I’ve been reading this board for a while and now and it’s time to post. I hope this is the correct forum because I believe a debate on who should be president belongs here. Please feel free to support whomever you want in this thread, but I’d really like to know why you support that person, and also why you would or would not support Buchanan.
I’ve never given Mr. Buchanan much attention in the past because to be honest I just assumed people were correct on their rantings about the man. I’m certainly not here to advocate that he be elected as president. But just a simple question. Why not? Can we as Americans simply not face the truth about Gore & Bush (that truth being that they both seem to lie a lot and just say what they believe we want to hear, plus they simply lie a lot about the facts). Please don’t say you need examples. If you do, then you simply aren’t paying attention to the election.
Let me explain.
Nothing good was on television the other night so I came across a speech Pat was giving at a university. The speech was televised on CSPAN. I believe it was actually given on 10/26. I listened intently to the entire speech and to the following Q&A period. I was quite amazed and impressed by 1)his intelligence, 2)his knowledge of current and past world events 3)his involvement with previous administrations 4)his passion for freedom and America & 5)what he believes to be the right course for America. And I happen to agree with most things he stated. In particular, he doesn’t believe our troops should have ever been sent to obscure places such as The Balkans & Somalia (among other places where America doesn’t have a vital interest). I agree with that, and I would imagine if you are in the military or have a child or relative that was involved there, you would probably agree also. He believes we are over burdened with taxes and a tax code that favors the wealthy. I agree with that also. He believes that immigration should be cut back considerably, at least until the current immigrants have been assimilated into American society. I used to think that we should let anyone come here that wanted to come here. But his rationale has made me re-think that. An interesting question was posed to him by one of the (I assume) university students asking him why we should force “white culture” on immigrants (i.e compelling them to learn english and become “Americans”)? He made a good point about learning the english language and the benefits it provides to someones ultimate success in this country. And he also rebuked her for calling it “white culture” and made a good point that that was an insult to Americans of all color that have contributed to this country and it’s success as a nation. Simply stated, people from all over the world have immigrated here and one common goal was to learn a common language. English. He also spoke of a time when people of different nationalities were proud to become “Americans” but now everyone wants to be a <insert national origin here>-American which seems to devisive. I have to agree with that. I am proud to be an American. I don’t need to be a Scotch/Irish-American. American, suits me just fine. But I also believe it is a free country and if you have a need in your life to be a <insert national origin here>-American then that is your right as an AMERICAN.
I don’t want to go on and on, as I would rather respond to any posts that may come up on here and perhaps state the case further at that point. The bottom line is this, even if you hate the man you must admit, he doesn’t waver in his beliefs, he has strong beliefs and he doesn’t pander to special interest. IMHO.