Photo: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham visited Kyiv, Ukraine, May 26, 2023 (52940551863); creator: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine public domain
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has led the fight against forcing Americans to fund NATO’s war to expand its membership to include Ukraine. Congress has already sent $113 billion of hard-earned American taxpayer funds to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky without accountability of where it ultimately went. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), who has a large Ukrainian constituency, opposes pouring more American money into the war there. He was quoted as saying, “Five years from now … you’re going to find a lot of people have gotten rich from this.”
Yet it isn’t just American statesmen like Senators Paul and Vance who are standing up to the demands for more money to fuel Ukraine’s conflict. Voters in Slovakia elected the party that promised to end military support for the regime in Ukraine. The election winners also vowed to oppose Ukraine joining NATO, which is what this war is about. Similarly, elections in Poland prompted politicians there to promise an end to Poland’s involvement in this conflict. The Polish prime minister shrewdly announced, “We no longer transfer weapons to Ukraine because we are now arming Poland.”
Yet these global efforts to dissociate with the Ukrainian conflict is not being heeded by the war-hungry globalists on Capitol Hill. “Senate leadership tried to get Ukraine jammed into the CR and they just got bucked,” celebrated Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), talking about the continuing resolution enacted in September. Yet the next day President Biden announced that he expects more funding of this NATO war in Ukraine to pass in a separate vote, which no Republican Speaker of the House should schedule.
Americans should not be entering conflicts unless it is to protect America. We have no business wresting power from one corrupt regime to pass it along from the next halfway around the globe. The fact of the matter is that both grassroots Americans and the grassroots of other nations are pushing back against the presumption of the globalists that every war must be turned into a world war. Globalists need to start taking the hint.