If you think the U.S. elections are flawed, consider the Iranian Parliamentary elections being held today. The elections are specifically for the Parliament and the "Assembly of Experts." Another group called the "Guardian Council" disqualified almost two-thirds of the 800 candidates—including all or most of the candidates committed to government reforms—for reasons undisclosed. The culling of candidates will serve to ensure that the hardliners in Iran continue their domination of the Parliament. The next time a friend complains about having choices like Trump, Clinton, Sanders and Cruz, keep the Iran example in mind.