We were the first with nuclear bombs, now, even a third world nation like North Korea has them. We were the first with computers, but now we are constantly having to defend our gov’t and corporate computers from the cyber attacks from other nations. We were the first to use drones, but now other nations are advancing in that field. We are the first to use lasers.^It is only by educating our children and instilling in them and the adults running American based companies a love or country and a sense of duty to their neighbors, that we can stay ahead of the technologies escaping our borders.In our international culture, we educate children who sell their skills to the highest bidder and in our national behavior, we divide peoples based on race, class, income, and culture. The key word is we are being divided against one another. ^Why should the children of conservatives care what happens to the liberal moochers? Better to take their skills to a country that will let them keep their money and appreciate their skill sets. Why should the children of liberals care what happens to selfish power brokers who are stripping the land of resources for their own betterment? Best to go to a European country and use their education and skills in a place where they’ll be appreciated.^Those are the extreme examples, but the truth, as with most things, is closer to the center. If we do not Unite and work together against self interested politicians, they will continue to turn us against each other. ^We need to educate ourselves, not only to help our children perform better and learn to love America, but to help us learn to be more civil and respectful to one another.Respectfully,C.