America First, America Always.
John Gibbs has dedicated most of his adult life to fighting for a higher purpose. That mission now continues. How do we know John Gibbs is qualified for this mission?
- He knows business: He’s worked in small Silicon Valley startups and big corporations.
- He knows service: He served for 7 years as a Christian missionary in Japan.
- He knows government: He fought the DC machine in the Trump administration working under Dr. Ben Carson at HUD.
He is now called, for the sake of our state and our country, to the high purpose of serving his community in Congress, in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional district.
Proudly Endorsed By President Donald Trump
“John Gibbs is a fabulous talent who loves the State, our Military, and our Vets. He will always protect our Second Amendment, our Southern Border, and the Police—there will be no defunding with John! An undergraduate of Stanford with a master’s degree from Harvard, he will fight hard for the great people of Michigan. Importantly, John was also a member of my 1776 Commission, and will be strong on education issues. John Gibbs has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” ~ Donald Trump
John on the Issues
AMERICA FIRST, ALWAYS
America is much more than just an idea, a creed, or a document. Rather America is her people, and our people are the consciousness of our culture, heritage, language, customs, and faith, which we share in continuity with our forefathers. The American people are precious, unique among the world, and have a fundamental right to exist. Yet for too long our government has put every kind of special interest ahead of what’s best for the American people. We must re-center and re-calibrate our government so that it is once again responsive to the needs of the majority of the American population.
After widespread irregularities and statistical anomalies in the 2020 election, millions of Americans are concerned about the security of our elections. Yet the left opposes basic, common sense reforms supported by majorities of Americans in both parties, such as requiring an ID to vote, requiring that signatures on absentee ballots match those on file, and voting on the day of the election instead of many weeks before. Further, the practices of ballot harvesting and mass mailing of ballots to every voter, are far outside of international standards and would be considered corrupt if used in any developing country. We must take urgent, concrete steps to address these issues, starting with a full forensic audit of what happened in 2020.
GOVERNMENT RUN AMOK
Political prisoners are being held in solitary confinement for months on end for misdemeanor crimes. The DOJ is labeling concerned American parents as domestic terrorists. The Joe Biden DOJ amasses lists of tens of millions of gun owners. Career bureaucrats dictate policy outside of the reach of elections. The government must be returned to its rightful position of serving the American people, not lording it over them.
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW FOR ALL
Just as Americans rightly stand against anti-black discrimination, we must also stand against anti-white discrimination. Diabolical schemes such as Critical Race Theory and similar ideologies, which seek to demonize and blame all white Americans for all the ills of our past, are unfair, hateful, divisive, and often illegal. I will fight for all Americans, regardless of race, ensuring equal protection under the law for everyone. All Americans are entitled to have their Constitutional rights protected.
Whether it’s the price of gas, the price of groceries, or empty shelves, inflation is making everything more expensive and less available for Americans, unbearably driving up the cost of living. We must return to the American energy independence pioneered by President Trump, which saved Americans millions at the gas pump, and we must end the reckless inflation eating away at Americans’ hard-earned paychecks.
LAW, ORDER, & CRIME
Crime increased by record levels in 2020 as peaceful American communities stand at the mercy of local prosecutors, under pressure and funding from liberal activists, who refuse to put violent criminals behind bars where they can’t hurt innocent Americans. Criminals are being let out of prison under a misguided sense of false compassion, putting the Americans in the crosshairs of these dangerous individuals. The totally insane “Defund the Police” movement seeks to neuter our brave law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day. This all must stop.
And while the Joe Biden administration claims that white Americans are the biggest violent threat facing the nation, the reality is quite different. Even though black Americans are only 13 percent of the population, they sadly commit more than 50 percent of all murders; the numbers are similar for almost all other types of crime as well. As a black man, it pains me to say that. But in order to address a problem, we must first be able to talk about it. We must return to evidence-based, time-tested solutions proven to reduce crime, no matter how much the woke mob protests.
Data consistently shows that healthy families produce healthy children, who grow up to become healthy citizens. We must support strong, thriving families in order for our country to live up to its potential.
Aggressive medical mandates violate the sacred American principle of freedom of individual choice, forcing our citizens to make potentially adverse decisions under threat of arrest or losing their livelihood and income. Such choices should always be up to each American alone and never forced by the government or corporations.
IMMIGRATION & SECURE BORDERS
Americans have a diverse heritage of backgrounds from around the world and believe in showing compassion to all. Yet sadly, immigration is now being weaponized as a political tool by the left in order to replenish their voter base, and as a labor exploitation tool by special interests in order to suppress wages.
We Americans have a right to a rational immigration system, through which we the people, not special interests, decide who joins us and under what terms. We have the right to employ all legal means necessary to ensure that, including a wall – the ancient tool successfully used today by our great ally Israel and many other nations to deter illegal immigration.
Further, renewed emphasis must be placed on assimilation. Only those willing to adapt to our culture, customs, and language may be allowed to join us, and it must be continually incumbent upon those already here to do so.
PROTECTING INNOCENT UNBORN LIVES
The right to act as one chooses does not extend to the taking of another’s innocent life. We must protect the lives of unborn human beings as a top priority. One only knows which future CEO, President, or Pope, may have been born by a mother who contemplated abortion but was compassionately deterred by laws which protect life.
