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June 2016

 


Beckerisms

Brexit Today. Oh-Bye-o Tomorrow!
The United Kingdom has voted against their group of unelected and unaccountable distant bureaucrats and reclaimed their sovereignty.
Will Ohio vote for her state sovereignty and say, "Oh-Bye-o"?
Our Washington DC unelected and unaccountable distant bureaucrats and federal judges are much worse. See
The Becker Doctrine.

State Representative John Becker Introduces Right to Work Legislation

COLUMBUS—Representative John Becker (R-Union Township) today introduced House Bill 583, which provides public sector workers the choice to opt out of union representation and dues, legislation that is commonly referred to as "Right to Work."
In turn, House Bill 583 also allows non-union employees to voluntarily make financial contributions to a union, providing the workers' unions with an added revenue source. Furthermore, the legislation provides protections for the unions, freeing them from the responsibility of representing non-union employees.
"House Bill 583 guarantees not only a public sector employee's right to freedom of association, it also includes a unique provision that protects unions from representing employees who choose to opt out," says Becker. "It's a win-win for both sides. Although some unions might lose a few current members, they will be stronger because those who remain will be the ones who are committed to their cause."
Currently, 26 states have Right to Work laws in place, including the majority of Ohio’s neighboring states: Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia.
House Bill 583 also includes funding to create educational pamphlets and brochures to educate both employees and employers on the benefits afforded to them through the legislation.
The Right to Work legislation now awaits referral to an Ohio House committee for further consideration.

The guest editorial that The Cincinnati Enquirer refused to print:
Regarding "Judge Barrett just did his sworn duty" (June 7), I'm not an attorney, constitutional scholar, or historian. However, I take exception to the author's assertion that the US Supreme Court is "the final interpreter of the Constitution." Although this is the contemporary practice, the concept of "judicial review" is an extra-constitutional construct fabricated in the Marbury vs. Madison (1803) decision. In other words, this is an illegal power that the Court granted to itself.
I agree with Thomas Jefferson's response to Chief Justice Marshall regarding this case:

You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.... Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.

Judge Barrett should consider the fact that the federal government is a creation of the states. The states and the people granted the federal government very limited powers. They are found in Article I, section 8. There is no Constitutional authority for private organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, to receive funding for abortion or any health related services. That means that this power is wholly within the domain of the states and the federal government simply has no say in the matter.
Some would argue that the "supremacy clause" gives the federal government full authority over the states. Please note that the supremacy clause is found in Article VI section 2 and refers to, "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof." That means that only laws made in accordance to the Constitution and within its enumerated powers are supreme. Therefore, the Constitution does not grant the federal government powers over the states beyond those enumerated. The Tenth Amendment serves to remove any doubt of that assertion.
Others would argue that the 14th Amendment gives the federal government full authority over the states. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were the first to limit state power. They were designed and intended to abolish slavery and provide freed slaves the same rights and responsibilities of all citizens.
Modern Courts have read so much into the 14th Amendment that they have elevated themselves to an oligarchy of little kings. Consider the fact that Article III provides for a Court to be supreme over the lower Courts but does not specify a minimum number of justices. The Courts have granted themselves so much power, that if the Senate were to stop confirming Supreme Court nominees, we would eventually get down to a Chief Justice who would have the power of an emperor. Was this really the intention of the framers?
It is federal judges such as Michael Barrett who have turned the Constitution on its head and created Frankenstein's Monster. By that I mean the states created the federal government; it has gotten out of control and has made itself superior to its creator. Fortunately, Congress has the ability to impeach rogue judges. Criminal misconduct is not necessary. Should federal judges be impeached for political bias? The Congress of 1804 thought so when they impeached US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Chase.
John Becker lives in the Eastgate area and is currently serving in his second term as Ohio's 65th District State Representative. He can be reached at 614-466-8134 or
Rep65@OhioHouse.gov.

Ohio House of Representatives
House Bill 583 - Public Sector Right-to-Work
This legislation:

·         Provides public sector workers the choice to opt out of union representation and dues.

·         Allows non-union employees to voluntarily make financial contributions to a union.

·         Protects unions from the requirement of representing non-union employees.

·         Appropriates $30,000 in fiscal year 2017 for pamphlets and brochures.


House Bill 502 - Campaign Finance Simplification

Some provisions of HB 502 are as follows:

·         Rounding of maximum contributions to the nearest $100.

·         Post-general campaign reporting will be synced to the calendar year with an end-of-the-year report due January 7th.

·         Minimal income and expenditures less than $100 may be aggregated instead of itemized.

·         The Secretary of State may audit a candidate or campaign committee’s reports for a particular race. However, if one candidate or committee is audited, then all candidates or committees for that race must be audited.

·         No filing requirement if a candidate receives or spends less than $2,000.

·         Phases in electronic reporting requirements for all candidates over the next three years.

·         Certified mail to candidates will be permissive rather than required.


House Bill 456 - Create Safeguards that Prevent ‘Election Shenanigans’
The major provisions of HB 456 are as follows:

This is an opportunity to move a bi-partisan bill forward that helps all parties.

House Bill 257 - Becker Budget
In summary, the provisions of HB 257 include:

·         Slow (state only) spending growth by $1.3 billion from HB 64 (state budget).

·         Reduce income tax rates proportionally.

·         Phase out income tax over five years.

·         Slow "all funds" growth by $6.2 billion from HB 64.

·         Eliminate Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

·         Defund Planned Parenthood.

·         Eliminate the Ohio Marriage Penalty.

·         Allow sales tax refunds for Core charges.

·         Allow Governor Kasich's proposed severance tax to apply to public lands only.

·         Expand Indigent tort reform.

·         Prohibit double dipping in the state pension system (grandfather in current double dippers).

 

Video Central
16-Year-Old Black Trump Supporter Schools Black Lives Matter Moron in Epic Debate (10 minutes)
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Older Clips
John Becker supports the US Constitution's provision for the military and our veterans (1 minute)
John Becker speaks on the House floor in favor of the Constitution. (1 minute)
John Becker on The Ohio Channel with Karen Kasler (7 minutes)
John Becker speaks about the Constitutional Authority of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the House floor. (2 minutes)
John Becker on Fox 19 News talking about Homosexual Marriage (HB 296) (2+ minutes)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) (This is the full six minute uncut version)
John Becker live CNN pro-life interview defending Down syndrome people (HB 135) This is the edited version currently on the CNN web site (< 2 minutes)
Sarah Palin interview with State Representative Dave Hall (8 minutes)
The Becker Budget Interview with Karen Kasler (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)

Event Calendar

July 24, 2016
Clermont County Fair Parade in Owensville at 1:00 pm. I have t-shirts, snacks, and water for those who walk with me in the parade. Bring a friend.

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 (March 2014).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker, said the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).

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