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Pat Buchanan on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Post-Christian Europe:both abortion & insufficient birthrate. (Oct 2011)
  • Rising abortion statistics are sign of dying civilization. (Oct 2002)
  • RU-486 is a human pesticide; ban it. (Oct 2000)
  • RU-486 is an abomination before God. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 8 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Outsourcing and imports let foreigners control US economy. (Sep 2004)
  • Return surplus to American people; end ‘bipartisan pig-out’. (Oct 2000)
  • Break up OPEC instead of Microsoft. (Sep 2000)
  • Dow crash is based on OPEC conspiracy. (Mar 2000)
  • 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 Civil Rights
Click here for 23 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • 31 states have banned gay marriage; none have approved it. (Oct 2011)
  • Founders believed in equality of rights, nor diversity. (Oct 2011)
  • White males bear entire burden of reverse discrimination. (Oct 2011)
  • Women are not endowed by nature with capitalism's fierceness. (Nov 2005)
  • Take country back from ACLU; allow school prayer & gay bans. (Oct 2000)
  • Admired civil rights movement, but MLK was “divisive”. (May 2000)
  • 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)
  • Tear out diversity programs, root and branch. (Aug 1995)

    Gay Rights

  • Vermont civil unions are ‘absurd’. (Oct 2000)
  • Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”. (Sep 2000)
  • Gay pride equated with moral decline and cultural decadence. (Aug 2000)
  • Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion. (Aug 2000)
  • Opposes gay rights agenda in its entirety. (May 2000)
  • First to demand government deal with AIDS epidemic. (May 2000)
  • All lifestyles are not equal; some ideas are wrong. (May 2000)
  • No gay VP; no gays in Cabinet; it’s “a disorder”. (May 2000)
  • Would oppose a gay president “with everything I had”. (Dec 1999)
  • AIDS is retribution; women can’t compete. (Oct 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Corporations
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  • 1995: America First's enemies are Wall Street & the bankers. (Nov 2005)
Pat Buchanan on Crime
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  • Rising crime results from de-Christianizing America. (Oct 2002)
  • 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 Drugs
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  • Mexico now leading source of marijuana, due to NAFTA. (Aug 2004)
  • Drug usage is not a victimless crime; so keep marijuana ban. (Jan 2000)
  • Open Mexican border invites drug trafficking. (Sep 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Education
Click here for 12 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • Our traditional books, heroes, and holidays have disappeared. (Oct 2002)
  • Bring God and prayer back to public schools. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)

    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 Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other political leaders on Energy & Oil.
  • Drill in Alaska and play hardball with OPEC. (Oct 2000)
  • Energy independence by developing Caspian pipelines. (Oct 1999)
  • Explore ANWR; reconsider nuclear power & oil import fee. (Oct 1999)
  • Opposes raising CAFE standards. (Oct 1999)
  • Opposes Kyoto Treaty because it regulates US most. (Jun 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • Environmentalism is yet another new religion. (Oct 2011)
  • Endangered Species Act hurts jobs to protect bugs & weeds. (Aug 2004)
  • Celebrating Earth Day is like worshiping dirt. (Oct 2000)
  • 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)
  • Put people first, not insects and rats. (Aug 1992)
Pat Buchanan on Families & Children
Click here for 9 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children.
  • West is dying because children are no longer so desirable. (Oct 2011)
  • Moral & cultural revolution destroyed American family. (Aug 2004)
  • Secede from dominant culture to maintain traditional values. (Oct 2002)
  • Sex and Drugs and Abortions have killed the West. (Nov 2001)
  • Shut down NEA; Hollywood causes moral decay. (Sep 2000)
  • Elian should stay in US; father is speaking under duress. (Jan 2000)
  • Home schooling teaches children values. (Sep 1999)
  • Lacerate entertainment industry that pollutes our culture. (Apr 1999)
  • Littleton due to poisoned culture declaring “God is dead”. (Apr 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Foreign Policy
Click here for 53 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR 18 older headlines OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • Islam attempts to reshape and replace the West. (Oct 2011)
  • Soviet Union was torn apart by ethnonationalism. (Oct 2011)
  • China wins competition because US regulations don't apply. (Oct 2011)
  • Palestinian state needed for Israel to remain Jewish state. (Oct 2011)
  • China's 1-child policy results in millions of aborted girls. (Oct 2011)
  • Roman Empire fell due to cultural dilution; so might we. (Oct 2007)
  • Avoid the democratist temptation of the internationalists. (Sep 2004)
  • Never be isolationist; but stop being interventionist. (Aug 2004)
  • China today does not threaten any vital US interests. (Aug 2004)
  • Foreign aid, like welfare, creates permanent dependency. (Aug 2004)
  • Imposing our morality abroad is "moral imperialism". (Aug 2004)
  • To millions of Muslims, WE are the evil empire. (Aug 2004)
  • In Asia, China is rising power and America is receding. (Aug 2004)
  • Interventionism is the incubator of terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Account for losses before any third-world debt forgiveness. (Apr 2000)
  • Cuba: Siege mentality is pillar of power; end embargo. (Dec 1999)
  • Russia: Offer EU membership instead of encirclement. (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)

