U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
06-05-18 Primary
John Fitzgerald on the Issues, in his or her Own Words
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Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only through absolute proof (DNA) that the baby was conceived due to rape or incest or if it is determined by a doctor that the mother's life is at risk if pregnancy continues. Sadly, 79% of Planned Parenthood facilities are in African American and Hispanic neighborhoods. People in these communities should be outraged knowing this fact! If Planned Parenthood spent as much time educating young people about abstaining from sexual relations and/or taking precautionary measures to help mitigate the chances of unwanted pregnancies the vast majority of abortions would not occur. Too many unwanted pregnancies could be avoided through proper and needed education and for those that do get pregnant they could look to adoption as an alternative to abortion. It also appears that some people are merely using abortion as a form of birth control with Planned Parenthood's approval. It is time that we as a society hold Planned Parenthood responsible for the unnecessary killing of the unborn.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Put a stop to forced multiculturalism and we will have less terrorism throughout the world. Also, if the U.S. hadn't illegally/ unconstitutionally attacked Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya & Syria, there would be far less radical Islamic terrorism. In 1999, the PNAC doctrine called for regime changes in the Middle East, North Africa, North Korea and Southeast Asia and stated that in order to implement their plan, they would need a catastrophic event such as Pearl Harbor. Just two years later, 911 occurred. Coincidental? Also, many would consider what Israel has been doing to the Palestinians to be terrorism being that the Israeli Gov has been ethnically cleansing Palestinians for decades with total impunity. Also, the ANC (South Africa) passed a law (2018) confiscating ALL White farmers' lands with NO compensation and approx. 60K White farmers have been murdered since 1994. These are absolute acts of terrorism but where is the outrage from the U.S. Gov, U.N. & mainstream news?

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Best quote regarding this issue is by David Purdue: The Founders saw firsthand that danger of entrusting too much authority in any one individual. They recognized that absolute power corrupts. Therefore, they drafted a Constitution that delineated specific duties and powers between the three branches of government so that there was a check and balance system preventing one person or branch from amassing absolute power. Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race , Sep 30, 2014

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and I believe that there is a concerted effort or, moreso, an agenda, by powerful and destructive factions within our Government, the international banking industry, mainstream news/media, Hollywood, major publishing companies and educational institutions to destroy both our Christian values and, ultimately, our very freedoms protected under the Constitution. It is obvious to me that the teaching or speaking of God or church is being purposely censored or stricken from our public school system and our society as a whole by the groups and organizations stipulated above. Our Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Also, please google: Monika Schaefer & Sylvia Stolz, both are wrongfully imprisoned in Germany under Orwellian "Hate-Speech" laws. It is my belief that the U.S. Gov may soon implement "Hate-Speech" laws to suppress truth!

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Moderate

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am a person of strong conviction who loves our country, yet I see many of our leaders implementing liberal policies that, I believe, are detrimental to the health and welfare of both our nation and people. For this reason, I believe, we must implement more conservative economic, social, immigration and foreign policies to ensure our nation's survival. Please read the Communists' Frankfurt School (1923-1932) "11-STEP PLAN OF CULTURAL SUBVERSION":(1)The creation of racism offences,(2)Continual change to create confusion,(3)The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children, (4)The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority, (5) Huge immigration to destroy identity, (6) The promotion of excessive drinking, (7)Emptying of churches, (8) An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime, (9)Dependency on the state or state benefits, (10)Control and dumbing down, (11)Encouraging the breakdown of the family. Does this 11 Step Plan sound eerily familiar in 2018? It does to me!

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would introduce legislation to allow small and medium sized insurance companies to compete for healthcare contracts instead of ONLY the larger insurance companies that have monopolized the industry through Government (local, state & federal) cronyism and quid pro quo's with the help of Big Pharma and lobbyists, etc. By allowing these smaller insurance companies to compete along with stopping the pervasive back-door deals from occurring in the future, we could easily have good, affordable and accessible healthcare for our citizens. Our very healthcare system has been compromised by people and organizations who merely look at profits & not the well-being of our citizens including the elderly. Currently, approx. 440,000 patients a year die due to medical negligence in the U.S. not to mention 4.4 million to 8.8 million being injured while in the care of hospitals. Elder-abuses/deaths due to hospital/hospice negligence is rapidly growing, too! This is unforgivable and must be stopped!

