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OH legislators fail to override Kasich

Reported by Charlie Butts ( | Thursday, December 27, 2018

John KasichOhio legislators attempted but failed to pass a pro-life bill that died due to a veto. As he promised to do, Gov. John Kasich delivered a veto of the Heartbeat Bill, which would make illegal an abortion if the abortionist detects a heartbeat.

Yet the pro-life state legislature attempted an override: the state House on Thursday voted 60-28 to successfully override the veto, and a vote in the Senate followed hours later and failed by one vote.

Kasich is term-limited and the governor-elect, Mike DeWine, has said he will sign the bill if it passes again. 

Barry Sheets, a spokesman for the Right to Life Coalition of Ohio, says the bill has been described as anti-abortion legislation but insists that’s not true.

“It would actually save babies,” he says. “They could not abort once a fetal heartbeat is detected, and we believe that that is a very strong line to draw for the first evidences of life.”

Kasich vetoed the legislation after claiming it would fail to stand up to a court challenge, but Sheets says the president of the state senate, who is an attorney, and other attorneys stated during floor debate that the bill would withstand constitutional scrutiny.

Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action tells OneNewsNow that pro-lifers will fight next year with DeWine as governor.

“Who will sign the Heartbeat Bill into law,” she predicts, “rather than heartlessly veto it like Gov. John Kasich did not just once but twice.”

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated after the Ohio senate voted on overriding the Heartbeat Bill. 

Rigged for Democrats? Voters Purged from Rolls Will Get Ballots Counted Anyway

Reported By Kara Pendleton | November 1, 2018 at 2:21pm

One of the wonderful things about the United States is the right to vote. Because people move and die, voter rolls need to be purged from time to time to help keep things honest and accurate. In some places, to help with this, voters who haven’t been to the polls in a number of years will be purged from the voter rolls. But a federal court ruling just made that more difficult.

According to The Associated Press, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court on Wednesday ordered election officials in the crucial swing state of Ohio to accept provisional ballots from those purged from the voting rolls between 2011 and 2015 if they show up to cast a ballot for this year’s midterms — either as part of early voting or on Election Day itself.

The voters were purged only after failing to vote for six years, and failing to respond to a notice informing them they would be taken off the rolls for inactivity if they didn’t answer.

However, the AP reported, the appeals court agreed with advocacy groups challenging the purge on the grounds that the letters informing voters about it “were too vague on letting recipients know the consequences of not responding.”

According to the Washington Examiner, “the ruling will allow provisional ballots submitted by voters purged from the rolls between 2011 and 2015 to be taken into account in the state’s early voting — as long as they still live in the same county of their last registration and have not been disqualified from voting due to felony conviction, mental incapacity, or death.”

It’s nice to know death is still a disqualifier from voting. Still, the ruling means that, despite the fact they had made no effort to respond to the letter or vote in six years, voters who were purged from the rolls now can vote anyway. Rules don’t matter. It might not come as a surprise to know that, according to the Washington Examiner, the groups challenging the purge included liberal outfits like the Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the progressive “public policy organization” Demos.

With that kind of context, it’s not hard to guess which party is likely to benefit the most from low-information, low-engagement voters suddenly deciding to take an interest in the political life of their country. The ruling is a win for Democrats.

In essence, the liberals’ appeal was pushing the narrative that voters who were purged lacked the intelligence to understand the letters that were sent out or to inquire about them. This is the same kind of argument liberals have pushed about voter ID laws: That some groups are too low-I.Q. to know how to do what everyone else does, which is to get identification to function in modern American society.

So what is the big deal if purged voters can now vote? Tom Fitton, president of legal watchdog group Judicial Watch weighed in on the other aspect of the Ohio process that the 6th Circuit’s ruling did approve of — the basic principle that voter rolls need to be purged for accuracy.

His statement answers that question.

“Great news: another federal court turned aside a leftist attempt to dirty up the voting rolls and undermine clean elections,” Fitton stated. “Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.

“We will keep pushing in the courts to make sure other states take reasonable steps to make sure the names of dead people and people who have moved away are removed from election rolls. After comparing national census data to voter roll information, Judicial Watch estimates that there are 3.5 million more names on state voter rolls than there are citizens of voting age.”

Even though the court ruled that the purge itself was not the problem, you’d never know that based on a statement from the Demos, which claimed Ohio voters who were purged from the rolls had been “unlawfully disenfranchised.”

So if voting in prior elections, a rule that has been upheld as constitutional, suddenly doesn’t matter, and if failing to respond to a notice that states you may be removed from the voting rolls if you don’t vote or respond also doesn’t matter, what exactly is the criterion for voters in the mind of Democrats? Breathing? Apparently, following the rules everyone else can follow isn’t a requirement.

The elephant in the room, of course, is that the left fighting this hard to get around the rules may indicate a belief on their part that the voters who were purged would vote Democrat. By getting those ballots accepted regardless of the rules, this ruling opens the door for the kind of dirty election the voter purge rules were meant to prevent.


Specializing in news, politics and human interest stories, Kara Pendleton has been a professional writer and author since 2002. One of her proudest professional moments was landing an interview that even mainstream media couldn’t get.

