Earlier today at Greene County Lincoln Day former Congressman Mel Hancock endorsed local auctioneer Billy Long for Congress. Congressman Hancock served the people of Southwest Missouri in Congress for eight years from 1989 to 1997. He also championed limitations on government’s ability to raise taxes with an amendment to the Missouri Constitution which bears his name, the Hancock Amendment.
“I am honored and humbled to have the support of Congressman Mel Hancock,” Billy Long said. “Congressman Hancock is a great Missouri statesman who believes strongly in the cause of liberty. I too believe in the overriding importance of the individual freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution.”
Billy continued, “In order to keep free society from being overwhelmed by the government it has become clear that the federal government must be restrained in its ability to tax and spend the people’s money. That is why I support the principle of a Constitutional amendment limiting government’s taxing and spending authority in the same spirit of the Hancock Amendment. The lifetime politicians in the national government can no longer restrain themselves so it is up to us, the free citizens of the United States, to restrain them.”
Saturday, March 20, 2010
News release issued on Hancock endorsement of Long
The following news release covers the announcement made earlier today that former Seventh District Congressman Mel Hancock is supporting Billy Long's Congressional campaign: