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October 2016

 


Beckerisms

Donald Trump

Just for the record, Donald Trump has my unequivocal full throated endorsement and enthusiastic support.
Why? He's clearly the best choice. Like most elections, this one is binary. Although there are multiple candidates, only two are viable. I would never consider Hillary Clinton under any circumstances. In my opinion, she and her husband are evil and likely belong in prison. All I ask is that they get a fair trial. There is always hope.
Trump is the candidate who is supporting pro-life issues, supports the 2nd Amendment, wants to lower taxes, and control spending. Clinton supports partial birth abortion (baby killing until the moment before the child is completely out of the birth canal) and paid for by the taxpayers. Her views on the 2nd Amendment should frighten any liberty loving American. Like most Democrats, she supports higher taxes and big government.
Some people take comfort in the belief that, even if Clinton wins, the Republicans will still control the House and maybe the Senate. That might be true but it doesn't matter as much as it should.
Congress is impotent because the Senate has castrated itself as a legislative body. Because of their self-imposed filibuster rule, significant legislation is nearly impossible to enact. Therefore, the trend toward legislating via executive orders and judicial fiat will continue.
Consider what would happen under another Clinton presidency. (Rather than discussing Bill, as the first cad, let's take a look at governing.) The Clintons will get a fifth hard core liberal on the Supreme Court and a guaranteed voting block to enact their leftist agenda.
Keep in mind that the high Court has asserted itself as this country's supreme policy making tribunal and rules with absolute unquestioned power, as an oligarchy of little kings and queens, over everything and everybody. This reality coupled with executive orders makes Congress, arguably, obsolete.
We can only guess at what the new "laws of the land" will be, but we don't have to guess who controls, the military, the justice department, federal marshals, and the ability to federalize the national guard with the stroke of a pen. The president has all of that power under the law. And with the Court in their back pocket, the law is whatever they say it is.
Consider this sampling of US Supreme Court landmark decisions: McCollum v. Board of Education (1948); forbid religious instruction in schools. Engel v. Vitale (1962); removed "government directed" prayer from schools. Roe v. Wade (1973); gave us abortion on demand. South Dakota v. Dole (1987); coerced us to raise the drinking age to 21. Lee v. Weisman (1992); prohibited the clergy from reading prayers in schools. U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (1995); reversed our decision to set term limits on members of congress. Obergefell v. Hodges (2015); forced Ohio to accept "homosexual marriage" and once again reversed the will of the people.
The 14th Amendment is the high Court's favorite to twist and endlessly expand. We can only guess what they’ll shove down our throats next. They might suddenly find a right to polygamy or child pornography. They could also determine that it's not fair, under the Due Process or Equal Protection clauses, for anyone to make more than $100,000 or have that much in assets. Again, the law is whatever they say it is.
I don't expect a President Donald Trump to reign in the courts. But I do expect a President Hillary Clinton to allow their power to expand significantly. Whatever happened to the 10th Amendment and the powers belonging to the states and the people?

Michelle Obama
I chuckled when I heard her feigned outrage regarding Trump's comments about women. She is so outraged. Really? Where was she and all the other self-righteous Democrats during the 1990s when Bill Clinton's accusers were in the news? Why would the media ever mention Trump's issues with women after they gave Bill Clinton a pass? I wonder if they could be biased or have their own agenda???

Endorsements
My growing list of endorsements includes the NRA (with an "A" rating), Cincinnati and Ohio Right-to-Life PACs, NFIB, Ohio Society of CPAs, Ohio Restaurant Association, Citizens for Community Values, Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, Ohio Farm Bureau, and the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. (They only endorse candidates with a backbone.) I've also earned the "highly recommended" rating from Ohio Veterans United.

Ohio House of Representatives
House Bill 590 - Provides immunity when license holders inadvertently carry in a prohibited location

·         Any CHL holder who carries a concealed firearm into a prohibited or posted place and is discovered could not be charged with a crime, unless said CHL holder refuses to leave or take the firearm and secure it in a proper location.

·         Preserves immunity for businesses who allow firearms. However, it removes immunity protections for businesses that post 'no firearms allowed' signage and do not provide adequate security.


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
Huma Abedin Exposed- Terrorist ties to 9/11 funders (8 minutes)

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

November 2, 2016
Trump meeting at Republican HQ in The Empire of The Village of Batavia at 6:30 pm.

November 8, 2016
Election Day - 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

November 10, 2016
"First Friday" Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's at noon for $20.

November 10, 2016
Clermont Chamber Pacesetter Dinner at the Oasis from 5:30 - 8:30.

November 11, 2016
Caring Hearts Gala at the Oasis.

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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