The Becker Report – February 2023


Crimes against humanity?


“Crimes against humanity” was the accusation President Biden made about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I don’t dispute that, but his accusations rings hollow when you consider the “crimes against humanity” President Biden supports against preborn children.

Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner

Keynote speaker: Vivek Ramaswamy

Event details:

  1. Brian Thomas (55KRC) has agreed to be the MC
  2. The event will be at the Oasis on May 5, 2023.
  3. There will be a private reception for Vivek prior to the Banquet for major donors
  4. We have reserved the entire facility so we will be selling a minimum of 600 seats.
  5. We will be reserving a block of seats for the members of the Clermont County Central Committee.

If you want to volunteer for this event, contact all of the following:
Michael Logue (
Bonnie Batchler (
Linda Fraley (

Upside-down World

What could go wrong?

More on Covid

What are the experts saying about the Covid shots? MIT analytics expert calls for end to mRNA COVID shots: ‘No other ethical or scientific choice’
How has that Covid narrative been working out? Turning of the tide? The COVID narrative has finally begun to collapse in on itself
Why is the government ending the national COVID emergency? Dr. Robert Malone: The real reason why the US gov’t is ending the national COVID emergencies

The following is from Gary Bauer’s End of Day Report – 2/10/2023:

More Jab Mandates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just added COVID-19 shots to its list of annual vaccination recommendations. Unfortunately, many school districts automatically adopt the recommendations as required vaccinations for children to attend school.
This makes absolutely no sense. Children are at virtually no risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19.
Moreover, it’s been clear for some time now that the vaccines really aren’t very effective in the traditional sense of the term “vaccine.” Some officials have admitted that they knew the vaccines wouldn’t prevent transmission of the virus.
Now even the sainted Dr. Anthony Fauci is admitting that he knew the vaccines wouldn’t tame the pandemic, in spite of everything he and others told us. People lost their jobs and we forced good men and women out of the military over these ineffective shots!
This is totally outrageous. What is the real agenda here?
Did anyone at the CDC think about how controversial their new “recommendations” would be? Did they stop to think about how they could “bring everyone together”? Of course not!
This is about using the brute force of government to control everything from how we’re allowed to live, how we can cook, what we’re allowed to drive, and whether we’re even allowed to work.

Gary Bauer

Which adverse event was government health officials most concerned about? Top US Officials Discussed ‘Adverse Event Issue’ With COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Emails
So, just what is the correlation between Covid and the shots? Study finds ‘unexpected’ correlation between number of COVID shots and risk of infection
Wait, what? The New York Times published an editorial about masks being useless??? New York Times finally admits masks were totally useless at stopping the spread of COVID
Is Big Brother watching the unvaccinated? US gov’t has been secretly tracking the unvaccinated. Is surveillance and persecution next?
Face masks made ‘little to no difference’ in preventing spread of COVID, scientific review finds
CDC’s data verifies that masks are virtually useless.

Union Township Update

Police Chief

Of the 28 applicants, three finalists are planning to meet with the public at a casual breakfast at the UT Civic Center on February 27 at 7:30 AM. The Board of Trustees will likely make a final decision and hire the new chief at the March 14 meeting.


UT is looking forward to many new opportunities in the next year and beyond. But in order to move forward, it is important to know what the citizens of Union Township want to see in the development of our community.
Take our Community Economic Development Survey here.

Electric Aggregation

UT has signed a contract to offer electric aggregation to the public. More details will be out soon and it is expected to begin in May. Natural gas aggregation is currently available.


OKI has approved a grant for sidewalks around West Clermont High School.


UT is working on developing master plans for parks and for new pickleball courts. Love to hear any feedback on interests from the community. Also working on additional grant funding to further develop park assets.

New Website

Website development is ongoing with Civic Plus. It is anticipated to go live in early May.

Social Media

The township uses social media to share timely, important information with constituents related to local news and events, and public projects, facilities, activities, and programs.
Union Township’s use of social media will:
➡️ Help achieve strategic goals of the Township;
➡️ Proactively communicate with citizens and stakeholders in the community;
➡️ Encourage and support communication and civic culture; and
➡️ Increase Transparency of government.
You can watch the discussion of the Policy at Minute 58.
Click here to read the proposed policy draft.

