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The People Have Spoken

Date posted - March 19, 2014

The vote is in from Crimea and the people want to be a part of Russia again. They were once a part of Russia and the majority are Russian. Why are we placing sanctions on Russia which will cost the U.S. 15 billion? Why are we sticking our nose into something that is not our business? Did Russia place sanctions on us when Obamacare was passed? If Mexico voted to become a part of the U.S. would Russia interfere? This is what the “majority” of their leaders voted for and we need to step back.



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16 Responses to “The People Have Spoken”

  1. Derp says:

    Because our “leaders” have no clue what they are doing.

    • Pastafarian says:

      What if I told you democracy is only an illusion? There is no government; only banks and large corporations.
      There is no spoon! The cake is a lie!

  2. Peter says:

    Obama isn’t interfering somebody else did the sanctions not him. He was to busy filling out his bracket picks for the big dance!!

  3. Doug says:

    15 billion? What are you talking about? The US has imposed sanctions on 11 individuals; 7 Russian, 4 Ukrainian. White house fact sheet here…

    What are you worried about? Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit the reset button on foreign policy with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in this touching moment… As Lavrov said in the video he would “put it on his desk” and he probably still laughs at it every day. It was a formal announcement that the last US President with a spine had left the building.

    “Did Russia place sanctions on us when Obamacare was passed?” Say what?????

    • piggerguy says:

      The reason we have such chaos in the world today is the lack of American leadership and power. In 3 1/2 years the u.s. was able to rebuild a navy an air force and an army. We were able to wage 2 wars on opposite sides of the world creating supply chains for food, weapons, medical supplies. We planned and executed the Normandy invasion, conquered the war machines of Nazi Germany and Japan. Imagine the training, planning, manufacturing, and logistical genius that went into that effort. Contrast that with todays president Obama who cant even manage to launch a website in that same 3 1/2 year time frame. Makes ya sad to realize how far our nation has fallen under his presidency

      • TM says:

        There was ALOT more suport for the goverment during WWII. Besides the 3 1/2 years what other simularities were there between WWII and ACA. Buy the way if someone puplished something like the President couldn’t find his way out of a wet paper sack! im pritty sure they would have some visitors from the goverment within a week.

        • jake says:

          Are you kidding me? What’s wrong with an opinion? Are we Nazi Germany? If something was a threat, then yeah.

          • TM says:

            Nothing is wrong with opinion. My point was that durring WWII how many people sued the goverment to stop it (so far the 2nd suprime court case about the ACA is starting). How many people protested the war. How is the ACA going to kill thousands apon thousands of people. Just becouse you think the end is near donet mean it is. Open you eyes the would is nothing like it was durring WWII. I also think people over use the trem Nazi way to much but that is something for a differnt time. I uunder stand that it took obama 3 1/2 years to make a webstie becouse how much suport did he get compaired to Roosevelt. That was my point i was trying to get to

        • piggerguy says:

          People who speak out against this president already do get visits from the government. Many political opponents of Obama have had visits from the IRS, ATF, OSHA, FBI….Mr. Transparency doesn’t seem to like free speech very much when it doesn’t support his view…..As far as the question of what does Obamacare and WWII have in common besides the 3 1/2 year time frame?? Nothing. The entire point is that Obama cant manage to launch a website in the same amount of time Roosevelt was able to win WWII

    • Concerned says:

      Obamacare was my example of a law passed by our leaders that Russia might not like.

  4. virgil says:

    If you think for more than 1 second that Putin is scared of Obama you need more caffeine. He could care less about any sanctions we put on Russia

    • sheldonite says:

      Putin also invaded the country of Georgia while Bush was pres. looks like he is not scared of the usa or nato. He does not care what party the leader is from. What did Bush do when Putin invaded Georgia? that didnt work either did it

  5. Chris says:

    There are two reasons:
    1. Because Russian troops invaded before the vote. Votes held at the point of a gun aren’t democratic in any way. There were no international monitors present and there is no reason to believe it is a fair vote.
    2. It undermines the sovereignty of nations everywhere. This is exactly what happened in our country in the 1840’s, part of the country voted to leave the US. We went to war and forced them to stay.

    I’m not saying that there should be no process from an area to move from one nation to another, but it has to be a thoughtful, legal transition.

    • sheldonite says:

      so the south voted to leave without being held at gun point but the north made them stay with war? that does not sound democratic, is that the legal transition you refer to?

      • Chris says:

        I don’t think either separation is (or would have been) legal. What I’m saying is you cannot support the Crimean annexation without also thinking the South should have been able to leave the US. Their vote was not at gunpoint like this one, so it meets one, but not both of the criteria for succession.

        Do you believe that any part of any country should be able to leave that country with just one vote?

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