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Constitution

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
– Declaration of Independence

Post on issues of our Constitution and the ways we defend it.

Reflection on July 4th

Reflection on July 4th

Today we celebrate the Independence of our nation.  Most people think it is a celebration of freedom.  The freedoms we celebrate that were written down by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams in the Declaration of Independence – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. For me, on the Fourth of July, I celebrate something a bit different.  I celebrate courage. The summer of 1776, 240 years ago, our Founding Fathers made one of the most difficult decisions in history.  The decided to stand up and fight for their freedom and God given rights against the largest military force ...
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Warren Davidson Congress

Warren Davidson is sworn into Congress

Thursday, June 9, 2016, my son Zack and I had the honor of attending the swearing-in of Warren Davidson to Congress.  It was an amazing experience. After a morning of taking in the sites of DC, Zack and I headed up to the Capital building.  We entered the Longworth House Office Building, went through security and found the office for the 8th District of Ohio. This was Speaker Boehner's old Congressional Office. It was a big office because he was a senior member of Congress.  After November's election, Warren will move to one of the little offices - but for ...
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Why good men don't run for political office

Why good men don’t run for political office

I have been in politics for 7 years. One of the questions I get asked all the time - when are people going to wake up?  When are the principled people going to take a stand? I have been looking, searching, supporting and teaching people how important it is to find politicians that will put the Constitution first.  Many people have stepped up to the plate, and it has given me hope. A few months ago, after Speaker Boehner stepped down from his Congressional seat, my search for the right person to replace him went into overdrive. I live in ...
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Ohio Primary Ballot Issues

Issues with the Ohio Primary Ballot

When you go to vote on the Ohio primary ballot March 15th you might be a bit confused.  You will be asked to vote for your choice for President and your choice for the 8th District Congressman twice on the same ballot. The Congressional vote is a bit easier to explain.   We vote once for the Republican we would like to fill the seat Speaker Boehner vacated - we have to vote for that again in a June special election.  The second vote is the regular Republican Primary to determine which Republican will be on the November ballot. Usually you ...
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Ann Becker and Walter Simms

Walter Simms and Ann Becker for State Central Committee in Butler County

I am a candidate for Republican State Central Committee here in Butler County with my running mate Walter Simms because the Republican Party needs to stand on principle. I grew up a Reagan baby. I watched Reagan give speeches about how the free market is the key to a strong economy and how ‘”government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.” As I got older, I saw a Republican Party that was not living up to the Regan principles that made the Republican Party great. I saw the government getting more and more involved in people’s ...
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Ann Becker for State Central Committee

Rich or Poor – Voters are done with the status quo

I have been on the campaign trial the past few weeks going door to door all over Butler County.  It has been a great experience talking to voters and hearing their concerns and thoughts about the status of our country and the Republican Party.  I've been talking to Republican voters that will probably vote in the primary. I have gone to well-off neighborhoods, nice cars, nice homes, nice people.  I have gone to poor neighborhoods, bootstrapped cars, lived in homes and nice people.  All Republicans.  All people who are committed to doing their civic duty and heading to the polls ...
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Warren Davidson in Hamilton Ohio

People are angry at the Republican Party – State Central Committee is the answer

I don't think the establishment realizes how angry voters are at the state of our country and our party.  State Central Committee is the answer. Walter and I went to a meet the candidate event last night at Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio. It was a packed room, probably 100 people. It was a nice mix of college students and older adults - some liberal, many conservative. All the candidates got a few minutes to speak. We didn't know we were going to address the crowd, so we weren't prepared - which is good, I didn't get nervous. I was ...
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Meet the candidates for the Ohio 8th Congressional District

Meet the candidates for the Ohio 8th Congressional District

The opportunity to choose your Congressman doesn't come around every day.  I have lived in the 8th district of Ohio for 20 years and my Congressman has been John Boehner.  After he retired earlier this year, the seat opened up and gave an opportunity for new blood in the 8th district. I have never been one to make a choice quickly.  I like to get to know the candidates before I decide who to vote for, so in an effort to educate myself I contacted the candidates to speak with them directly.  I recorded these conversations for the Ohio Rising ...
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Understand the 2015 Ohio ballot issues in 30 minutes

Understand the 2015 Ohio ballot issues in 30 minutes

Understand the Ohio ballot issues in under 30 minutes An interview with Maurice Thompson from 1851 Center for Constitutional Law Interview length: 29:09 minutes   Post read time: 3:00 minutes I had the opportunity to interview Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law http://www.ohioconstitution.org/ .   Maurice is the guy I go to if I have questions about the Ohio Constitution. He knows it backwards and forwards. Since we have three Ohio Constitutional Amendments on the ballot November 3rd, I thought it would be a good time to check in with Maurice and see where he stood on ...
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West Chester November 2015 Election

West Chester November 2015 Election

I am in the midst of going door to door in my neighborhood to encourage voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 3rd.   Here are my thoughts and some research on the issues we will face at the polls. West Chester Trustee – There are two men on the ballot for one seat on our Board of Trustees; George Lang and Chuck Cramer. Both are good men. The West Chester Tea Party hosted a candidate forum asking questions of the candidates.  You can see the forum on YouTube, Rich Hoffman’s channel called West Chester Trustee Election 2015 ...
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West Chester Trustee Meeting from September 8, 2015

West Chester Trustee Meeting from September 8, 2015

A review of the the West Chester Trustee meeting from September 8, 2015. Here is the link to the meeting agenda. Below is the video of the meeting. This meeting moved very fast because Trustee Lang had to attend another meeting, so the motions went at lightning speed. The first part of the meeting was an approval of bills. This is standard for our trustee meetings. One number that always stands out on this list is the amount of money that we spend on legal services. That number for last month was $28,200.49. Some months it is over $50,000 dollars. The ...
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