Convicted Felon Judge Tracie Hunter
You might recall that Tracie Hunter lost her election in 2010. She appealed and continued to lose all the way to, and including, the Ohio Supreme Court. However, she found an activist liberal judge in the federal courts. That’s when federal judge and wife of Stan Chesley, Susan Dlott, stepped in to reverse the decision of the people (as determined by legally cast votes) and Ohio law by requiring the counting of illegal votes thus awarding Ms. Hunter the judgeship. That act of judicial barbarism was the beginning of a chain of very unfortunate events. Hamilton County taxpayers were forced to pay her legal fees of $883,000. Judge Hunter’s incompetence cost taxpayers another $82,000 when the media successfully sued her for improper restrictions. After being charged with nine felonies, Judge Hunter refused to resign in disgrace costing taxpayers another $460,000 in legal fees to prosecute her. The jury was hung on eight of the charges convicting her of only one. She was sentenced to six months in jail (yet to be served). The Ohio Supreme Court removed Judge Hunter from the bench. She demanded a new trial and now will get it. She’s going to be retried on the remaining eight felony charges. According to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Hunter’s new trial could cost taxpayers as much as $1 million. Let’s do the math: $883,000 + $82,000 + $460,000 + $1,000,000 (estimated) = $2,425,000. If it weren’t for liberal activist federal judge, Susan Dlott, none of this would have ever happened.
State Penitentiary Tour - Lucasville
I was in a group of about 50 people on the tour. It was informative and interesting. The place was clean, well maintained, and appeared to be well managed. However, I was surprised by some of my feelings. I’ve toured prisons before, but this was different. I found myself to be very uncomfortable looking at men behind bars as if they were animals in a zoo. It didn’t bother me to pass them in the corridors. Although interested in seeing their cells, I didn’t want to see the prisoners in those cells and tried very hard not to make eye contact with those individuals.
While in the psycho cell block, I was looking through the window of an unoccupied cell. I thought I heard a voice. I looked around. I heard it again. OMG! The cell was occupied! The man was behind a solid steel door trying to talk to me through a narrow crack. He was soft spoken, articulate, and lucid. He was telling me why he was there. His crimes, as he described them, were unspeakable horrors. He complained about his treatment and begged me to help him. I jotted down his name and cell number and passed on the information.
Another visit was in the execution room. I again had that uncomfortable feeling. It was chilling. I felt like I should walk slowly, keep my head down, and remain silent. The experience was unforgettable.
State of the Union Address
President Obama said two things I agreed with:
1) “I have no more campaigns to run. I know, because I won both of them.” (I thought it was a good line.)
2) “When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to
try something new.” It’s too bad he wasn’t talking about the war on poverty. It
might be time for an unconditional surrender before the nation goes bankrupt.
He was a 17-year-old boy who tragically committed suicide. He did so because he wanted to be a girl and his parents wouldn’t let him. The Alcorns tried to help him with his identity crisis. An additional tragedy has been the media coverage. They have shamelessly and continuously slapped the deceased boy’s parents in the face by referring to him in the female gender and with a girl’s name. I can’t imagine how I might feel if that had been my son and the media treated my wife and me that way. The family continues to be in my prayers. I don’t know that I would have done anything differently than they did.
Ohio House of Representatives
I have a three point plan culminating in total repeal of the Ohio income tax:
1) Repeal the Ohio Marriage Penalty. Currently, Ohio’s tax policy encourages people to be either single or in a same-sex (homosexual) marriage. Yes, you read that correctly. Married homosexuals and singles have a significant tax advantage over married heterosexuals. Correcting this inequity is my number one priority.
2) Move to a flat tax. Fewer deductions and credits will allow for a lower rate. My plan is to largely eliminate the tax code, as we know it, and minimize the flat tax rate.
3) Reduce flat tax rate down to zero. Economic growth coupled with tight controls over government spending will make possible the elimination of the Ohio income tax.
O'Reilly on America's Race Problem (5 minutes)
Is President Obama evil or stupid – Bill Whittle (6 minutes)
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)
February 2, 2015
Union Twp Central Committee meeting at 7 pm at the Civic Center
February 3, 2015
Clermont County Tea Party at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7 pm
February 6, 2015
First Friday Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's at noon featuring Ohio Democrat Party Chairman, David Pepper.
February 7, 2015
NRA Banquet at Norlyn Manor at 5 pm for $40.
February 17, 2015
Clermont County Reagan/Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oasis in Loveland for $85.
Becker for State Representative
Ranked a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).
“Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House,” said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
“GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
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