There appear to be three views on the Russian Ukraine battle. There is the camp that wants total war. Another camp wants to ignore the conflict and focus on the home front. And finally, there is the group that wants to be supportive without being really involved.
Three choices, in which camp do you pitch your tent? What has history shown us? Can we draw from previous mistakes, adventures and conquests?
When was the last time a sovereign Nation invaded another sovereign nation? Perhaps it happened in some African country, but it did happen in Afghanistan and Iraq, by the United States. Was it justified? Did the wars have the backing of the American people? Or was it a testing ground for weapons created by the military industrial complex?
I will agree with those that believe we needed to cut the head off the beast that unleased the September 11th attacks. But did that require over 20 years of sending our troops into an urban warfare area and an asymmetric warfare theatre? Did it require our troops to be targets, and then prove that they were targets before they could return fire? Seriously, we purposefully take causalities so that the world knows we are a good country! What did it prove?
Did Congress ever approve those two wars, other than funding the weapons programs. Does funding equate to an “up or down” vote regarding a declaration of war, as dictated in the Constitution?
Beware of foreign entanglements. If only we had the elected officials that understood the meaning of that concept.
It is sad what is happening in eastern Europe. But what set the stage? What was the catalyst?
The catalyst was Ronald Reagan and his policy of peace through strength. The United States re-stored its economic engine and created strength; strength in weapon platforms, strength in intelligence, and yes, strength in nuclear delivery systems.
The Soviet Union could not keep up. The Soviet Union did not have a free citizenry with God-given freedoms. No, the USSR competed with shackles placed on their people, and it failed. American Strength defeated the Soviet Union without firing a shot! The walls tumbled down, with the creation of distinct sovereign Nations from the remnants of the collapse of the Soviet Empire.
But we forget President Teddy Roosevelt – talk softly and carry a big stick, we forget Reagan. So many in leadership simply forget the lessons of history, the lessons of failure and power, the lessons of freedom and happiness. So many are afraid to be the world’s only super-power. So many in Washington DC want all people and all Nations to receive a trophy, get a ribbon and equally share in the power.
The result is a weakening of America and a strengthening of communist fascist nations, such as China, Russia, Iran and so many other godless nations. Trump understood this, that is what scared all the communists in this Nation. His adversaries stated that he was “mean” for wanting to restore American greatness. His adversaries throughout the deep state would swear that he was evil, for Trump did not hand out participation ribbons and trophies, instead he unleased the power of American greatness which diminished the power of the elites, while elevating the power of the free.
The progressive communist democrats and republicans in this Nation believe that “good intentions” are all that matters, that is how they get elected. Yet we know that good intentions simply pave the road to hell.
What our Founders understood, what Reagan and Trump understood, is that this Nation was created on a four-legged stool, strong legs, a never before used concept supporting each other with one another. This Nation was created with a unique foundation comprised of
- Faith in the Almighty
- Belief in the Family as the basic structure of civilization
- The knowledge that we were blessed with the God-given rights of Freedom
- Protected by the Formation of a Constitutional Republic with limited powers.
When we as a Nation forget our founding and fail to live up to the high expectations of American greatness, a beast gathers strength in our midst. That beast weakened the United States after WWII, that beast weakened the United States after Reagan, and now, that beast that weakens the United States after Trump.
The beast is equity and fairness. The beast is equality no matter what. The beast is sharing. The beast is feelings. But most of all, the beast is deception and control. The beast is godless. It is the same beast that rules Russia, the same that rules China and it is the same that rules the United States.
It is the beast of corruption and greed. We speak of the corruption of the Ukrainian leaders, the Russian leaders, the Chinese, Venezuelans, Iranians, but have we truly looked at the leadership in Washington DC?
Now, we have a discussion concerning the conflict in the eastern Europe region, where ethnic forces seek to dominate territory based on corrupt leaders, national lines drawn by the United Nations. Yes, Vice-President Kamala, Russia attacking the Ukraine is wrong!
Where do you stand on Ukraine? Circling back, there is a fourth option: peace through strength, energy independence, equality under the law, and thanksgiving to the Almighty.
I want to help the Ukrainians, but I also want to help the Russian people, and the Chinese people. I could care less about the leadership, they can go to hell for all I care, but the people deserve better. The people need a guide, the people need that shining light on the hill and that is only achieved by the demonstration of American greatness; a greatness founded on Faith, Family and Freedom, protected by the Formation of a Constitutional Republic.
Tom Weaver, Patriot © 3/8/22
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