America is by nature a noninterventionist nation. However, America has historically been the arsenal of democracy and stood up for freedom when very few would. It is in our national security interest to stand up for freedom for the Ukrainian people and send a signal to other bad actors like Iran and China that we have the resolve necessary to push back against evil aggression.
I believe the combination of a disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and a weak approach to Putin’s military buildup led to this invasion. It is now time to reset these mistakes by providing economic and military assistance to the Ukrainian people who are very much deserving of our support and respect.
While we have many problems and challenges here at home – broken borders, a broken supply chain, rampant inflation, spiraling debt – none are made better by Putin winning in Ukraine. Quite the opposite – if Putin loses in Ukraine, the world will stabilize over time. A yes vote for Ukrainian assistance is a no vote to Putin’s barbaric evil war.