The U.S. has already said it will not, but do you think it should?
The only concern is people might feel intimidated, but I honestly doubt that is the case.
If the U.S. supports democracy, it should recognize this vote. Granted, the U.S. government doesn't exactly have a positive view of secession I would imagine...
I support recognizing the vote. If they vote to join Russia, let them. If not, then we have to figure out what is next. I think that would lend us the moral authority to force Russia to back off.