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Pat Buchanan on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Abortion.
  • RU-486 is a human pesticide; ban it. (Oct 1)
  • RU-486 is an abomination before God. (Sep 28)
  • The unborn have rights; defund the abortion industry. (Dec 1999)
  • Presidency supports traditional values, not gays & abortion. (Jul 1999)
  • Appoint pro-life judges; fight “Culture of Death”. (May 1999)
  • Abortion is greatest evil since slavery. (May 1999)
  • Strictly pro-life Supreme Court & Vice Pres. nominees. (Mar 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Budget & Economy
Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Budget & Economy.
  • Return surplus to American people; end ‘bipartisan pig-out’. (Oct 1)
  • Break up OPEC instead of Microsoft. (Sep 21)
  • Dow crash is based on OPEC conspiracy. (Mar 14)
  • Lethal projectile-the trade deficit-aimed at US workers. (Dec 1999)
  • Pay down debt; reduce federal share of economy. (Nov 1999)
  • Interventionist in US economy; isolationist abroad. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & tax cuts. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on China
Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for 2 older headlines OR click here for 48 headlines on from Buchanan's book A Republic, Not an Empire OR click here for other candidates on China.
  • Supported opening in 1970s, but situation has changed. (May 30)
  • China trade pact is a complete sellout. (Nov 1999)
  • Don’t aggravate Beijing, but don’t appease. (Oct 1999)
  • Impose tariffs on China; end World Bank loans. (Oct 1999)
  • Support Free Asia with materiel but no troops. (Oct 1999)
  • Truculent but contained China is no threat. (Oct 1999)
  • Provide Taiwan with defensive weapons against China. (Sep 1999)
  • Match 100% tariffs from Japan & China. (Jun 1999)
  • China: Shame the regime & end trade concessions. (Jun 1999)
  • China: End MFN; veto WTO entry; block technology. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Civil Rights
Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for 9 headlines on about Gay Rights OR click here for other candidates on Civil Rights.
  • Take country back from ACLU; allow school prayer & gay bans. (Oct 20)
  • Admired civil rights movement, but MLK was “divisive”. (May 30)
  • Abolish quotas; all learn English. (Oct 1999)
  • Legal gambling is a “destructive vice”. (Jul 1999)
  • End racial busing, quotas, & contract set-asides. (Jul 1999)
  • Close NEA to stop desecration of Christian images. (Jun 1999)
  • Racial & gender entitlements are Govt-sponsored prejudice. (Jun 1999)
  • Color-blind laws: end trendy bigotry of diversity. (May 1999)

