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LEADING FROM THE FRONT

Posted by admin - October 4, 2013 - Blog
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campbell

The City of Campbell, Ohio has been in fiscal emergency since 2004.  A child who was born the year Campbell went into receivership was coming home yesterday from class in the third grade.  I was proud to be in the council chambers of City Hall Wednesday to release the city from fiscal emergency — especially […]

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Dance Like a Child

Posted by admin - July 16, 2013 - Blog
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Child dancing

It’s become received wisdom: live every day as though it’s your last.  Leave aside the demands of work, forget the destination and experience the journey.  The idea is that — with death knocking on the door — we will focus on what’s really important: Love, beauty, family, and truth. Steve Jobs said he heard that […]

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Content of Character

Posted by admin - January 21, 2013 - Blog
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liberty

The most important thing about a person is not their gender, race, age or ethnicity. It is how they think, what they believe and how that drives their actions — what King called “the content of their character.” Today, those of us who were disappointed by the November Election have the opportunity to demonstrate the […]

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This is the day.

Posted by admin - November 6, 2012 - Blog
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ohio

For most of history, transitions of power were settled with violence – retail, with an assassin’s blade, or wholesale through war.   It still happens too often, in too many places. For 220 years, through 53 elections, America has been different.  Through war and panic, scandal and corruption and depression, Americans have settled their differences in […]

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The DMA Form

Posted by admin - June 25, 2012 - Blog
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dmaform

If you were a terrorist, would you admit it to the government — in writing? One of the most meaningless laws ever to disgrace the pages of the Ohio Revised Code expected them to do just that. The General Assembly put a stake through its heart during its most recent session – but the wonder […]

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Ohio outruns the nation.

Posted by admin - June 18, 2012 - Blog
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Unemployment US vs Ohio

Ohio’s doing better, and the credit belongs to the policies of Gov. John Kasich – the same proven, common-sense policies Mitt Romney will bring the White House. The national news media has tried to argue that the credit goes to President Obama as much as Gov. Kasich.  Balderdash! (e.g.: http://swampland.time.com/2012/05/29/a-tale-of-two-economies-mitt-romney-vs-republican-governors/) If that were so, we […]

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Broken Promises in Ohio

Posted by admin - June 14, 2012 - Blog
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broken

Today, for at least the third time, President Obama will bring his road show to Ohio’s Cuyahoga Community College.   Since he didn’t do what he said last time he was there, it’s fair to ask why he didn’t – and whether anything he says today can be taken at face value. According to advance press […]

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A True Hero

Posted by admin - May 20, 2012 - Blog
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rosser

Friday was Armed Forces Day.  At the annual MilVets luncheon in Columbus, I had the undeserved honor to sit next to Medal of Honor Winner Ronald E. Rosser. He was from a small Ohio town called Crooksville, and began his military service in 1946.  He did his hitch and went home, eventually spending a year […]

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Three-fold Cord

Posted by admin - March 25, 2012 - Blog
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threefoldrope

During another campaign season long ago, Abraham Lincoln warned that a house divided against itself cannot stand.  Tonight, his warning should still echo in our ears, here in this house that he built… this Grand Old Republican Party. At many levels over the last year we have debated – argued, and even fought amongst ourselves.  […]

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What’s an “Unalienable” Right?

Posted by admin - February 20, 2012 - Blog
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liberty

This is the text of a speech I delivered February 18th 2012 at the Ohio Christian Alliance Freedom Luncheon before Rick Santorum’s keynote. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the […]

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