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2008  BLOG Archive
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~ ~ ~ Did Obama Steal the election? Rebuilding the GOP?
An Emotional Election Accountability Rank Choice Voting
What an Election  ?! Obama’s Tax Cuts? Is Obama a Socialist ?
Obama’s Racism Socialization of America Obama Anti-American?
Obama a Natural-Born Citizen? The Bailout Vice Presidential Debate
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Did Obama Steal the election?                 -  November 24, 2008

When we hear of “Stealing the election,” we think of voter fraud. We think of the dead vote, duplicate voting, mismanaging the results. I am sure there was some fraud; however it was probably not a deciding issue. Are there other ways to steal an election?  Media bias often has an effect on election outcomes. Campaign fundraising irregularities have the potential to sway the tide of public support for a particular candidate.

The Mainstream Media was, in hindsight and to those who were objective, overwhelmingly biased towards Obama. More positive reports on Obama and company with more negative articles on McCain and company skew the public’s perception of the candidates. There were little if any reports about the lawsuit challenging Obama’s citizenship yet the media were all over the challenge against John McCain’s citizenship in 2000.
We did not hear about Obama’s socialist beginnings into politics, yet we heard about the pregnancy of Sarah Palin’s daughter. There are many people who still refuse to believe the media is biased and believe every word from them.  Examples are plentiful showing bias for Democrats and against Republicans. (The Democrats are seeking to increase their advantage by restricting the free speech of Talk Radio by bringing back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.) The decks of media outlets were stacked in favor of Obama.

Fundraising allow for the campaigns to deliver their own message, but when the rules are not obeyed the offending campaign gains an unfair advantage. The Federal Election Committee (FEC) was kept mostly ineffective during the Primary campaigns by Illinois Senator Barack Obama blocking the FEC nomination of Republican Hans von Sparkovsky and others. The FEC sent many letters requesting clarification on alleged foreign contributors to the Obama campaign with most being ignored beyond the statutory 60 day limit. Two of those were contributions of $31,000 by two men, Hosam and Monir Edwan, who live in Gaza Strip, Rafah. Obama’s campaign disclosed that over 4000 donors contributed over the 2,300 limit.  One Lady donated over 8 times the limit to Obama’s campaign.  Obama raised a lot of illegal money that may eventually be refunded however the availability of the greater cash flow helped buy him more publicity than his opponent.

The election was not stolen by dangling or dimpled chads; no, it was not stolen at the ballot box. It may have been stolen by the enabling media and violation of campaign finance laws. But then there was the financial crash and there was an enthusiasm to have the first Black-American becoming President. But with Media promoting Obama and the greater funds raised illegally by Obama, one must wonder, “what would have been?” What would have been if the election were ran with an objective media and an even playing field in fundraising.  Whatever the factors, Obama was elected and if he survives the legal challenge of his citizenship he will be inaugurated president in January.

© November 24, 2008 Roger W Hancock


Rebuilding the GOP?                             - November 20, 2008

There have been articles claiming the GOP is dying, the GOP has been nullified or the GOP is out of touch. I do not believe so. Obama won in a ground swell of emotions among minorities and others who simply wished America move forward towards a more diverse America. Barack Hussein Obama is the first person of color to have been a major party candidate and first to be elected president. All the previously splintered far left liberal factions such as the socialists and communists supported Obama. A huge proportion of Black Americans supported Obama. Much of the moderate Democrats supported Obama rather than loose their grip on power.

The Republican Party after an Obama administration has become history, will have a greater comparison in which draw back the swing voters among the minorities. The campaign does not end simply because the results are in. Although it looks pretty ominous against a comeback, in America anything is possible, as was just proven. Obama’s margin was not as great as Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory. The pendulum has swung and will swing again our way unless liberty is suppressed to hold the pendulum back. Our apathy will be our greatest enemy. We must continue the fight. We must remain involved to fight the fight. Incrementally the Democrats bring us closer to a socialized society and the tide will not be turned in a single election. It will take the next four years to prevent Obama’s re-election. Fortunately we will have his help, if we use it righteously. The trek will be slow and must be deliberate during defeat and during victory. The campaign goes on.

Someone, perhaps it was Hitler who, said something like, he who controls the media will control the people. The Democrats have the Media that no longer represents a free society. We must resist the Democrat’s attempts to bring back the “Fairness Doctrine” that effectively suppresses free speech. Conservatism wins when enterprise is free. Liberalism does not do well in the free market when liberal ideals are espoused. The consumer, the American people are mostly conservative in their values. When they are able to see the correlation of their values with those of the top parties most will chose conservatism. We must raise our children in the way they should go and direct them to occupations that will over take the affronts to liberty. America is strong and, although it may be brought close to the brink of bankruptcy, will survive. During the next four years we will see affronts to American values as set over 200 years ago by the founding fathers. Gun control, restrictions on religion, greater taxation, and restrictions on travel, speech, medical assistance; in short liberty will be limited. The liberals and the mainstream media have demonized without supporting facts the attempts of G.W. Bush to secure our safety. We will be provided real examples to demonstrate to the people the fascism of liberalism.

The GOP does not need to rebuild but to regroup and build up an arsenal of truth and perseverance. America is great because of our Founding Fathers’ conservative values. A revolution of ideals will lead by the ideals set forth by our Founding Fathers. Take the words of our founding documents and of the founders to show the comparison between true liberty and the fascism of socialism. It will still be called negative but the people must be told that truth is positive, leaving “negative” to liberal lies. When the GOP paints itself more moderate and the Democrats facade themselves more to the right the people see little difference from which to choose. Only under liberalism does ‘Truth” become negative. Stand fast in our liberty. Stand fast that we remain free. Republicans for liberty!

© November 20, 2008 Roger W Hancock


An Emotional Election                                           November 15th, 2008

   What was this election really about?  It was about feelings. Ignorance of the issues may have been a part but overall it was simply feelings that brought Obama over the top. Obama's talk was of sugar coated reality, appealing to the masses, much of it was contrary to Democrat policies. Many people now expect to be getting more from the government. They actually expect to see lower taxes though Obama said he would first raise them to Clinton levels. Many are enamored with the idea of "the first Black Man as President," or more precisely "The first Minority as President," as evidenced by the higher percentage Obama received among many minorities. Many whites are thrilled about Obama being elected with some calling others bigots, simply for not supporting Obama. Barach has a fairly charismatic personality that has turned supporters into followers. People followed his pied-piper speeches past the facts of reality. Much of what Obama proposed was contrary to Democrat policies and as such will produce much opposition by the Democrats in Congress. The feelings overshot the rhetoric of sounding more conservative than Obama's record. This election was the most emotional election ever. Emotions played a greater roll in this election than when Reagan ran garnering more votes. An emotional election carried Obama to victory. The emotions still run high but will they still run high, when the promises of empty words are manifested?

© November 15, 2008 Roger W Hancock



Seattle PI's editorial: Open government: Expanding access. 
Replying to the editorial and some of the comments on the website.

Accountability                                           November 14th, 2008
     In all fairness, elected officials of both parties will on occasion restrict access to records. Incidences that are known, point strongly to the Democrats. Prior to King County Councilman Reagan Dunn proposing that a statement be sent to property owners telling them how much their taxes are, one of the Democrat members said he didn't think that would be a good idea. It was opposed by the Democrats until actual action required taking a public position on the proposal. It passed, of course, for to publically support keeping the public in the dark is not good for re-election.  Historically, Democrat legislators have not only created a stack of record law exemptions but also have created loopholes around the public’s attempt to limit taxes as well.
     It is their opinion but I take offence at the PI’s Editorial Board referring to the initiative process as being “overused”. The initiative process is the right of the people; the people are the fourth branch of Washington State government. To say the people are over using their power one must consider the overuse of power by the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of Washington State government.
     Christine Gregoire, now an elected governor, has attempted to restrict the public from knowing the state deficit by ignoring parts of the budget and promoting increases without balancing the two. Oh yeah! That’s right! The Washington Judicial Branch has upheld lies in a campaign advertisement as free speech, rather than attempts to deceive the people. That is two attempts to keep the public in the dark; one by the Executive Branch and one by the Judicial Branch. I must not leave out the Legislative branch where the Democrats after the 2004 election opposed Republican attempts at meaningful election reform until political pressure required some action towards reform.
     As I said, both parties on occasion have been guilty, but it is the Democrats that will use their power to make our democratic-republic form of government into a more fascist one, less accountable to the people.

