Speech at 1996 Texas GOP Convention

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 22, 1996 [During floor proceedings on Saturday, pro-life state delegates were successful in winning 86 of the States 123 delegates going on to the GOP national convention. Pat Buchanan is addressing the approximately 16,000 attending.] [Applause] Good to see you! [Shows thumbs up & laughs] Good to see you! […]

Why Should China Get Trading Privileges?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 6, 1996 This fight, said Sen. Bob Dole after New Hampshire, “is for the heart and soul of the Republican Party.” Fair enough. But soon we shall see whether the GOP still has a soul. President Clinton intends to renew “most favored nation” trading privileges (MFN) to China, granting […]

An American Economy for Americans

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 12, 1996 This year the U.S. merchandise trade deficit is running at $200 billion. By Trade Representative Mickey Kantor’s own figures – $1 billion in exports equals 20,000 jobs -our appetite for foreign goods will cost fellow Americans four million jobs. One wonders what it takes to shake our […]

Rally Speech in Santa Barbara, CA

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 24, 1996 No other campaign this year has had the kind of fire and energy and enthusiasm I see in this room today. Even after a number of defeats you’ve come out in tremendous numbers to give us the kind of encouragement and heart we need. I’ll tell you […]

1996 Victory Speech – Manchester N.H.

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 20, 1996 “Four years ago, four years ago I stood in this very room when we made history and we have made history again tonight my friends here in New Hampshire. [Applause] This is the second time my heart is filled with gratitude tonight, gratitude for the many who […]

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 […]