The Becker Report – June 2022


Roe v. Wade Overturned: The Supreme Court has ended our nation’s culture of death.

One less perversion of our Constitution.

The court didn’t go far enough? While the Supreme Court should be praised for overturning Roe, it didn’t go far enough

The 1973 Roe decision was a perversion of the Constitution. Reversing it had more to do with restoring the rule of law than protections for human rights. Like any homicide, that’s the job of the states to regulate.

John Becker

Wait, what? The supreme court defined what a woman is???

This is an interesting read: Hidden in the SCOTUS Opinion: The Definition of a Woman
It starts on the bottom of page 10 of the ruling (page 18 of the pdf).

The regulation of a medical procedure that only one sex can undergo does not trigger heightened constitutional scrutiny unless the regulation is a “mere pretext designed to effect an invidious discrimination against members of one sex or the other.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization…

Abortion Q&A

Q: What about “my body my choice”?
A: What about the baby? Follow the science. The DNA proves that a new human being is created at fertilization. Therefore, killing that new human being is by definition, “homicide by abortion.”
Q: Why do you use the word “fertilization” rather than “conception”? What’s the difference?
A: Some pro-abortion medical groups have redefined “conception” to mean implantation. Fertilization is always the first stage of a new human being and implantation is just part of the growth and development process.
Q: What about “birthing people’s” rights?
A: What about the baby’s right to life?
Q: What if I’m personally opposed to abortion but don’t want to impose my values on others?
A: If so, ask yourself what side of history you would have been on back in the 1860s? Would you have been “pro-choice” on slavery or part of the abolitionist movement? Go back to your question and take out the word “abortion” and replace it with the word “slavery” and answer the question yourself.
Q: What about rape? Incest?
A: Great question! These are rare and tragic situations, but they happen. The mother would need a great deal of love and counselling. Rather than committing homicide by abortion, the humane choice would be adoption. Rather than executing the baby for the crime of the biological father, I strongly prefer executing the rapist.
Q: What about severe fetal abnormalities?
A: Similar to the previous question, families are available to adopt babies with severe abnormalities. If the baby is likely to die shortly after birth, I’d much rather see that baby in the loving hands of God rather than the cold hands of an abortionist.
Q: What about the life of the mother?
A: With today’s medical science, it’s my understanding that this question would only apply to ectopic pregnancies. There are only three valid reasons to kill another human being: War, capital punishment after due process of law, and self-defense. Treatment for an ectopic pregnancy would fall under self-defense.
Q: What about support for the mothers who wish to raise the child?
A: Plenty of support options are available from private organizations such as pregnancy resource centers. Additionally, local, state and the federal government also provides assistance.
Q: How many homicides by abortion have occurred in the US since 1973?
A: It’s estimated that about 63.5 million souls have perished due to intentional abortion. That averages out to about 1.3 million per year making it by far the leading cause of death. Based on the math, it’s approximately the same as heart disease and cancer combined. That said, the abortion rate isn’t linear and has come down in recent years. Now that Roe has been repealed, the abortion rate is expected to drop precipitously.

Going forward, every politician needs to be asked:

  • Do you support protecting innocent human life? Or do you support a culture of death?
  • Do you accept the science of DNA that proves that a human being has been created during fertilization?
    • If not, please explain at what point a developing child becomes a human being.
    • Explain in what way a human being is different from a person.
    • Compare and contrast your answer with the slavery debate of the 1860s.
  • Are all innocent born and pre-born human beings worthy of being protected in law?
    • If not, please explain which innocent born or pre-born human beings do not have the right to life and why.

I’ve been to Washington DC for the right to life memorial march in 1983, 1993, 2003, and 2013. Each time I had hoped it would be my last. Praise the Lord!

Unfortunately, homicide by abortion will continue to be legal on the “death coast” and multiple other states.
West Coast states launch joint commitment to be abortion ‘safe haven’ following Roe ruling

The west coast has always been derisively referred to as the “left coast” by conservatives. Now it’s the “death coast.”

John Becker

Notice that many of the same people horrified by children being gunned down in schools celebrate the siblings of those same children being butchered in-utero. Go figure.
If gun control is about protecting children, why are so many supporters of gun control also supporters of abortion? So, we need gun control to save the children? And abortion to kill them? Go figure.
Now that our nation has taken a major step forward to respect human life, let’s hope that translates down to the street thugs.

Gun Control?

Demands for “Gun Safety.” They stopped calling it “Gun Control.”