© November 14, 2008 Roger W Hancock


Rank Choice Voting                                 - November 10, 2008

     The citizen’s of Pierce County had adopted an unusual system to select their non-partisan county officers. The system is called Ranked Choice Voting. I’ll not even try to explain it for the explanation may leave you more confused than you may already be. It has been known for weeks the system is difficult to understand as well as difficult and expensive to implement. One figure has the increased cost of the Pierce County election at 1.2 million dollars. The initial plan was to have 6 selections but current voting technology was unable to handle 6, so 3 selections became the number set. Custom machines were produced, and many tests made to assure accuracy. The people did not understand: voting three times for three different people among the same listed candidates. Prior to the election it was believed that voting for the same candidate two or three times would void the vote for that office. With all the confusion surrounding Ranked Choice Voting, voting for the same candidate more than once should only void the second and third votes not all three.
     The right of association has been suppressed. Political parties in Washington State are prevented from selecting their own candidates in the primary election. Any voter may help select the candidate for any party even though they are not members. Local elections now do not designate the party's choice. Any candidate may state any political preference. However in non-partisan races the candidates may now state their political preference. The Ranked Choice Voting method is presented as a means to select a candidate among several without a run-off election.
     It is believed that King County is considering Ranked Choice Voting for positions that are becoming “non-partisan.” The democrats will embrace the voting procedure for the increased spending. I hope the Republicans will oppose the system.  A simple run off in the primary leaving the top two candidates running in the general election is what the people are accustomed to. To those considering Ranked Choice Voting, I throw a sarcastic K.I.S.S.; “Keep It Simple, Stupid!”

© November 10, 2008 Roger W Hancock

Pierce County's Ranked Choice Voting


What an Election  ?!                             - October 30, 2008

     Obama is the President Elect - The first Black (actually white and black) to run on a major party ticket and first to be elected President. Democrats gained much political territory across the nation.
     In Washington State it was pretty much a stand-off. The Republicans gained no ground but lost very little. Most of the Republican incumbents won re-election.
     The Democrat voter registration and 'get out the vote' throughout most of the country was more successful. In Washington both parties increased their registered voters and in getting them out to vote. Traditionally Washington is a pretty firm blue state, however it is maintaining a much slower slide to blue. 
     More people voted across the nation than in any other election. Obama's charismatic appeal created a wave that swept him to victory. As with most waves, usually manifested within individual states, most of the voters gained will return to their apathy by the next election. It is always an uphill battle to get eligible voters registered and to the polls.
     It is already reported that Obama plans to rescind 200 Executive Orders he considers to have been politically motivated. It sounds to me his rescinding will be politically motivated.
     The Socialist Party has been gaining ground by fielding candidates inside the democrat party. This year, 2008, one of them has made it to the Presidency. In various aspects this has been a truly historical election. What affect will these have on America? Time will tell, it always does.

© November 10, 2008 Roger W Hancock


Obama’s Tax Cuts?                                 - October 30, 2008

     Obama is going to raise taxes on the American people. His “tax cut” plan is only to appeal to most of the American public that as a whole pay a small part of the tax burden. At best Obama’s plan is socialistic in nature, distributing various tax percentages. Obama said his plan would raise taxes back to Clinton levels. The Democrats have fought against the Republican tax cuts that have brought us to the current levels.  The Democrats have a historical pattern of calling lesser increases in proposals as “cuts.” The Democrats in the legislature support for higher taxes opposing cuts most likely cause Obama’s “tax cuts” to be an increase but to a much lesser degree than the increase on the “rich”; the wealthy and business that provides all of the jobs.
     Historically tax cuts have stimulated the economy while taxes have suppressed it.  Today’s economy has been affected by some major factors; September 11, 2001, Mismanagement at top levels of corporate leadership, and Bush’s Tax cuts. The Bush tax cuts have helped in the recovery from 9-11. In the current financial fiasco that came about by policies set under President Clinton, other industries remain strong.   
     Higher taxes put a burden on the poor whether you tax them directly or indirectly by taxing the rich. Tax the rich and the poor pay more.  When a company is taxed it becomes a part of operating expenses which increase the net profit. Increase operating expenses and profits and the poor pay more in higher prices. Simply stated, taxes increase prices. The only difference in taxing the rich over taxing the poor is that the poor blame the companies for the whole of the increases rather than perceiving the government as being responsible for a part. Increased taxes also reduce a company’s ability to create more jobs.  When a company’s expenses increase the first costs to be cut, are jobs.
     If Obama’s tax cuts materialize as a cut of current tax levels it will be minimal. He proposes to be the modern Robin Hood of stealing from the rich except to only appear to be giving to the poor.

©October 30, 2008 Roger W Hancock

Is Obama a Socialist ?     His Associations & His Own Words

Obama’s Associations:
     In 1996 Obama received the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, Chicago branch.
The DSA newsletter reported that State Senator, Obama was present to eulogize socialist activist Saul Mendelson, one of the “champions” of “Chicago’s democratic left.”
     Obama campaigned openly for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who won his seat in 2006.
In February 2008 a bill was rushed through the Senate Foreign Relations committee. “The Global Poverty Act” which commits the U.S. to spend hundreds of billions more in foreign aid. To comply with the United Nations’ socialist “Millennium Goals.”
     Chicago Democrat, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who endorsed socialist Howard Dean for president in 2004 has endorsed Obama for president. Schakowsky was honored at a Democratic Socialists of America 2000 dinner sponsored by the Chicago chapter.
     Obama claims he chose his “friends carefully.” Yet chose to launch his political career in the living room of admitted domestic terrorist, William Ayers, who proclaimed in 2002, “I am a Marxist.” Also present was Bernardine Dohrn who extolled socialism, communism and “Marxism-Leninism.”

Obama’s own words:
     "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully, the more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."  From Obama’s book, "Dreams from My Father."
"In search of some inspiration, I went to hear Kwame Toure, formerly Stokely Carmichael of Black Panther fame, speak at Columbia.” “At the entrance to the auditorium, two women, one black, one Asian, were selling Marxist literature." From Obama’s book, "Dreams from My Father."
     In a 2001 radio interview Obama expressed his regret concerning the Supreme Court’s lack of authority to enact “redistribution of wealth,” which is a key component of Socialism.
     "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." - Barack Obama
     "This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably." -Barack Obama quoting a standard Marxist doctrine.
     ”Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers, and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably." -Barack Obama with yet another socialistic statement.
     “… I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” said Obama in reply to concerns about excessive taxes on the American Dream, presented by “Joe the Plumber.”  -October 12, 2008

Obama’s Wife says:
"The truth is most Americans don't want much. Folks don't want the whole pie. Most Americans feel blessed to thrive a little bit, but that's out of reach for them. The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

If he flocks with them and talks with them then praises them, He must be a socialist.

