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October 2014

 


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It’s Time to Vote
The election is this Tuesday. In addition to voting for the candidates with the “R” behind their names, voters need to know which judges are Republican. For Ohio Supreme Court, the Republicans are Sharon Kennedy and Judi French. The
Ohio Citizens PAC lists key races around the state including state school board. The best voter guide is probably from CCV Action. It is at https://ivoterguide.com/. Other popular ones include Ohio Christian Alliance, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC (This is the one my daughter relied on.), Ohio ProLife Action, Ohio Right to Life PAC, Buckeye Firearms, Ohio Chamber, Ohio NFIB, Ohio Society of CPAs, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Ohio Restaurant Association, and the Ohio Farm Bureau. For an extensive analysis of Ohio’s political and economic landscape, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association created the 2014 Ohio Election Guide. Do a Google search if you want to find more.

Incompetence or Treason?
After six years of our current president and considering some past presidents, a few memories have surfaced.
Jimmy Carter: I was in high school during the Carter years. My impression of him at the time was mixed. He impressed me as a good Christian man who meant well. However, double digit inflation coupled with double digit unemployment was a problem. I also recall the Iranian hostage crisis. After ruling out the use of force, he ordered that church bells be rung instead. Verdict: Incompetence.
Bill Clinton: He inherited an economy in recovery and six of his eight years was with a Republican controlled congress. I always thought of him as an opportunist and one who governed based on polling. He was a brilliant politician. It appeared that Hillary was the ideologue telling him what to do. There were credible allegations of rape, perjury, obstruction of justice, acceptance of financial backing from Chinese generals, and the list goes on. I wrongly assumed that he had the decency to resign in disgrace rather than face impeachment. But I overestimated him. He was more gutteral than even I imagined. Remember, “Character doesn’t matter”? Verdict: Treason.
Barack Obama: Clearly an ideologue, he has been transforming America into a socialist liberal bastion – the worst possible scenario. Unlike Ronald Reagan, who never blamed Jimmy Carter but simply fixed the problems, Obama spent four years blaming George Bush while making the problems worse. I don’t think of Obama as evil and there certainly is an argument for incompetence. He is a smart man and has been skillfully implementing his ideology. Considering our nation’s founding principles of God, guns, guts, and glory; Obama is the antithesis. Verdict: Treason.
Ah yes, I can see the headlines now: “State Representative Accuses President Obama of TREASON.” No. I’m not using the word “treason” as an accusation in its legal sense (although, especially for Clinton, it may be true). To be clear, I am simply expressing an opinion that Obama and Clinton have wantonly betrayed the founding principles of our nation.

Ohio House of Representatives
The list of bills that I've sponsored include:
HB 188 eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty. (Ways and Means Committee)

HB 191 corrects the definition of a machine gun. (Transportation Committee)

HB 210 prohibits law enforcement from destroying firearms and requires that they be sold to federally licensed firearms dealers (FFL). (Transportation Committee)

HB 234 allows hunting with suppressors. (Senate)

HB 236 allows public sector employees with concealed carry licenses to carry into government buildings. (State and Local Government Committee)

HB 240 eliminates the February and August special elections. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 244 elevates the crimes of rape and child molestation to capital crimes subject to the death penalty. (Judiciary Committee)

HB 250 allows for two weeks of early voting concluding the Friday before the election. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 255 reforms Medicaid and saves taxpayers $1.5 billion per year. (Health and Aging Committee)

HB 263 specifies that early voting days and hours shall be M-F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 266 prohibits the board of elections from sending out unsolicited materials and prohibits pre-paid postage. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 269 requires photo ID for voting. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 271 expands immunity from malpractice litigation for health care professionals providing free services to the poor and uninsured. (Insurance Committee)

HB 285 eliminates double dippers. (Health and Aging Committee)

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. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

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. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HCR 37 is a resolution for Ohio's General Assembly to ask the US Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Federal District Judge Timothy Black. (Judiciary Committee)

HB 340 is the Firearms Freedom Act based on the Montana law that asserts state sovereignty over intra-state commerce. (Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee)

HB 351 prohibits private and public insurance companies from covering abortions. The only exception is ectopic (tubal). (Insurance Committee)

HB 357 provides taxpayer relief from the sales tax on core charges such as batteries and other automobile parts. (Ways and Means Committee)

HB 372 permits water skiers and the like to utilize a rear view mirror rather than a spotter on boats and personal watercraft. (Transportation Committee)

HB 396 permits all married couples, regardless of sexual orientation, to file Ohio tax returns separate without regard to how they filed their federal returns. Under the current practice of the Ohio Department of Taxation, only homosexuals are allowed this privilege. (See IT S.) And therefore, only homosexuals are currently allowed to avoid the Ohio Marriage Penalty and maximize both federal and state tax benefits. HB 396 aligns statute with current practice and solves the litigation problem based on the Equal Protection Clause. (Ways and Means Committee)

HB 403 is a follow-up to HB 236 and allows all citizens, with concealed carry permits, to enter most public buildings.(State and Local Government Committee)

HJR 10 is a constitutional amendment allowing for recall elections for all state and local elected officials. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 420 is employee parking lot carry. (Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee)

HB 475 allows the courtesy of flashing headlights to warn of hazards such as police radar. (Transportation Committee)

HB 618 reduces the township population threshold from 50,000 to 40,000 to allow more townships to exercise authority on interstates.

 

Video Central
A Beheading in Oklahoma by Bill Whittle (4+ minutes)
Stand Your Ground – I Stand Sunday (2 minutes)

Older Clips
League of Women Voters Candidates forum: John Becker vs. Democrat opponent (28 minutes)
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)
John Becker radio interview with Chris Long, Ohio Christian Alliance (25 minutes)

 

Event Calendar
November 2, 2014
I Stand Sunday at 7 pm

November 4, 2014
Election Day
Clermont County Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7 pm

November 7, 2014
First Friday Luncheon
A Caring Place Annual Banquet and Auction at Eastgate Receptions

November 19, 2014
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia

Becker for State Representative
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