The Becker Report – November 2023


State of Ohio Flips from Pro-Life to Pro-Abortion

Settled Law?

Not yet. All of the protections in Ohio law for parents, pregnant mothers, and children surrounding this issue will eventually get overturned by courts as unconstitutional. The question is when, not if.
Did any of the below win on the ballot?
Follow the science? Nope.
Human rights? Nope.
Protecting the innocent? Nope.
Death to the unwanted? Yep.
Death to the inconvenient? Yep.
Death to the conscience of Ohio? Yep.
In order to restore some or all of those protections, the General Assembly will need to move forward with a new constitutional amendment to repeal or modify the grizzly pro-abortion amendment passed by the voters. The abolitionist battle is not over. It’s just in a new phase.

Although I personally oppose slavery, who am I to tell someone else what they can do with their property?

Pro-choice argument, circa 1860

American Medical Association once accurately predicted what would happen if society embraced abortion
Btw, I keep hearing in the media that partial birth abortion can’t happen in Ohio due to a federal law against it. Really? What about the federal laws against all forms of marijuana?

Although all forms of Marijuana are Illegal under Federal Law, Ohio Voters Approve Drug Abuse and Addiction

Not Settled Law

Fortunately, this issue can be tweaked by the General Assembly. This won’t be “settled law” until sometime next year or until the federal government enforces their own laws.


COVID Lockdowns Were a Giant Experiment. It Was a Failure. A key lesson of the pandemic.
Sen. Ron Johnson demands FDA, CDC disclose when they learned about COVID jabs’ link to child seizures
Michigan professor exonerated, peer-reviewed journal publishes paper showing 250k+ COVID jab deaths
FDA-funded study finds stroke risk rises 20-35% for elderly who get both COVID and flu shots
Insurance industry execs ‘alarmed’ by surge in deaths among young people, but stop short of blaming COVID jabs

A Huge COVID Confession
The New York Times editorial board made a huge confession Saturday. It came just days before Thanksgiving, so most Americans probably didn’t notice. But I noticed because, once again, some on the left are having to concede that conservatives were right. Of course, the New York Times did not admit that.
But it did admit what we and many conservatives have said all along: The closure of our schools during the COVID pandemic was the biggest educational disaster in history.
We lost 20 years of progress in math and reading. The Times editorial notes that the fallout will linger for years as chronic absenteeism remains a huge problem even now. For two years children were told that school wasn’t essential, and they got the message.
As a result, “Economists are predicting that this generation, with such a significant educational gap, will experience diminished lifetime earnings and become a significant drag on the economy.”
The worst part about all of this is that it was totally avoidable. This was a huge, self-inflicted wound. It wasn’t required by the reality of the health crisis we were facing.
We knew children were at very little risk of serious illness and death from COVID. Children were far more likely to die from car accidents, drowning or cancer than COVID. That’s why most European schools quickly reopened or never really closed at all.
But every big city in America closed their schools. Why? Because people like Anthony Fauci scared everyone to death. And the left-wing teachers’ unions acted like unions instead of teachers responsible for educating our children.
When the COVID vaccines became available, teachers were given priority, sent to the front of the line to get the vaccines, just like first responders, because we needed them to go back to work. But they refused.
Congress approved nearly $200 billion to make our schools safer. But the unions demanded zero risk. It was so bad that Joe Biden’s CDC would not issue school reopening guidelines without first getting approval from the leftist teachers’ unions bosses.
There was one prominent political figure in America who kept saying, “Open the schools!” That was Donald Trump. But Randi Weingarten, president of a major teachers’ union, accused Trump of “playing with kids’ lives.” Some even claimed it was “racist” to reopen our schools. (Seriously, you can’t make this up!)
It ended up that the people who really didn’t care about our kids were Biden’s bureaucrats and the radical teachers’ unions, who deprived our children of the education they desperately needed.

Gary Bauer, “End of Day Report” November 20, 2023

Union Township Update

In addition to police and fire/EMS jobs available, the Fire Chief, Township Planner, and Township Administrator positions are also open. Send resume to Matt Taylor:

What can you find at the Union Township Civic Center?

