Plain Talk Podcast: Government Shutdown, “Abortion Reversal” Bill, and Civil Asset Forfeiture With Rep. Rick Becker


Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, looks at the tally board on Tuesday during the 83-9 House vote on HB1169, a change to the North Dakota constitution allowing the carrying of a concealed firearm. Becker was a co-sponsor of the bill.

On episode 3 of the Plain Talk Podcast I talked about the longest government shutdown in American history, which I blame on the bloated federal government. The states should do more, and the intransigent politicians in Washington D.C. should do less.

I also comment on “abortion reversal” legislation proposed in Bismarck for the 2019 session, pointing out that we could probably do more to lower the number of abortions by focusing resources on better sex education and access to contraception.

Finally, state Rep. Rick Becker of Bismarck talks about his legislation to reform civil asset forfeiture in North Dakota.

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