Ending Judicial Dictatorship

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 29, 1996 Address to the Heritage Foundation All just powers, Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, derive from the consent of the governed. Governments are republican, he later said, “in proportion as they embody the will of the people and execute it.” But in America today the […]

A Flawed Flat Tax and the Way Out

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 17,1996 The New York Times The flat tax of Steve Forbes seems to have been rooted in the dictum that “what’s good for Bohemian Grove is good for America.” Indeed, it appears to have been drafted on the back of a menu, after a bibulous evening with the boys […]

Bob Dewey

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 8, 1996 These columns were quick to praise Bob Dole for assisting President Clinton on Bosnia, an act of bipartisanship in the national interest. But Mr. Dole’s assist to the president last week on the budget makes us wonder all over again how committed Mr. Dole really is to […]

Tell Europe: ‘It’s Your Problem’

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 28, 1995 Los Angeles Times The U.S. can hold the torch of liberty high without becoming involved in every military skirmish… His mentors at Georgetown and Oxford would be proud. For Bill Clinton last night emerged as the true heir of Woodrow Wilson. In the name of “democracy” and […]

Nothing Timid About My Nationalism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 30, 1995 The Washington Post Little of late has done more to persuade me that economic nationalism is gaining converts than the sudden yawping of George Will. In his Oct. 15 op-ed column “Statist Republican,” Will reads me out of the company of “conservatives and other friends of freedom” […]

U.S. and Bosnia – This is Europe’s Quagmire

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 22, 1005 USA Today The American people do not want their young people dying on Bosnia’s bloody ground… President Clinton’s rash decision two years ago to contribute 20,000 U.S. troops to any NATO peacekeeping force in Bosnia may prove the undoing of his presidency. Congress should intervene to rescue […]