We thought that Obama and a Democratic Congress would save us from the tyranny of a right-wing Nazi destruction of our Constitutional Rights. T'ain't true. If we want to keep our rights, even just those covered by the first ten in the Bill of Rights, we can't sit back and shrug.
Want to get energized? Try reading Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother." Yeah, it's YA, but don't let that put you off. He has it right. Not only that, but you can read it free.
You have no excuse now. Just download and start reading. Of course, I'd also encourage you to buy the print copy (everywhere/anywhere books are sold).
We have met the enemy, and he is us.