The Becker Report – May 2022


Will the infamous Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 finally be corrected?

Not about Pro-Life or Pro-Abortion. It’s about being Pro-Constitution and returning to the rule of law.

‘Truly remarkable’: Pro-life lawyer praises Justice Alito’s leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade
Liberals are horrified at the thought of all human beings having equal rights.
If SCOTUS were to correct the injustice of Roe v Wade and return the issue to the states, then we will have a patchwork of pro-life states and pro-abortion states. Similarly, we once had free states and slave states. Once again, liberals and Democrats are on the wrong side of history.

Horrifyingly, Democrat US Senator Sherrod Brown, along with all Democrat Senators (except Joe Manchin), voted to remove all state protections for mothers and their in-utero babies. Had they succeeded, killing babies would have been legal until the hour of birth.

The Democrats’ abortion bill is not just radical. It’s unconstitutional, by Marc A. Thiessen

According to, the bill would:

  • Eliminate all state and federal parental consent laws in relation to abortion
  • Eliminate all state informed consent laws, including those that allow women to view an ultrasound prior to abortion
  • Prevent states from passing laws to protect babies at 20 weeks, thereby joining countries like North Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, and the Netherlands in not protecting unborn children later in development
  • Force doctors and nurses opposed to abortion to lose their jobs, and Catholic hospitals could lose public funds unless they perform abortions
  • Eliminate decades-long limitations on direct taxpayer funding of abortion – including the popular Hyde Amendment, which has saved more than 2 million lives since enacted

Dred Scott (1857) and Roe v. Wade (1973)

Compare and contrast

Many think of Roe v. Wade similarly to Dred Scott: Slave owner’s rights verses human rights. The following was a widely held view on the topic back in the day: “Although I’m personally opposed to slavery, who am I to impose my personal beliefs on the rights of slave owners?” Sound familiar?
Unlike Roe v. Wade, the Dred Scott decision did not overturn state laws and legalize slavery nationwide. No state’s human rights protections were overturned.

Far worse than Dred Scott, Roe v. Wade horrifyingly forced all 50 states to allow abortions. As the decades have gone by and follow-up SCOTUS decisions, some states enacted limited protections for the mother and her in-utero child. When Roe v. Wade is overturned, the states will be allowed, but not required, to enact human rights protections.

After the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857, it took until 1865 for the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution to enact nationwide human rights protections. Let’s hope that it won’t take another civil war to bring legal protections to all people.

It is truly amazing what little has changed since the 1860s. Then, liberals and Democrat slave owners fought against human rights protections for a certain class of people. In contrast, abolitionists and Republicans fought for the rights of all people regardless of where they lived.
Today, liberals and Democrats continue to fight against human rights protections for a certain class of people. In contrast, today’s abolitionists (AKA pro-lifers) and Republicans continue to fight for the rights of all people regardless of where they live or stage of development.

Liberals in panic

Leaked Supreme Court draft on abortion sends liberals into panic mode over future of same-sex ‘marriage’
Liberals are horrified by the prospect that the states and the people might choose to FOLLOW THE SCIENCE and enact protections for human rights.
The “right” of “birthing people” to kill their children is in jeopardy. “Birthing men”, “birthing women,” and everything in-between are in an all out panic.

For those who believe that “birthing people” have the “right” to kill their children, I have a question: At what age, if any, should those children have a right to life? The moment of birth? Some period of time after birth? Hours? Days? Weeks? Years? Age 18, maybe?

Speaking of transphobia… I have to say that I am totally shocked and scandalized by the transphobia on display from the Left since last night… I don’t know what happened, but, all of a sudden, at least for this news cycle, women are female again. We keep hearing this is an attack on women. It’s like these people don’t realize men can get pregnant.

Matt Walsh

Right to choose. Right to choose what? You have a right to choose to get married, you have a right to choose to have sex, to use contraception. You don’t have a right to choose to kill an unborn human being..

