There is no logical reason to not support Ukraine in its battle for independence and freedom.
Freedom isn’t picky when it comes to Americans voicing their opinions without censorship. Everyone enjoys the right to free speech unabashedly. In fact, there are a large variety of influencers that will stop at nothing to exercise this right.
A resolution recently passed in the House of Representatives showed our influencers’ support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, while also demanding an immediate cease-fire to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.
The vote was 426–3!
Yes, you read that right — there were three representatives who actually voted against the resolution:
- Paul Gosar (R-IL) voted against it, tweeting “Talk to me when our border is secure,” in reply to Adam Kinzinger (D-IL) who called their actions “unreal.”
- Thomas Massie (R-KY) said there were a number of reasons he could not support the resolution, citing “the call for isolating Russia economically could ultimately backfire if “innocent people in Russia” suffer under harsh sanctions and develop resentments against America.”
- Matt Rosendale (R-MT) has clammed up and hasn’t divulged why he voted against the resolution. He and his spokespeople have not returned calls asking him to defend his vote.
I find it difficult to believe that the majority of people who elected these three gentlemen would be in agreement with their votes! Surely, a majority of their constituents would be shocked and opposed to such an action if they were able to cast the vote themselves.
This makes me seriously question, in essence, our two-party system of electing qualified individuals to represent us on Capitol Hill. Riding the coattails of a popular personality does not guarantee any elected official will vote the same way a majority of his supporters would vote.
These three politicians happen to be Republican, but there are plenty of zany characters on both sides of the aisle. This makes me wonder if being “WOT” (way out there) attracts more political power to them than they should have.