For Immediate Release: May 5, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
The Right Call Was Opposing Blank Check to Biden, Military Escalation in Ukraine
Washington, D.C.: “Despite the insatiable appetite of war hawks in Congress and the White House, ten brave representatives refused to rubber stamp the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act and they ought to be recognized!” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “The lend-lease act essentially writes a blank check to the Biden Administration to further escalate aggression in this conflict that bears no interest for our nation. The Narrative Machine has crafted their most sweeping and successful story yet! Thankfully not every public leader is swept up into the simplistic narrative of ‘Russia bad, Ukraine good.’”
The lone “no” votes for this open-ended spending bill came from Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Dan Bishop (NC), Warren Davidson (OH), Matt Gaetz (FL), Paul Gosar (AZ), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Thomas Massie (KY), Ralph Norman (SC), Scott Perry (PA), and Tom Tiffany (WI).
Martin continued, “Thank you to these representatives for being willing to stand against the wave of irrational spending on foreign policy. I pray that your steadfastness and thoughtfulness spreads across the nation, particularly among your colleagues on Capitol Hill!”
We are reminded of an excerpt from the farewell address of the father of our nation, George Washington:
“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. … Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite, are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests.
The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.”
Read Washington’s full farewell address here.