#WarriorChick: Female University Graduate Carries AR-10 on Campus

Posted by | on May 16, 2018

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Kaitlin Bennett posted her recent graduate photos of herself walking on campus with an AR-10 with a call to action hashtag “CampusCarryNow.” 

Graduating from Ohio’s Kent State University back in December of 2016, Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a bill which legalized campus carry; giving the individual universities their choice of permitting students to carry or not. Kent did not allow their students to be armed and still doesn’t.

Also, open carry is legal in the state of Ohio, however this university forbids it.

Back in April, Bennett told the Akron Beacon Journal that, “Kent State is one of the few schools in Ohio that decided that students wouldn’t be permitted to open carry on campus while guests can.” 

Once she graduated and was free from the tyranny of the University, Bennett decided to walk around on campus with her AR-10 and graduation cap with the words “Come and Take It” glued on it:



A couple of days later she had this to say: “I have no apologies for my graduation photos. As a woman, I refuse to be a victim & the second amendment ensures that I don’t have to be.”


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“Liking” of Fake Gun Photo on Instagram Gets 7th Grader Suspended

Reported By Andrew West | May 8, 2017


The anti-gun movement in America has gained unwieldy strength after 8 years of Barack Obama’s presidency, and the latest skirmish in the fight to normalize firearm enthusiasm comes to us from a 7th grade classroom.

Even though our nation’s Constitution explicitly allows Americans the right to bear arms, the political left of our nation has been at the forefront of the anti-gun cabal in America.  By preying on bleeding heart liberals with their ridiculously skewed assertions and anti-firearm media campaigns, democrats and their ilk have been able to create a dark stigma surrounding firearms in our nation.  After any gun-related accident or mental health-induced incident, the left is quick to jump onto their soapbox to push for tighter gun control legislation.

Now, after being emboldened by one of the country’s most liberal and forceful Presidents in modern history, the fight against firearms is reaching absurd new heights.

“The campaign against guns has reached such a fever pitch that an Ohio seventh-grader was suspended from school for 10 days for simply ‘liking’ a  photo of an airsoft gun on Instagram.

“Zachary Bowlin saw the photo, which was succinctly captioned, ‘Ready.’ He ‘liked’ the photo, prompting Edgewood Middle School to suspend him.

“The boy said, ‘I don’t think I did anything wrong. The] next morning, they called me down and, like, patted me down and checked me for weapons. Then, they told me I was getting expelled or suspended or whatever.’

“The school sent a note to Zachary’s parents stating the reason he was suspended was ‘liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.’ His father, Martin Bowlin, snapped, ‘I was livid. He never shared, he never commented, never made a threatening post … [he] just liked it.’ He added, ‘My wife called and said he’d been pulled in to the office, and he was being suspended because he liked a picture on Instagram that his friend posted of a weapon, of an airsoft gun. It was 10 days suspension with the possibility of expulsion. I’m like, “For liking a gun? Did he make a comment or threat or anything?” And it’s like, “No. He just liked a picture.” I’m like, “Well, this can’t happen.”‘”

This insane action, taken against a young man at such an impressionable age, is proof positive that the leftists of our nation are actively working to win the propaganda war against the Second Amendment.  With this vile and disturbing demonization taking place at an educational institution, the question must be asked, “has liberalism gone too far?”

The answer, for many, is certainly yes.


Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

DEAR NEVER TRUMPERS: Ford Moves Truck Production FROM Mexico – Guess Where They’re Moving

waving flagPublished on November 16, 2016

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Ford has taken a lot of heat for moving production out of the US Happy Happy Joy Joyand into Mexico. Ford is NOW moving the truck plant out of Mexico… And that’s great news for you, Ohio!

Ford’s heavy duty pickup trucks which used to be built in Mexico started rolling off an assembly line in Ohio this week.

That’s good news for the 1,000 Ford workers in Ohio, who might have otherwise been out of work.

It’s also good publicity for Ford (F), which has been under fire for investing so much in Mexico. In April, the automaker said it would invest $2.5 billion in transmission plants in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Guanajuato, creating about 3,800 jobs there.

Ford’s south-of-the-border strategy has drawn heavy criticism from groups such as the United Auto Workers union and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Avon Lake, Ohio, plant produced its first batch of Ford’s Happy Happy Joy Joyfull-size F-650 and F-750 pick up trucks on Wednesday. 

“Our investment…reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “Working with our partners in the UAW, we found a way to make the costs competitive enough to bring production of a whole new generation of work trucks to Ohio.”…

…Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently said that if he’s elected he would take steps to make it more expensive for manufacturers to shift work to Mexico and then export the items back to the United States.

“How does that help us?” Trump said about the Ford investment in Mexico while campaigning in Michigan this week. “Mexico is becoming the new China.”
Read more: CNN Money

Make America Great Again!

This is the kind of thing that Democrats didn’t get — the struggle to keep good-paying jobs in America.

Micheal Moore got this and even used the example of Trump confronting the Ford Motor Executives at the Detroit Economic Club.

