Crimea secedes. So what?

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Author(s) Ron Paul
Source USA Today
Date March 17, 2014
Quotes-start.png Critics point to the Russian "occupation" of Crimea as evidence that no fair vote could have taken place. Where were these people when an election held in an Iraq occupied by U.S. troops was called a "triumph of democracy"? Perhaps the U.S. officials who supported the unconstitutional overthrow of Ukraine's government should refocus their energies on learning our own Constitution, which does not allow the U.S. government to overthrow governments overseas or send a billion dollars to bail out Ukraine and its international creditors. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia on the topic 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine.