Candidate Profile
Rusty Tomlinson

Green , Texas

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Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Agree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Disagree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Disagree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

No Answer

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

Voters, The three divisions of the federal government employ checks and balances meant to ensure that none become more powerful than the others. To my knowledge, no pro sports existed at the time. Neither document vests industry with any power.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

No answer.

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

Our will to power should be curbed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a loving, pacifistic, socialistic, non violent Christ.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Liberal

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I have no publicly available track record.

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

Rustytomlinsonforcongress@yahoo.com, (806)477-9765

Additional comment from candidate:

The reason I am running is to present a different point of view than the incumbent, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee and whose largest contributors are associated with defense contractors. I believe that donors should not be allowed to buy legislators. Legislators should not be allowed to vote on bills affecting their donors.


Background

Education
  • West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX, Tx Teacher's Certificates, 2000
  • New Mexico Highlands U., Las Vegas, NM, BA Psychology, 1995
Work & Military
  • Fort Worth ISD, Special ed. teacher, 1991-1997
  • Faith Family Academy, Special ed. teacher, 2002-2004
Affiliations
  • Camp Casey, Particupant
  • Crawford Peace House, Member
  • North Texas for Justice and Peace, Facilitator
  • Food not Bombs, Amarillo, Member
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams, Delegate
  • Peace Farm, Board Member
Offices
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