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Obama’s Racism                                             -  October 30, 2008

Remarks from – Barack Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.
     “Ray assured me that we would never talk about whites as whites without knowing exactly what we were doing. Without knowing that there might be a price to pay.”
     “Our rage at the white world needed not object, he seemed to be telling me, no independent confirmation: it could be switched on and off at our pleasure.”  (Introduction to the printed version, not included in the audio book)
     “And yet, even as I imagined myself following Malcolm’s call, one line in the book stayed with me. He spoke of a wish he’d once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged.”     (On reading Malcolm X.)
     “The minority assimilated into the dominant culture, not the other way around. Only white culture could be neutral and objective. Only white culture could be nonracial, willing to adopt the occasional exotic into its rank. Only white culture had individuals.”  (Chapter 5, not included in the audio book)
     “That hate hadn’t gone away: it formed a counter narrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people -some cruel, some ignorant…”}
     “I read the book to help me understand just what it is that makes white people so afraid. Their demons. The way ideas get twisted around. It helps me understand how people learn to hate.”
     “Black politicians less gifted then Harold discovered what white politicians had known for a very long time: that race-baiting could make up for a host of limitations.
     “A steady attack on the white race, the constant recitation of black people’s brutal experience in this country . . .  Yes, the nationalist would say, whites are responsible for your sorry state, not any inherent flaws in you. In fact, whites are so heartless and devious that we can no longer expect anything from them.” (last line omitted from the audio book)
     “… thumbed through a silver brochure that I’d picked up in the reception area. It contained a set of guiding principles –a “Black Value System” –that the congregation had adopted in 1979. At the top of the list was a commitment to God, “who will give us the strength to give up prayerful passivism and become Black Christian activists, soldiers for Black freedom…”
     “The title of Reverend Wright’s sermon that morning was ‘The Audacity of Hope…’ ‘It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere. That’s the world! On which hope sits.’”
     “Write spoke of Sharpsville and Hiroshima, the callousness of policy makers in the White House and in the State House…”
     “Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.
An incidence between Obama’s white grandmother and an African-American panhandler. -
“I took her into the other room and asked her what happened,”
“A man asked me for money yesterday. While I was waiting for the bus.”
“That’s all?”
“Her lips pursed with irritation. ‘He was very aggressive, Barry. Very aggressive. I gave him a dollar and he kept asking. If the bus hadn’t come, I think he might have hit me over the head.’”  - Obama commenting on his white Grandmother’s interaction with an African-American pan-handler.
Explaining the comments on the incidence Barack said “The point I was making was not That my Grandmother harbors any racial animosity – she doesn’t. But she is a typical white person who . . .  If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know there’s a reaction in her that’s been bred into out experiences that don’t go away, and that sometimes come out in the wrong way.”


Democrat’s Socialization of America
Of Coarse, you may not feel this way, however, if you vote Democrat... Your VOTE DOES !
Elimination of Jobs through legislation, judicial action, and regulation whether or not constitutional

Immediate Goals
     To levy taxes on any segment of society to collect from wage earners regardless of income level to empower the government.  Distribute the collected fund in the form of pork projects to home districts, to the “poor” to gain votes, and any other “project” that will deplete funds, or increase debt, to create a greater need for more taxation.
By Taxation
     Increase Taxes using any excuse possible upon all segments of society but more so on small business, corporations and the “Rich”.
     The poor and middle income is warmed to higher taxes when the rich are taxed more.
     Taxation on any income segment is ultimately paid by the end consumer. (Never mention this fact.)

By Regulation
     Regulate business to such a degree that operating expenses are increased, in attempts to comply
     When failing to comply, levy stiff fines to increase operating expenses.
     Minimizing operating capital reduces the ability to expand, the ability to create new jobs.

Support the Unions
     Support the Unions by legislation that makes the worker feel good while at the same time putting strain upon employers in the form of regulations, unfunded mandates, or taxes to decrease the ability to expand.
     Maintain the appearance of support by proposing legislation to help the worker whether it will pass or not.
     Promote the Gay agenda with required mandates that will increase cost of employer provided benefits.
     by requiring unfunded mandates by government.  (Socialism)
     Though historically have opposed use the Civil Rights amendment to place further strain upon business.

     Legislate whether from congress or from the bench, with authority or without.
     Use the Constitution when it will support, ignore it when it does not.
     Be Coy,  cater, in words, to business and the corporations enough to maintain campaign contributions.
     Cater, in words, to the working family to maintain their support.
     Even though the Party Platform says otherwise sound more conservative when campaigning.
     Even though the Democrat Elected Officials have fought against an issue that seems popular, say you are going to propose legislation to support it. The general Public never remembers anyway.
     Say you will support tax breaks for the people blaming the GOP for not doing enough then vote against them.
     The more people out of jobs and on the welfare rolls will increase the power of the Democrat Party.

Ultimate Objective
     The Socialization of the American worker and nationalization of American business. The elimination of the Free enterprise system that rewards success.  

2008  Roger W Hancock   -


Is Obama Anti-American?  - You Decide            - October 24, 2008
- by Roger W Hancock,

Obama’s Associations:
Obama served on the Wood’s Fund board with domestic terrorist William Ayers. Media reports have it that Obama’s campaign was kicked-off in Ayers’ living room.  In light of documentation Obama still tries to deny the connection. William Ayers was a part of the Weather Underground that Bombed the Capitol, Pentagon and New York City police headquarters in the 1970s. Ayers claimed participation in the bombings.
     Obama has had association with Bernadine Dohrn who also was a member of the Weather Underground. A fundraiser was held by Ayers and Dohrn in 1995 to begin the financing of Obama’s political career.
     We all know of Obama’s pastor of many years, Rev. Wright, who preached racist and anti-American sentiments. Obama stood by Reverend Wright until political pressure caused Obama to denounce his long time friend and pastor.
     Obama served on a nonprofit board with Rashid Khalidi, a confessed domestic terrorist and former director of the PLO’s WAFA press agency, in granting funding to an anti-Israeli Arab group.
     Obama’s foreign policy adviser, Robert Malley, is a vocal supporter of Palestinian terrorists.
Listing Michelle Obama as a friend, Hatem El-Hady is fundraising on his own for Obama. El-Hady’s Islamic charity Kindhearts was closed and its assets ceased by the FBI in 2006.
     At least three of the Obama associates have ties back to Muslim organizations, and Obama says he is and was not Muslim.

Obama’s Actions:
     Obama has refused to wear a Flag lapel pin, until he succumbed to political pressure.
     Obama has been video taped not saluting the flag, during the National Anthem while those around him did.
     Obama has failed to produce his birth certificate in a court case until ordered to do so by the Judge.
     Obama failed to condemn the placement of Cuban national flags overlaid with an image of Argentine Marxist Che Guevara at a volunteer ran Obama campaign office in Houston Texas.
     Obama has said that during his first year in office he would meet with America hater Hugo Chavez. (As if that will accomplish anything.)
     Obama speaks of change; his cited changes resemble those that have failed in the defunct USSR, and in China. Such changes have kept China, North Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba under communist tyranny.

Obama’s Anti-American support:
     American Socialists support Obama.
     American Communists support Obama.
     Cuban nationals, in Cuba and in America, support Obama.
     The majority of prison inmates support Obama.
     The majority of illegal immigrants support Obama.
     The anti-American Marxist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is hoping Obama becomes president and has tried to contribute.
     Al-Qaida our enemy in the War on Terror is hoping Obama becomes President.
     Hezbollah is hoping Obama becomes President.
     The terrorist group Hamas’ Political Advisor, Ahmed Yousef, has said
“We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will [win] the election…”
     FARC terrorists are hoping and expecting that Barack Obama wins.   – from computer records obtained by Interpol.
     Supported by Tony Rezko, who while under federal indictment provided a sweetheart deal on a loan for land purchased by Barack and Michelle Obama.
     Obama is supported by various anti-Israeli individuals:  Hatem El-Hady, Rashid Khalidi, Robert Malley, and Zbigniew Brzezinski
     Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the racist New Black Panther Party Endorses Obama. Shabazz defended Osama bin Laden, blaming President Bush for the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

-   October 24, 2008, Roger W Hancock,

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Obama a Natural-Born Citizen?                         -October 14, 2008
by Roger W Hancock

I had recently wondered about Obama's birthplace.  I had heard Hawaii and wondered about the timing of his mother's travels. Surely a discrepancy of his birthplace would have been brought out before... but Obama's story was so plausible it was not questioned until Berg's challenge.

