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I read your article in the Tampa Tribune about staying out of Russia\'s affairs. As a someone who has studied US/Russian relations, I was very impressed by your truthful perspective. As my political views moved from rather Marxist to libertarian conservative, I have continued to enjoy reading your commentary. I rarely find commentary that considers cultural and social aspects within the economical and political backdrop. For such perspectives are laudable indeed!
Our Culture Warrior Elite
It is currently 2011. I went back to read your perspective on the Iraq War only a year after the Battle of Baghdad. You pointed out how Wolfowitz and other assorted neoconservative interests drove Bush to make that mistake. You had amazing clarity in a confusing situation. At the same time, your identification of Americans not liking Mr. Mankiw\'s ideas proved prophetic. If we can look to what you\'ve said in the past and see how frequently helpful your ideas were for the American people, then we can be reassured that your current publishing\'s still give the American people what they need to know.
Love your editorials
I have been reading your editorials on Yahoo for years. It seems that Yahoo has stopped or at least delayed your messages. However, I find them insightful, spot on and relevant. The country needs help, and hopefully more will read your editorials and realize you have the answers, if only people would listen.
Took me a while to discover you
I\'d like to say that I am a big fan. I first heard of your book close to ten years ago, shortly after I arrived in the US, but I didn\'t get the name right because I didn\'t speak English. Not until about three months ago did I come across a reference of your name and who you were. I am a legal immigrant and I support your views.
Churchill and Hitler
Really appreciate your novel insights into the First and Second World wars - having been born in England in 1938 I can relate fully to many of your observations concerning that country and how it lost it's Empire. Now that I am a citizen of these United States I would welcome a similar in-depth study and (perhaps your next) book on just how we (the US) have lost almost all the benefits of our revolution!!
Neocons and Foreign Policy
Thanks for all your article, books and television appearances. You\'ve really educated me [correctly] about what the real conservatives and Republicans should believe and advocate in foreign policy. I\'m a proud isolationist and yes, Mr. Buchanan, \"making the world safe for Democracy\" is a progressive idea. No real conservative support our foreign policy over the last 100 years.
Hey Pat, I typically am in agreement with your articles and love your sensible views on all topics. I am perhaps, only in opposition to you when it comes to the curbing of our rights for supposed safety. While I know that this sections title asks for no specific comments, I cant help but ask why you made Ryan the president in today\'s article and Ron Paul as speaker; and simply didn\'t make Ron Paul the president; since if we want to save our country he is likely the only hope, since you aren\'t running!! PS - I checked the box to denote that I am human, but some liberals may contest that as merely my own personal belief that they don\'t share !! lol.
PJB, an American Patriot
Pat, It appears lame politicians, charged with the solemn duty to guide our nation in the ways of government, have brought us to this new era of \"The Great American Reckoning\". It is a sad sight to behold.
You were all over these issues years ago. You warned us; most slept through the sirens. Now we must pay the piper.
I am forever grateful to you for your brutal honesty in warning us about our wayward paths. Your enemies attempted to vilify you, and you suffered many offenses for your honesty. You said what people did not want to hear. And now we are paying for OUR transgressions of electing the spineless and, dare I say, traitorous to run out nation\'s government.
But all is not lost. The American stock is tougher than those who attempt to bring us down. We will prevail, but the road will be hard. Thank you again, sir. Hopefully, we will listen this go-round.
I would be willing to bet that nobody watched more \"Crossfire\" shows than I did back in the 80\'s. It was appointment TV for me... everyday Monday thru Friday. Get home from work, mix a drink and watch Pat and Tom duke it out. Sure would like to see you back in that format. There\'s nothing like it on TV today. It would be an instant hit... at a time when we need intelligent debate more than ever.
The Great Betrayal
This book is right-on for today. The book jacket comments stress your writing ability. But your insight to the future of our country should have been taken seriously in 1998.
Thank you so much!
Dear Mr. Buchanan,
Thanking you for your intellectual honesty. I have read your blog for hours at a time and learned so much about our country and our government, world history, information I just can't find elsewhere, or do not know where to look. Grateful to feel I know you and learn from your knowledge of a very important chunk of America.
Dear Pat, ,
I lived in the USA from 1987 to 2009 and have been a big supporter of yours -- both on your writing and your political endeavors. Congratulations for all you have given your followers. We are better people thanks to your efforts.
Thanks for the Response Note Pat
Thanks for your recent \"thank-you\" note in response to my recent comment to you on this site urging you to run for President in 2012. You declared in the note that you had \"already run three times, and that was enough, and get yourself another boy.\" I had to chuckle . I already knew your campaign history as I had worked very hard for you on all three runs.
