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October 2017

 


Beckerisms

Fear Whom?
I recently found a Facebook post from four years ago: "Becker fears no one and backs down from no one." I'd like to amend it to: I fear only God and my wife. And not necessarily in that order.

Free Everything?
If you believe that people have the right to (free) health care, do you also believe that they have the right to (free) food and (free) housing? If so, then by definition, you believe that people have the right to the fruits of someone else's labors. That being the case, then workers are being forced to labor for the behalf of others.

The Letter The Cincinnati Enquirer Refused to Print
10/1/2017
Dear Editor,
There seems to be some confusion regarding First Amendment rights. For those who believe that they apply to employees in the workplace, try exercising your Second Amendment rights at the office and let me know how that works out for you. My favorite display of media ignorance was when it was reported that the NFL players in London "exercised their First Amendment rights on foreign soil." Try going to North Korea to exercise your so-called "First Amendment rights on foreign soil" and let me know how that works out for you.
Regarding the multi-millionaire "oppressed" NFL players and other professional athletes, I agree with President Trump's sentiments. They must respect the flag and this nation or get off the field. They can head to the town's square to protest America. That is their right.
I find it especially troubling that some coaches are encouraging little league teams to emulate similar displays of disrespectful behavior. Yeah, those coaches should be fired.
John Becker
65th District State Representative

Ballot Issues
State Issue 1
- Rights for Crime Victims (Marsy's Law).
Argument for it.
Argument against it.
I've been rethinking this issue. Although I support the objectives of the proposal, I'm questioning why this is a constitutional amendment. There is no reason why this can't be done legislatively. The problem with enshrining this language into the Ohio Constitution is the inability to adjust for unintended and unforeseen consequences. For example, the citizens enshrined four casinos into the Ohio Constitution complete with exact location. When the developers wanted to move one a few blocks away, a new ballot initiative was required to change the Ohio Constitution once again. That was ridiculous and why legislation belongs in the Ohio Revised Code rather than the Ohio Constitution.
For those reasons,
I'm now endorsing a NO vote on Issue 1.

State Issue 2 - To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law.
Argument for it.
Argument against it.
I'm endorsing a NO vote on Issue 2. The concept reminds me of Nixonian wage and price controls. This is the antithesis of the free market. Squeezing the balloon at one end will force something bad to happen at the other. Will shortages occur? Will prices go up for other customers? Or both? And if that's not bad enough, the ballot language requires that the taxpayers be on the hook for legal fees when all of the lawsuits begin. Voting NO on Issue 2 is a no-brainer.

Ohio House of Representatives - My current active House bills:

HB 53 - Public Sector Right to Work

HB 233 - Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths (DEFEND). It decriminalizes so-called "gun free zones" for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders. This bill passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.

HB 333 - Eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty.

 

Video Central
Bill Whittle - The Lefts Unhappy Halloween (5 minutes)

Event Calendar
November 9, 2017
Clermont Chamber 2017 Pacesetter Awards Dinner at the Oasis Conference Center beginning at 5:30 PM.

November 10, 2017
"First Friday" happy hour at McCormick & Schmick's.
Register here.

November 18, 2017
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum sponsored by the Clermont County Republican Party at the Oasis Conference Center from 8:30 to 12:00 for $25.

Becker for State Representative - Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
"Becker has a legitimate claim as the state's most conservative legislator," according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
"Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republicanů [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker," proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
"Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

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