    Gay Rights

  • Vermont civil unions are ‘absurd’. (Oct 1)
  • Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”. (Sep 19)
  • Gay pride equated with moral decline and cultural decadence. (Aug 11)
  • Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion. (Aug 11)
  • Opposes gay rights agenda in its entirety. (May 30)
  • First to demand government deal with AIDS epidemic. (May 30)
  • All lifestyles are not equal; some ideas are wrong. (May 30)
  • No gay VP; no gays in Cabinet; it’s “a disorder”. (May 4)
  • Would oppose a gay president “with everything I had”. (Dec 1999)
  • AIDS is retribution; women can’t compete. (Oct 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Crime.
  • Stop gun rampages by requiring press silence. (Nov 1999)
  • Prompt death penalty would stop mass murderers. (Nov 1999)
  • Clemency for Puerto Rican terrorists is “shameful”. (Sep 1999)
  • Reno should have resigned over Waco debacle. (Sep 1999)
  • Tort reform: limit damages; loser pays legal fees. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Defense
Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for 5 older headlines OR click here for 48 headlines on from Buchanan's book A Republic, Not an Empire OR click here for other candidates on Defense.
  • Need new post-Cold War bottom-up strategy review. (Oct 1)
  • Build SDI; “Retrench and rearm”. (Feb 3)
  • Declare war only after attack on US, interests, or honor. (Jan 6)
  • UK, France, & Germany should defend Europe. (Oct 1999)
  • Transfer NATO Army to Germany & Navy to France. (Oct 1999)
  • Annex Greenland. (Oct 1999)
  • US hegemony will backfire to create a less secure world. (Oct 1999)
  • NATO was conceived as a temporary alliance. (Oct 1999)
  • We lost Vietnam because we fought on THEIR terms. (Oct 1999)
  • No Pax Americana for post-Cold War. (Oct 1999)
  • New World Order ties down US without vital interests. (Oct 1999)
  • Soldiers volunteer to defend US, not UN. (Oct 1999)
  • Expand defense budget for expanded global commitments. (Jun 1999)
  • America must retrench and rearm. (Jun 1999)
  • Pay soldiers more; end “social labs”; exit Balkans. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Drugs.
  • Drug usage is not a victimless crime; so keep marijuana ban. (Jan 24)
  • Open Mexican border invites drug trafficking. (Sep 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Education
Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines on on School Choice OR click here for other candidates on Education.
  • Bring God and prayer back to public schools. (Sep 18)
  • Schools went wrong when judges & feds got involved. (Nov 1999)
  • Block grants to states with all federal education funds. (Nov 1999)
  • Federal role in science & scholarships; not grade schools. (Nov 1999)
  • Ed Dept should test the marketplace instead of testing kids. (Oct 1999)
  • Replace Dept. of Education with states & parents. (Jul 1999)
  • For school prayer; against multiculturalism. (Jun 1999)
  • End bilingualism; end “hyphenated-Americans”. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Environment
Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Environment.
  • Celebrating Earth Day is like worshiping dirt. (Oct 19)
  • Yes, a “Christian nation,” not “Judeo-Christian” principles. (Oct 19)
  • Drill in Alaska and play hardball with OPEC. (Oct 1)
  • Supports ethanol subsidies for energy independence. (Nov 1999)
  • Energy independence by developing Caspian pipelines. (Oct 1999)
  • Explore ANWR; reconsider nuclear power & oil import fee. (Oct 1999)
  • Opposes raising CAFE standards. (Oct 1999)
  • Compensate land owners for endangered species habitat. (Jun 1999)
  • Abolish BLM and return land to states. (Jun 1999)
  • People conserve land, not federal or international agencies. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes Kyoto Treaty because it regulates US most. (Jun 1999)
  • Put people first, not insects and rats. (Aug 1992)
Pat Buchanan on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Families & Children.
  • Elian should stay in US; father is speaking under duress. (Jan 24)
  • Home schooling teaches children values. (Sep 1999)
  • Lacerate entertainment industry that pollutes our culture. (Apr 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Foreign Policy
Click here for 34 full quotes OR click here for 21 older headlines OR click here for 9 headlines on about Sovereignty OR click here for other candidates on Foreign Policy.
  • Doesn’t matter to US whose flag flies over Jerusalem. (Oct 18)
  • Account for losses before any third-world debt forgiveness. (Apr 24)
  • Iraq: end sanctions that kill kids, or pay price later. (Mar 24)
  • Cuba: Siege mentality is pillar of power; end embargo. (Dec 1999)
  • Russia: Offer EU membership instead of encirclement. (Oct 1999)
  • Israel: Provide for self-defense, but concede land for peace. (Oct 1999)
  • Palestine: a flag, a land, a capital in Jerusalem. (Oct 1999)
  • Iran & Iraq: Abandon dual containment strategy. (Oct 1999)
  • Japan: share burdens(defense) & benefits(trade) equitably. (Oct 1999)
  • Korea: Replace US troops with Koreans. (Oct 1999)
  • Puerto Rico: No statehood; eventual independence. (Oct 1999)
  • Quebec: Offer seceding provinces alliances or statehood. (Oct 1999)
  • Latin America: Support Monroe Doctrine but exit Rio Pact. (Oct 1999)
  • Poland: NATO membership implies nuclear defense. (Oct 1999)
  • Logistical help OK in East Timor, but no ground troops. (Sep 1999)
  • Israeli lobby should not dominate Mideast policy. (Sep 1999)

    Globalization

  • Kick UN out of US by 2001; use Marines to “help pack”. (Sep 18)
  • All US troops out of Europe by end of first term. (Mar 24)
  • Struggle against emerging world government. (Jan 6)
  • Base alliances on their view of US; not on democracy status. (Oct 1999)
  • Independence, not isolationism. (Oct 1999)
  • Globalist Elites have not yielded their empire. (Oct 1999)
  • Practice “masterly inactivity,” not “entangling alliances”. (Oct 1999)
  • Push US foreign policy toward isolationism. (Sep 1999)
  • Withdraw from UN; Kyoto Treaty; Rome Treaty. (May 1999)
  • End foreign aid; withdraw from most of IMF. (May 1999)

