Ronald Regan said it best—Russia is an “Aggressive…Evil Empire”.
President Harry S. Truman - March 12, 1947
“I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.”
President Truman was the first president to outline America's role in the world as defenders of freedom and democracy across the globe. He understood the threat of Soviet (Russian) aggression and wanted to build a united front of like minded countries who could protect the world’s freedoms.
What Have Other American Leaders Said Since the Beginning?
President Ronald Reagan - June 8th 1982
Let us now begin a major effort to secure the best— a crusade for freedom that will engage the faith and fortitude of the next generation. For the sake of peace and justice, let us move toward a world in which all people are at last free to determine their own destiny.”
John McCain - August 08, 2008
“Today, news reports indicate that Russian military forces crossed an internationally-recognized border into the sovereign territory of Georgia. Russia should immediately and unconditionally cease its military operations and withdraw all forces from sovereign Georgian territory.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy - February 24th 2022
“Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is reckless and evil,” he said. “The United States stands with the people of Ukraine and prays for their safety and resolve. Putin’s actions must be met with serious consequence.
Michael McCaul - Feb 24th 2022
“It’s absolutely critical that we rally together as Americans, both Republican & Democrat. The first thing we’ll be doing when we get back up there is work on a sanctions package - we are working on that right now. Really tough sanctions that would cripple Russia.”
What Can You Do?
Americans have always been united in support for freedom and democracy. Now, that freedom is under threat in Ukraine. We are calling on all of our patriotic Americans to once again help those who are fighting for their freedom. Below are three ways you can get involved in the defense of Ukraine.
Support Save the Children - NOW MORE THAN EVER, CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE
Get Money Directly into Ukrainians Hands by booking an Air B&B. Although people wont be using the homes, doing this gets money into the hands of local Ukrainians quickly and allows them to use the money as they see best fit.
Russia is using it's disinformation machine to spread fake information about what is happening in Ukraine. To help make sure the truth prevails, always fact check your sources.