The Becker Report – February 2022


John Hopkins study concludes COVID lockdown policies should be rejected

COVID mortality reduced by 0.2% in the U.S. and Europe

Governor DeWine could save even more lives by banning automobiles, swimming pools, gas furnaces, household poisons, and tall ladders.
According to the John Hopkins study: “While this meta-analysis concludes that lockdowns have had little to no public health effects, they have imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted,” the researchers wrote. “In consequence, lockdown policies are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.”
John Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise: 10 COVID-19 ‘Truths’ That Weren’t True
Fact-check: Debunking the bogus ‘science’ of COVID vaccines, lockdowns, and mask mandates

Supply chain? Labor shortages?

What could be the cause???

Let’s consider the fact that hostile work environments have been created by requiring (as a condition of employment) a controversial so-called vaccine and/or a stupid mask which (according to the CDC) a best case scenario efficacy rate of less than two percent. Can anybody really be surprised that a large number of people left the workforce? Additionally, the union problem is keeping people at home and well paid. Most people work because they want to get paid. Why work when not working pays the same?

And what about those stupid masks?

Based on my observations, more people fear the “mask Nazis” more than Covid. They wear masks to avoid conflict rather than Covid. That makes sense because masks don’t stop viruses.
Although not intended, what is the message sent by mask wearers? Danger, be afraid, be very afraid, not approachable. The list goes on…

Union Township Board of Trustees approve Concealed Carry

Generally speaking (and there are multiple exceptions), open carry of legally owned firearms are permitted, and can’t be prohibited, in government buildings. Regardless of CCW licensure status, those same people would be committing a felony if they carried concealed in those buildings. The law allows local governments to authorize concealed carry for CCW licensees. See ORC 2923.126(B)(7).

Union Township Restaurant Visits

This will likely be an on-going monthly update

It might take four years, but my intent is to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, or carryout at EVERY restaurant in Union Township. I’m keeping track of which restaurants I visited and when. Furthermore, I occasionally report my visits on social media and might include a photo or two.
In addition to traditional restaurants, I might also include a few specialty eateries like coffee, doughnut, and dessert shops. (We NEED a Graeter’s in Union Township!!! ????)
This quest is for several reasons. Not in any particular sequence, they are as follows:

  • Meet the manager to let them know that they can contact me if they need anything from Union Township. (I’m from the government and I’m here to help????)
  • Get out of my comfort zone of the few restaurants that my wife and I routinely visit.
  • Potentially discover great or interesting restaurants and promote their business on social media.
  • Spend my money supporting the Union Township business owners and their employees.

None of the expenses related to any of this are from government or campaign funds. They are entirely out of my own pocket.

As of this writing, my 2022 dining “conquests” are as follows:


White Castle
LongHorn Steakhouse
Skyline Chili
Grammas Pizza
The Omelette House
Golden Chen
Gold Star Chili
Waffle House
Gold Star Chili
RJ Cinema
Taco Bell
Pizza Hut
Rincon Mexico
Bob Evans
Bob Evans
Everything Bagels
Pizza Hut
Marco’s Pizza
Country Inn
Jersey Mike’s
Buffalo Wings and Rings

Cherry Grove
Mt. Carmel
Cherry Grove
Cherry Grove
Cherry Grove
Cherry Grove
Cherry Grove
Cherry Grove

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February 28, 2022 – The February 2022 issue of The Becker Report (24 minutes)
January 29, 2022 – The January 2022 issue of The Becker Report (9 minutes)
December 29, 2021 – The December issue of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
November 28, 2021 – The November issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
October 30, 2021 – The October issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
September 26, 2021 – The September issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
August 29, 2021 – The August issue of The Becker Report (11 minutes)
July 28, 2021 – The July issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
June 30, 2021 – The June 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
May 30, 2021 – The May 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
April 28, 2021 – The April 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
March 31, 2021 – The March 2021 issue of The Becker Report (14 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)

Event Calendar 

March 1, 2022
Stop the Mandates meeting at the UT Civic Center at 7 PM.

March 7, 2022
Union Township GOP meeting at the UT Civic Center at 7 PM.

March 8, 2022
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

March 16, 2022
Clermont County Republican Party meeting at HQ at 7 PM.

March 17, 2022
Clermont County Township Association meeting at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office at 6:30 PM.

March 29, 2022
Friends of Liberty United meeting at RJ Cinema (near Eastgate Jungle Jim’s) at 7 PM with special guest Joe Knopp. They’ll be showing the movie “Unplanned.”

Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

“…John Becker, an ‘archconservative’ former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area…” as described by (February 2021).
“[State Rep. John Becker,] one of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers…” proclaimed (October 2020).
“Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…” according to (August 2019).

Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).
“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 Republican… [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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