    History & Philosophy

  • Armenia: History shows national interest trumps atrocities. (May 30)
  • Hitler was no threat to US; sought mastery of Europe only. (Oct 1999)
  • FDR forced Japan to attack US as back door to WWII. (Oct 1999)
  • Kuwait War benefited Iran; not US. (Oct 1999)
  • American leaders obsessed with Jewish influence. (Sep 1999)
  • Hitler was no direct threat to the US after 1940. (Sep 1999)
  • Give GOP credit for Reagan’s ending of the Cold War. (Aug 1992)

    Immigration

  • Israelis are our friends; but must bear some responsibility. (Oct 27)
Pat Buchanan on Free Trade & Immigration
Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for 13 older headlines OR click here for 9 headlines on about Immigration OR click here for other candidates on Free Trade & Immigration.
  • Reduce dependence on trade; support Monroe Doctrine. (Oct 1999)
  • Match 100% tariffs from Japan & China. (Jun 1999)
  • Trade deficit is “tumor in intestines of US economy”. (Apr 1999)

    Globalization

  • Gobal Economy betrays working Americans. (Aug 6)
  • Make IMF & World Bank ‘eat’ lost billions. (Apr 24)
  • Smash OPEC: stop putting globalism ahead of patriotism. (Mar 14)
  • With Seattle WTO protestors against loss of sovereignty. (Dec 1999)
  • Trade shouldn’t trump environment, human rights, or security. (Dec 1999)
  • “Good for global business” isn’t necessarily good for US. (Oct 1999)
  • Globalists are wrong; dumping destroys towns. (Sep 1999)
  • “Economic Nationalism”: trade only when it helps US. (Jul 1999)
  • Global Economy erodes US sovereignty. (Jun 1999)
  • “America First”: Tariffs; reciprocal trade; anti-dumping. (Jun 1999)
  • NAFTA & GATT sold out America’s workers. (May 1999)

    Immigration

  • Stop the invasion from the south; limit immigration. (Oct 27)
  • Make English our official language. (Oct 9)
  • Use troops on borders to limit immigration. (Oct 1)
  • Teach new immigrants to be American & limit their numbers. (Aug 6)
  • Vast majority wants border controls like Buchanan fence. (May 30)
  • A million immigrants a year: “we’re gonna lose our country”. (May 30)
  • Most pressing foreign policy crisis: illegal immigration. (Sep 1999)
  • Secure our porous borders; teach immigrants English. (Jun 1999)
  • Immigration “time out”; reduce to 250,000 per year. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Government Reform
Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for 4 headlines on about Labor Policy OR click here for other candidates on Government Reform.
  • Term limits and no pensions for congressmen. (Aug 6)
  • Establishment wants 2-party elections that change nothing. (May 30)
  • Will seek non-incumbent Democrat as Vice President. (Apr 13)
  • 15% requirement for debates is designed to exclude Buchanan. (Mar 20)
  • Terms limits and no pensions for members of Congress. (Dec 1999)
  • Administration staff take oath: never work for foreign gov’t. (Dec 1999)
  • Restore constitutional division of federal & state functions. (Oct 1999)
  • Enforce 10th Amendment; give federal powers to states. (Jul 1999)
  • No new regulations; restrict unfunded mandates. (Jun 1999)
  • Lobbying: Charge foreigners; 5-year ban on officials. (Jun 1999)
  • For Congress: yes term limits; no pensions; no franking. (Jun 1999)
  • Dismantle DOE, HUD, DOC, NEA, BLM, ATF, etc. (Jun 1999)
  • Dismantle federal agencies; give funds to taxpayers. (May 1999)
  • Judiciary should interpret laws, not rewrite them. (Mar 1999)