I fully support gun safety. I encourage people to get training in gun safety and marksmanship. For example, never point a gun at anybody. Always assume every gun is loaded. Never put your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to pull it. Check the backstop of your target. The list goes on…

Uvalde, Texas

Not surprisingly, President Biden and his minions couldn’t wait until the bodies were cold in Uvalde, Texas before seizing on a political opportunity to assault the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. Rather than focusing on the obvious mental health issues and societal decay directly resulting from liberal orthodoxy (See more on that below.), President Biden wants more failed and clearly unconstitutional gun control policies.

With deadly consequences, nobody in the Uvalde school could shoot back. Nobody was armed. That’s not the case in neighboring Kinney County, Texas.

Gun control? Maybe car control? With tongue in cheek, let’s explore that logic:

A Ford Escape was used in a mass killing in a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Nobody needs a Ford Escape. There is no absolute Constitutional right to own a Ford Escape.
Focus on the automobile. Melt it down to ensure that car can never be used to kill again.
We need legislation limiting an engine size to only four cylinders. Nobody needs an engine bigger than that. However, special “tax stamps” could be issued to people who want to pull trailers assuming that they can pass a background check.

What do the gun control people want?

When I was a member of the Ohio General Assembly, I would, from time-to-time, meet with gun control activists. I always asked them two questions:
1) What new laws would you like for us to enact? They never hesitated to voice their demands.
2) Okay; let’s say that we give you everything that you’re asking for; we sign all of your demands into law. After the next mass shooting, or school shooting, what will you be in my office asking for next?
Silence. They never attempted to answer that question. And they never will. We all know why: They want all guns banned and will continue a strategy of incrementalism.

Do so-called “red flag laws” work?
Follow the Science, Unless it Leads Where You Don’t Want to Go.

Could Governor DeWine weaponize the Department of Health to declare firearms a public nuisance?

Yep. He or a future governor could practice the same abuse of power as he did with Covid. This was a topic of concern when I was in the General Assembly and one of the reasons that I moved forward with articles of impeachment. The madness needed to be stopped. Fast forward, and now it’s being publicly discussed. Additionally, consider this from Buckeye Firearms.

AR-15 Rifle

Weapon of War? Nobody needs one? Why is it so popular?

If the AR-15 is a “weapon of war” why is it that no military on the planet uses it?
Four jet planes were used in the 9/11 attack. Did anybody blame or focus on the planes?
I don’t suppose that anybody “needs” an AR-15. But then, I don’t suppose that anybody needs a 10-speed bicycle either.

A great analysis is here: Why Does Anyone Need an AR 15 Rifle?
Buckeye Firearms published an interesting analysis.
Also consider: Understanding America’s Rifle, the AR-15

Wrong again, President Biden

Under the topic of “wrong again,” President Biden made the following stupid statement:
‘The Second Amendment was never absolute,’ Biden said. ‘You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and buy a lot of weapons.’
If the Second Amendment was never absolute, what do the words “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” mean? Why are those words only in the Second Amendment and nowhere else in the Constitution? What did those words mean to the people who wrote them?
Please note that the world’s most advanced weapons of war (battleships) were privately owned through and beyond the war of 1812.
Fact checked here. And here:

There’s no such thing as ‘assault weapons’ by the way. It’s a made-up term…Now, if there was a bunch of evidence backing up the effectiveness of an assault weapons ban — forget for a moment how unconstitutional it is…My point is, not only is it illegal, unconstitutional what he’s doing, but he also can’t back it up with a shred of evidence that what he’s going to do actually works.

Dan Bongino

Historically, wide availability of firearms were a non-issue. What changed?

It’s about societal decay and the breakdown of the family nucleus

John Becker

In 1788, Ohio law required ALL men aged 16-50 to bear arms.

And after we control guns, then what? Knives? Trucks? Pressure cookers? The reality is, someone who wants to inflict harm will find a way. Ask the amputees in Boston or the Christmas parade watchers in Milwaukee. If the American people want solutions, it’s time to go to the heart of the matter, which is the heart. Now is the moment for Republicans to stand up and say, “We have the social science. We have the profiles of those who have committed these crimes, and we see what kind of family structure they come from. We see the absence of morality. It’s time to have a conversation about returning to a culture that values God and morality.”

Tony Perkins

And more from Tony Perkins: More Gun Laws Ignore America’s Deepest Need

Consider this: Godlessness, not guns, is the real problem in American society.

As liberalism has infected our nation and it metastasized, the taboo has become not only mainstream, but celebrated.

