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October 2013

 


Beckerisms
I'm going to pretend to be a liberal and argue the case in favor of multiple varieties of creative marriages. I'm using arguments that people have e-mailed me or that I have read in the media. The arguments are nearly identical in each case. However, the inter-species argument is unique and may take more convincing.

Homosexual Marriage: It's all about love. If two people love each other then why shouldn't they have the same rights to marry as opposite sex people? Its prohibition is an unconstitutional discrimination and a violation of equal justice under the law. And besides, it doesn't affect anybody else's marriage and is none of anybody else's business.† If you disagree, you're a hate monger and a bigot.

Sibling Marriage: It's all about love. If two people love each other then why shouldn't they have the same rights to marry as other people? Its prohibition is an unconstitutional discrimination and a violation of equal justice under the law. And besides, it doesn't affect anybody else's marriage and is none of anybody else's business. They can choose to adopt children or accept whatever special needs children that they may choose to have. The government is very generous with the taxpayersí money and will pay for the additional social services that may be required. If you disagree, you're a hate monger and a bigot.

Parent and Adult Child Marriage: It's all about love. If two people love each other then why shouldn't they have the same rights to marry as other people? Its prohibition is an unconstitutional discrimination and a violation of equal justice under the law. And besides, it doesn't affect anybody else's marriage and is none of anybody else's business. They can choose to adopt children or accept whatever special needs children that they may choose to have. The government is very generous with the taxpayersí money and will pay for the additional social services that may be required. If you disagree, you're a hate monger and a bigot.

Polygamy: It's all about love. If people love each other then why shouldn't they have the same rights to marry as other people? Its prohibition is an unconstitutional discrimination and a violation of equal justice under the law. If a homosexual and a bi-sexual were to marry, the bi-sexual's other partner would be disenfranchised. And besides, it doesn't affect anybody else's marriage and is none of anybody else's business. If you disagree, you're a hate monger and a bigot.

Inter-Species Marriage: Some people have argued that animals can't give consent and therefore cannot form a legal marriage. I believe this to be narrow-minded. Do you remember a gorilla named Koko? The evidence is clear that Koko can think, communicate, and therefore give consent to an inter-species marriage. Other animals have also shown similar levels of intelligence. It's all about love. If a human and a member of a different species love each other, then why shouldn't they have the same rights to marry as same species humans? It doesn't affect anybody else's marriage. Besides that, what a farmer does in the privacy of his own barn, with his own cattle, is none of anybody else's business. If you disagree, you're a hate monger and a bigot.

 

Ohio House of Representatives
The list of bills that I've sponsored include:
HB 188 eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty.
HB 191 corrects the definition of a machine gun.
HB 210 prohibits law enforcement from destroying firearms and requires that they be sold to federally licensed firearms dealers (FFL).
HB 234 allows hunting with suppressors.
HB 236 allows public sector employees with concealed carry licenses to carry into government buildings.
HB 240 eliminates the February and August special elections.
HB 244 elevates the crimes of rape and child molestation to capital crimes subject to the death penalty.
HB 250 allows for two weeks of early voting concluding the Friday before the election.
HB 255 reforms Medicaid and saves taxpayers $1.5 billion per year.
HB 263 specifies that early voting days and hours shall be M-F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
HB 266 prohibits the board of elections from sending out unsolicited materials and prohibits pre-paid postage.
HB 269 requires photo ID for voting.
HB 271 expands immunity from malpractice litigation for health care professionals providing free services to the poor and uninsured.
HB 285 eliminates double dippers.
HB 305 makes Ohio a closed primary state and allows voters to change party affiliation at any time other than 30 days prior to an election.
HJR 8 is a constitutional amendment expanding term limits to all state and local offices and setting them at 12 years with a few exceptions.

Video Central
Obamacare Parody (1+ minute)
Ghosts of the Ohio Statehouse (6 minutes)
John Becker radio interview with Chris Long, Ohio Christian Alliance (25 minutes)
Koko: A "Talking" Gorilla (10 minutes)

Older Clips
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about "Stand Your Ground" (HB 203) (3 minutes)
John Becker on Ch. 10 News in Columbus regarding the impeachment of Judge Black (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about HB 244 (3 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 talking about Medicaid (2 minutes)

Event Calendar
November 5, 2013
Clermont County Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7 pm

November 7, 2013
Clermont Chamber Annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner at the Oasis Conference Center

November 8, 2013
Government Strategies Group First Friday Luncheon

November 8, 2013
A Caring Place fundraiser banquet at Eastgate Receptions

November 9, 2013
Southern Ohio GOP Chairs Assn. meeting in Jackson

November 15, 2013
Clermont Chamber luncheon at the Eastgate Receptions at 11:30 AM

November 23, 2013
CCV Pro-Family Forum

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