Philadelphia attorney Philip Berg (self proclaimed life-long Democrat) filed suit in U.S. District Court in August, 2008. He is challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president on the grounds of his place of birth. Statements by Obama’s mother states Obama was born in Kenya. Berg includes a challenge that assuming Hawaii as birthplace that Obama relinquished his citizenship when becoming a naturalized citizen of Indonesia.

The dual citizenship, or lack of, will probably not hold much water, especially if the court has a liberal judge. Although Indonesia may not have had provisions for dual citizenship, America did. Then assuming he was born in Hawaii, he was American first.  In the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1481), Section 349 it states the person would have had to intend and voluntarily relinquish U.S. citizenship. As a child it is most unlikely Obama was even aware of his citizenship in any country.  Details on the statute can be found at

His citizenship or not will probably fall upon whether either of the birth certificates are valid or not. Why are there two birth certificates anyway? One has a seal and one has not. If identical in format and signatures, a copy may not show the seal. Earlier copy machines would not copy blue and some other colors.  Even a copy with a different format may be obtained when ordering a copy from the governmental agencies of the place of birth. Such copies may or may not show the original signatures. 

I am required to produce an official certified copy of my birth certificate when applying for a government job. Obama should do the same. Such should be a requirement for running for office. ...such should be a requirement for running for President of the United States.  In such a crucial issue as citizenship, why does Obama not produce an official certified copy for the court?  If the certificate is legitimate he could settle, in court, the issue of his birthplace once and for all.

If Obama produces an invalid certificate to the court, he commits perjury. Is Obama trying to avoid perjury by instead challenging legal and judicial procedures?  Why is Obama withholding proof of his citizenship?

By not producing an official certified copy of his birth certificate he is obstructing the legal proceedings. Obama’s record shows obstructionism. How would Obama be as president… an obstructionist president?

© October 14, 2008 – Roger W Hancock

Berg vs. Obama et al  -
Petition Congress to urge Obama to produce his citizenship records -
U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs - –Rumor Has It – Native Son -


The Bailout and the Democrats leading the way to stick the taxpayer to the tune of 700 billion dollars.

This past Monday the Congress voted on the Bailout, it failed. The Washington State delegation was split by party line with the Republicans voting against the bailout. The Senate passed the plan on Wednesday adding the traditional pork, increasing the taxpayer’s burden to over 700 billion Dollars! The claim is that the government will probably make a profit on the action. They must be saying that they are spending now what may or may not be gained; gambling with our money.
The Bailout would not be needed if a more accurate method of determining the value of the market were not the “mark to market”. The devaluing of the ‘failed companies to less than their asset value” devalues the assets weakening even the stronger companies. Change the “mark to market” and allow the actual market to set the valuations and the taxpayer would not need to bailout the market at 700 billion dollars. Allow the sound companies to buy-out the failed companies and the valuations would be determined by the free market saving the taxpayer the 700 billion dollars.
Why has all this been allowed to happen?  Why do the Democrats oppose any common sense approach at dealing with the securities markets? President George Bush will be blamed but it is the Democrats who have over the past many years, blocked meaningful legislation that would have made the securities markets sound.
The Government seized the assets of Washington Mutual (WAMU) with JPMorgan Chase making a low bid, although the highest.  WAMU’s net worth was 52 billion dollars yet the government sold WAMU to JPMorgan for less than 2 billion. WOW! What a deal for JPMorgan Chase at the expense of the shareholders of WAMU, and of course us the taxpayer. Two billion dollars is the purchase for WAMU although the assets are worth 26 times that much. The Government may then, after effectively devaluing the assets of securities market institutions, sell off the assets perhaps making a profit but maybe not; looking at how government operates, probably not.
What business is it of Government to directly run the Free Market? It did not work in Russia and the defunct U.S.S.R. Why follow their example?  The overall Bailout is the largest Nationalization of Free Market Assets the American Government has undertaken since the Great Depression. We are not the “United Socialist States of America.”  The government rarely provides sound and lasting solutions.  The free market has done a pretty good job of balancing itself out over the last 200 years except during times of government intervention. The apple cart is often upset when the government gets involved. We have amateurs in Congress making decisions that affect the financial well being of the American free market systems.
Through all of this, I, as a layman amateur, fail to understand why a Company that is still operating with a 54 billion dollar net worth is considered “failed”. It seems to me the Government has taken from a “poor” but sound institution and given it to the “rich”. I am guessing but surmise that JPMorgan Chase and other financial institutions, if dealing directly with the WAMU Board of Directors probably would have offered much more. It seems to me that even a “sweetheart deal” would have brought a better price for WAMU. ‘Yet the Democrats and some Republicans would rather take our money to bailout the market to the disadvantage of some corporations and the advantage of other corporations. The Democrats have been distributing wealth for some time among the working class and now they are doing it with corporations on our backs.
It is the Democrats failure to understand America’s free market system as well as other issues that caused me to leave the Democrat Party in 1988. The democrat party has not only shifted positions on key American values over the past 50 years but also, it would seem, has “dumbed” itself down.

© October 3, 2008 – Roger W Hancock,

Concerning the Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac the proof is in the Congressional Record.   Also at See the video at  We can blame the Democrats!

Evergreen Freedom Foundation Blog – Where’s the Emergency?

Mike Reagan – Don’t Fall for the Bailout Panic  -

Stop the Subprime Bailout  -
Bailout Proposal – Calculated Risk  -


Vice Presidential Debate October 02, 2008

            PoetPatriot’s take, on the debate -

The Vice Presidential debate was fairly benign. As with the presidential debate youth had the advantage in visual appeal except that Sarah Palin had an obvious unfair advantage... so, enough of that. Both Vice Presidential candidates performed well with each sticking pretty much to their respective party lines. Sarah Palin did a better job overall in her public speaking. Joe Biden followed Obama’s lead attempting to sound more “middle of the road” than he or Obama really is. Biden followed Obama’s claiming to support the middle class while supporting the regulation and taxation of big business. [Taxes and regulating business increase cost to the consumer; the middle class and the poor.] Sarah Palin supported tax breaks and deregulation where needed. Joe Biden seemed to have trouble hearing the questions and at least once had trouble hearing what Sarah Palin had said. Biden did okay but not great while I feel Sarah Palin came just short of doing a great job. Palin did present a more charismatic personality than that of Joe Biden. As I left to write this I heard a television pundit state, and I agree, that neither candidate lived up to their negative stereotyped reputations. In my view Sarah Palin did a better job than Obama performed against McCain a week ago. Bidens lack of energy actually boosted the appeal of the energy display by Palin.

© October 2, 2008, Roger W Hancock,

 – October 2, 2008 Vice Presidential Debate Video -
Michelle Malkin – Sarah vs. Smirky: Vice Presidential debate thread. 

Order a FREE Obama/Biden bumper sticker with paying the cost! They even pay the shipping.  I’m going to circle it in black and place a diagonal line through it.


