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

"The debate system is set up to keep me out of the debates."

"The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body."

"The civilized world must win this fight, the editors thunder. But, if it comes to war, it will not be the civilized world humping up that bloody road to Baghdad; it will be American kids with names like McAllister, Murphy, Gonzales, and Leroy Brown."

"The dirty little secret is that Congress no longer wants the accountability that goes with the wielding of power."

"The crisis of the West is a collapsing culture and vanishing peoples, as a Third World that grows by 100 million people, the equivalent of a new Mexico, every 18 months, mounts the greatest invasion in history of the world. If we do not shake off our paralysis, the West comes to an end."

"The last consequence of a dying Christianity is a dying people. Not one post-Christian nation has a birth rate sufficient to keep it alive?The death of European Christianity means the disappearance of the European tribe, a prospect visible in the demographic statistics of every Western nation."

"The Left has found the Ho Chi Minh Trail around democracy? to impose its views and values upon our society without having to win elections or persuade elected legislators."

"The governor also reiterated that he has no plans to seek the presidency in 2000, even though he's troubled... stranger things have happened."

"The MEChA slogan is "Por la Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada," which translates, "For the race, everything. Outside of the race, nothing." The MEChA slogan seems a conscious echo of the Fascist slogan of Mussolini: "Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing above the state.""

"The massacre at the high school in Littleton, Colorado, is a tragic reflection of the dark side of American society... What was it in our polluted and poisoned culture that suggested to these dead souls that violence, murder, and suicide was a valid expression of resentment?"

"The Mississippi River is like immigration--it's enormously nourishing . . . but if it floods its banks, it can become a problem. And that is what's happened here."

"The Negroes of the ?50s became the blacks of the ?60?s; now, the ?African-Americans? of the 90?s demand racial quotas and set-asides, as the Democrats eagerly assent and a pandering GOP prepares to go along."

"The non-Europeanization of America is heartening news of an almost transcendental quality,? Wattenberg trilled.4 Yet, one wonders: What kind of man looks with transcendental joy to a day when the people among whom he was raised have become a minority in a nation where the majority rules?"

"The only thing they have got is about eight or 10 people in positions of power and influence who are former Perot folks who simply want to derail our nomination.."

"The poor homosexuals ? they have declared war on nature, and now nature is exacting an awful retribution."

"The reality is otherwise. [Vicente] Fox & friends are far closer than all but a few realize to making inevitable a North American Union where American sovereignty is dissipated and the republic is no more."

"The Reform party's public image was badly hurt this week, but fortunately in American politics most controversies have a half-life of two weeks."

"The reason we believe we can do well in debates is my belief that we have a vision for this country,"

"The possibility exists that people can take over the leadership of this Republican Party who do hold these values. It's not a closed door. And the Republican Party, yet today, still represents the best alternative, in my judgment, to the presidency of Bill Clinton."

"The problem is: Diesel engines do not emit enough carbon monoxide to kill anybody."

"The school prayer crusade, then, is the first great counteroffensive of a badly routed Christian community to recapture their occupied public schools and re-establish their beliefs as the legitimate moral foundation of American society."

"The War Between the States was about independence, about self-determination, about the right of a people to break free of a government to which they could no longer give allegiance...How long is this endless groveling before every cry of 'racism' going to continue before the whole country collectively throws up?"

"The temptation is to think that Vicente Fox, who heads a country 46% of whose people would like to live in the United States, is but another failed Third World visionary prattling on for the benefit of globalists who have been beavering away on their impossible dream for generations..."

"There is no conservative party left in Washington. Conservative thinkers and writers who were to be the watchdogs of orthodoxy have been as vigilant in policing party deviations from principle as was Cardinal Law in collaring the predator-priests of the Boston archdiocese."

"There is nothing wrong with us sitting down and arguing that issue that we are a European country."

"The seething racial resentment in the Third World against the West ? decades after independence and trillions in foreign aid ? should cause second thoughts about opening our borders to mass immigration from that world. Not everyone coming here brings in his heart the passionate attachment to America we attribute to the peoples of Ellis Island."

