House District 57, Libertarian Primary

Elections for Montana House of Representatives are listed first, Elections for Senate below.

Name Andrew T. Forcier
Party Libertarian
Office HD 57
Public schools in Montana are Under-funded
Parental choice should be expanded through tax credits, education savings accounts, vouchers, and other means to allow children to attend any school of their or their parents’ choice. Strongly Support
Montana should allow public charter schools. Strongly Support
Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation. Strongly Support
Education — Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools. Undecided
Assisted suicide should be legal in Montana. Support
“Domestic partners” (i.e., cohabiting homosexual and heterosexual couples) should receive the same health care and employment benefits as married couples. Support
Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare. Strongly Support
Your view on the statement: The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection. Strongly Support
Global warming is a problem requiring increased regulation. Oppose
Abortion should be prohibited in all circumstances. Oppose
Abortion should be prohibited, except in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is in danger. Support
In your opinion, are environmental regulations in Montana: Too Stringent
Homosexuals/transgender people should be allowed to adopt children. Strongly Support
Non-discrimination laws should be expanded to protect sexual orientation in the same way that race, creed, nationality, and religion are protected. Support
Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the U. S. Supreme Court. Strongly Support
Montana’s Constitution should be amended to allow homosexual marriage. Strongly Support
Income Taxes in Montana are: Too High
Property Taxes in Montana are: About Right
Corporate Taxes in Montana are: About Right
Candidate’s additional comments Several of these require more than a one-word response:  5) The school under-funding issue requires a comprehensive audit of all districts before allocating additional state funds. Irresponsible expenditure of shared resources should not be allowed to continue. Also, the burden of federal regulatory adherence needs to be alleviated.  6) We need to eliminate the state income tax so that ‘income tax credits’ are not an issue.  7) I encourage competition in both the public and private sectors of education for the best results for our children.  9) While I believe sex education is an integral part of a public school curriculum, I would need to see more evidence to agree at what year it should start, and parents should be permitted to opt their children out.  11) Montana’s failure to recognize gay marriage necessitates that domestic partners be given the same benefits. If Montana were to recognize gay marriages, I would be opposed to domestic partnerships being afforded these benefits.  15) Contingent on my response to 16.  19) I support adding this as the laws are written, but the laws are written to include only specific individuals, where they should be written to protect all persons from any discrimination not related to the duties of the job.  22) We need to abolish the taxation of the productive endeavors of all Montanans.  23) While I do feel there is room for improvement here, I feel that most of the necessary services we receive in our area are properly accounted for in our property taxes.  24) Corporate taxes in amount paid are just right; the mechanism for how they are calculated needs to change.
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