Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Pat Buchanan, fully Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan

American Paleoconservative Racist Political Commentator, Nazi Sympathizer, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Politician and Broadcaster, sought Presidential Nomination on the Reform Party ticket

"Has America become a country where classroom discussion of the Ten Commandments is impermissible, but teacher instructions in safe sodomy be to be mandatory?"

"When the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, the people die. That is the progression. And as the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroborating if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian summer of our civilization."

"Not until the 1960s did courts begin to use the Fourteenth Amendment to impose a concept of equality that the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, and the Gettysburg Address never believed in. Before the 1960s, equality meant every citizen enjoyed the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of existing laws. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law mandated social, racial, or gender equality."

"Americans who seek stricter immigration control have been charged with many social sins: racism, xenophobia, nativism. Yet none has sought to expel any fellow American based on color or creed. We have only sought to preserve the country we grew up in. Do not people everywhere do that, without being reviled? What motivates people who insist that America’s doors be held open wide until the European majority has disappeared? What is their grudge against the old America that eats at their heart?"

"Those who believe the rise to power of an Obama rainbow coalition of peoples of color means the whites who helped to engineer it will steer it are deluding themselves. The whites may discover what it is like to ride in the back of the bus."

"Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth. They have dethroned our God, purged our cradle faith from public life, and repudiated the Judeo-Christian moral code by which previous generations sought to live."

"Defeat has its lessons as well as victory."

"No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world."

"Not any Iranian weapon of mass destruction but demography is the existential crisis Israel faces….By mid-century…Palestinians west of the Jordan river will out-number Jews 2-1. Add Palestinians in Jordan, it is 3-1."

"We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense their entire lives. We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our independent America. We have a new division in our country, those who pay a double or triple fare, and those who ride forever free."

"Where equality is enthroned, freedom is extinguished. The rise of the egalitarian society means the death of the free society."

"We may deny the existence of ethnonationalism, detest it, condemn it. But this creator and destroyer of empires and nations is a force infinitely more powerful than globalism, for it engages the heart. Men will die for it. Religion, race, culture and tribe are the four horsemen of the coming apocalypse."

"If America is about anything, she is about freedom. We have seen in the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security and at our airports and in the color-coded alerts the beginning of the erosion of that freedom."

"By 2050 there will be almost 2.5 times as many people here as in 1960: 420 million. The share of the population of European descent will be a minority as it is today in California, Texas and New Mexico. And that minority will be aging, shrinking and dying. There will be as many Hispanics here, 102 million, as there are Mexicans today in Mexico"

"By nation of origin of our people, by 2050, America will be a Third World country. Our great cities will all look like Los Angeles today. Los Angeles and the cities of the Southwest will look like Juarez and Tijuana"

"Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies."

"We are not hated for who we are. We are hated for what we do. It is not our principles that have spawned pandemic hatred of America in the Islamic world. It is our policies."

"Are vital U.S. interests more imperiled by what happens in Iraq where were have 50,000 troops, or Afghanistan where we have 100,000, or South Korea where we have 28,000 — or by what is happening on our border with Mexico?…What does it profit America if we save Anbar and lose Arizona?"

"The Bush Doctrine is a prescription for permanent war for permanent peace, though wars are the death of republics."

"The Bush Doctrine is democratic imperialism. This will bleed, bankrupt and isolate this republic. This overthrows the wisdom of the Founding Fathers about what America should be all about."

"Free trade is the serial killer of American manufacturing and the Trojan Horse of World Government. It is the primrose path to the loss of economic independence and national sovereignty. Free trade is a bright shining lie."

"How did it happen that a republic born of a rebellion against a king and parliament we did not elect has fallen under a tyranny of judges we did not elect?"

"American’s greatest deficit is no longer found in the federal budget. It is a moral deficit, and it may be found in a polluted and poisoned culture that has become the great enemy within."

"A civil war is going to break out inside the Republican Party along the old trench lines of the Goldwater-Rockefeller wars of the 1960s, a war for the heart and soul and future of the party."

"49 of every 50 muggings and murders in New York are the work of minorities. That might explain why black folks have trouble getting a cab. Every New York cabbie must know the odds, should he pick up a man of color at night."

"A time for truth. As most kids do not have the athletic ability to play high school sports, or the musical ability to play in the band, or the verbal ability to excel in debate, not every child has the academic ability to do high school work. No two children are created equal, not even identical twins. The family is the incubator of inequality and God its author."

"A true nation is held together not by any political creed but by patriotism... For two centuries, men have died for America."

"A very closed and rigged system."

"America?s enemy in the Islamic world is not a state we can crush with sanctions or an enemy we can defeat with force of arms. The enemy is a cause, a movement, an idea."

"After seven years it's clear the Clinton Administration has yet to find the right formula of dealing with rogue nations... Sanctions have become the feel-good policy of the self-righteous."

"America has no vital interest in whose flag flies over Kosovo's capital, and no right to attack and kill Serb soldiers fighting on their own soil to preserve the territorial integrity of their own country... U.S. strikes are less likely to make the Balkans 'safe for democracy' than to enrage Moscow, add to the killing, widen the Balkan war and lead to eventual massive intervention by U.S. and NATO ground troops."

"American's jobs are being taken by illegal immigrants. They don't deserve it and shouldn't get the benefits of citizens."

"America?s war of revenge against Japan was a race war. Newsreels, movies, magazines, comic books, headlines treated ?Japs? as a repulsive race whose extermination would benefit mankind?.Only well after the war was over was it re-branded a war to bring the blessings of democracy to?Japan."

"America's enemy in the Islamic world is not a state we can crush with sanctions or an enemy we can defeat with force of arms. The enemy is a cause, a movement, an idea."

"Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual."

"As China is the one nation with the size, population, ideology and power to contest the United States for hegemony in Asia, is war inevitable? Answer: No more inevitable than was war between Germany and Great Britain in 1914."

"As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked in a cultural war for the soul of our country."

"As one who has supported every great foreign policy initiative from Kennedy to Reagan, I reject the isolationist label, especially when made by those who spent their youthful careers marching against the Cold War policies that brought us victory."

"Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans."

"At the same time, I don't believe the president and Mr. Gore ought to exploit these tragedies every time they do to run around and demonize folks who are members of the NRA who are good American citizens."

"As Rome passed away, so, the West is passing away, from the same causes and in much the same way. What the Danube and Rhine were to Rome, the Rio Grande and Mediterranean are to America and Europe, the frontiers of a civilization no longer defended."

"Bill Clinton and Al Gore represent the most pro-lesbian and pro-gay ticket in history."

"Bill Clinton's foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes."

"Become two wings of the same bird of prey."

"Bush has compiled a fiscal record of startling recklessness."

"Bush has us back on the team, ready to cheer for him unreservedly."

"Concerned about his legacy, George W. Bush may yet live to see his name entered into the history of his country as the president who lost the American Southwest that James K. Polk won for the United States."

"Do you want to have a country or not?... I question the patriotism of people who say we ought to just throw open our borders."

"Chicano chauvinists and Mexican agents have made clear their intent to take back through demography and culture what their ancestors lost through war."

"David Duke is busy stealing from me. I have a mind to go down there and sue that dude for intellectual property theft."