Congress Saves Wall Street’s Bacon

By Patrick J. Buchanan Would Congress bail out D.C. if the city faced fiscal collapse? Rep. Dick Armey was asked in late December. Armey’s tough reply “Shucks, no. I’m still sore about New York City and Chrysler.” No bailout for D.C. No bailout for Orange County. That was the policy line of our brawny new […]

1996 Announcement Speech

By Patrick J. Buchanan Speech at Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences It is good to be back home again. As you know, Shelley and I spent 10 wonderful weeks here in the winter of 1992, and we will never forget your generosity and your support when we came up here to New Hampshire, and […]

Let the People Rule

By Patrick J. Buchanan This term limits movement has a whiff of revolution about it. We want to overthrow America’s ruling class… As the House and Senate mull over which version of “term limits” to write into a constitutional amendment, Republicans should realize this issue is now about more, much more, than term limits. It […]

A Contract With the Unborn

By Patrick J. Buchanan Patrick J. Buchanan delivered the following speech January 21, 1995, at the Concord Auditorium, on behalf of New Hampshire Right to Life. The speech immediately followed the New Hampshire March for Life. The Washington Post and New York Times and CBS did not much note one of the greatest things that […]

How the Peso Plug Was Pulled

By Patrick J. Buchanan After one of his great reforms had miscarried, Britain’s Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne exploded: “Nothing that the wise men promised has happened, and everything the damn fools said would happen has come to pass!” Well, it sure looks like the “damn fools” were right on the North American Free Trade […]

Foreign Aid: Ever With Us

By Patrick J. Buchanan As for that $5 billion we send Israel and Egypt every year, it is more money than Ronald Reagan ever spent, in any single year, for SDI, a missile defense for the U.S. If national security is our concern, would it not make more sense to shift that $5 billion into […]

The Isolationist Myth

By Patrick J. Buchanan High among the falsehoods is that ‘free trade’ made America prosperous and protectionism always made her poor… Poor Smoot and Hawley. They get it every time. During the closing hours of GATT debate, their names were everywhere: Reed Smoot and Willis Hawley, architects of that dreadful, ruinous tariff bill of 1931. […]

Clinton’s GOP Vanguard

By Patrick J. Buchanan GATT is the Magna Carta of the Multinationals. It subordinates everything, from U.S. sovereignty to social stability, to trade. GATT empowers transnational companies to shut down U.S. plants, move factories overseas, hire foreign workers at 10 percent of the U.S. pay, and ship their products back here…..What we gain as consumers, […]

Immigration Time-out

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 31, 1994 Ethnic militancy and solidarity are on the rise in the United States; the old institutions of assimilation are not doing their work… Proposition 187 “is an outrage. It is unconstitutional. It is nativist. It is racist”–Al Hunt, Capital Gang, CNN. That outburst by my columust colleague, about […]

The Crime Bill…GOP’s Unindicted Cohorts

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 31, 1994 …That crime bill stank to high heaven. Even if all the pork were excised, there is no way that it can be squared with GOP philosophy… Lastweek, six GOP senators deserted Bob Dole, crossed the aisle, voted with George Mitchell, and handed Bill Clinton his biggest victory […]