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Letter: Green party presidential candidate seeks your support

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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 4:59 pm | Updated: 9:13 am, Mon Jan 23, 2012.

I will be a Green Party candidate in Arizona's presidential primary. The U.S. should end its wars of aggression, eliminate foreign military aid, shut down foreign military bases, abolish weapons of mass destruction, and eliminate the CIA.

The winner-take-all voting system is a farce. We need proportional voting systems for legislative elections to end the two-party system and give voters real representation in government. If a party wins 5 percent of the vote, it should win 5 percent of the seats in Congress.

The office of the president has become a military dictatorship. We should switch to a parliamentary system with a weak chief executive who is chosen by Congress.

Congress should be able to remove the executive at any time on a vote of "no confidence."

I support a single payer national health insurance system.

I support carbon taxes to include environmental impacts in true cost pricing of new goods and services. We need an environmentally sustainable economy.

Arizona voters can register with the Green Party by Jan. 30 to vote in the Green presidential primary. Please vote for me on Feb. 28, and vote Green Party in November.

Gary Swing

Denver, Colo.

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