U.S. Foreign Policy Has Little To Do With America Being Free or Prosperous

After weeks of infighting and creative use of House rules to force a vote, Congress last week succeeded in passing a long-delayed $61 billion aid package benefiting Ukraine. The Senate passed the bill earlier this week and the bill will be signed by the president.

As reported by Eric Lendrum in American Greatness, “the bill will spend $47.7 billion via the Department of Defense on training, equipment, weapons, and other forms of military support to Ukraine as it continues its war against Russia, with another $13.4 billion to replenish American equipment that has already been sent to Ukraine.”

That’s likely good news for defense contractors who will benefit from the infusion of cash but will it actually benefit the Ukrainian people as intended?

Ted Snider, writing in the American Conservative notes, “There are five things the aid package will not do for Ukraine. It will not provide enough money. It will not provide the badly needed weapons, nor deliver them on time. It will not provide the even more badly needed troops. And it will not provide victory.”

Given Ukraine’s loss of manpower over the past two years, all that money and weapons aren’t much good without the personnel to put them to use.

And what exactly are the American taxpayers, who are footing the bill, getting in return? More debt and a government that seems tone-deaf to their concerns.

Securing the U.S border is on the minds of many voters heading into the year’s election. Yet our own border seems a distant afterthought to D.C. lawmakers and policymakers.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) called out House Speaker Mike Johnson for choosing to represent, “the reckless demands of the war-mongers, neocons and the military industrial complex” over the American people,

Does the ongoing funding of foreign wars make the American people any safer, more free or more prosperous? Historically, the answer appears to be “no.”

Former Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, in a 2009 House speech, asked a series of questions about the nature of U.S. foreign policy  that seem even more relevant today.

Paul, in his famous “What If” speech wondered, “What if our foreign policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interests?” Paul added, “What if the American people learned the truth that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security and it never changes from one administration to the next?”

At the moment, the D.C. establishment seems impervious to the growing dissatisfaction of struggling Americans who are seeing their hard-earned dollars siphoned away through taxes and then used to run up an already staggering $32 trillion national debt.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says the powers that pushed for this aid package are already asking for more and that Speaker Johnson shows no signs that he’ll resist going along with the Democrats again.

The American public hasn’t yet reached the breaking point but to continue ignoring those cracking noises is probably a bad idea.

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Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 21: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C) speaks to reporters briefly following a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd L), Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (2nd R) and a bipartisan group of senators in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2023 in Washington, DC. After attending the United Nations general assembly in New York earlier in the week, Zelensky is in Washington to meet with lawmakers and President Joe Biden about an additional $24 billion in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine for the ongoing invasion by Russia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)