    China

  • Break trade ties with PRC if they attack Taiwan. (Aug 2004)
  • Opposed Shanghai Communique's "One China" policy. (Aug 2004)
  • China has a point in denouncing US containment as hegemony. (Aug 2004)
  • Chinese nationalism requires control of Tibet and Xinjiang. (Aug 2004)
  • Taiwan should accept "One China, Two Systems" like Hong Kong. (Aug 2004)
  • Supported opening China in 1970s, but situation has changed. (May 2000)
  • Don’t aggravate Beijing, but don’t appease. (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)

    Globalization

  • Kick UN out of US by 2001; use Marines to “help pack”. (Sep 2000)
  • All US troops out of Europe by end of first term. (Mar 2000)
  • Struggle against emerging world government. (Jan 2000)
  • 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)
  • End New World Order; end foreign aid. (Aug 1995)

    History & Philosophy

  • By not maintaining population, Europe has begun to die. (Oct 2002)
  • Europe is becoming more Islamic & Arabic, and paralyzed. (Oct 2002)
  • Armenia: History shows national interest trumps atrocities. (May 2000)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Pat Buchanan on Free Trade
Click here for 28 full quotes on Free Trade OR 12 older headlines OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • 19th-century free trade did not work out well for Britain. (Oct 2011)
  • Detroit was forge & furnace of WWII Arsenal of Democracy. (Oct 2011)
  • Stopped belief in free trade when US lost manufacturing jobs. (Nov 2005)
  • America’s freedom is tied to her economic independence. (Sep 2004)
  • America's Industrial Revolution took place with high tariffs. (Aug 2004)
  • 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)
  • We will rue the day we passed NAFTA. (Aug 1995)

    China

  • Require trade with Beijing to be reciprocal. (Aug 2004)
  • China's prosperity depends on US trade. (Aug 2004)
  • China trade pact is a complete sellout. (Nov 1999)
  • Impose tariffs on China; end World Bank loans. (Oct 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)

    Globalization

  • Gobal Economy betrays working Americans. (Aug 2000)
  • Make IMF & World Bank ‘eat’ lost billions. (Apr 2000)
  • Smash OPEC: stop putting globalism ahead of patriotism. (Mar 2000)
  • 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)
  • GATT surrenders our national sovereignty. (Aug 1995)
Pat Buchanan on Government Reform
Click here for 25 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Foreign opinion now counts in US court. (Oct 2011)
  • Dems idea of Supreme Court diversity: no white Christians. (Oct 2011)
  • DC electoral vote is for Party of Government. (Oct 2011)
  • 1970: Nixon should have vetoed the 18-year-old vote. (Oct 2011)
  • 1973: Destroy White House tapes, when first discovered. (Nov 2005)
  • Term limits and no pensions for congressmen. (Aug 2000)
  • Establishment wants 2-party elections that change nothing. (May 2000)
  • Will seek non-incumbent Democrat as Vice President. (Apr 2000)
  • 15% requirement for debates is designed to exclude Buchanan. (Mar 2000)
  • 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)
  • Term limits for federal judges. (Aug 1995)