  • US Post Office
  • US Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s office
  • Union Township Zoning office
  • Meeting rooms available for UT residents to reserve
  • Gymnasium available for UT residents to reserve
  • Amphitheater for concerts, plays, and available for UT residents to reserve
  • Farmers Market every Friday from 4 -7 PM during the summer and early fall
  • West Clermont School’s administrative office
  • Senior Services office
  • Friendly people who serve the public with a smile

Call 513-752-1741 or visit for more information

Union Township welcomes new and growing businesses

Some of the below may be pending trustee approval:

  • Vandalia Rental has “geared up” and is now open for business at the old Ohio Mulch location on Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road near the Days Inn.
  • Construction has been completed at the Glen Este Chick-fil-A. Their restaurant and drive through lanes have been improved and expanded . No more playing “chicken” in the two merging drive through lanes. Now that’s something to “cluck” about.
  • Mercy Health has broken ground for an urgent care center in the Jungle Jim’s parking lot in front of LaRosa’s. They’ll soon be repairing “broken” bones, skin, and more.
  • Children’s Hospital had their ceremonial ground breaking and has begun construction in the Ivy Pointe area near TQL. Our concerns have been “healed.”
  • Inter Parish Ministry has a new food pantry that is now open for business across from Gold Star Chili in Mt. Carmel. It’s expected to be a “full-filling” experience.
  • Chase Bank will be relocating their Eastgate location on December 18 to 4611 Eastgate Blvd near Big Lots. They are hoping to “cash-in” on the move.
  • Wawa will be taking over the old Mt. Carmel Kroger location. Rah-rah to Wawa for taking over a shuttered business.
  • Alfaa will be building on an empty lot on the corner of Aicholtz Road and Eastgate Blvd. I’m wondering if they sell alfalfa sprouts?
  • A local restaurant chain will be constructing a new location as part of a small strip mall on the corner of SR 32 and Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road on Yates Lane. I expect them to be rolling in dough soon.
  • The old Valero on the corner of Ohio Pike and Bennett Road is under new ownership. They will be tearing down the old building and constructing a new convenience and wine store. The previous condition of the property was certainly something to whine about.
  • Popshelf is planning a new location in the Cherry Grove Shopping Plaza. I’m looking forward to “popping” in.
  • Mercy Health Urgent Care will be caring for patients when their new location opens in the Cherry Grove Shopping Plaza. I’ll be “patient” while I await their grand opening.
  • Grocery Outlet is planning a new store in the old Bed, Bath, and Beyond location in the Eastgate Pavilion near Best Buy. They are expecting to “produce” profits.
  • A Hilton Hotel has been perpetually under construction near the Hampton Inn and Meijer’s. They have made certain “accommodations” and residents can “sleep well” knowing that construction has recommenced.
  • Kay Jewelers is looking at a “golden” opportunity to locate a store near Sportsman’s Warehouse.
  • Panda Express is looking to raze the car wash next to the Union Township library and build a new location there. It’s an “appetizing” venture.
  • Honda East will be “shifting gears” to “rev up” sales by expanding their operations in Cherry Grove. They might “tire,” “brake,” and “shock” you, but they are “on a roll.” Wouldn’t it be nice if they offered free samples?
  • PetSuites is “grooming” a new location on Old SR 74 next to Office Max. The lot has been cleared and is ready to begin construction.
  • 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. The project is “trucking” along. “Total Quality” will be a “Logistic” requirement.
  • Kroger has “crushing” 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 will be “firing up” a new restaurant near Meijer’s where the old Starbucks and a video store used to be. Construction has begun. The “stakes” could be high and profits are expected to “sizzle.”
  • Taco John’s is planning to build a new restaurant near the Sam’s Club fuel pumps near Steak n Shake. We didn’t “grill” them at the Trustee’s meeting.

Union Township Trustees Meeting Video

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Union Township Trustee

Congratulations to Michael Logue for winning re-election for Union Township Trustee

Event Calendar 

Disclaimer: All events, locations, and times are subject to change.

December 4
UT GOP Christmas Party at Cherry Grove Lanes at 7 PM.

December 11
AMT meeting at Eastgate Mall food court at 6:45 PM.

December 12
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

December 18
Clermont County GOP endorsement meeting at Norlyn Manor in Batavia at 7 PM.

December 25
Merry Christmas!

December 26
Happy Boxing Day!

December 31
Happy New Year!

Video Central

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PragerU: Why Did America Fight the Korean War? (5 minutes)
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PragerU: Your Parents Don’t Deserve This (5 minutes)
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PragerU Fireside Chat: The Middle East Conflict Is Not Complex (31 minutes)
PragerU: Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State? (5 minutes)
Don’t Walk, RUN! (P)Resident Biden VS Reality! (11 minutes)
PragerU: Did Europe Destroy Native American Culture? (5 minutes)

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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)

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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)

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