Candidate Profile
John Cooper

Republican , Texas


John Cooper
U.S. Rep., Dist.4

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


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Reported by Candidate

Lou Gigliotti, Former Candidate for same office.


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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 Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion is the wrong choice anytime.

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

The USA should continue to monitor each immigrant to be sure that known Radical Terrorist do not enter. The USA should deport all known Islamic Terrorists immediately. The USA should continue its present hunt for radical Terrorists of any kind. The USA should help its friends who are being terrorized. The Muslim leaders, according to history, have a warring Terrorist history. The USA should always act on the things that are in the best interest of our country.

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

A lady asked Ben Franklin What did they accomplish in the establishment of the Congress, and he said "madam, we established a Republic, if you can keep it". King George had locked down Massachusetts because of the Boston Tea Party. There was starvation and marshal law imposed over the whole state. Their battle cry was, "We have no King but Jesus". So our Constitution was established on the moral principles of the 10 Commandments & Religious freedom to worship God without State interference.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a very Conservative Baptist Minister. I believe that the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob rules and reigns. His Son, Jesus, shed His blood for our Sins. We have a very personal God who loved us enough to send His only begotten Son to the Cross. That same God gave mankind the free will to choose and reject the things in this life. Our decisions in this life, will affect our life here after. He will punish evil just as He will reward those who follow Him. This same God has designated the Jews, Israel, as His chosen people and they that oppose and oppress Israel will be fighting God. Those that defend Israel, God will defend. His Bible has the key to life and death.

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?

Very Conservative

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

I believe that Immigrant that have been in the USA for many years have violated the law. They should not be rewarded for the neglect of known laws. They have chosen to break the law by their actions. In other words, they could have applied for citizenship years ago if they wanted to. I believe that their children should not suffer for the sins of their parents. So, the Immigrant & their children must go back to their country, come into the USA like they should have done years ago, and when they receive citizenship, those children that were born in the USA, will automatically receive citizenship just like they would have if their parents would have applied for citizenshil years ago.

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

The Obama care, Affordable Care Act, package must be scrapped. The Government does not have the right, or the Constitutional authority, to mandate health care. Our hospitals have taken care of the needs of our people for years, most of the time at no cost to those who could not afford it.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The Government has began to reduce taxes, thanks to President Trump. It is not the Governments business to provide a living for its citizens or Health care for its citizens. In short, the Government by the Constitution should get out of peoples lives.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Since we have a Progressive tax system that was made possible by the 16Th Amendment, we have a Constitutional problem. The 16 Amendment allowed Congress to Tax Americans any way they wanted. This Progressive Tax is like the one given to us in the Communist Manifesto which is designed to bring down America. We need to go beyond what President Trump has already done to alleviate the horrendous tax burden on the American people and control the 16th Amendment with legislation. We should adopt some of the ideas that President Reagan had to better finance America rather than an unconstitutional Progressive Tax.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

I think President Trump has started the process. Not only should we reduce taxes, but we should implement some of President Reagan's ideas to do away with the Progressive tax system that we have now. We can finance America with a Flat tax or fair tax. Cutting Taxes in one way, but we must stimulate the economy by removing the the unproductive regulations and economic sanctions that have crippled our economy.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Congress has been borrowing money from the Social Security Fund since 1968. The problem is that they don't pay it back. They should move the Social Security fund from the General Fund back to the Trust Fund from where it came. It was Lyndon B. Johnson who helped pay for the Vietnam War by raiding the Social Security Trust Fund and moving it to the General Fund. To date, the Federal Government has borrowed over Two Trillion dollars from the Social Security Trust Fund. Progressive Congress members, who are Communist Socialist by their own admission, are telling the American people that the Social Security fund is solvent, when in reality there is no money in the fund to accommodate the Baby Boomers when they retire.

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

My serious commitment to the Constitution and the restoration of Congress to represent the American people. I have owned my own Survey business for 20 years. I know that Conservative principles will help America to boom again. I know that you don't spend money that you don't have. I know that my knowledge from pasturing churches will be very beneficial in dealing with people. I will not sacrifice my conservative principles to please a communist socialist congress. I will be a true peoples representative. I will have one to three meetings per month at a breakfast or some function to discuss our country's problems.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: phone 903-439-1218

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

In 2011, a shocking report came out showing that about 50% of Americans were afraid of our Government. The fact that today our Congress doe not represent the American people is alarming. That Congress has an approval rating of 8 to 15 per cent, is very scary. Our National Debt now exceeds 20 Trillion, which means that each American would owe over $61,000 dollars, and each Taxpayer would owe over $160,000 dollars if the USA should default on its loan payment. This means that every American is Paying over $5800.00 dollars per second in interest and over 14,033 dollars a second total note payments. Each American must realize that this is each Americans, debt. In the first Democratic Presidential debate Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton said that they were Socialist. History shows that no country survives Socialism. In Webster's dictionary socialism is connected to Marxism or Communism. So, Bernie, Hillary, Bill and Obama are all Communist Socialist. Our Congress is inundated in socialism


  • Dallas Bible College, Dallas, Tx, BA & THB, 1972
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological, St. Joseph, Mo, MD, 1974
  • Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida, DM, 1978
Work & Military
  • NONE
  • Local Kiwanis Club-Div. 32, President-Past lt. Gov.
  • Baptist Minister, Pastor, Txas-Oklahoma-Laouisiana
  • NONE
  • U.S. Congress, Sought 2010

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