There is a slice of American right-wing politics that is against America’s continued support of Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s invasion.  There are a few common reasons that these people use as the basis of their viewpoint.  These arguments are mostly the following: that America cannot afford to spend the money, that we should focus on fixing our domestic problems, that we should not pay attention to Europe since we need to pay attention to China as our main rival, that the outcome doesn’t affect us, and that Russia embodies and defends Western values.  We do not need to make humanitarian, moral, legalistic, or emotional appeals to counter these points.  We just need to look at what is pragmatically in our own best interests and why.

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