Presidential Debate September 26, 2008

PoetPatriot’s take, on the debate -

In Last Friday’s Presidential debate it is clear that Obama visually had the advantage. Obama has his youth where as John McCain is older but will come across as the wiser of the two. Obama fits the stereotype of a politician. Obama double-talked his way through the debates picking up on McCain’s comments using them to moderate his positions from how McCain stated them.  McCain spoke more optimistically than did Obama although eventually Obama became more so. John McCain praised our troops on several occasions while Obama’s first praise was not until half-way through the debates. Obama appeared stuck on the past while McCain used the past to learn from to not make the same mistake.
When finally nailed down as to what each candidate would give up to solve the financial situation, McCain talked of a spending freeze except for national security. Obama opposed a freeze so as not to freeze his favorite funding projects.  Obama conceded McCain was correct on spending cuts. Obama kept talking about taxing the corporations while at the same time helping “main street” with government provided [Socialism?] health care and jobs. [Corporations pass the tax down to the consumer as a business expense. The consumer pays more when business is taxed.] 
On Iraq and Afghanistan Obama waffled taking cues from McCain who maintained optimism. McCain pointed out Obama’s failure to understand the difference between a tactic and a strategy? Obama learned quickly later refuting John McCain. Obama at first said he wanted to pull troops from Iraq then add troops to Afghanistan then said that Afghanistan and Iraq had to be treated the same. Obama! Which is it? [It was obvious that Obama did not understand, that we the people, are now able to back up the video for an instant reply of comments] On Iran Obama showed an improved understanding but not as in-depth as that shown by John McCain.
Obama’s math was shallow with him comparing America’s 3% of the Oil Reserves to America’s use of 25% of the world’s consumption of oil. [The two are apples and oranges. The 3% of the world’s oil reserved amounts to 22 Billion Barrels of Oil in the American Reserves which does not include the unexplored resources. The 25% American usage of Oil Produced amounts to just 20 million barrels a day .]   MCain maintained a calm and firm composure, while Obama appeared to get more nervous towards the end, manifested by an occasional low murmur of stuttering.
McCain was more optimistic than Obama. McCain was more consistent. McCain showed a greater understanding of warfare and economics than did Obama. McCain is the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” of International affairs.  Obama would make a great motivational speaker or used car salesman.

© October 1, 2008, Roger W Hancock,

Commission on Presidential Debate

September 26, 2008 Presidential Debate Video - 


A World War II MIA Identified.       --- & --- A poem “
Long Last, Laid to Rest

Below is a press release of the identification of MIA 2nd Lt. Ernest E. Martin   Below the release is a poem inspired by the report.


Oct. 2, 2008




The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. 


He is 2nd Lt. Ernest E. Martin, U.S. Army, of Hanover, Mont.  He will be buried on Oct. 11 in Ellensburg, Wash.


Representatives from the Army met with Martin’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army.


In November 1944, the 109th and 112th Infantry Regiments, 28th Infantry Division, were attacking east through the Hürtgen Forest in an attempt to capture the German towns of Vossenack and Schmidt.  On Nov. 4, the Germans counterattacked in what would become one of the longest running battles in U.S. history.  Martin, a member of C Company, 109th Infantry Regiment, was reported missing in action near Vossenack on Nov. 10.


            In 2000, a German construction company found human remains in an unmarked grave while clearing wartime unexploded ordnance from the Hürtgen Forest.  The remains, along with military rank and branch insignia were turned over to U.S. officials.


Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA and dental comparisons in the identification of Martin’s remains. 


            For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO web site at or call (703) 699-1169.

The poem inspired by the report above:

Long Last, Laid to Rest
by Roger W Hancock
American Soldiers fight abroad,

duty to their country.
Each man fights the battles brave,

victory over fear inside.
Wounded in battle, brave;
sent back home to heal.
Valor ‘till wounded death;

telegram sent to family.
Honors to those returned;

have held the wartime memories.
Soldiers brave, left unknown,
captured or dead… remained missing.
Offensive against German towns,
Eastward through the forest.
Battle of Vossenack and Schmidt;

German, American confrontation.
Longest battle of the war,
left many fates unknown.
Fifty-six years beyond the battle,
American MIA is found.
Remains are found in year 2000,

Clearing wartime ordinance.
eight long years to identify,
by DNA, Dental and circumstance.
Now a hero is laid to rest,
duty done, may peace be yours.
To you our gratitude,

2nd Lieutenant Ernest E. Martin.

© October 2, 2008 Roger W Hancock


“To Honor One Veteran, Honors All Veterans.” – Veteran/Military poetry.

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


I-1000  -No!  -
“The Get Rid of Granny!” Initiative 
  - reposted adding photo

Washington's Initiative 1000                  from - June 16, 2008

Initiative 1000 may make a murder out of you.  The loopholes within Initiative 1000 will give the ability for a family to end the life of an invalid loved-one.  Inconvenienced or to avoid expending possible inheritance moneys on further healthcare; the loopholes would allow the killing of the infirmed. The opinions of three doctors are needed to determine definitive fatality of a condition. The first doctor that determined fatality would, of course, refer to other doctors that would be sympathetic to Assisted Suicide.  Initiative 1000 does not address “doctor hunting”; going from doctor to doctor to finally reach “doctor opinions” that would allow for the killing of the supposed loved-one.  Initiative 1000 protects doctors from liability lawsuits should a misdiagnosis occur. Initiative 1000 provides no penalties for abuse for it protects the abusers. Initiative 1000 provides no consequences to encourage doctors to be accurate or even honest, about the fatality of the diagnosis. I call it the “Get rid of Granny Initiative.”

© October, 2008, Roger W Hancock



                              From the home of the PoetPatriot

Link - Coalition Against Assisted Suicide -

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


Jesus People Movement Remembered

I was involved in the Jesus People Movement in the early 70s. I have recently written an account based on my memories that begins with an Introduction to the Jesus People Movement. (below)   If you are interested, I have more about the Movement in Auburn, Washington while touching on the Jesus People Army in Seattle on my webpage.  Jesus People Army – Auburn, Washington

There are many introductions to the Jesus Movement with varying aspects depending upon the author's involvement. There has however been a common thread throughout them; Jesus entered lives to change them forever.
The movement began in the late 60s with various independent starts across the country and oversees.  Some of the many beginnings were influenced or inspired by the movement as it progressed, while others were independent workings of God in people's lives. However, the beginning; all came to be known as the Jesus People Movement.  The Catacombs in Seattle was the meeting place for the weekend Revival meetings in Seattle. Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California, was the most notable hub of the Jesus People Movement. Calvary Chapel was and is, as of 2008, still led by Reverend Chuck Smith. Meetings, concerts, festivals, and other outreaches brought hippies, students, career people, pastors and others together as no other movement has in modern history. Music was the catalyst forming the movement from being another fad to become a lasting movement. Secular songs that had the slightest mention of God were latched onto. 1969 gave us "Jesus is Just Alright" by the Doobie Brothers, and "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum, as two songs that were catapulted to the top of the charts by the Jesus Movement. "Put Your Hand in the Hand" by the Oakridge Boys, helped that group to break from gospel into the secular country music scene. Early original Jesus Music artists were Larry Norman, Honeytree, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Wilson McKinley and many others. Andrae Crouch having been recording gospel music became an instant hit. Those firsts Artists became the pioneers of Contemporary Christian Music. Many involved built firm foundations that defined their lives in Christ from then on while others were only along for the ride slipping to become the weeds along the path. The impact of Christ through the evangelization and music of the Jesus Movement spreading across America and into Europe would have a lasting impact on Christianity and American society for years to come.     

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008

For more on the movement in Auburn, WA:
For an extensive list of links for the Jesus People Movement go to


Washington State Governor’s Debate.

My take on the Debate, by the PoetPatriot

Governor Christine Gregoire and Republican candidate Dino Rossi debated on Seattle television Saturday evening (September 20, 2008).

