We are living in a time when the president of the United States is openly discussed as a security risk/threat to the country he leads. How did we get here? Why are Americans so caught in partisanship that we cannot deal with major threats to the planet, our country, and our society? I think the reason is we cannot seem to agree on the truth. We have networks and media companies that tailor content to the politics of the audience. Any capable enemy would use our internal conflicts against us; especially if we perceive major parts of reality differently. Our republic will thrive on a variety of viewpoints, but will collapse if we are separated from reality. History teaches us that The best attack is the one the target is not aware of – let’s decide to keep our republic, not be victims, and unite around the truth.