DARLING, RYAN

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
District:
99
Political Affiliation:
Republican

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSStrongly Supports
  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • SOStrongly Opposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Pubic Schools in Montana are overfunded: Support
2. Pubic Schools in Montana are underfunded: Oppose
3. Pubic Schools in Montana are adequately funded: Support
4. Parental choice in education 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
5. Montana should allow public charter schools: Strongly Support
6. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: Strongly Support
7. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: Strongly Support
8. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: Strongly Oppose* I believe a decentralized free-market school system would provide the highest quality education system while creating natural efficiencies, as free markets do. Good teachers would make more money, and bad teachers, like teachers that want to force little kids to wear masks outside, would likely be fired. Funding should follow the student instead of trickling down to the student through an ever growing bureaucracy. Recent forced masking policy makes it evident that the State Monopoly on publicly funded education services has to end. There has been, in my view, a major abuse of parental rights by School Boards over the last two years with forced masking. In Missoula, at many Elementary Schools, I saw very young kids being forced to wear masks outside in the sun while exercising. There is no scientific reason for this and the undesirable ramifications of this policy are still being revealed. Therefore I think some teachers and administrators need to be washed out of our school system. I think we need to allow new private schools to compete for the public education funds, giving parents and student more choices.
9. Income taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
10. Property taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
11. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
12. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection: Strongly Support
13. Global warming is a problem requiring increased regulation: Strongly Oppose
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: Support
15. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: Oppose* I think taxation is theft. I believe in very small government. Let's keep the environment clean, lets keep our fishing and hunting resources healthy, and let's also use some of the available resources we have to feed our families. Let's streamline the environmental permitting process so new efficient infrastructure and housing can be built at a quicker pace.
16. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: Strongly Support
17. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: Support
18. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: Oppose
19. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: Support
20. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): Support
21. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): Oppose
22. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): Oppose
23. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): Oppose
24. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: Strongly Oppose
25. The Montana Constitution should be amended to ban abortion: Oppose
26. Infanticide (infants born alive with physical abnormalities, including infants born as a result of a botched abortion) should be banned in Montana. Strongly Support
27. Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare: Strongly Support* There should be zero public funding of abortion.
28. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: Strongly Oppose
29. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: Strongly Support
30. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: Support
31. Non-discrimination laws should be expanded to protect sexual orientation and gender identity in the same way that race, creed, nationality, and religion are protected: Oppose
32. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: Support