The candidates individually, without considering the other or the content of answers and responses, did quite well.  They both stayed within the allotted time which allowed for one extra questions at the end. It is a different story when you get into the dialog and interaction.
Dino on a coin toss went first, citing a 6% unemployment rate. He pointed out the highest deficit in Washington’s history, a 3.2 billion deficit. He later points out it is (1 billion) greater then when Gregoire took office. Rossi pointed out the lies of Gregoire’s attack ad that said Dino was against Stem Cell Research.  All through the debate Gregoire kept the usual democratic ploy of stating the lie over and over hoping people will believe it.  Dino repeatedly reminded her that he was not against Stem Cell research.

Gregoire kept stating Dino’s transportation plan is a failed plan while she has supported the projects within his plan.  Then about taxes, Gregoire would say, “This is not the time to be talking taxes,” even when specifically asked if she would raise taxes.  Dino brought out that she did not say she would not raise taxes (As she did with the highest gas tax in state history after saying in her 2004 campaign that she would not raise taxes.)
Dino talked about being financially conservative, and so did Christine but she has a history that’s refutes her ability to be financially responsible. Christine would frequently mention deficits and an “ignored transportation” problem that was left to her when she entered office. She unwittingly blamed her own party.

It was obvious that Christine Gregoire had her talking points, and that regardless of facts or what Dino said, she would stick to them until the end.  Dino would mention his plans adding the plan is on his website,, and refute the lies and distortions put out by the governor.  He remained courteous throughout calmly responding to Gregoire’s attacks while she often smirked with a reiteration of a distorted truth.

Gregoire has adopted the democrat’s fuzzy math calling a reduction of a proposed increase a budget cut. Dino pointed out her definition of a “cut” although she continued to insult the audience’s intelligence repeating the fictional cuts.

Not as obvious as it could have been Christine Gregoire seemed to be responding as though pressed into a corner. Dino could have been a bit more assertive towards the end but I believe did a better job than the governor. Unfortunate, but, both parties will claim a victory in the debate. The debate will be useful for the undecided that may be swayed one way or the other depending upon their current personal political leanings.

 © September 22, 2008 Roger W Hancock -

Watch the Debate



Is Obama Qualified?  Is it not obvious?

Commentary by the PoetPatriot

The question of whether Obama is qualified, or rather, not qualified is becoming quite evident.  It is becoming evident that Obama is not even qualified to serve as a candidate. Obama lacks the common sense that requires a candidate to pay attention to the details.  It is fortunate for us; for in his failure we see the failures of the real Obama.
On September 11, 2001 at the memorial site at Ground Zero in New York City while John McCain spent time shaking hands of the uniformed police, firefighters and others, Obama ignored them to meander around by himself. McCain’s wife was present remaining close to Senator McCain. Obama’s wife was not present. Senator John McCain respectfully approached the memorial and with the air of reverence laid with care his rose at the memorial. Obama had literally tossed his roses onto the memorial.  Common sense should dictate more reverence. Political sense should dictate a display of more reverence. In Indianola, Iowa in September, 2007 Obama was the only one to not salute the flag during the national anthem. An oversight I’m sure but an oversight that should not be made by a Senator of the United States of America.
Obama’s actions, or lack of, show that, even through his Senate campaign, he has not learned the etiquette of campaigning. Such failures show arrogance and many people disdain arrogance in a politician.
Obama does not know when to stop pounding a point, harping until the public is tired of it. Obama fails to know which points to take on and which to avoid, blaming his opponents for that which he is guiltier. It seems prudent that Obama would hire an advisor. Oh! He has one? 
Obama stood against the surge that resulted in turning the tide towards victory in Iraq. He does not admit he is wrong but stands on his decision now knowing its success. He would rather a U.S. defeat than victory. He failed the test for Commander in Chief.
In actuality no one is fully qualified; however one must historically have the values that display a love for country. Obama has a history that shows a disdain for America. Obama failed to wear an American Flag pin until it was just too politically expedient to maintain his stance. We all know Obama’s pastor of many years that preached against America which Obama justified until it was just too politically expedient to maintain his association with Pastor Wright. Obama stands his position until the heat gets hot, then he takes another position. Obama is one of the most liberal members of Congress, are we ready for that? Is America ready for appointments of judges that would ignore our U.S. Constitution?
I have not even talked about the issues and it is still clear that Obama is lacking to be president of a PTA, let alone to be the President of the United States.

 © September 22, 2008 Roger W Hancock -


“The Accomplishments of Senator Barack Hussein Obama
      by Sgt Michael Volkin

A book review, by the PoetPatriot . . .

I was surfing around and came across the website of Political Pistachio Radio ( and learned of a book about Obama’s qualifications.  This book is a stroke of genius. No conservative could have stated the qualifications or lack of, better than Sgt. Michael Volkin has done in his new book, THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF SENATOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.  The 40 pages resulted from hours of research, reviewing dozens of speeches, and listening intently to dozens of Obama supporters.  This book is a factual book about the democratic candidate Barack Obama. The book is a small paperback with forward and conclusion by the Author Michael Volkin. The actual content pages are blank.  Yes you got it right!  After all the research, the pages are blank! The pages are blank to succinctly and comprehensively spell out all of Barack Hussein Obama’s qualifications. 

This is a REAL, must have book for every conservative, and one that every liberal should have. It can be purchased for $4.99 dollars plus shipping and handling.  $1.00 from every book goes to the charity of Vets for Freedom.
Check out the advertisement page on my site at .
Or go straight to the site to order right now.  Buy one for your favorite liberal relative.

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008

Seattle Times, July 2, 2008  - 


Editor's Note: "The Value of Serviceis a commentary written by the father of a fallen hero.
Following are two poems inspired by the humility and duty of the men mentioned within.
The commentary can be found at:
and at the International War Veterans Poetry Archives
The Value of Service
Commentary by Lt. Col. Mark Murphy
354th Maintenance Group deputy commander

8/15/2008 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- I learned a big lesson on service Aug. 4, 2008, when Eielson [Air Force Base] had the rare honor of hosting President Bush on a refueling stop as he traveled to Asia.

It was an event Eielson [Air Force Base] will never forget -- a hangar full of Airmen and Soldiers getting to see the Commander in Chief up close, and perhaps even shaking his hand. An incredible amount of effort goes into presidential travel because of all of the logistics, security, protocol, etc ... so it was remarkable to see Air Force One land at Eielson [Air Force Base] on time at precisely 4:30 p.m.--however, when he left less than two hours later, the President was 15 minutes behind schedule.

That's a big slip for something so tightly choreographed, but very few people know why it happened. Here's why.

On Dec. 10, 2006, our son, Shawn, was a paratrooper deployed on the outskirts of Baghdad. He was supposed to spend the night in camp, but when a fellow soldier became ill Shawn volunteered to take his place on a nighttime patrol--in the convoy's most exposed position as turret gunner in the lead Humvee. He was killed instantly with two other soldiers when an IED ripped through their vehicle.

I was thinking about that as my family and I sat in the audience listening to the President's speech, looking at the turret on the up-armored Humvee the explosive ordnance disposal flight had put at the edge of the stage as a static display.

When the speech was over and the President was working the crowd line, I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned to see a White House staff member. She asked me and my wife to come with her, because the President wanted to meet us.

Stunned, we grabbed our two sons that were with us and followed her back into a conference room. It was a shock to go from a crowded, noisy hangar, past all of those security people, to find ourselves suddenly alone in a quiet room.

The only thing we could hear was a cell phone vibrating, and noticed that it was coming from the jacket Senator Stevens left on a chair. We didn't answer.

A short time later, the Secret Service opened the door and President Bush walked in. I thought we might get to shake his hand as he went through. But instead, he walked up to my wife with his arms wide, pulled her in for a hug and a kiss, and said, "I wish I could heal the hole in your heart." He then grabbed me for a hug, as well as each of our sons. Then he turned and said, "Everybody out."

