Helping Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression is clearly in the national interest of the United States. So protested against the flawed Ukraine aid package that Parliament passed last week. With that said, the Heritage Foundation has been accused by some on the right of abandoning conservative principles or following populist isolationism. No fee is right. But in a way, both are welcome.
The war in Ukraine may finally force conservatives into the internal foreign-policy debate they’ve been setting out for more than 30 years. Heritage is committed to President Ronald Reagan’s belief of “peace through strength”. Today, conservatives differ on how to apply that maxim. Washington elites say we are divided into neo-reckless and naive isolationists. In fact, conservative Americans fall somewhere between those two camps. But where on the spectrum most elected conservatives stand is unclear. The vote in Parliament was not for or against Ukraine’s support. It was for or against an unpaid, unalterable, immutable $40 billion bus purchase proposal gathered together outside of the committee process.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-aid-package-government-spending-waste-war-munition-missile-populist-debate-democracy-senate-congress-debt-billions-isolationism-shutdown-11653338550 No More Congressional Fire Drills