The Guttering Out of the GOP Revolution

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 22, 1997 The coup de farce intended to topple Speaker Newt, in which faithful lieutenants betrayed him, only to re-embrace their beloved leader, has the makings of a Broadway comedy. Unfortunately, the farce is also a tragedy. A great party, for whose principles good people have worked their whole […]

An All-American Tax System

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 14, 1997 These are truly the dog days of the Republican Party. Successive national tickets have been defeated by Bill Clinton as convincingly as the GOP Congress has been cowed. If the incoming mail of one writer on public affairs is a reliable barometer of public sentiment, the party […]

Now Let Us All Praise Warren G. Harding

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 9, 1997 On this year’s centennial of the inauguration of William McKinley, Ohio University professor Alfred E. Eckes, a trade official under Ronald Reagan, addressed Ohio’s Historical Society. Subject: our 25th president, assassinated by an anarchist in Buffalo in 1901. McKinley’s was a truly extraordinary presidency. A teenager at […]

NATO Expansion: A Dangerous Folly

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 8, 1997 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is counsel Bill Clinton should have followed before making his frivolous decision to expand NATO into Eastern Europe. For it is clear that NATO expansion is already dividing, and may eventually destroy, the great Western alliance. Handing out war guarantees […]

How Stands the Republic?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 2, 1997 As another anniversary of the Declaration of Independence is upon us, it is fair to ask: What would the men of ’76 think of us? While they would surely be awed by America’s size, wealth and power, I suspect they would be unimpressed with our leaders and […]

Who Voted for Clinton’s Revolution?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 1, 1997 A week ago, Bill Clinton invited a dozen African American columnists to the White House to brief them on his racial goals. “We want to become a multiracial, multiethnic society,” the president confided. “This will arguably be the third great revolution …. to prove that we literally […]

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 […]