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January 2013


January 22nd marked the 40th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. It is widely considered to be the worst US Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott. People are not property. Every innocent human being has a fundamental right to life. From a scientific and medical perspective, a child is a human being without regard to location or level of development. Fertilization is the moment at which a new human being is created. Like the 1857 Dred Scott decision, Roe v. Wade (1973) wrongfully concluded that a certain class of human beings (pre-born) are not persons but rather the property of the "owner."
My first trip to Washington, DC was in January 1983. To be honest, the issue was not important to me at the time. "Along for the ride" would be an accurate description of my motivation to attend the right to life rally and memorial march in 1983. I rode to DC with several friends from a young adults group that I was a member of. We stayed in a seminary and slept on a concrete floor. (The price was right.)
In 1993, I traveled with a bus load of pro-lifers all night. We attended the congressional breakfast and then the rally. After the march, we herded ourselves back onto the buses and returned to Cincinnati.
The 2003 trip was an upgrade. One of my best friends owns an airplane. The flight home got a little exciting when snow started blowing into the cabin area as we were flying over the mountains. (I think I kissed the ground when we landed at Lunken Airport.)
And finally, the 2013 trip was with my family and the most enjoyable. It was so exciting to see the countless number of high school and college kids at the rally and memorial march. They were EVERYWHERE. It was a two day trip. We toured the US Capitol, the Air and Space Museum, Arlington, and the memorials.

Ohio House of Representatives
I'm still learning my way around the capital and capitol. This is all new to me and I have a lot to learn. I'm working with my colleagues to figure out who is going to introduce what bills and when. On a daily basis, I get proposals seeking co-sponsor support. Most are an easy "no" decision, but I have agreed to co-sponsor a few. I will be introducing several bills on my own. I'm still working out strategy and guidelines for myself.
I got the top three committee assignments that I requested:

  • Ways and Means - My MBA is with an emphasis in Taxation. My top legislative priorities are related to the Ohio Income Tax. 1) Eliminate the Ohio marriage penalty; 2) Reduce Ohio's nine progressive tax brackets down to a single flat tax; 3) Phase out Ohio's Income Tax over a five to ten year period. Ways and Means is the committee that is, by far, the most important to me.
  • Education - I have a school district treasurer's license. I'm a home school dad. And I'm a believer in competition (charter schools) and vouchers. Therefore, the Education Committee is a natural fit.
  • Transportation, Public Safety, and Homeland Security - Highway projects are very important to the economic development of my district. Therefore, my constituents will be well served by my influence on this committee.

Video Central
Liberal Media blames the Tea Party for the Fiscal Cliff (2 minutes)
Choose Your Own Crime Stats (6+ minutes)
Battle of Athens, Tennessee (13+ minutes)
Best of Obama Voters (5+ minutes) This one is a classic.
Obama Supports Right-to-Life? (2 minutes)
Workplace Freedom (1 minutes)

Event Calendar
February 4, 2013
Union Twp (Clermont County) Republican Central Committee at the Civic Center at 7pm

February 5, 2013
Clermont County Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7pm

February 28, 2013
Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner

Becker for State Representative
†Iíve raised $54,000 and expanded my donor base to over 370 people in six different states! Donation size has ranged from $1 to $1,000 and has averaged $81. You could donate for FREE! You may know that a $50 per taxpayer dollar-for-dollar tax CREDIT (It is $100 on a joint return.) is available every year. The "Ohio political contributions credit" is on line 55 of your Ohio IT 1040. Simply claim it on your state of Ohio tax return and get your money back. Contributions to candidates for State Representative (and other "state offices") qualify for this credit. That is why it will cost you nothing. Iím Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Limited Government and Lower Taxes. Please see the following brief videos:

Introduction (38 seconds)

Second Amendment (36 seconds)

Taxes (49 seconds)

Energy (55 seconds)

Pro-Life (42 seconds)

Creation Science and Evolution (42 seconds.)

State Government Spending (45 seconds)

Donate (50 seconds)

State Government (37 seconds)

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