"The West is dying. Its nations have ceased to reproduce, and their populations have stopped growing and begun to shrink. Not since the Black Death carried off a third of Europe in the fourteenth century has there been a graver threat to the survival of Western civilization."

"There are no significant differences between Bush and Gore on many issues, Buchanan said. They both agree on NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), WTO (the World Trade Organization), China policy, Bosnia, both think bombing Serbia was a good idea... Neither will raise the issue of immigration."

"There is no conservative party in Washington. There is a Democratic Party of tax-and-spend and a Republican Party of guns and butter and tax cuts, too. Washington is all accelerator, the brakes are gone."

"The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear. Hispanics already comprise 42 percent of New Mexico?s population, 37 percent of California?s, 38 percent of Texas?, and over half the population of Arizona under the age of twenty. ? Mexico is moving north. Ethnically, linguistically and culturally, the verdict of 1848 is being overturned. Will this Mexican nation within a nation advance the goals of the Constitution ? to ?insure domestic tranquility? and ?make us a more perfect union?? Or has our passivity in the face of this invasion imperiled our union?"

"There's something that unites us all. It's the belief that citizens of the United States are citizens first before they're consumers and there are values higher than money."

"There's no way this woman is qualified for the United States Supreme Court."

"They are doing jobs most Americans won't do."

"This struggle to preserve the old creeds, cultures, and countries of the West is the new divide between Left and Right; this struggle will define what it means to be a conservative. This is the cause of the twenty-first century and the agenda of conservatism for the remainder of our lives."

"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."

"This strategy aims directly at a reannexation of the Southwest, not militarily, but ethnically, linguistically and culturally through transfer of millions of Mexicans into the United States and a migration of "Anglos" out of the lands Mexico lost in 1848. In California, the project is well advanced."

"Those of us in childhood during the war years were introduced to Hitler only as a caricature?Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier?s soldier in the Great War, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. But Hitler?s success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path."

"Those Republicans, like Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes, who have embraced the Clinton-Gore policy of appeasing China with most-favored-nation trade privileges bear equal responsibility for the Iowa farms that today hover on the brink of bankruptcy,"

"Those who would change society begin by changing the meaning of words. At Howard University, LBJ changed the meaning of equality from the attainable ? an end to segregation and a legislated equality of rights for African-Americans ? to the impossible: a socialist utopia."

"Through its support of mass immigration, its paralysis in power to prevent 12-20 million illegal aliens from entering and staying, its failure to address the ?anchor-baby? issue, the Republican Party has birthed a new electorate that will send it the way of the Whigs."

"U.S. dominance of the Middle East is not the corrective to terror. It is a cause of terror. Were we not over there, the 9/11 terrorists would not have been over here."

"Uncontrolled immigration threatens to deconstruct the nation we grew up in and convert America into a conglomeration of peoples with almost nothing in common ? not history, heroes, language, culture, faith, or ancestors. Balkanization beckons."

"Under the rubric of conservatism, the Republican party of Bush I and II has been reinventing itself into what conservatives would have once recognized as a Rockefeller party reciting Reaganite rhetoric."

"To reshape our party into the natural home for working men and women in the middle class of this country and to reclaim... the destiny of our republic from an administration that has squandered our inheritance and soiled its place in history."

"Twenty-five hundred is a terrible tragedy; Auschwitz it is not."

"Was an opportunity to get our message out and de-demonize ourselves."

"We are trying to create a nation that has never before existed, of all the races, tribes, cultures and creeds of Earth, where all are equal. In this utopian drive for the perfect society of our dreams we are killing the real country we inherited ? the best and greatest country on earth."

"Unless you are willing to change that Supreme Court and make it a pro-life constitutionalist court, your position is fraudulent and it is hollow and it is shallow,"

"We are a better people than this... For the sake of our dignity as a nation and a people let us once and for all close the door to this culture of death."

"We are the candidate. We're going to get the money."