America used to have ideals and those ideals have driven our reactions to world leaders and their countries. In the past our president, focused on the veracity of our guiding principles, would lead the way in taking some demonstrable action to show our disregard of others who would harm us or our residents. If the current administration won’t, thankfully Congress can lead the way. It is not about winning this or that “deal” (Saudi arms purchases), it is about honoring our values, our stated world commitments, acting honorably as a country, and preserving our future. Being honorable is often not expedient but is required if we ever hope to regain the respect of world leaders.