Candidate Profile
John V. McDermott

Green , Michigan


John V. McDermott
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9

Panel Rating

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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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.


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


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


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


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

No Answer

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


Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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


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

No Answer

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


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


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

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.


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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer

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


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


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I have never personally encouraged a woman to have an abortion and have never paid for an abortion with the exception of my tax money being used for that purpose. However, if I were an elected official I would feel obligated to follow the rule of law in public matters. God respected women enough to trust them with these reproductive powers. I defer to women's judgment on this subject as well.

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

The U.S. must first eradicate the threat of False Flag terrorism. 9/11 was a False Flag terror event which was not perpetrated by amateur pilot trainees. The CIA proposed and JFK rejected in 1962 a plan called Operation Northwoods. That 1962 CIA proposal was later greatly expanded, adopted and became the 9/11 False Flag. Any person who wishes to learn about the murderous and treasonous 9/11 deception ought to begin by watching the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth's fifteen minute primer narrated by Edward Asner. Patriots Question 9/11!

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

"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security..." T.J. 1776.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the power of prayer and practice it daily. Although I was raised in a very Christian religious culture, my beliefs are more nearly agnostic. I wonder if Jesus would even recognize many of the self-proclaimed Christians who regard themselves as Christian authorities. I welcome spiritual diversity. God may reveal himself (herself?, itself?) to many different people in many different ways.

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?

No Answer

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

Question 28 suggests a person's political beliefs can be plotted on a one dimensional scale which is simply not true.

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

We are being gouged on the price of pharmaceuticals and unnecessary or duplicative medical diagnosis and treatment. We need to stop rewarding criminal overcharging by the Pharma Medical Industrial Complex. Federal law enforcement needs to prosecute the price fixing of prescription drugs and the over-prescription of those drugs by physicians. Until we get some reasonable control over costs we will not be able to provide universal access to care for many of our citizens.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

We need to reenact the Glass Steagall Act to separate commercial and investment banking. G.S.A was repealed by Clinton eight years before the crash. We need to again enforce the stood-down Sherman and Clayton Anti-Trust Acts. We need to nullify the non-prosecution agreements Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder sold to the Big Banks. We need to forensically audit the Federal Reserve Bank and the Quantitative Easing program. We need to forensically audit the Pentagon. We need to match or exceed China's subsidies of its alternative energy industries without creating another Solyndra boondoggle. We need to make higher education affordable again by reducing the unproductive class of university administrators whose bloated salaries have made tuition unaffordable. We need to encourage STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Tax cuts are illusory when the Federal government has been running massive deficits for fifteen years. Warren Buffett has said publicly his marginal tax rate is lower than his secretary's. The tax code is also unnecessarily complex. Just a few years ago Rep. David Camp(R MI) chaired House Ways and Means Committee and Rep. Sander Levin (D MI) was Ranking Democrat.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

In Southeast Michigan the best way to reduce unemployment may be to criminally prosecute the auto insurance executives, lobbyists and legislators who have made auto insurance unaffordable for many workers. Michigan ranks highest in the U.S.A. for auto insurance, slightly more than double the national average. We need to help many potentially employable people get affordable transportation to work. If I were elected to Congress I would call upon all Members of Michigan's Congressional Delegation to demand Federal Law Enforcement criminally investigate and prosecute the auto insurance racketeers in Michigan. Lansing will not fix this problem which Lansing has created. The long term ideal for improved employment is investment in STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day. Their retirement and legacy costs have not been adequately funded. Our National Debt may be $21 Trillion and climbing. The Federal government needs a comprehensive financial overhaul. The Federal government is being bankrupted by the Military Industrial Complex and the Pharma Medical Industrial Complex. The U.S. Dollar may not remain forever the global reserve currency denominating energy transactions. We need to treat our Federal financial dysfunction like the national emergency it really is and begin addressing it. Instead, Washington continues printing money and running deficits.

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

There may not be any educational credential or experience which would truly qualify a person to address the problems caused by Washington's decades of irresponsible policies. However, my accounting, legal and real estate experience do have some practical utility. The most important quality may be the willingness to speak whole truths about the nature and scale of the problems Washington has created and/or allowed. These problems will only be successfully addressed if and when the American People develop the political will to face them.

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

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

I support and will defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.


  • Michigan State, East Lansing, BA Accounting, 1986
  • Univ. Detroit-Mercy, Detroit, J.D., 1994
Work & Military
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  • Same 9th District, Sought 2014, 2016

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