Why are we paying for other’s civil wars?

Foreign aid defined: “The taxing of poor people in rich countries for the benefit of rich people in poor countries.”

Why are we giving money to Ukraine? Why are we allowing ourselves to get involved in a civil war? Ukraine is not a NATO member and is not exporting terrorism. I feel sorry for those Ukrainians who may have to live under communism. I also feel sorry for the millions we abandon in Southeast Asia in 1975 who are now living under Communism. Is it alright for Asians to live under communism but not Caucasians?

There are many who have never experienced war but are quick to commit others. I have experienced war and I hate to see anyone exposed to it unless absolutely necessary. These commitments are draining us economically and costing the lives of our young.

Roy E. Brown

Marysville

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