Global Skywatch

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

I won

In the all important metric of campaign dollars spent for every vote earned, I seriously kicked butt! Dunlap $0.07 per vote Bullock $12.98 per vote Gianforte $33.49 per vote. Greg spent $7,271,672 to win 220,142 votes. Steve spent $3,014,517 to win 232,316 votes. I spent $1,085 to win 15,649 votes. . In another important area, I landed in the company of the largest group this election. As you can see in the chart to the left, far more adults in Montana did not vote for either the Republican or the Democrat candidate for governor. Of the 902,797 Montanans 18 and over, 450,339 did not vote for Greg or Steve. See how popular that option was. In round numbers, that […]

cannabis in Montana

Imagine trying to run a grocery store, auto shop or dentist office where legislation limited you to serving THREE customers. That is what the legislature and governor did to medical cannabis in Montana. Mind you, this is a substance used by humans for over a thousand years with zero deaths, quite unlike legal pharmaceuticals with very short histories and thousands of deaths every year. In Montana, possession of even a single joint for non-medical purposes can land a person in jail for six months, while possession of 60 grams or more (a little over two ounces) can result in a sentence of up to five years. These stiff marijuana penalties cause related negative consequences. In 2012, there were 1,502 arrests […]

campaign spending

I am on the November 8th ballot for Montana Governor because the incumbent is an anti-self-defense elitist, and because no other candidate will make ending cannabis prohibition and testing the safety of our soil, air and water into important priorities. Every vote in the [X] Ted Dunlap for governor box says those things are important enough that person bothered to cast a ballot for them. I do not expect to be elected governor. I could handle it well were that to happen. Management by Objectives, that is hiring good people and empowering them to do good work, is something I am very good at, along with setting appropriate priorities. But, what I want to have happen is that enough votes […]

geoengineering Montana

I wrote the following in response to an inquiry questioning whether my stance on having Montana state resources investigate the impact(s), if any, of geoengineering on the people, plants, animals and other resources in our state was additional spending, and thus counter to Libertarian financial conservative principles. I understand your question as well as the underlying question it implies. I will answer both. The state government of Montana lists 36 separate agency websites. As governor I would authorize no additional agencies, nor would I allow budget increases for any existing agencies. Furthermore, I would work to eliminate several of them by transferring their work back to regional or local government or the private sector where appropriate. It is probably more […]