18 March 2014

Ron Paul: Crimea secedes. So what?

Ron Paul writes regarding U.S. foreign policy in USAToday:

What's the big deal? Opponents of the Crimea vote like to point to the illegality of the referendum. But self-determination is a centerpiece of international law. Article I of the United Nations Charter points out clearly that the purpose of the U.N. is to "develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples."

Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?
The editorial may be read in full by clicking here.