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BETRAYAL

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

Children crying
Soldiers dying
In a strange and far off land.

Bullets killing
Bombs so chilling
This the work of our own hand. read more »

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THE BUCK STOPS WHERE?

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

Once we had a leader who was famous for his pluck
Although there may be some who would say it all was luck.

In any case, he once did say with conviction and good cheer
I know I am responsible - I know the BUCK STOPS HERE.

Now we have a leader who sits in that mighty chair
Who seems to say: I'm not too sure, does it stop over there? read more »

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ARROGANCE

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

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Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld - pick one just by chance.
What you know you'll surely get is a lot of arrogance.

"The end justifies the means" - this could be their cry.
Tell the people anything - so what's a little lie?

We know best so it's our job to tell them what they need.
Twist the truth or make it up - that has been our creed. read more »

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PROFIT

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

The only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war. â€" Richard M. Nixon

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I find it quite depressing - yet I hear it every day,
So many killed or wounded in that land so far away.

Such scenes of great destruction is all we seem to see.
Of course, that's not surprising -it is just reality. read more »

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APPROVAL RATING

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

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I read the paper just today and guess what I did see?
The approval for the Pres and Veep were as low as they could be.

They asked the people what they thought and wouldn't you just know
They seemed to say that anyone could run a better show.

It seems that people don't approve of war without a cause
The thought of all those needless deaths are giving people pause. read more »

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PATRIOTISM

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

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Liberal or conservative - what is really in a word?
Republican or Democrat - these terms are often heard.

These labels are not truly what sets us each apart
But what we truly treasure in the precincts of our heart.

For some believe that business is what makes the U.S. great
While others hold compassion is the key to this estate. read more »

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FEAR ITSELF
Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

"Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

It has been said that fear itself can freeze a nation's heart.
We now are seeing how that works as our leaders do their part

To keep a country steeped in fear so they can do their will
With color charts and words of woe to keep a people still. read more »

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AFTERSHOCK

Michael Hoban, Ph.D.

Something about our nation was destroyed that awful day
Besides the great twin towers and the lives just torn away.

Our country lost a great deal more - it is very sad to say
Because our leader saw his chance to have it all his way.

He hid behind a tragedy to settle an old score
The world looked on in horror as he did just that and more. read more »

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