Union Township welcomes new and growing businesses

A new Amoco gas station, GrabnGo, laundromat, and drive through is at 1158 Old State Route 74 across from Elick Lane. It has recently completed construction and is now open. It’s called “Bulldog Laundromat and GrabnGo Drivethru.”

Other than the above, only the Inter Parish Ministry food pantry is currently under construction. The timing of many of the below projects have been changing. We anticipate that visible work on some of these will begin in the spring.

  • Bubbakoo’s is planning to open in the previous Zoup’s location.
  • Kay Jewelers is looking at a “golden” opportunity to locate a store near Sportsman’s Warehouse.
  • Dirty Dough Cookies is “baking” plans to open near the Cherry Grove Skyline Chili.
  • Panda Express is looking to raze the car wash next to the Union Township library and build a new location there.
  • Honda East has submitted plans to expand its operations on Ohio Pike.
  • Inter Parish Ministry has a food pantry under construction across from Gold Star Chili in Mt. Carmel.
  • PetSuites is planning a new location on Old SR 74 next to Office Max.
  • TQL will be adding an additional 1,000 jobs at its sprawling UT campus. The new southern wing will look similar to their recently added northern wing.
  • Kroger 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 recently shuttered 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 in coordination with opening the new Kroger Marketplace store.
  • 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.
  • Biggby Coffee will build a new location in Meijer’s parking lot near the current Chase Bank location.
  • Chase Bank will be relocating their Eastgate location to Eastgate Blvd near Big Lots.
  • Taco John’s is planning to build a new restaurant near the Sam’s Club fuel pumps near Steak n Shake.

Union Township Meeting Video

January 3, 2023
January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023

Ohio State Representative, Kris Jordan – RIP

Kris and I served together in the Ohio House. He was a great man and a strong conservative. Kris was a member of our “Caveman Caucus” and will be missed by many. His passing is a true loss for his family and the people of Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch story is here. Additionally, the TV10 story is here.

Event Calendar 

February 27
Breakfast with the UT Police finalists at 7:30 AM at the UT Civic Center.

February 27
Friends of Liberty United (FOLU) meeting at the House of Restoration in Day Heights at 7:00 PM.

February 28
Union Township Trustees work session at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

March 6
Union Township Republican Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

March 9
2023 Economic Forecast Breakfast at Crossroads Eastside at 7:30 AM.

March 14
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

March 16
Clermont County Township Association meeting at the Engineer’s Office at 6:30 PM.

March 21
Stop the Mandates meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7:30 PM.

March 22
Clermont County Republican Party Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7:00 PM.

March 23
West Clermont is hosting a Town Hall at Summerside Elementary 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

March 27
Friends of Liberty United (FOLU) meeting at the House of Restoration in Day Heights at 7:00 PM.

March 29
Salute to Leaders Awards Dinner at the Oasis at 5:30 PM.

Video Central

PragerU: The Myth of Overpopulation (5 minutes)
Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders Delivers the Republican Address to the Nation (14 minutes)
The ‘Hypocrite-In-Chief’ (It’s Okay When Democrats Do it…) (16 minutes)
PragerU: The Constitution: The Civil Rights Amendments (6 minutes)
‘Tucker Carlson Originals’: A look back at Biden’s greatest gaffes (2 minutes)
The Biden Balloon Blunder (12 minutes)
Fox19 Baby Box story – February 21, 2023 (2 minutes)
Tom Z’s videos are a weekly MUST WATCH

BeckerGOP YouTube Channel

Presentations and discussions 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)
UT Concert Series – August 9, 2022 (5 minutes)
Natural Gas Aggregation Discussion – September 13, 2022 (9 minutes)
Cost of 2022 Concert Series and Fireworks – September 13, 2022 (14 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Board of Trustees Discussion (38 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Public and Board of Trustees Discussion (100 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Six Month Moratorium (12 minutes)
Board Discussion: Meeting Rules (36 minutes)

The Becker Report Video Archives

February 26, 2023 – The February 2023 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 29, 2023 – The January 2023 issue of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
December 30, 2022 – The December issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
November 29, 2022 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
October 30, 2022 – The October issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
September 29, 2022 – The September issue of The Becker Report (27 minutes)
August 29, 2022 – The August issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
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)

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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