A few seconds later, the four of us were completely alone behind closed doors with the President of the United States and not a Secret Service agent in sight.

He said, "Come on, let's sit down and talk." He pulled up a chair at the side of the room, and we sat down next to him. He looked a little tired from his trip, and he noticed that his shoes were scuffed up from leaning over concrete barriers to shake hands and pose for photos. He slumped down the chair, completely relaxed, smiled, and suddenly was no longer the President - he was just a guy with a job, sitting around talking with us like a family member at a barbeque.

For the next 15 or 20 minutes, he talked with us about our son, Iraq, his family, faith, convictions, and shared his feelings about nearing the end of his presidency. He asked each of our teenaged sons what they wanted to do in life and counseled them to set goals, stick to their convictions, and not worry about being the "cool" guy.

He said that he'd taken a lot of heat during his tenure and was under a lot of pressure to do what's politically expedient, but was proud to say that he never sold his soul. Sometimes he laughed, and at others he teared up. He said that what he'll miss most after leaving office will be his role as Commander in Chief.

One of the somber moments was when he thanked us for the opportunity to meet, because he feels a heavy responsibility knowing that our son died because of a decision he made. He was incredibly humble, full of warmth, and completely without pretense. We were seeing the man his family sees.

We couldn't believe how long he was talking to us, but he seemed to be in no hurry whatsoever. In the end, he thanked us again for the visit and for the opportunity to get off his feet for a few minutes. He then said, "Let's get some pictures." The doors flew open, Secret Service and the White House photographer came in, and suddenly he was the President again. We posed for individual pictures as he gave each of us one of his coins, and then he posed for family pictures. A few more thank yous, a few more hugs, and he was gone.

The remarkable thing about the whole event was that he didn't have to see us at all. If he wanted to do more, he could've just given a quick handshake and said, "Thanks for your sacrifice." But he didn't - he put everything and everyone in his life on hold to meet privately with the family of a Private First Class who gave his life in the service of his country.

What an incredible lesson on service. If the President of the United States is willing to drop everything on his plate to visit with a family, surely the rest of us can do it. No one is above serving another person, and no one is so lofty that he or she can't treat others with dignity and respect.

We often think of service in terms of sacrificing ourselves for someone in a position above us, but how often do we remember that serving someone below us can be much more important? If you're in a leadership capacity, take a good look at how you're treating your people, and remember that your role involves serving the people you rely on every day.  

Duty Valor
The following poem "Duty Valor" was inspired by the duty of Private First Class Shawn Murphy as told in his father’s commentary “The Value of Service” that can be read above.


Duty Valor
by Roger W Hancock

Young man in duty stands,

volunteer for sick soldier’s duty.
He could have stayed safe in camp;
someone had to pull duty.
Three soldiers in lead Humvee,
patrol the nights of Baghdad.
Sudden explosion lights the street;
IED tears through vehicle.
Three young men instantly killed,
duty for their country.
One young man pulled extra shift,

valor in his duty.

© 9-11-2008 Roger W Hancock

Just A Man
The following poem was inspired by actions of Commander in Chief as told in the Commentary of Lt. Col. Mark Murphy, “The Value of Service” which can be read above.

   Just A Man
by Roger W Hancock

President of the United States,

leader of the free world.
The American President,
orders young men to war.
Yet this man is just a man,

whatever his politics be.
Decisions of the highest level,
weighs upon his service.
To thank each family,
that lost a loved one;
thank the family for their sacrifice,

is all the Commander need do.
Yet, George W. Bush will often deviate,

from the scheduled protocol;
To meet alone, without the media,
personally thank the families.
With humility devoid of pretence,

a man expresses sorrow.
A man who put the world aside,

to share a family’s sorrow.
Thankfulness for a soldier,
who gave his life for us.
Then again a President be,
photo op for media.
The man who stands in command,
is just a man who stands.

© 9-11-2008 Roger W Hancock


McDonalds' Intolerance                                     August 22, 2008

The Golden Arches are being tarnished by the intolerance of McDonalds’ corporate leadership. McDonalds has always been an equal opportunity employer but recently is not so equal concerning its customer base. McDonalds has embraced the Gay-Lesbian agenda of hate towards those who believe differently.  McDonalds has resorted to calling Christian doctrine, “hate,” in retaliation against the boycott against McDonalds.  Rather than embrace the long tradition of American dissent, McDonalds’ corporate has turned towards attacking those who stand on values and traditions that have built America into the strongest and most tolerant country in the world. Successful corporations would do well to stay out of the public arena of debate. McDonalds claim, “Hatred has no place in our culture,” yet will demonstrate hate towards those who do not believe the same as they. I boycott McDonalds for its hateful intolerant bigotry. That is my right!

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


   Explore ANWR                               July 1, 2008

     Gas prices are nearing or exceeding five dollars per gallon.  OPEC Nations hold us in their mercy. Oil companies could produce less expensive petroleum products. Environmentalists have conned the U.S. Congress into banning oil exploration in one of the most promising oil fields in the world.
     Environmentalists claim ANWR (Alaska National Wildlife Refuge) would be harmed showing pictures from areas that would remain untouched. ANWR consists of 17.5 million acres of Alaska, in the northern arctic region. Less than 2000 acres, half of one percent, would be explored. Oil exploration would be on the barren wasteland of the coastal plain. Winter lasts 9 months with temperatures reaching 110 below zero.  Three months in mid-winter are dark 24 hours a day. The coastal area is flat permanently frozen land.  The pristine landscapes would remain off limits.
     Oil exploration on the coastal plain is supported by 75 percent of Alaskan citizens. We already have a pipeline from Alaska to the Continental 48.  Congress needs to protect our economy, by opening up the scant 2000 acres to oil exploration. Democrats have tied up our resources catering to the extreme fringe of environmentalism. We need change and common sense. We need a Republican Congress.

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008

Seattle Times, July 2, 2008  - 


Evolution: Religious Cult                   June 16, 2008

     Evolution has become the anti-god religion of the science community. Their faith is placed in a hope that life happened into existence and then evolved. Evolution is a religion that has little tolerance for those who do not believe the tenet of the evolutionary theory.
     Matter remains matter, whatever form it takes. Nature does not produce something from nothing.  A complicated machine cannot be built from a simple design, without intelligent manipulation.
     All actual reported discoveries of evolution required environmental hardships to prompt change in existing features of the subject. Environmental hardships are not to be found in the dark space of nothing. Darwin said “transitional forms” would be found. All the evidence, we were shown in school, about evolution have been disproved, as being not what was first assumed; has been conveniently lost; or was a hoax.  The fossil record is still devoid of any evidence. God said he created each after its own kind. All examples of evolutionary change are found within the species. The canine species has many breeds, some new breeds have even been developed, but all dogs remain canines. All known evolutionary changes within a species have been adaptations of existing biological systems.  No evidence, no fossils, no transitional forms or beasts, exist to support any theory of nothing to a human being as we know it.  Man has dug into the biological cell to learn more of Genes, DNA and within DNA, the minute yet intricate components.  DNA is the living blueprint of life for that particular species. DNA specifies a limited lifespan; a built in expiration.  Man cannot duplicate nor can he extend life beyond that expiration.  The designs in intricacy of DNA show a complexity beyond man’s abilities. Nothing man has built would be possible without man. DNA has such a complexity of design that it is more likely that a monkey could have invented the light bulb.  The complex design of DNA refutes all theorys of the origination of life except one.  An intelligence, greater than man, created life; created existence as we know it. 
     Aliens? But then who created the aliens?  That theory refutes itself.  The complexities of life suggest a designer with far greater intelligence and abilities than we can imagine.  The origin of such a power is well beyond our comprehension and right to question. We quickly discount “magic.”  Many discount God so as not to have to recon with their own responsibility as to how they live their lives.  Yet God (okay, intelligent design) creating the universe is the only “theory” that is supported by the evidence.  A majestic power created all we know; a power strong enough to set the planets in the most efficient orbiting locations so as to protect earth from much of the space debris (comets and asteroids) that enters our solar system. 
     God or Intelligent design is discounted as a theory simply because they cannot be proven. All other origin theories cannot be proven as well.  A belief in the impossible is preferred over belief in the “improbable,” a greater power.  The actual honest science of evolution is empty, supported only by adhoc assumptions. An honest science would consider all possibilities even a “Creator,” until disproven. However today, the cult of evolution places its faith on the unsubstantiated “theories” to the exclusion of an intelligent Creator. The scientific community will denigrate those who openly explore the possibility of Intelligent Design.
     The evolutionary community has three hallmarks of a religious cult. Religious fervency is displayed by their passionate desire that all blindly believe in evolution. Believing false facts purported by the leaders of the evolutionary movement. Denigrating those without and within their ranks who honestly consider alternate theories has destroyed careers of honest researchers. Evolution is not fact. Evolution is only an unsubstantiated theory. Evolution has become a religion of faith and hope that Adam and Eve had evolved from a serpent-fish.  
     The serpent presented, whispering evolution into their ears and they swallowed it; “hook, line and sinker.”

