Tomlinson to run for U.S. House in Texas as Green

tomlinsonPeace activist Rusty Tomlinson announced Wednesday that he will seek the Green Party nomination for the Texas 13th District U.S. House seat. The seat is currently held by Republican William “Mac” Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Tomlinson told The Amarillo Globe-News, “[Thornberry] is in the position of keeping the United States strong militarily. I am more of a pacifist. I believe in, instead of seeking to be a world power, we should seek to be an equal partner of the family of nations…and start with talking instead of killing.”

Tomlinson, a retired special education teacher, is running under the slogan “A Radical Change”. He told the newspaper, “I will work to drastically reduce the size of our military and its budget. I will work to change our nation from the world’s only superpower, to an equal partner in the family of nations, ready to work as an equal.”

KAMR-TV Amarillo had a report on Tomlinson’s campaign, which can be viewed online.

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  1. The Green Party is right. Nonviolence advocate and Green Party candidate Rusty Tomlinson is right. Bring troops and tax dollars home. The Green Party and Green Party candidates have a common sense, and fiscally responsible approach. Install an auditable accounting system at the Pentagon, and the Department of Defense. Green Party candidates like Rusty Tomlinson have long noted. 22 of 24 federal agencies provide auditable financial statements every year. Defense – that spends more tax dollars than any other federal agency – does not provide auditable financial statements. The Green Party and Rusty Tomilson are right. We need Green Party fiscal common sense at the Pentagon. Go Green Party.

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