As the political climate in America continues to remain divided, President Joe Biden has declared that the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine is now America’s burden to bear. This move is one that many conservatives are disagreeing with and here’s why.
First off, it is unfair of Democrats to expect Americans to take on another nation’s chaos while they themselves have created multiple disasters at home. The US currently has a plethora of domestic issues such as hyperinflation, Latin American migrants crossing the border, violent crime, and school closures due to COVID-19. It is not possible for Americans to manage all these problems while also taking on foreign conflicts.
Furthermore, this move from the Biden administration could lead to increased energy prices for Americans. As energy costs continue to rise, many will struggle even further financially. This could have devastating consequences on already struggling individuals and households especially those who are living in poverty or who are unable to work due to health reasons.
More alarmingly though, this move from Biden runs counter to his own campaign promises of focusing solely on “America first” instead of foreign affairs. In fact, in his very first address as president he had stated that “America is back – ready to lead the world not just in confronting the past but especially in seizing the future” which implies focusing more on domestic issues than international ones.
What makes this move even more concerning is that many experts believe that any intervention by other countries will only worsen matters between Russia and Ukraine rather than resolving them as history has proven such interventions often do little but add fuel to the fire leading up an escalation of violence between them both.
In conclusion, President Biden’s decision to involve America in Russia and Ukraine’s conflict is one that many conservatives disagree with as it goes against his own campaign promise of focusing solely on “America first” instead of foreign affairs; which would only worsen matters between them both; creating additional financial strain for already struggling individuals; and diverting attention away from their current plethora of domestic issues.