John Becker

More on Covid

How are those mandates working out? International study finds COVID jab mandates do more harm than good
And if that didn’t get your attention, what about this: Vaccination Increases Risk of COVID-19 Infection, But Infection Without Vaccination Gives Immunity: Study
Now, what about those masks again? The CDC must follow the science and publish this COVID mask study
In addition to all of the other known concerns with the Covid vaccine, now this: Studies Link Incurable Prion Disease With COVID-19 Vaccine
Wondering what a workplace health and safety expert thinks of those stupid masks? Workplace health and safety expert testifies masks cannot stop the spread of COVID
CDC’s data verifies that masks are virtually useless.
Are the Covid unvaccinated heroes? Everyone should be thankful the war on the unvaccinated was lost

Union Township Update

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. They are planning to demolish it and build a new 123,722 square foot Kroger Marketplace store detached from the Mall. The store will include a Starbucks, drive through pharmacy, expanded deli, expanded bakery, a Murray Cheese section, sushi, expanded adult beverage section, apparel, home goods, expanded grocery section, and a Kroger fuel center with 18 fuel pumps. The fuel will be on the Wendy’s side of the parking lot. The northeast side of the store will have a parking area for on-line pickup. The current Kroger store on Eastgate Boulevard will close. Plans for the Mt. Carmel store are either undecided or not yet made public.
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. Demolition is expected this fall. Construction is scheduled for winter and the grand opening is planned for early 2023.
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.
Biggby Coffee will build a new location in Meijer’s parking lot near the current Chase Bank location.
Due to upcoming road construction, Chase Bank will be closing and potentially rebuilding in the immediate area.
Kenwood Bible Methodist Church has purchased Summerside United Methodist Church. They are doing some remodeling and upgrades. Look for worship services to begin in late July or early August.

Union Township Board of Trustees deep dive into the 2021 expenses

In the June meeting, I presented a deep dive into the 2021 expenses complete with graphs. My 14 minute presentation is here and the slides 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 adventures in Union Township are as follows:

Video Central

PragerU: The Fallen Soldier (5 minutes)
PragerU: Should America Have Borders? (5 minutes)
PragerU: Understanding Marxism: The Enemy of Being is Having (5 minutes)
Monica Kelsey (Baby Box Lady of America) engaged by citizen after UT Trustees meeting Part 1 (90 seconds)
Monica Kelsey (Baby Box Lady of America) engaged by citizen after UT Trustees meeting Part 2 (46 seconds)
Rumpke customers seeing higher bills as fuel costs rise (2 minutes)
Trump the Truth teller tell us all what Joe Biden will do to the USA (2 minutes)
Mark Levin: We are living in a post-constitutional America (15 minutes)
Steve Hilton: The Biden administration is ‘historic’ (9 minutes)
PragerU: Milton Friedman: No Free Lunch (5 minutes)
PragerU: The Sexualization of Children (5 minutes)
Stephen Petty – On the effectiveness of masks (16 minutes)
How Small is a Virus Particle (Virion)? (16 minutes)
Heated Exchange between Sen. Rand Paul & Dr. Anthony Fauci on Vaccines and Royalties (8 minutes)
Focus on the Family Broadcast: Roe v. Wade Overturned: Now What? (35 minutes)
Check out the Tom Z channel for news and opinion that you won’t find anywhere else.

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) Slides
Union Township Property Tax Distributions – April 12, 2022 (7 minutes) Slides
Union Township 2021 Financials – May 10, 2022 (14 minutes) Slides
Union Township 2021 Expenses Deep Dive – June 14, 2022 (14 minutes) Slides

The Becker Report Archives

June 29, 2022 – The June issue of The Becker Report (28 minutes)
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 

July 1, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

July 2, 2022
“Free” concert featuring Model Behavior behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 8 PM.

July 4, 2022
Independence Day

July 8, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

July 8 10
St. Thomas More Festival

July 12, 2022
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

July 13, 2022
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at 7:00 PM at HQ in Batavia.

July 15, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

July 16, 2022
“Free” concert featuring the Kevin McCoy Band behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 8 PM.

July 19, 2022
Stop the Mandates meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7 PM.

July 22, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

July 23, 2022
“Free” concert featuring the Sycamore Community Band behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 7 PM.

July 24 – 30
Clermont County Fair.

July 29, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

July 30, 2022
“Free” concert featuring the Tom the Torpedoes behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 8 PM.

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

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