As citizens, we don’t even have things like transparent government, a fair election process, maintained roads, fully funded schools, a health care system where all our citizens have health insurance, affordable higher education, environmental protections, a fair criminal justice system, livable wages and more. Yet we are supposed to believe that the biggest issue we face and our enemy is a bunch of young adults around my age in Iran? I don’t buy it and neither should you. Our nation used to focus on being world leaders on everything from science to providing an opportunity for our citizens to be all they can be and everything in between. However, today that is sadly no longer the case. What remains is a political system that is so entrenched by money and partisan politics that everything thing is controlled by special interests that the only thing we seem to be able to get accomplished is starting new wars.