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User Info On The Ukranian Situation; entered at 2014-02-23 12:09:08
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Registered: 2007-06-26
What the Ukranian Parliament should do is partition the nation; those that want to go to the EU should do so. Those that do not should not. There is a reasonably-defined geographical line for that, so draw it.

The problem with this premise is that I suspect the EU would reject admission of the piece that wants in unless they can have the part that doesn't. Again a look at the GDP distribution will tell you why. Then what?

My answer is "so what?" The people have the right to choose but not force. If you have a reasonably-drawable geographic boundary between the two sides THEN DRAW IT and let the chips fall where they may. If the people on one side want to sue for re-unification down the road they can attempt that too, but only when they choose it freely -- not by force.

And this, fundamentally, is why you don't do what was done over there. Ukraine is a Frankenstein built out of WWII, basically. But there are many nations (cough-US-cough!) that are doing the same thing by unbridled immigration, legal and not and if we don't cut that crap out we're headed in the same direction the Ukraine is now dealing with.
2014-02-23 12:09:08