We, as a nation, should not fear the people of other nations because we are a country of all nations, of all ethnicities, of all cultures. The common people of other countries desire to live and to raise their families in peace and, hopefully in freedom, just as we do. However, some of those people live under oppressive governments and tyrannical leaders that we have every reason to fear. Oppression anywhere is a threat to the principles of the “United States of America, our flag, and to the Republic for which it stands.” Older generations of Americans understand why there is concern over the possibility of collusion between our leadership and Russia while many younger Americans may not. Seniors remember the ongoing history of Russia’s conflicts with this nation, the dictatorial legacy of Leninist Russia, the Iron Curtain, the Cold War and the oppressive dominance of the Soviet Union (the USSR) over 15 nations of Eastern Europe and their people. Perhaps it is this quote, attributed to the late Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev that has older Americans fearing that his successor is attempting to complete the Khrushchev prophecy: “We will take America without firing a shot–we will bury you! We will destroy you from within.”