A New Americanism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 22, 1999 The Cato Institute – Washington, DC Last month, the Senate rejected the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The U.S. nuclear arsenal that had deterred Stalin’s empire, the Senate said, must be regularly tested for reliability and to reduce the destructive power of these awesome and awful weapons. The […]

The New Patriotism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 11, 1999 Falls Church, Virginia Good morning. Today, I am ending my lifelong membership in the Republican Party, and my campaign for its nomination; and I am declaring my intention to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the presidency of the United States. This decision was not […]

An Unnecessary War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 11, 1999 The Washington Post In A Republic, Not An Empire, I take many controversial stands: Indicting Jefferson for naval disarmament, defending Polk’s war with Mexico, decrying U.S. annexation of the Philippines, and supporting Harding’s Washington naval treaty. But all has been trampled under by the hysterical reaction to […]

A Family Farm Bill Of Rights

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 9, 1999 The Principle Group – Des Moines, Iowa For many Americans, these are the best of times. Unemployment and interest rates are low, prices are stable, and on Wall Street the bulls have been running wild. But not everyone is marching in the great parade of American prosperity. […]

Let America Have a True Choice

Patrick J. Buchanan – June 1, 1999 Full Transcript – Including Question and Answer Session NATIONAL PRESS CLUB – WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCHEON SPEAKER: PATRICK J. BUCHANAN – REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MODERATOR: LARRY LIPMAN – NATIONAL PRESS CLUB PRESIDENT MR. LIPMAN: Good afternoon. Welcome to the National Press Club. My name is Larry […]

End Clinton’s War Now!

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 28, 1999 Outwitted and defied by a crafty and ruthless Balkan dictator, NATO is now smashing a tiny country to retrieve its lost credibility, and restore a status quo ante that existed before it began this war. The great issue now dividing the warring parties — Slobodan Milosevic wants […]

Whitehouse is Our Worst Security Risk

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 14, 1999 SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS Whether Wen Ho Lee should have kept his top-secret clearance at Los Alamos years after being fingered as a suspected spy misses the point. It is not Lee; it is this White House that has become an unacceptable national security risk for the […]

A Republic Not An Empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 8, 1999 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Citadel, South Carolina We must restore this nation’s military power… America must retrench and America must rearm. General Grinalds, distinguished guests, and friends of the Citadel. It is truly an honor to address this last graduating class of the 20th century — and a truly […]

Buchanan in Defense of His Stance on Taxes

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 3, 1999 Letter to the Editor – THE BOSTON GLOBE In his April 22 news story, Michael Kranish suggests that I am saying one thing about taxes in New Hampshire and another in Texas (“Candidate’s stances vary with audience,” Page A1). Not true. For a decade I have argued […]

Bring Back Vision, Patriotism of Reagan’s Party

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 18, 1999 THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC In recent years, Ronald Reagan’s Grand Old Party has at times seemed divided and dispirited. And unless that party can redefine its vision, reclaim its heritage and rekindle its fighting spirit, it will forfeit its claim to lead America. With the fall of the […]