Check out this quote from the speech:
"As it declared independence and decided to hold a referendum, the Supreme Council of Crimea referred to the United Nations Charter, which speaks of the right of nations to self-determination. Incidentally, I would like to remind you that when Ukraine seceded from the USSR it did exactly the same thing, almost word for word. Ukraine used this right, yet the residents of Crimea are denied it. Why is that?"
Russia has had a much better track record than the USA on allowing sovereign secession cf. "On Foreign Policy" by Murray Rothbard. The US gives lip service to democracy, constitution, and international law whilst doing everything in their power to undermine all three.
Rand has said, "watch how I vote." We'll see.
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