Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 2/20/14

Leave the People of the Ukraine Alone

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   32 comments
Author 92147
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Jim Turnage

The riots in the Ukraine, notably in Kiev, are hard to watch.  The bloodshed is sad, and we all wish it would end.  But it's not up to anyone else in the world other than the people of the country.

I read today that President Obama is threatening "consequences' regarding the situation.  I am much older than the president, and I think I have a right to give him some advice.  "Keep your nose and the American people out of it."

The people of the Ukraine are the government.  If their own government forces are attacking them, those forces are in the wrong.  The populace of no country should work for the nation's elected officials; they are supposed to work for us.

President Viktor Yanukovych is supposed to follow the wishes of the people.  He is not supposed to be a dictator.  If he failed in his duty, he should be removed from power by any means, as was the president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi.

Yanukovych cannot win this battle.  The people will prevail, and that is the way it should be.  And don't be fooled by the fact that there is no news out of Turkey.  They are not finished yet.  The people will find a way to remove their dictatorial leader as well.  And uprisings in Bangkok and Caracas are happening as we speak.

The events taking place in the Ukraine are important, and should remain without input or interference from the leaders of other nations.  Abraham Lincoln said:  "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."  And so shall it be.

The people of any country have the right to demand their elected leaders act in such a manner that they represent the will of the people.  If governments fail, they should be removed from power.  The people of the Ukraine have that right and their demands must be met.  The days of autocratic power by despotic leaders is over.  No longer can freedom be hidden from the eyes of a country's people.  The social media, movies, and television have created an awareness that did not exist 50 years ago.  There will be no more Hitlers, Stalins, or even Emperors in the Far East.  The people will no longer stand for their leaders amassing ultimate power.

Let the leaders of every country in the world take notice.  We are all "mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore.'

James Turnage

Op-ed

 

Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Jim Turnage Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Forced to retire in 2008, I turned to my passion, writing. I published my first novel, "A Little Murder in the Biggest Little City" in October, 2012. I answered an ad for an articles writer, shortly after that, and wrote hundreds of articles for (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Why do Writers Write?

NRA Lies and Deception have nothing to do with Gun Rights

The Punishment Does Not Fit the Crime

Religions are not Christian

Why the Baby Boomers are the Second Greatest Generation

The Death of America was a Suicide

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: