blackwater), and science issues (unregulated pseudoscientific BS that kills people). I almost never get anything but platitudes, and it seems a crapshoot whether they vote “my way” on particular legislation. It’s better than when I lived in So. Carolina, but not as much as I’d hoped.
So I send my checkes to CFI, ACLU, and various other advocacy groups, but the best I can say is maybe things aren’t as bad as they might be, which isn’t very comforting. I agree guerilla action would only make things worse. We could do with a bit more non-violent action, but there isn’t a single cause that draws large numbers of people these days. The last protest I went to was during the Gulf War (6 of us outside of the post office in the town where Camp Pendleton is located). *sigh*