Ben Shapiro

More on Covid

Consider this question: Does the COVID Jab Kill More People Than It Saves?
Should Covid be treated like the flu? FDA: Americans Should Treat COVID-19 Like the Flu
What about natural immunity? Consider this: The Triumph of Natural Immunity.
This is an interesting read from a pharmaceutical expert and former Pfizer VP: People Who Pushed Idea of Universal Vaccination Are ‘Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity’
In case you’re wondering: What COVID Jabs Are Doing to the Immune System and How the Injured Can Heal?
About those face masks, consider this: Wearing masks leads to breathing in dangerous levels of carbon dioxide, study finds.
Due to the repeal of that stupid mask mandate, my wife and I are now considering air travel again. Why do I call it a “stupid mask mandate”? Well, the CDC’s own data verifies that they are virtually useless.

What’s going on in Union Township?

Safe Haven Baby Box

The Safe Haven Baby Box allows for anonymous surrender of an infant for a mother in crisis unable to parent. It is located at the firehouse on Old SR 74 between Holman Motors and Sharefax Credit union.

Union Township Board of Trustees voted to allow dogs in the parks.

Effective on or about June 9, 2022, leashed dogs will be allowed in all of our parks. Between now and then, signs and poop bag dispensers will be installed. Dogs remain prohibited in play areas such as soccer fields and children’s playgrounds. Dog owners are required to scoop the poop.

Union Township welcomes new and growing businesses

TQL will be adding an additional 1,000 jobs at its sprawling UT campus.
Kroger bought the old Sears store at the Eastgate Mall. An announcement of their intent is expected soon.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is now open at the Cherry Grove Shopping Plaza.
Sportsman’s Warehouse is in the process of moving into the old Stein Mart location in the shopping center across from Jungle Jim’s.
Outback Steakhouse is planning a new restaurant near Meijer’s where the old Starbucks and a video store used to be.
Take 5 Oil Change will be building on the site of an old shuttered Wendy’s near the corner of Ohio Pike and Nine Mile Road.
Diego’s Tacos will be moving to a new building across from their current location (Exxon) on the corner of Old SR 74 and Tealtown Road.

Union Township Board of Trustees discussed the 2021 financials at the May meeting

In the May meeting, I presented an analysis of the 2021 financials complete with graphs showing the breakdown of revenue and expenses for Union Township. My presentation begins at about 11 minutes into the meeting. Or click here for the 14 minute presentation.
The graphs are here.

Union Township Restaurant Visits

My intent is to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, or carryout at EVERY restaurant in Union Township. In addition to traditional restaurants, I also include a few specialty eateries like coffee, doughnut, dessert shops, and fish fries.
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 YTD 2022 dining “conquests” in Union Township are as follows:

Video Central

PragerU: Seven Economic Truths (5 minutes)
New Rule: Along for the Pride | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) (9 minutes) Too funny! This is a much watch.
PragerU: Who Wants to Follow California? (5 minutes)
PragerU’s Will Witt: Should Schools Teach Kids about LGBTQ? (4 minutes)
PragerU: Why I Stopped Teaching (5 minutes)

BeckerGOP YouTube Channel

John Becker’s presentations at the Union Township Trustee Meetings

Concealed Carry Part 1 – January 11, 2022 (9 minutes)
Concealed Carry Part 2 – February 8, 2022 (12 minutes)
Union Township Debt Presentation – March 8, 2022 (10 minutes)
Union Township Property Tax Distributions – April 12, 2022 (7 minutes)
Union Township 2021 Financials – May 10, 2022 (14 minutes)

The Becker Report Archives

May 28, 2022 – The May 2022 issue of The Becker Report (17 minutes)
April 30, 2022 – The April 2022 issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
March 27, 2022 – The March 2022 issue of The Becker Report (12 minutes)
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 

May 30, 2022
Memorial Day at Union Township Veterans Park. Ceremony begins at 2:00 PM.

June 3, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

June 4, 2022
“Free” concert featuring the Cincinnati Brass Band behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 7 PM.

June 7, 2022
Clermont County GOP meeting beginning at 7 PM at HQ in Batavia.

June 10, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

June 11, 2022
“Free” concert featuring The Gamut behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 8 PM.

June 14, 2022
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

June 17, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

June 18, 2022
“Free” concert featuring The Monday Night Big Band behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 7 PM.

June 21, 2022
Stop the Mandates meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7 PM.

June 24, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

June 27, 2022
Friends of Liberty United meeting at RJ Cinema at 7 PM.

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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