And the Budapest Memorandum
If you read my blog then you already know that we have a legal responsibility to defend Ukraine. It’s called the Budapest Memorandum. That said. Nowhere in the contract does it say that we have to be stupid about it.
Democrats and Rinos (aka. socialist/communist) are once again looking at poles and reading their own press. They’re reacting, not thinking. Presto, 40 billion dollars of taxpayer money goes to Ukraine while American Moms can’t feed their infants.* Add that to all the other domestic crises under the Biden Administration, and what’s a country to do?
Does this mean we turn our back on the responsibility to defend Ukraine? NO!
I Did That 😉***
It means we should be the superpower that we are and settle this thing by defeating the Russian invasion without shooting a single round. Fire up our oil production and the price of gas drops immediately; within weeks, maybe a month, Russia goes broke. No money, no war.
Right now, we’re paying more for a gallon of gas than we ever have. It’s double the price we paid just two years ago. Sure, our money isn’t headed directly to Russia anymore, but everyone else’s is. And when the price of oil is artificially high because we aren’t producing our own, more money goes to Russia and its war machine.
We’re still funding the war, just not directly. This deserves repeating. We (the USA) are still funding the war in Ukraine by keeping oil prices artificially high. It’s all due to our lack of domestic oil production and Joe Biden’s Green New Deal.
Forty billion dollars does nothing to end the war in Ukraine, just extend it. Low oil prices will end the war, and fast.
At some point, we as a people need to realize that throwing money at a problem only makes the problem bigger. Without sufficient monitoring and controls in place to make sure that the money is properly allocated, we, as a nation, are suckers.
Thank G-d for Senator Rand Paul. He has done what he could to buy us time.
*Curiously, illegal aliens crossing the border have plenty of free formula right now. No supply chain issues there.
** Too late. We didn’t think, and now we are suckers. The Dems and Rinos (socialist/communist) did it again. The 40 billion dollar bill passed. All Biden has to do is sign it (if he remembers how).
*** “But what’s puzzlin you is the nature of my game” The Rolling Stones … no better explanation.