    Campaign Finance Reform

  • Limit corporate, out-of-state, and PAC money for campaigns. (Aug 6)
  • Reform package: Term limits; ballot access; disclosure. (Jun 3)
  • Ban soft money; end influence peddling. (Mar 17)
  • Require that 75% of donations come from candidate’s district. (Dec 1999)
  • Campaign Finance: limit outside $, PAC $, & corporate $. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for 3 headlines on about Second Amendment OR click here for other candidates on Gun Control.
  • Stop using heinous crimes to take away 2nd amendment rights. (Nov 1999)
  • Faithfully protects 2nd Amendment, except for felons. (Jun 1999)
  • Gun laws didn’t stop Littleton shootings. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Health Care.
  • Self-finance Medicare by self-investing. (Jan 1)
  • Against national health system & federal takeover. (Nov 1999)
  • Supports catastrophic health insurance, privately paid. (Nov 1999)
  • Abolish euthanasia; fight “Culture of Death”. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Juvenile Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for 5 headlines on on Crime OR click here for other candidates on Juvenile Crime.
  • Shut down NEA; Hollywood causes moral decay. (Sep 19)
  • Columbine shootings due to Hollywood, not guns. (May 1999)
  • Littleton due to poisoned culture declaring “God is dead”. (Apr 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Kosovo
Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for 15 headlines on on Defense OR click here for other candidates on Kosovo.
  • In long term, Serbs & Kosovars & Albanians will resent US. (Mar 24)
  • Balkan policy is a neo-imperialist failure. (Mar 24)
  • End sanctions that hurt innocent Serbs. (Dec 1999)
  • Balkans: Let Europe police their own backyard. (Oct 1999)
  • We attacked Yugoslav territory without Congress’ approval. (Oct 1999)
  • Kosovo conflict is illegal and unconstitutional. (Jun 1999)
  • Prefers “least-bad peace” patrolled by Europeans & locals. (Jun 1999)
  • Intervention causes the disaster we sought to avoid. (Jun 1999)
  • No vital US interests; no right of US attack. (Jun 1999)
  • War in Yugoslavia is none of our business. (May 1999)
  • NATO should not be the air arm of the KLA. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Principles & Values
Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for 8 headlines on from Buchanan's debate with Nader OR click here for other candidates on Principles & Values.
  • Bob Jones University unfairly portrayed in media. (Sep 18)
  • Original “America First” in 1940s to keep US out of WWII. (Oct 1999)
  • A patriot who calls himself a nationalist. (Sep 1999)
  • Traditional morality fights culture war against secularists. (Jun 1999)
  • Global Economy destroys US industry & US independence. (Mar 1999)
  • Return to Constitutionalism from Socialism. (Mar 1999)
  • Budget deficit replaced by moral deficit. (Mar 1999)
  • Clinton’s social agenda is neither American nor Godly. (Aug 1992)

    Reform Party

  • Conspiracy by two parties to deny letting Americans hear him. (Oct 1)
  • Buchanan chooses national co-chair as running mate. (Aug 11)
  • Reform Party will grow, and support will increase. (Aug 9)
  • Building populist, conservative, traditionalist Reform Party. (Aug 6)
  • Far right support for Buchanan has transformed Reform Party. (Jul 23)
  • Two Beltway parties for each others’ bidding. (May 30)
  • Suing FEC to include Reform Party in presidential debates. (May 30)
  • Reform Party offers different agenda & real change. (Dec 1999)
  • Leaving GOP elite, to take message to voters. (Oct 1999)
Pat Buchanan on School Choice
Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for 8 headlines on on Education OR click here for other candidates on School Choice.
  • Support home schooling but don’t give up on public schools. (Sep 1999)
  • For vouchers, charter schools, & homeschooling. (Jun 1999)
  • Decisions by parents and teachers, not bureaucrats. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for 4 headlines on about Medicare & Medicaid OR click here for other candidates on Social Security.
  • Address solvency first, before adding new programs. (Nov 1999)
  • Option for private investment, with public fall-back. (Nov 1999)
  • Let people who work past 65 collect benefits. (Nov 1999)
  • Put Medicare taxes into personal insurance accounts. (Jun 1999)
  • Medicare: no socialized system; no expansion. (Jun 1999)
  • Abolish Congressional pensions; put them on Social Security. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Tax Reform
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  • Tax imports & transnationals instead of small businesses. (Nov 1999)
  • Small Business Bill of Rights: 4% tax over $1 million. (Jul 1999)
  • Cut capital gains tax to spur “risk investment”. (Jul 1999)
  • Abolish inheritance taxes to keep businesses in the family. (Jul 1999)
  • Flat 16% tax on earnings over $35,000, plus import tariffs. (Jun 1999)
  • Dump our tyrannical 7 million-word tax code. (Jun 1999)
  • Budget surplus and import fees go to tax cuts. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Technology
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  • Use anti-trust to fight social poison of media monopolies. (Sep 13)
  • Microsoft is over the top; but they’ll survive Justice case. (Nov 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Welfare & Labor
Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for other candidates on Welfare & Labor.
  • Keeping US jobs benefits black middle class. (May 30)
  • Agrees with union stance on trade. (Feb 3)
  • Welfare is a state and local responsibility. (Jan 1)
  • No minimum-wage increase. (Jan 1)
  • Offset minimum wage increase with small business tax cuts. (Nov 1999)
  • Corporations are “amoral behemoths”. (Sep 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  



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