Friday, January 28, 2005

The American Farmer

"We must keep faith with these Americans, by ensuring that their dreams are not buried beneath dumped imports, or plowed under by transnational corporations with no allegiance to anything but their own bottom line. Family farmers are not begging for federal handouts. Proud, hearty stock, they have, for love of the land, weathered droughts, overcome disease, and outlasted depression. They simply want their labor to be valued, their products to be competitive, and their own government to take their side in the global marketplace. America's farmers are asking nothing more. They deserve nothing less. "

Patrick J. Buchanan 1999

Pat has made me mad more than a few times in the last couple of years. His endorsement of Bush in 2004 realy ticked me off. But the one thing I still admire about him is this, He has been the only national figure in politics who has addressed the "farm problem" in an honest way. If you would like to read the rest of this 1999 speach Click Here.


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