So did Bill Maher.

Even crazy ol’ Joe Biden got it.

It’s a good move on Ford’s part. The tariffs for importing goods from Mexico is about to go up!

WATCH: Hillary Hosts ‘Volunteer Event in Ohio’ – The Results Are HILARIOUS!

waving flagPublished on October 4, 2016

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We have seen that Hillary is having trouble with attendance at her rallies. Is it a sign that voter turnout for her will be low? How is she doing with volunteers, though?

ClashDaily has reported many times on the attendance disparity between Hillary and Trump rallies. If this ‘Volunteer’ event in Ohio is any indicator, she’s in BIG trouble.

Millie Weaver tried to get information on two of Hillary’s scheduled events in Ohio, one in Akron, the other in Toledo.


There was zero attendance at a ‘Canvas for Hillary’ event in Akron for 2 days in a row. The Akron speaking event does list a time and location, but none is listed for the Toledo rally. No one is even answering the phone.

Hillary can’t seem to drum up support in the Buckeye state. Does this mean she’s giving up on Ohio?

BONUS VIDEO: Hillary Campaign Bars Alternative Press from her Events. You will be very interested in this report. Please watch;


Federal Judge Rules Virginia Cannot Bind Delegates to Vote for Trump

waving flagWritten by  Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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Federal Judge Rules Virginia Cannot Bind Delegates to Vote for Trump

Robert Payne, senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has ruled unconstitutional Virginia’s statute that provides criminal penalties for delegates who do not follow the results of the presidential preference primary. Payne, nominated in 1992 by President George Herbert Walker Bush, declared late Monday that the statute “exceeds the powers retained by the Commonwealth of Virginia under the Constitution of the United States and cannot be enforced.”

The essence of the ruling is that Virginia may not impose any criminal penalties on delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, who refuse to vote for Donald Trump. Trump received about a third of the vote in Virginia’s primary, narrowly edging out Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Under Virginia’s state primary law, a candidate does not have to receive a majority of the vote to win all the state’s delegates, but just a plurality (more votes than anyone else). Under Virginia law, a Class 1 misdemeanor provided that any delegate who did not vote according to the outcome of the Virginia primary could be sent to jail “for not more than twelve months,” or face a “fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.”

A delegate from Virginia, Carroll Correll, Jr., sued to overturn Virginia’s statute, arguing that a state law should not be able to interfere in what is a private matter of a political party. The case’s judgment, Correll v Herring, only restrains the state of Virginia from punishing Correll. Judge Payne did not address the issue of whether a political party can bind a delegate under party rules.

In his decision, Payne wrote,

Because Defendants have not demonstrated that Section 545 (D) advances a compelling state interest, it is not necessary to address whether the statute is narrowly tailored. Nonetheless, it is significant to note that Defendants have tacitly conceded the point by failing to offer any evidence or argument that the statute is narrowly tailored.

For the foregoing reasons, Correll is entitled to judgment that Section 545 (D) is an unconstitutional burden on his First Amendment rights of free political speech and political association. Therefore, the Court so declares and will enter judgment on that score on his behalf on Counts I and II.

Under Count I, the judge held that the statute could keep a delegate from voting “consistent with party rules,” while under Count II, the judge said the statute is a violation of the First Amendment rights of “free association.”

During the hearing, Judge Payne asked, “Is he entitled to get a criminal penalty for making that decision or is that a party matter to drub him out of the party?” He repeatedly asked the attorney general’s lawyers how the state could enforce a law that seems to dictate the internal affairs of a political party. The attorney general’s lawyers replied that no one had ever been prosecuted for violating the delegate law, and that they had no intention of bringing any charges against Correll.

The judge cited testimony by Erling “Curly” Haughland, who has written a book — Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate — positing the thesis that the rules of the Republican National Convention have historically allowed delegates to vote their consciences at any Republican National Convention. In his book, Haughland and his co-author, Sean Parnell, detail the history of Republican conventions since 1856 (the first year the Republican Party fielded a candidate for president) on this subject. The authors argue that state governments should not be allowed to pass laws interfering with how a private organization such as a political party chooses its candidates for public office, including president of the United States.

Donald Trump’s campaign issued a statement claiming a win in the case, because under the decision the party can still pass rules to bind delegates to the results of presidential primaries in the several states, even if state governments cannot do so.

Those such as Correll, however, contend that they do not argue with the right of the national convention to pass whatever rules they wish, but they say they now know that they will not have to worry about facing jail time or a fine from the state simply because of the way they vote in what should be a party, not a legal, matter.

The Rules Committee is meeting this week to adopt the rules for the 2016 convention. Each convention adopts its own rules, and the rules of the previous convention cannot bind this year’s convention. Whatever rules the committee makes must be approved by the entire convention on the first day of the convention.

Whether delegates are “bound” by the results of the state’s primary or by state party rules is irrelevant to how they vote on the party’s rules. A delegate bound for Trump could vote to unbind the delegates from the results of a state’s primary or a state’s party rules, or a delegate bound for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or for Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), could likewise choose to pass a rule to bind the delegates.

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