Merlin Miller running for President in 2012. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)
PITTMAN CENTER, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Sevier County man in running for President of the United States and on the ballot in several states including Tennessee.
Merlin Miller, American 3rd Position Party candidate for President, lives in Sevier County and was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and served in the U.S. Army, where he commanded two units.
Miller has written a book called "Our Vision for America" and says that Republicans and Democrats are too alike and his party is the new different alternative. He says the main parties are controlled by corporate and financial interests and therefore they do not represent the average American citizen.
"I believe that if Republicans and Democrats truly represented the American people they'd stand behind our constitution. They do those things to make this country great and big, and they're just not doing that. So we're standing up to get these issues in the public forum," said Miller.
Miller says he realizes that he won't win the election, but right now the campaign is about his party's message for America.
Some of his plans include abolishing the federal income tax, ending all immigration from the Third World, and having no gun control legislation.
For more information about his campaign visit his website.