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should be an honest broker working to enrich citizens and not those of corporate sharks. Stop the illegal/unconstitutional wars we have been in since 2011 along with the bankers from looting us since that time, too! McClatchy newspapers reported that Goldman Sachs and other international banks deliberately triggered the global economic collapse by shorting the derivatives they sold, primarily Collateralized Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps. They have been implicated in unprecedented fraud leading to the destruction of the Icelandic and Greek economies. Iceland fought back and jailed their bankers by filing billion-dollar lawsuits. We need to follow Iceland’s lead — the bankers are NOT too big to jail. Our Government's role should only be to work towards a "true" free market system whereby the economy is driven by fair and equitable competition that will ultimately drive supply and demand based on the most innovative ideas along with fair and competitive costs.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Tax all income at the same rate. Make FICA a flat tax. The current ceiling could be replaced with a floor. Nobody would have to pay FICA tax on the first $40,000 per year, but they would get credit as if they had. All income above that would be taxed at the current rate. Benefits could be raised, and there would still be more than enough to handle the baby boomers. Also, Bloomberg News reports that up to 2.1 trillion dollars are being stashed off-shore by large U.S. companies. To combat this, our Government needs to implement an expatriation or emigration tax on the persons (residents) or companies who cease to be taxed on profits overseas.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Low unemployment should not be the only litmus test or determining factor regarding the viability of the economy. Afterall, "bringing down unemployment" does NOT guarantee a family will live above the poverty line. Good paying jobs will though! We need to bring back industrial jobs by giving tax incentives to businesses who want to build industry here in America. Doing so will stop businesses from outsourcing these once lucrative jobs and products abroad. Also, re-introduce trade school courses: metal shop, wood shop, auto shops, etc. into our middle school and high schools. Many children are not made for college and the trades are more suited to them than white collar jobs. Also, expose the Federal Reserve for what it is: A Privately Owned Bank which has been stealing our money with total impunity since 1913 through usury schemes designed to compound citizen's debts. Fact: Congress has NO oversight over the Fed and the Constitution mandates Congress to issue our money, not the Fed!

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

There’s a very easy way to make the Social Security system solvent forever — do away with the cap on earnings subject to the FICA tax. Right now, this is by far our most regressive tax. It is a heavy burden on workers and small businesses. Tax all income at the same rate. Make FICA a flat tax. That will bring in so much money the government won’t know what to do with it. The current ceiling could be replaced with a floor. Nobody would have to pay FICA tax on the first $40,000 per year, but they would get credit as if they had. All income above that would be taxed at the current rate. Benefits could be raised, and there would still be more than enough to handle the baby boomers.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

My formal education along with being a husband and father, operating my own business successfully for decades, mentoring kids in Juvenile Hall, serving as a Site Councilmember at a school along with working as a coach over the years in local Little League Baseball organizations have given me important insights to understanding our children's and communities needs. Like many of us, I was raised by wonderful parents who taught me the importance of integrity, honesty, courage and conviction, attributes I very much take seriously in every aspect of my everyday life. Sadly, I don't see the same qualities, values or attributes in the vast majority of our elected representatives/officials today. Because of this, I cannot idly sit back and watch our country and our childrens' futures decline further due to "quid pro quo" politicians. We need to hold our elected representatives accountable so our children and grandchildren are ensured a better future. I need your help and your vote to do so!

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

john.fitzgerald.33@live.com and 925-566-8844

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Please go to my website and view my platform along with extensive information regarding U.S. human/child sex-trafficking which is a focal point of my campaign. Our children need a voice! Congressman, Mark DeSaulnier, voted NO on H.R.1865: The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. Why would he vote NO? Moreso, why isn't he introducing legislation to save young adults and children trapped in this horror? The FBI estimates (2016) that more than 466,677 U.S. children go missing each year, some of which are in the care of state agencies. Youtube: Conspiracy of Silence. Sex trafficking is now the second most lucrative, illegal business behind illegal gun sales. Mr. DeSaulnier also voted YES on SB48 which mandates public schools to teach gay/transgender history to children K-12 while, today in the same classrooms, God and church cannot be mentioned without fear of reprisal. Please help me right these wrongs by voting for me in the Primary Election. Thank you!
Background of John Fitzgerald

Education

  • De La Salle High School, Concord, 1982
  • Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, 1984
  • San Francisco State University, Daly City, 1994

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, Parishioner
  • Juvenile Hall, Mentor
  • Little League Baseball, Coach
  • John Muir Elementary School, Site/Budget Council

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Congress District 7, 2010
  • Congress District 11, 2012