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American Patriots Support Ukrainian Democracy

Ukraine broke away from Russia, voted out Russia’s puppet government and dictator, and elected new leaders via a democratic process.

Its story is not that different than ours. Ukrainians have a right to self-determination.

Yes, there will be pain if we stand against Putin’s naked aggression. We will feel it too. Put the blame for that on Putin, and anyone who treated him as a friendly ally and applauds his actions.

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is easy for him. Russia is a country with a lot of military power. Governing for him will also be easy. He’ll overthrow the government and crack down on resistance. He has the power to do that. He’ll install a bunch of his oligarchs to take whatever they want as long as he gets a cut. And there won’t be any way for Ukrainians to vote the occupying forces out.

But Russian authoritarianism has been toppled before and it will be again. And when it does, I hope it takes down the Putin wannabes in Congress and state legislatures and their insanely rich patrons who signed on to the importation of Russian authoritarianism and are very impatient about all this democracy stuff.

If Putin goes down, so will they.