    Campaign Finance Reform

  • Limit corporate, out-of-state, and PAC money for campaigns. (Aug 2000)
  • Reform package: Term limits; ballot access; disclosure. (Jun 2000)
  • Ban soft money; end influence peddling. (Mar 2000)
  • 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 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders 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)
  • Columbine shootings due to Hollywood, not guns. (May 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Self-finance Medicare by self-investing. (Jan 2000)
  • 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 Homeland Security
Click here for 21 full quotes on Homeland Security OR 5 older headlines OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Pentagon depends on foreign manufacturing to defend America. (Sep 2004)
  • 9/11 attack was response to US presence in Mecca & Medina. (Aug 2004)
  • Avoiding war is the way to remain a superpower. (Aug 2004)
  • Deterrence has worked against rogue nations. (Aug 2004)
  • We are hated for what we do, not who we are. (Aug 2004)
  • Suicide killers not new; they've been legends for millennia. (Aug 2004)
  • Need new post-Cold War bottom-up strategy review. (Oct 2000)
  • Build SDI; “Retrench and rearm”. (Feb 2000)
  • Declare war only after attack on US, interests, or honor. (Jan 2000)
  • 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 Immigration
Click here for 18 full quotes on Immigration OR 2 older headlines OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • White America is endangered species; Mexico is moving north. (Oct 2011)
  • Letting in foreigners was Christian, but killed ancient Rome. (Oct 2007)
  • Previous immigration was limited; now it's an invasion. (Oct 2007)
  • Easier to assimilate Englishmen than Zulus. (Nov 2005)
  • America is becoming Mexamerica. (Sep 2004)
  • Melting pot is broken; newcomers no longer assimilate. (Aug 2004)
  • Immigration tsunami will make whites a minority in US. (Nov 2001)
  • Terrorists are among us as undocumented immigrants. (Sep 2001)
  • Treat illegal immigration as an invasion & repel it. (Aug 1995)
  • Stop the invasion from the south; limit immigration. (Oct 2000)
  • Make English our official language. (Oct 2000)
  • Use troops on borders to limit immigration. (Oct 2000)
  • Teach new immigrants to be American & limit their numbers. (Aug 2000)
  • Vast majority wants border controls like Buchanan fence. (May 2000)
  • A million immigrants a year: “we’re gonna lose our country”. (May 2000)
  • 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 Jobs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • Keeping US jobs benefits black middle class. (May 2000)
  • Agrees with union stance on trade. (Feb 2000)
  • No minimum-wage increase. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports ethanol subsidies for energy independence. (Nov 1999)
  • Offset minimum wage increase with small business tax cuts. (Nov 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Principles & Values
Click here for 31 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Multiculturalism & globalization is tearing America apart. (Oct 2011)
  • Every culture has to be inspired by a body of morals. (Oct 2011)
  • Catholicism is on its way to becoming a Third World religion. (Oct 2011)
  • Hitler was genocidal but also a great orator. (Nov 2005)