What part of “shall not be infringed” do politicians not understand? Our founding fathers understood that a peaceful, heavily armed population was not only a God-given guaranteed human right, but one of the surest safeguards against government tyranny and criminals. This important legacy must be preserved at all costs. This means Nationwide Permitless Concealed Carry, at the bare minimum.
The sacred American right of self-expression is under attack from both government and corporations. Social media conglomerates must be held accountable for denying the right to self-expression for millions of Americans, and politically- and ideologically- motivated government prosecutions targeting its political opponents must end.
American healthcare, while high quality, is simply too expensive. The average cost of an emergency room visit increased by 176% over the past decade. Further, Americans spend more on prescription drugs every year — an average of about $1,200 per person — than anyone else in the world, including routinely paying $10,000 a month for cancer drugs. To reduce costs, our healthcare system must be reformed through deregulation in order to allow more competition and reduce barriers to entry for new players.
Education should be as local as possible, and should be accountable to parents through elected school board officials. School choice should be encouraged in order to empower parents and increase innovation through competition. Education funding should follow students, rather than automatically feeding into the bureaucracy.
Racist, hateful, or extremist ideologies which rightly violate the sensibilities and values of American parents, such as Critical Race Theory, should be aggressively terminated. I was appointed by President Trump to the 1776 Commission for precisely this purpose, and will continue the fight if elected to Congress.
America’s tax burden is punishing on all, and must be reformed so that Americans can keep more of their hard-earned money to start businesses, pursue education, or other activities that will grow our nation, rather than stuff the bureaucratic coffers.
WAR ON TERRORISM
The best way to prevent terrorism is to stop persons from terrorist populations from entering the United States in the first place; a far superior strategy to the one currently in place, which restricts the freedom of Americans, ridiculously treats American grandmothers as potential terrorist threats at airport security, and keeps America entangled in endless foreign wars.
I further oppose what the ‘War on Terror’ has now morphed into – especially the sinister practice of designating American citizens as ‘terrorists’. This punishes those who have not committed a crime and is used as a pretext for the government to go to war against its domestic political enemies. No war of any kind should ever be used as a pretense for the theft of civil liberties.
While America must support her key alliances, such as with our close ally Israel, as well as with South Korea, Japan, and others, we must also ensure that all foreign policy benefits the American people. And while we should maintain a strong, cutting edge military as a deterrent, we must also remember that we are called to be peacemakers, a people who find ways to avoid the death and suffering of war whenever possible.
REAL COMPASSION, NOT FALSE CHARITY
Americans are rightly a compassionate people who want to help the vulnerable. Yet, many government programs which claim to help the vulnerable actually cause more harm than good. In fact, despite more than $20 trillion in federal anti-poverty spending since the 1960’s, the poverty rate remains largely unchanged. We must eliminate false compassion, and pursue policies which actually help those truly in n
Our American heritage is rooted in the outback, where our forefathers carved the greatest cities in the world out of the pristine American wilderness. From the first Appalachian settlements to the taming of the West, our experience in the American wilderness is a vital component of who we are as a people. Key American traditions such as farming, hunting, recreational shooting, fishing, camping, and horseback riding find their setting in nature.
All of this beauty and what it teaches us are at jeopardy if our American wilderness and open spaces are eroded.
Yet sadly, many on the left are increasingly using environmental concerns as a false pretext to carry out political agendas, with the disastrous “Waters of the United States” EPA policy being just one example. Such schemes must be rejected. Instead we must focus on real environmental issues, such as the consolidation of ownership of American farmland and open spaces into fewer and fewer hands, the contamination of the food supply due to harmful chemicals and additives, and the negative impacts of large-scale immigration on urban sprawl and traffic.
LET’S GO BRANDON
The stunning incompetence of the Biden administration is setting records previously thought impossible. From high gas prices to dead American heroes in Afghanistan to forcing medical choices on Americans under threat of arrest or being fired to labeling concerned parents as domestic terrorists, the Biden administration has rightfully earned the Brandon moniker. While Americans must no doubt replace the Brandon Administration in 2024, we must also gain majorities in both houses of Congress in 2022 in order to put America back on track to greatness.
MEET John Gibbs
With more than 20 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, John was appointed by President Trump as Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD under Secretary Ben Carson, where he oversaw an annual budget of $8 billion to help fight homelessness and expand economic opportunity. He also led the successful deployment of more than $9 billion in CARES Act funds in response to coronavirus, making sure families got the help they needed to put food on the table during the pandemic.
John was nominated by President Trump to be the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He was also appointed by the 45th President to serve on the 1776 Commission, where he fought Critical Race Theory and similar extremist ideologies by helping communities focus educational curricula on the founding documents and principles rather than divisive identity politics.
Before government service, John used his complete fluency in Japanese to serve in Christian missions in Japan, where he helped churches reach the vulnerable using technology, and deployed homeless outreach strategies for Japanese churches. Prior to his service in Japan, John worked as a software developer in Silicon Valley on cybersecurity products at Symantec, and on the first version of the iPhone at Apple.
Gibbs is a Michigan native, the grandson of Black sharecroppers from the deep south, and the first in his family to attend college – a life journey which exemplifies the opportunity our great nation provides. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government