Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, recently announced her retirement from public service after 34 years of representing this country all over the world.

The quote is from an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post on what she thinks about this country’s future.

“I have seen dictatorships around the world, where blind obedience is the norm and truth-tellers are threatened with punishment or death. We must not allow the United States to become a country where standing up to our government is a dangerous act.” Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch