What affects the common American citizen more? Russian troops near Ukraine or rising costs of living? Families and working people in this country need jobs, homes, affordable healthcare and childcare, not more Cold War rhetoric. The White House should be reviving its Build back Better plan, not threatening Putin with sanctions that don’t work anyway.
And until we ensure all Americans’ civil rights are respected and our police do not have military-grade equipment we have no justification to claim upholding democracy abroad. When women have the right to choose across America, when minorities are no longer disproportionately stopped by law enforcement, then our beacon of liberty will shine through.