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


Evasive Words                   June 16, 2008

The poet’s search for the right and perfect word can be most frustrating.  You know the work is inadequate. You know there is a better way to phrase a greater work. The thesaurus was not much help. Within your mind you have a block.  It may take days and many rewrites to finally catch that phrase. 
I have found a greater reference from which to find my words. Hours and days have been cut away from the anguished, unfinished work, to one that satisfies. Synonyms of a thesaurus are very helpful indeed. However, I have found a reference work to help find related words. Not just those with meanings same, but those that may come close.
Working within the internet has many possibilities. Speed and versatility are advantages of the web. The prize is, of course, the various resources and materials that somewhere hold the substance, we are searching.
I have clicked from one word to another to then proceed to more, until finally the perfect word appears upon my computer screen. Though evasive be the thought, other words may wrap about. Other words may form new thought, expanding the working theme., among its many offerings has a feature I use most, to “Find related words.”

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


Washington's Initiative 1000                   June 16, 2008

Initiative 1000 may make a murder out of you.  The loopholes within Initiative 1000 will give way to the ability for a family to end the life of an invalid loved-one.  Inconvenienced or to avoid expending possible inheritance moneys on further healthcare; the loopholes would allow the killing of the infirmed. The opinions of three doctors are needed to determine definitive fatality of a condition. The first doctor that determined fatality would, of course, refer to other doctors that would be sympathetic to Assisted Suicide.  Initiative 1000 does not address Doctor hunting; going from doctor to doctor to finally reach “Doctor opinions” that would allow for the killing of the supposed loved-one.  Initiative 1000 protects doctors from liability lawsuits should a misdiagnosis occur. Initiative 1000 provide no initiative for the doctor to be accurate or even honest about the fatality of the diagnosis. I call it the “Get rid of Granny Initiative.”

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008  

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Flag Day                                      June 10, 2008

     With Flag Day coming upon us it is time to reflect upon the one symbol, next to the cross, with the greatest positive impact upon the world. The red, white and blue, may conjure hate from those who envy our affluence, however is loved by those who enjoy and appreciate the liberties in which much of the western world lives today. The power represented by the Stars and Stripes has helped to restore peace in times of world war and restoration in times of disasters around the world.
     The American Flag originated in rebellion against tyranny. We remember those who sacrificed to create a new nation. The American Ensign has flown over many wars to preserve liberty. Wars fought by American patriots who sacrificed, some with their lives. The American Standard flies over the United States Military. We remember those who serve, ready to protect our liberties. The American Banner has draped many hero caskets. We remember those whose lives were lost to protect liberty, lives, and property. We remember our Military, our Police, our Firemen, as well as all others in service to protect Americans.
     The American Flag, the symbol representing two hundred years of free ingenuity, perseverance, and enterprise. Old Glory still brightly waves, gloriously, in free flowing winds.

- Roger W Hancock,  PoetPatriot © 2008


Yoko Ono, Intolerant                   May 16, 2008

Yoko Ono is suing the Producers of the movie “Expelled” for using a segment of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” A portion of works used for commentary is allowed under the fair-use clause of copyright law. A scant ten words had been used. Yoko has had no previous problem with partial use of the works of John Lennon when used by other producers. Yoko Ono is displaying her intolerance of views that are opposite of her own. Yoko Ono is objecting to the use in a production that does not support the anti-god agenda of the left. “Expelled” exposes the intolerance of the scientific community to consider as a possibility that a greater intelligence created all that is. Yoko Ono will have to prove harm has occurred such as loss of revenue from the use of the song. If anything occurs from the use, it will be more sales allowing her to profit from the movie, “Expelled.” The last stanza of Imagine says, “You may say I'm a dreamer - But I'm not the only one - I hope someday you'll join us - And the World can live as one.” Perhaps Yoko should listen to those words and be less intolerant.
"Expelled" exposes the narrow-mindedness of scientists that will cling to fact less theories, ignoring the evidence that points to a supreme intelligence. "Expelled" exposes the oppression within the science community against those who, with intellectual honesty, will investigate all possibilities that the evidence may suggest.

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


PoetPatriot Manifesto                      March 03-02-08

I, Roger W Hancock, citizen of the great state of Washington do hereby reiterate and affirm the traditional values of the Republican Party. I hereby reiterate and affirm the traditional values as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.  I call for a return to small government; less taxation and regulation; and a respect of diversity of talents, economic abilities, and sacrifices of American citizens and of those in American history who have contributed to make America a free and prosperous nation.

I affirm the charter issue of the Republican Party that all men and women are created equal. I believe that all men and women are to be “judged by the content of their character” not by any physical attributes or diversity of ethnicity. 

I support small government to facilitate a retreat from the over regulation and over taxation of the American people.

I support the American Dream that with hard work, sacrifice, and investment any citizen may pursue, whether to success or failure, to increase their worth without over taxation and regulation.

I support life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; with the understanding there is no guarantee to the latter. 

I support the right to defend, against those who would use deadly force against us, as spelled out in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The security of the United States of America should be of the utmost importance.  Border control is a prime ingredient to the security and safety of the American public.  The Patriot Act has mandated cooperation between American intelligence agencies with results that have suppressed threats against the American people.

I agree with the founding fathers that welfare aid from the coffers of government is misappropriation of public funds.  With that said and since welfare exists, there should be no welfare to those who are legal or illegal aliens. The Constitution of the United States of America provides protection for the American citizen and does not address rights for aliens legal or illegal. Protection of the Constitution should not be extended to those who would threaten, do harm, or sponge off the generosity of the American taxpayer.

Foreign Aid should be just that, “aid” and not welfare.  All foreign aid by the American government should be issued as loans and never forgiven until paid back in full.  The United States government has no money of its own, only that of the American taxpayer.

I implore our elected Republican officials to hold to the values of our founding fathers that have been spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Our founding fathers have said much concerning their thoughts on government. Many of those thoughts had made a profound effect upon our origins with others in reflection of our founding documents. Those early thoughts of the founding fathers have insight for the continuance of our government and should be consulted. 
Although the loop-holes and frailties of our laws allow, does not mean we must. We must however resist the temptations to spend and regulate beyond that which had caused our founding fathers to rebel against the oppression of the then, King of England.
Taxation for necessary infrastructure has improved the quality of life for the American people, however, taxation without a clear mission or that benefit just a small segment of society is unjust. Spending beyond the means of current available funds jeopardize the future security of the United States of America.

- Roger W Hancock, the PoetPatriot, © 2008


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