“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
While parts of the world may be sympathetic to our decision to treat everyone equally, raw power still carries more weight. What options does Obama have at this point? Get militarily involved, which most Americans don't agree with, and from what I've been reading we may not be ready for? Do nothing except lodge protests at the UN, which may be futile? Try negotiating, which Putin probably expects, and is prepared for? Interesting...
Putin is not rebuilding the Soviet Union, if he were he'd be sending in a lot more troops, and he wouldn't stop at Ukraine. Yanukovich was not a puppet installed by Putin, he was elected by citizens of Ukraine. Until Ukrainians learn to stop overthrowing whoever they don't like, there isn't going to be a democracy there. This is like the second or third time they've done this in the past 20 years, instead of having Constitutional elections.
As long as Ukraine exists the way it is, there's a decent chance of a pro-Russian President being elected. If they just go and have a revolution every time that happens, they won't have a functioning democracy.
We should be teaching Ukraine how to have a functioning democracy, not standing behind their "revolutions" every 5 years.
Regarding Fox news, it seems to be the only network now devoted to actual news generally speaking. CNN only has editorials now it seems, and movies. I'm watching the penis looking guy that hosts Reliable Sources now, and all I've seen are liberal talking points, not even a discussion about Ukraine. MSNBC is an arm of the administration.
Think I've covered both the title and content of the thread here. Were you around during the cold war?