Category Archives: Ohio Politics

Ohio State Reps. Goodman-Brenner Propose Bill on Free Speech

From The Daily Signal, Jonathan Butcher writes about state Reps. Wesley Goodman, R-Cardington, and Andrew Brenner, R-Powell who proposed a bill that prohibits state-funded schools from disinviting campus lecturers based on the content of their expression. For the full article, click here

OVIP Op-Ed letter in support of John Husted

Please note the opinions written below are not the opinion of Miami County Liberty but are solely those of Ohio Voter Integrity Project and rewritten to promote discussion and provoke thought. 

Ohio Voter Integrity was asked for our opinion about how Ohio’s elected officials, Secretary of State (SOS) Jon Husted and Ohio Attorney General (AG) Mike DeWine, have worked to improve voter integrity and investigate and prosecute voter fraud.
The following comments come completely from our own experiences over the past 6 years as leaders of the Ohio Voter Integrity Project (Ohio VIP), a non-partisan, nonprofit 501 (c) (4) organization. Because of our tax status, we cannot endorse candidates and therefore do not endorse either 2018 Ohio gubernatorial candidate mentioned here.
When evaluating the performance of the SOS or AG, it is important to
understand a few of the responsibilities and limitations of these two elected positions with respect to elections.
Ohio Secretary of State:
• Is the chief election officer for the State of Ohio
• Makes sure that Ohio and Federal election laws are correctly interpreted and followed by the county Boards of Elections (BOEs)
• Gives directives, advisories and memos to the County BOEs to help them to interpret and implement new or revised election laws.
• Does not make election law. That is the job of the Ohio Legislature.
• Does not have the authority to interfere with the county BOEs unless:
       ο They request his help on a matter,
       ο A BOE needs his vote to break a tie
       ο He determines that the County BOE is not operating under existing election laws.
Ohio Attorney General:
• Is the chief law officer for the state of Ohio
• Is responsible for prosecuting cases of election fraud that are
referred to him by the Ohio Secretary of State and other sources
• May refer election cases to the counties for prosecution
• Has the power to prosecute any and all election cases that occur within the state.
Our Experiences with Jon Husted and Mike DeWine:

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Speaker Lisa Watson, 9/30/17

OP ED: Why I can not support Jim Renacci

Please note the opinions written below are not the opinion of Miami County Liberty but are solely those of Kelly Kohls and rewritten to promote discussion and provoke thought. Kelly is president of the Ohio School Board Leadership Council. Jim Renacci (R) represents OH16 in the US House of Representatives and is running for Governor.

1. Let’s look at federal control of education.
 2015-2016: Congress voted to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, most recently called ESSA.
 After being put in place in 2001, this act took federal controls over states rights to educate children. This was done to start the track to Common Core. I believe once Common Core
 became more and more despised congress had to act fast to reauthorize its controls before states took back control. Common Core is NCLB and is now called ESSA.
 Heritage Action feels this vote significantly altered states’ rights and places control of educating children firmly in the hands of the federal government and reduces opportunities for children. In addition, it
 decreases choices for parents.

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Update on Medicaid Expansion Freeze Vote

OhioLibertyCoalition.org

Akron, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio Citizens PAC and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, called the lack of a vote today in the Ohio House to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Expansion Freeze a “cowardly act.”  Zawistowski explained “The decision by Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger to not hold a vote to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Exapnsion Freeze “because they measure did not have 60 votes” is a cowardly act by the Speaker and a betrayal of his oath of office and his responsibility to protect the financial interests of the tax payers of Ohio. It is an outright lie to say the House does not hold the vote because there are not 60 votes necessary to override the veto. The real reason that they don’t hold the vote is to let cowardly House Members, who also want to betray the tax payers in their district for selfish reasons, to be able hide and not pay the consequences of their betrayal. People like Rick Carfagna (R-Dist 68), Gary Scherer (R-Dist 92), Brian Hill (R-Dist 97), Laura Lanese (R-Dist 23), Nathan H. Manning (R-Dist 55), Mike Duffey (R-Dist 21), Niraj J. Antani (R-Dist 42), Jeffery S. Rezabek (R-43), and Jay Edwards (R- Dist 94) all want to go home and tell constituents in their primary next year that they voted for the Medicaid Expansion Freeze in the Budget, when really they were the ones who protected the Governor’s veto and in doing so knowingly subject the tax payers in their districts to billions of dollars of additional Medicaid costs in the next two years and beyond. This is a willful act of betrayal by these cowards and others. They know the numbers. They have seen the dire projections of what happens if we don’t get Medicaid Expansion under control. So, why would any decent human being not vote to stop it? If Speaker Rosenberger was acting in the best interest of Ohio’s Tax Payers and citizens, he would hold a vote and everyone’s positions would be on the record. You can bet that many of the 12 or so House Members who sabotaged this vote would vote yes if the voters could know how they voted. In giving them the opportunity to hide their real votes, Speaker Rosenberger shows that he does not respect the will of the people and insults us all with this pathetic game of hide and seek. I can assure Speaker Rosenberger and the member of the Ohio House who have betrayed their voters, and all of Ohio, that we will be reminding the voters in their districts about what they have done and we will be recruiting candidates to run against them in the primary.”

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http://www.OhioLibertyCoalition.org

Ohio at the Path To Prosperity

Join Americans for Prosperity – Ohio at the Path To Prosperity event on April 22nd in West Chester and say THANK YOU to Rep. Davidson for putting our veterans first. Rep. Warren Davidson has been a champion of VA Accountability efforts and as a member of the Freedom Caucus ensures the voice of liberty and freedom is heard in Washington D.C. 

 

Path To Prosperity will feature Rep. Warren Davidson, Rep. Jim Jordan, AFP Policy Director Akash Chougule and AFP Ohio State Director Micah Derry. 

RSVP and more info here:

https://PathToProsperityOH.eventbrite.com

Planned Parenthood Videos – Lies or Truth?

searchProgress Ohio has accused Ohio’s leading Republicans and others of continuing their assault on Planned Parenthood with lies and widely discredited videos, selectively spliced to make it appear as if the health care provider illegally profits from the sale of fetal tissue. This post will try to supply unedited versions of the videos and let you decide for yourself. From 7/14 , 7/217/28 , and 8/6 .

After watching these disturbing videos we need to ask who is selling lies – Progress Ohio or Center for Medical Progress? Also, should Planned Parenthood, whose main mission seems to be to kill babies, be called a health care provider? Last question, with Obamacare requiring insurance to pay 100% of women’s health screenings (and everyone is required to have insurance), why is it necessary to fund this entity?