LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – The following letter was sent to TheBayNet.com by Marilyn Crosby of Lexington Park. Crosby is a former member of the St. Mary’s County Board of Education and a retired history teacher.
As a retired history teacher and patriotic American, it is my strong belief that individuals have the right to select their own leaders.
I have been watching the armed conflict between the Ukraine and Russia. Russia is the aggressor. Without any provocation, Russia, led by dictator President Vladimir Putin attacked the Ukraine, a democratic republic led by President Volodmyr Zelenskyy.
Whether called Tsarist Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, or the Russian Federation, Russia is and was a dictatorship.
Each entity covered vast swaths of land which differed in size through the decades. This brings me to the conflict in the Ukraine.
Dictator Putin’s objective is to return Russia to its power and immense size under the Russian Empire.
The democratic republic of the Ukraine was once part of the Russian Empire. Along the way, among other countries, he wants Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and others.
The last dictator who wanted Lebensraum, living space, was the cruel dictator, Adolf Hitler. Remember, “Those who do not learn their history are condemned to repeat it.” Let’s not allow that, but ban together as a free people, and stop it. May God Bless America.
As a “history” teacher, Marilyn Crosby of Lexington Park, really puts on full display her true ignorance, of the historical past, and, the most recent history, fact, of the western region of Russia. It is good that she is retired so as not to spread her ignorance and corrupt the minds of today’s youth with revised, rewritten, and politically correct history. For her, so as people do not think her a fool, it is best not to speak about things she does not understand.
Interesting how you bash the writer, but you actually offer no corrections or no actual different historical facts.
Mr. Barnes- you comment is an ad hominem attack on Ms. Crosby without any substance to justify your objections. I am not particularly a fan of Ms. Crosby, but I believe it is inappropriate to personally attack a writer. When I disagree, I try to attack the argument, not the individual, so that we retain civility.
I found her words to be inspiring and well informed by her knowledge. We ignore dictators like Putin at our peril.
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