Monday, November 07, 2011

Republican Party chief: Mel Hancock will be greatly missed

(From the Missouri Republican Party)

David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, released the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Mel Hancock:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Mel Hancock.

“Throughout his life, Mel was a tireless advocate for lower taxes and smaller government. He will be remembered most for the passage of the Hancock Amendment in 1980, years before he was ever elected to public office. Mel’s efforts as a private citizen put Missouri at the forefront of the populist revolt against excessive government spending.

“There is a quote often attributed to Thomas Jefferson: ‘One man with courage is a majority.’ Mel’s life is a testament to the truth of this saying and proof that ordinary citizens can have a significant and lasting impact on their state and their nation. Mel was an inspiration to many—and he will be greatly missed.”


Anonymous said...

I can't think of one positive thing that Hancock did for the people of Missouri. You name it, he was against it.

Anonymous said...

The Hancock Amendment is similar to Proposition 13 in California and the TABOR in Colorado. Some think Mr. Hancock essentially copied Prop 13 in hopes of launching a political career, much like Javis did in California. Of course, he may have been a true believer in a flawed policy.
Regardless, when states become bankrupt because of this type of measure, it affects everyone.