  • 1992: We lost nomination, but won the GOP's heart and soul. (Nov 2005)
  • Pragmatism is the order of the day of the GOP. (Sep 2004)
  • Neoconservatives are opportunists, not conservatives. (Sep 2004)
  • Buchanan more spoiler than Nader, in state-based analysis. (Dec 2000)
  • Votes for me must count for me. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore win could result from Democrats counting votes. (Nov 2000)
  • Votes for me must count for me. (Nov 2000)
  • Gore win could result from Democrats counting votes. (Nov 2000)
  • Yes, a “Christian nation,” not “Judeo-Christian” principles. (Oct 2000)
  • Bob Jones University unfairly portrayed in media. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 2000)
  • Real conservatism limits government, not like Bush’s plans. (Oct 2000)
  • Buchanan chooses national co-chair as running mate. (Aug 2000)
  • Reform Party will grow, and support will increase. (Aug 2000)
  • Building populist, conservative, traditionalist Reform Party. (Aug 2000)
  • Far right support for Buchanan has transformed Reform Party. (Jul 2000)
  • Two Beltway parties for each others’ bidding. (May 2000)
  • Suing FEC to include Reform Party in presidential debates. (May 2000)
  • Reform Party offers different agenda & real change. (Dec 1999)
  • Leaving GOP elite, to take message to voters. (Oct 1999)
Pat Buchanan on Social Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • Everest of debt puts Social Security benefits at risk. (Oct 2011)
  • 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
Click here for 8 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • Tariffs are the best form of taxes. (Aug 2004)
  • 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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  • US retires space shuttle while China heads for the moon. (Oct 2011)
  • Use anti-trust to fight social poison of media monopolies. (Sep 2000)
  • Microsoft is over the top; but they’ll survive Justice case. (Nov 1999)
Pat Buchanan on War & Peace
Click here for 31 full quotes on War & Peace OR 4 older headlines OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Pre-emptive war doctrine is a formula for endless conflict. (Sep 2004)
  • Bush’s war risks the safety of America. (Sep 2004)
  • Iraq War is imperial overstretch & may cause US collapse. (Aug 2004)
  • No conceivable gain from conflict with China. (Aug 2004)
  • Applying our model of "freedom" means endless war with Islam. (Aug 2004)
  • 2002: Launched "American Conservative" to oppose Iraq war. (Aug 2004)
  • Don't let War on Terror morph into War for Empire. (Aug 2004)
  • By 2025, Iran will have atomic bomb, and 95 million people. (Oct 2002)
  • FactCheck: Nukes do not protect a country from attack. (Oct 2002)
  • No all-out terror war: do the job and then exit. (Sep 2001)
  • Avoid slaughtering innocents or more terrosism will follow. (Sep 2001)
  • Doesn’t matter to US whose flag flies over Jerusalem. (Oct 2000)
  • Iraq: end sanctions that kill kids, or pay price later. (Mar 2000)
  • 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)
  • Israeli lobby should not dominate Mideast policy. (Sep 1999)
  • Casualties “in the service of the UN” breaches sovereignty. (Aug 1995)
  • Israelis are our friends; but must bear some responsibility. (Oct 2000)
  • Kuwait War benefited Iran; not US. (Oct 1999)

