Pat Buchanan on 'America Live'
Author on why America is a dying superpower
- Duration 5:26
- Date Oct 19, 2011
Author on why America is a dying superpower
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-- we got new polling out today that shows a near record percentage of Americans think the US is headed in the wrong direction.
According to Rasmussen Reports poll a stunning 78% of voters are worried.
Believe that we are on the right track look at that 70% say wrong track now.
My next guest says America could be dead.
By 20/20 five his new book suicide of a superpower explains why and how we can still turn this around.
Three time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan joins me live right here.
On the set -- pleasure to have you.
Thank you very much -- -- to be here it's it's it's a bit of doom and gloom because your your your back your last few best sellers day of reckoning state of emergency definitely -- test.
And now we have suicide of a superpower.
Yeah they're really good bye to the barbecue and senator you're really scary may you know what out of us.
But look I think most Americans -- -- now -- 78% this country's on somehow on the wrong course.
We can't defend our borders balance our budgets win our wars there's deadlock in gridlock in congress.
And much of our politics is poison I -- you watch television cable people are calling each other kinds of names they never did fifty years ago.
How do you what is it just that the political environment or I mean you talk about overspending you blame President Bush in part I think Obama in -- in your book.
What are we supposed to do because.
They do not believe that less spending -- the way to turn our country around you believe that it's a critical.
Post -- book responding 2425%.
Of GDP taken in about 15%.
Both conservatives and tea parties you're gonna bring that 24 down.
And the Democrats say we've got to raise the tax levels up to that 24 and pay for -- got an ideological divide.
But -- -- a religious cultural social divide in this country where you see the collapse of families.
The rise of crime the hostility of people one for another the breakdown -- the ethically.
Racially religiously and every other way this is what I mean when -- -- America is not gonna survive or may not survive to twenty torn about.
I don't mean as a political entity.
And -- UN member -- And a great power.
I mean as the country we used to be one nation under god indivisible.
And that patient is breaking down and disintegrating.
What do you what do you talk about there's both the cultural aspect of written amnesty aspect of -- -- dynamics you right.
To be one nation one people you need some measure of national unity where you rise above those differences and you seem to be speaking of that ethnicity what what does that mean.
What this is to -- -- -- country's becoming now we're gonna be about 2041 nation entirely of minorities.
The most diverse nation on earth religiously racially.
Ethnically Hispanics are gonna be about thirty million African Americans probably 66 million whites down.
Who -- in his numbers are gonna decline.
I got that site is that not a good thing.
-- not a good well first off I think what holds us together is the key it used to be when we can we worry English speaking nation.
In all these folks came from Ireland and Italy in Eastern Europe we -- one culture one tradition one history one language we don't anymore.
Let's aren't melting pot I mean resilient even if even if they're more blacks than there are whites are more Hispanics and our -- -- -- despite speak English -- -- -- And be Americans were still gonna have to be melting pot a society that we.
The people in half and we'll speak another language other than English and their own home they're not being taught the history in schools.
We were taught which was this is a great and good country.
You had a moral consensus based when -- -- dale Christian heritage that everybody basically followed.
Now you got people fighting with each other over issues of morality and right and wrong.
And coming to detest and despise each other we know just two of those issues gay -- -- in the country apart.
Right to life abortion -- fifty million is that a sign of progress and women's rights.
-- is -- the killing fifty million unborn children.
All these issues are pulling us apart what I'm saying meg and in that book is the things we had that pulled us together.
That pulled that immigrant country together and made it one nation.
Under Eisenhower and Kennedy are now dissipating.
Even as -- -- -- more and more diverse.
Let me ask you about additional economic Havoc as you talk about that as well -- city were similarly similarly pessimistic during the Carter years but that -- felt better.
Well you had Ronald Reagan come -- that's right and you're concerned about foreign policy the Soviet Union was on the move in Afghanistan Iraq.
Mozambique Angola Central America.
And in Europe Euro communism Reagan came -- He healed the economic crisis.
And then -- standing tall in maintaining our strength we won the Cold War the Soviet Union collapsed.
Last ten years.
We've lost six million manufacturing jobs and 55000.
Factories 13 of our manufacturing base.
Gone off to China.
Now everybody's talking about manufactured.
Any of you got any real ideas how to bring those factories back Santorum says no no tax on it accurately yet -- -- Santorum is right on that we're -- get the money for that.
He ought to get it by putting a twenty to 30% tariff on all manufactured goods coming into the United States.
Raise the cost of foreign goods and reduce the cost of America didn't.
Pat Buchanan thank you so much that that book is suicide of a superpower.
Check it out -- -- thank you.
We'll high flying emergency forces of.