Thanks in large part to the culture of the mainstream media, many people have tunnel vision when it comes to the issues. To really understand what it means to be a conservative, social issues can’t be separated from foreign policy and fiscal issues. Ultimately, it all intersects at a few fundamental truths.
For instance, the incredibly charitable Poland was sanctioned, at an estimated cost of billions of dollars, by leftist European countries in part for not being pro-transgender enough. Hungary was sanctioned too, although it is taking in hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees. Meanwhile, Ukraine has prohibited men of fighting age from leaving the country, which has created another crisis for the transgender agenda. Men who self-identify as women are not allowed to leave, while women who self-identify as men are changing back to their biological gender in order to escape. Yet, Ukraine faces no sanction by the European Union for their own break with radical transgender ideology.
That’s not the only example of foreign policy intersecting with seemingly unrelated issues. The liberal rot in D.C. snuck domestic gun control into the massive Ukraine aid bill without adequate debate. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 was rushed through a late-night session, with one Republican saying she was just trying to help Ukrainians by enacting the overall bill that sends nearly $14 billion to liberal Ukrainian politicians. VAWA’s new gun control provision authorizes our federal government to deputize state and local officials to enforce federal gun laws. It further requires new federal investigations into all denials returned by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, even though most of those denials are wrongly based on federal database errors.
Why should a vote to send billions of dollars in deadly weapons to a foreign power also be used to disarm Americans? At best, such a move is logically inconsistent. At worst, it is an intentional effort to weaken our nation. Similarly, radical gender ideology seems to go out the window when men are needed to defend their homeland. Don’t ignore the wartime implications of these liberal policies that only crop up in times of peace. Leftism weakens America, and that should concern all of us.