    Balkans

  • In long term, Serbs & Kosovars & Albanians will resent US. (Mar 2000)
  • Balkan policy is a neo-imperialist failure. (Mar 2000)
  • 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 Welfare & Poverty
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  • Tax credits like EITC are just welfare. (Oct 2011)
  • Welfare is a state and local responsibility. (Jan 2000)
  • Corporations are “amoral behemoths”. (Sep 1999)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
The unborn have rights; defund the abortion industry: Opposes topic 1
Abortion is greatest evil since slavery: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strictly pro-life Supreme Court & Vice Pres. nominees: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Founders believed in equality of rights, nor diversity: Opposes topic 2
White males bear entire burden of reverse discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Dems idea of Supreme Court diversity: no white Christians: Strongly Opposes topic 2
End racial busing, quotas, & contract set-asides: Opposes topic 2
Racial & gender entitlements are Govt-sponsored prejudice: Opposes topic 2
Color-blind laws: end trendy bigotry of diversity: Neutral on topic 2
Tear out diversity programs, root and branch: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
31 states have banned gay marriage; none have approved it: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Vermont civil unions are ‘absurd’: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Gay pride equated with moral decline and cultural decadence: Opposes topic 3
Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes gay rights agenda in its entirety: Strongly Opposes topic 3
All lifestyles are not equal; some ideas are wrong: Opposes topic 3
No gay VP; no gays in Cabinet; it’s “a disorder”: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Take country back from ACLU; allow school prayer & gay bans: Strongly Favors topic 4
Bring God and prayer back to public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Welfare is a state and local responsibility: Favors topic 4
Home schooling teaches children values: Favors topic 4
For school prayer; against multiculturalism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Traditional morality fights culture war against secularists: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Self-finance Medicare by self-investing: Opposes topic 5
Against national health system & federal takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports catastrophic health insurance, privately paid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Option for private investment, with public fall-back: Favors topic 6
Put Medicare taxes into personal insurance accounts: Favors topic 6
Medicare: no socialized system; no expansion: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Block grants to states with all federal education funds: Strongly Favors topic 7
Replace Dept. of Education with states & parents: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support home schooling but don’t give up on public schools: Favors topic 7
For vouchers, charter schools, & homeschooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Decisions by parents and teachers, not bureaucrats: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Environmentalism is yet another new religion: Strongly Favors topic 8
Endangered Species Act hurts jobs to protect bugs & weeds: Strongly Favors topic 8
Celebrating Earth Day is like worshiping dirt: Strongly Favors topic 8
Compensate land owners for endangered species habitat: Favors topic 8
Abolish BLM and return land to states: Strongly Favors topic 8
Put people first, not insects and rats: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop gun rampages by requiring press silence: Favors topic 9
Prompt death penalty would stop mass murderers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Clemency for Puerto Rican terrorists is “shameful”: Favors topic 9
Littleton due to poisoned culture declaring “God is dead”: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Stop using heinous crimes to take away 2nd amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Faithfully protects 2nd Amendment, except for felons: Favors topic 10
Columbine shootings due to Hollywood, not guns: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Flat 16% tax on earnings over $35,000, plus import tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Dump our tyrannical 7 million-word tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Budget surplus and import fees go to tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
White America is endangered species; Mexico is moving north: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigration tsunami will make whites a minority in US: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Treat illegal immigration as an invasion & repel it: Strongly Opposes topic 12
A million immigrants a year: “we’re gonna lose our country”: Strongly Opposes topic 12
A million immigrants a year: “we’re gonna lose our country”: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Limit immigration to 250,000 per year: Favors topic 12
Most pressing foreign policy crisis: illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Use troops to stop illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our porous borders; teach immigrants English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigration “time out”; reduce to 250,000 per year: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
19th-century free trade did not work out well for Britain: Strongly Opposes topic 13
We will rue the day we passed NAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
WTO is first step toward world government: Opposes topic 13
NAFTA & GATT sold out America’s workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Unapologetic about protectionism: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Social scale)
Most pressing foreign policy crisis: illegal immigration: Favors topic 14
Base alliances on their view of US; not on democracy status: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pay soldiers more; end “social labs”; exit Balkans: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iraq War is imperial overstretch & may cause US collapse: Strongly Favors topic 17
Struggle against emerging world government: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Practice “masterly inactivity,” not “entangling alliances”: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Withdraw from UN; Kyoto Treaty; Rome Treaty: Strongly Opposes topic 17
End foreign aid; withdraw from most of IMF: Strongly Opposes topic 17
End New World Order; end foreign aid: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Energy independence by developing Caspian pipelines: Opposes topic 18
Explore ANWR; reconsider nuclear power & oil import fee: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes raising CAFE standards: Opposes topic 18
Opposes Kyoto Treaty because it regulates US most: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Drug usage is not a victimless crime; so keep marijuana ban: Strongly Favors topic 19
Open Mexican border invites drug trafficking: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pay down debt; reduce federal share of economy: Opposes topic 20
Offset minimum wage increase with small business tax cuts: Opposes topic 20
Interventionist in US economy; isolationist abroad: Favors topic 20
Cut capital gains tax to spur “risk investment”: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & tax cuts: Opposes topic 20
Dismantle federal agencies; give funds to taxpayers: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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