The Becker Report – July 2022


More on the abortion debate

Report shows 600,000 lives lost in abortion adds up to $6.9 trillion in losses for US economy in 2019
A few people on social media were offended by the June 2022 issue of The Becker Report. It was full of extensive commentary on abortion. My take away from the comments is that otherwise good people, who are also pro-abortion, looked into their own souls on this issue. They were offended by what they saw. Well, that sounds like the first step to recovery. I’m glad to know that I was helpful.

Human Rights

Has anybody noticed how President Biden talks about being all-in for human rights? How does he square that with being all-in for abortion? I suppose that he believes that some human beings have more value than others. Didn’t we settle that debate back in the 1860s? It doesn’t appear that the Democrat Party will ever change. They fought for slavery, Jim Crow, and now abortion on demand through the ninth month for any reason or no reason. I wonder if it is because a disproportionate number of abortions are black and brown babies??? Well, the Democrat Party has been consistent (and consistently on the wrong side of history).

A woman’s (or is it a “birthing person’s”) right to kill?

I need help understanding the logic that supports killing babies at varies stages of development in-utero, as well as during birth. In what way is the baby fundamentally different on either end of the birth canal?

Post-birth abortions

For those who support a mother’s right to kill her child in-utero, what about after birth? I need help understanding the difference between killing a child in-utero, during birth, after birth, or at, say, five years old. What DNA or chromosomal change occurs during any or all of these stages of development? To be consistent, the debate needs to be about killing babies from their creation (fertilization) until they reach 18 years of age.

Should abortions for 10-year-old girls be legal?

Once you get past the emotion (shock) of a 10-year-old getting pregnant (especially due to rape), a dispassionate analysis is quite simple.
Let’s review the principals involved. There are only three legitimate reasons to take the life of another human being:

  • War
  • Capital punishment after due process of law
  • Self-defense

Since we know with certainty that abortion always (or attempts to) kill(s) a human being, the self-defense argument is the only one that applies. Other than an ectopic pregnancy, I don’t know of any way a pregnancy can threaten the life of the mother.
All of that being said, I fully support whatever counselling and support this child needs.

Additionally, I fully support changing the law to make rape a capital crime and begin executing rapists after due process of law.

John Becker

What is a woman?

Why is this question even asked? What does that say about our nation’s decline of common sense and decency?
Regardless, let’s just assume for the moment that the obvious anatomical features observed at birth are not enough. Thinking back to ninth grade biology; remember the chromosomal differences of XX and XY? Women are XX. DNA also confirms sex.
Watch the Matt Walsh movie. For more on this movie from Matt Walsh, click here.

Can men get pregnant?

Do men have uteruses? Any other stupid questions?

What about women (with uteruses and XX chromosomes) who convert to men?

Are cross-dressing women, men? Will swapping out wardrobes, and sex change operations, change chromosomes and DNA? FOLLOW THE SCIENCE!

What if I decide to identify as a 65 year old? Will that make me eligible for Medicare and Social Security benefits? Should I lobby the government to allow me to change my date of birth on my birth certificate, driver’s license, and passport? I suppose that might be called “birthdate affirming” or “age affirming” legislation?

John Becker

What about biological men (who identify as women) flopping around in the women’s locker rooms?

Really? (I’m done with this topic.)

Gun Control?

Good guy with a gun wins again. ‘Saving countless lives.’ Armed bystander praised for intervening in Greenwood mall shooting
Had this happened at the Eastgate Mall, the hero would be subject to prosecution because the mall is a so-called “gun free zone.” That means that the bad guys can shoot everybody without fear of return fire. Does that make sense to anybody?

Here’s another example of a good guy with a gun: Customer shoots robbery suspect holding knife to gas station worker’s neck, MO cops say

More on Covid

What about mass hypnosis? Why can’t people see through the COVID deception?
What about heart inflammation in young men? Young men 44 times more likely to develop heart inflammation following COVID jab: study
Speaking of which: COVID Vaccines Significantly Increase Risk of Myocarditis After Second Dose, Especially in Young Males
Wait, What? New study finds two-dose mRNA shots provide negative immunity against COVID-19
What about natural immunity? Another study affirms natural immunity is more effective than COVID-19 vaccines
What about boosters? COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Effectiveness Quickly Wanes: Study
Who are dying of Covid? Dr. Robert Malone to Steve Bannon: The ‘highly jabbed’ are the ones dying from COVID
Is the inhalation of bacteria and fungus from masks a problem? Bacterial and fungal isolation from face masks under the COVID-19 pandemic
No conflicts of interests. Nothing to see here. Don’t click this link. Move along. Study CDC Relied Upon for School Mask Mandates Was Authored by LA County Public Health Director’s Daughter – Who’s Also Not an MD
CDC’s data verifies that masks are virtually useless.

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. Additionally, the Union Township Board of Trustees approved Kroger’s plans to demolish Sears 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 likely close sometime next year in coordination with opening the new Kroger Marketplace store. The Mt. Carmel store will be closing in mid-August. All associates will be offered transfers to other stores. We hope to see something new in the Mt. Carmel area as soon as possible.
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.
My guest editorial to The Clermont Sun is here.

Union Township Board of Trustees 2022 financials

In the July meeting, I presented first half 2022 financials complete with graphs. My 14 minute presentation is here and the slides are here.
A 10 minute interaction with financial advisor, Andy Brossart regarding UT’s Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) is 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

Joe Biden: “We Are Going To Get Rid of Fossil Fuels” (1 minute)
PragerU: Small Business Is America (5 minutes)
FOLU: Episode #1 featuring John Becker and Bill Thomas moderated by Bill Mues (56 minutes)
Twitter: Poor parenting (or lack of) breeds the next generation of punks (<1 minute)
PragerU: (Steve Forbes) What Is Inflation? (5 minutes)
What surprised Matt Walsh the most when filming ‘What is a Woman’ | Will Cain Podcast (38 minutes)
Ted Cruz says his pronouns are ‘kiss my ass’ (<1 minute)
“PROGRESS” John Rich (3 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) 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
Union Township First Half 2022 Financials – July 12, 2022 (13 minutes) Slides
Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) – July 12, 2022 (10 minutes)

The Becker Report Video Archives

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

August 1
Union Township Republican Party meeting at 7 PM at the UT Civic Center

August 2
Election Day from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM

August 4
Police Night Out at Veterans Park from 6 PM to 9 PM. Shuttle Service will be from the UT Civic Center.

August 5
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

August 6
“Free” concert featuring “3 Day Rule” behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 8 PM. The food truck will be Bingeworthy.

August 9
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

August 12
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

August 16
Union Township Citizens Police Academy begins. If interested, contact Lt. Tony Rees at 753-2247 (desk) or 752-1230 (main).

August 16
Stop the Mandates meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7 PM.

August 17
Clermont County Republican Central Committee meeting at 7:00 PM at HQ in Batavia.

August 18
Clermont County Township Association meeting at the Union Township Civic Center beginning at 6 PM

August 19
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

August 22
Friends of Liberty United (FOLU). Time and place to be determined.

August 26
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center – 4::00 PM to 7:00 PM.

August 27
“Free” concert featuring the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company behind the Union Township Civic Center beginning 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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