I am the guy that placed in your hands the book \"American Political Economy\" back in 1992 in Newport, CA on one of your visits here. This book, published in Germany, was a compilation of the articles written by Frederick List, German Economist, a contemporary of Alexander Hamilton. They were published in a Philadelphia newspaper wherein he lambasted the theories of Adam Smith and instead promoted the theories of National Economy (later renamed the \"The American system\" by Clay during the Lincoln era. So thanks again.
This makes four such notes from you over the years. They will be very collectable as they will be from the man who warned us endlessly, offered his services 3 times to do what works, but was rejected by a dumbed down and ignorant America. When this economy totally collapses you can announce, \"I tried to educate you folks. I wrote hundreds of articles, numerous books, and still you did hot listen. Better luck next time if there is a next time.\"
You have my vote!
If you deside to run for president, you have my vote hands down.
No two part deal
Pat, we can\'t put our wonderful country through these debt negotiations again in six months. When will Congress get to addressing the pressing issues of the economy? The American people deserve better than this.
Jesse Ventura for President
Since you have made it abundantly clear you are not going to run again (I guess 3 times is enough - I worked on all your campaigns), I am going to work and vote for the election of Jesse Ventura. He has made comments that if Ron Paul does not get the nomination for Republican candidate for President, he may run as an Independent like he did in Minnesota for Governor (and won). He has the guts, projects a strong image, and knows whats going on -- ie, Fed Reserve scam, \"Free Trade vs The American system, Immigration fiasco and he is smart.
I will never again vote for a Republi-Crat. They have all but destroyed this country. This currant debt spectacle in DC is sickening but revealing. Very few of them know what the hell they are doing.
Hi Mr. Buchanan,
I voted for you in 2000 - my first vote for president at the age of 18. I am now nearing 30, and admire Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul. Would you please publicly endorse him? I know you both have a lot in common with political views.
Last Man Standing
I have been a close follower of your great works. It appears that you are one of those last men standing who would continue to raise their voice in this noisy jungle called America. The only thing I don\'t understand is why policy makers in the US cannot understand your line of thinking which is based on common sense and truth. Taking the lead from your book, \"The Death of the West,\" I am working on my own version of demographics and how these will affect the entire globe. Thanks for your words of wisdom, I wish people of America listen to your sane voice before it is too late.
A Book Idea
I thought of an idea for a book that would be favorably received; a book about your relationship with Richard Nixon, including events that occurred behind the scenes which would reveal the Nixon you knew so well. I saw you on In-Depth on C-Span, great interview. Keep up the good work!
Keep tearing up those Libs on Joe. Wish I could have voted for you in the past. I\'m only 30. Keep up the good work.
You Did a Great Job Today All By Yourself
I have to say I get offended at how much time Joe takes off, but I want to compliment you on how well you did taking the conservative position all by your lonesome. You made so many good points. I just can\'t believe that Donny D does not get how workers, not fat cats get hurt by luxury taxes, even when we have proof! I live in Wichita, KS and the machinist unions, although many are pro-Obama, are not happy about his corporate jet remarks. The workers will pay, not the owners of the jets. Democrats do not understand anything that is at all counter-intuitive. I am sick of these secret meetings. I want a fight on the floors of the House and the Senate.
Let Donny Deutsch Pay For It
Donny did his best to accuse you of being an amoral person in regards to the rich paying more taxes regardless of it\'s effect on the economy. I say, \"Let\'s compromise\" and let the rich Democrats raise taxes on themselves. That would take care of a bunch of debt and salve their bleeding hearts.
Afghanistan War and Costs
Pat, I am from the same tradition as you. I once sponsored a debate between Buckley and Schelisinger. Listening to you on Morning Joe, despite our common roots, we have arrived at divergent views. All this debate about cutting Medicaid to the poor when we are spending two billion a week on war trying to impose democracy on a tribal nation doesn\'t jibe. To whom much is given much is expected. Love your books.
You were magical on Morning Joe this morning! The difference between your simple economic logic and the blatant \"reverse snobbery\" of Donny, Harold and Mika, made you sound like the teacher in the kindergarten. Thank you Pat for your wisdom and maturity.
You have been spot on for over 35 years. Your insight and foresight has been tremendous. Pity you were not able to get into a position of power to get us on track and keep us there. You have been a lighthouse for us over the years. I fear, the ship that is our country, will hit the rocks in spite of all your efforts. God bless you my friend.