Ganser, Neal

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(406) 570-6314


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Public Schools in Montana are overfunded: SS
2. Public Schools in Montana are underfunded: SO
3. Public Schools in Montana are adequately funded: S
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: SS
5. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: SS
6. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: SS
7. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: SO* Additional comments on educationThere is no organization on earth that cannot do a better job of allocating resources, and public education is no exception. It is also true that the more money available, the less efficiently it is allocated. Consider the following five recommendations.First, the cost of public education relative to positive outcomes, compared to private schooling or homeschooling, has been thoroughly shown to be much, much higher. This proves that more money is not the solution despite the constant cry for more public funding. Decentralization IS the solution. To affect this requires vouchers, wherein the money follows the student for the purpose of obtaining an appropriate education to satisfy the needs of the student, and the concerns of parents with regards to their very personal interest in the wellbeing and success of their children. Any curriculum that meets the State standards in the educational basics can qualify. While ample opportunity certainly does exist in the government public school arena for students, in general it may tend to educate to the level of the slowest students, most notably in K-8, and perhaps puts more emphasis on conformity in thinking rather than all the best for each student.Second, reinstall trades education in ALL the public high schools. We are making a gross mistake in overemphasizing college for nearly every student. Some may be more suited to the trades that build and keep the infrastructure of our society functioning. Some students, more suited to working with the hands, are not interested in the higher academics of a future in college and can become troubled or drop out of school. Consider the German model which allows the third-year high schooler the option of moving to or taking classes at the trade/tech school to finish their secondary schooling. They can graduate high school as apprentices in their chosen trade and move into productive, well-paying jobs. Gratefully, Montana has been working hard on developing their Tech schools so young people interested in the trades should be able to take tech college classes beginning their junior year. Why not?Third, our school health classes of the 70’s and 80’s morphed into sex education in the 90’s. This teaching provides encouragement to our students to engage in sexual experimentation, and/or premature and uncommitted sexual activity. These classes, typically taught by out of district system NGOs, have given certain entities access to our youth to promote the sexual activity that leads to their needing the abortion services that the NGO provides or refers for. Interestingly, these classes do not seem to be providing actual, general health education at all, like why you would not drink from the same soda can as your friend who has a nasal infection, or why you wash your hands (germs) and do your laundry (filth and bugs). They push birth control and abortion and deviant activities. If you are doubtful of these realities, go to the websites of the NGO’s involved. It’s eye opening. Get these NGOs’ out of our school districts. If there must be health classes, I believe they should and can be wholesome and actually train for life long health.Fourth, the school sports our families all enjoy, and we all pay for through our property tax, must include any student of appropriate age and sex for participation, regardless of where they take their education.
8. Income taxes in Montana are too high: O
9. Property taxes in Montana are too high: SS
10. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: O
11. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection: SS
12. Climate Change is a problem requiring increased regulation: SO
13. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: -
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: S* The Property tax on my house when I bought it in 1979 was $1100. In 2022 it was over $15,000 and in 2023, over $25,000 - prompting this run for the Legislature. This is happening to so many people and is a large factor in the Affordable Housing problem in Montana. I believe Montana should adopt the Florida Model - that a home is valued at its purchase price until it is sold and then revalued at that time, at the then purchase price. Base price plus improvements and mill levy adjustments will still impact the tax bill but not enough to drive folks from homes they have worked a lifetime to pay for. Newcomers will then know up front the reality they are buying into and perhaps a little less likely to vote for every bond issue, as the newer they are to the community, the more they will pay as opposed to pushing new costs onto old residents. The current system is taxing unrealized gains, not once, but annually.I believe that there must be better regulation of wind turbines that are mucking up our landscapes and killing wildlife for a very small power percentage of contribution to the electric grid, and they must be completely made in America. Like mining, they must provide a disposal and landscape recovery bond for at the end of their useful life.
15. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: SS* We have had vaccine mandates for many, many years and some diseases have been all but conquered. Pharma continues to develop more and more vaccines from annual flu to shingles etc.. It is evident that pushing so many of them onto the populace, especially young children and even babies, is having a deleterious effect, and even injuring some persons. The newest 'vaccine' version developed for Covid 19 has had a large injury contingent (recently reported - over 750,000). Slow down. This should be medical not marketing.
16. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: SO
17. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: SS
18. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: SS
19. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): SS
20. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): SS
21. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): SS
22. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): SS
23. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: SO
24. The Montana Constitution should be amended to allow abortion: SO
25. Infanticide (the killing of infants born alive with physical abnormalities, including infants born as a result of a botched abortion) should be banned in Montana. SS
26. Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare: SS* I believe with all my heart in the Right to Life of every human being that is conceived, a position that flows from the first law of the United States of America, our Declaration of Independence. This document states clearly the basic principals upon which our nation and law would be built, and its preamble, which includes the self-evident right to Life, concludes with "a firm Reliance on the Protection of Devine Providence", acknowledging humankinds dependence on His law of life. As such, I must support any legislation that reduces or eliminates this peculiar practice of killing pre-born children in Montana. I believe that this practice is a blood stain on our land, our people and our medical provider community, fosters all sorts of immoral behavior, denigrates family, dehumanizes children, and especially hurts mothers who are themselves victims of the societal acceptance of the practice. The second stated self-evident right is Liberty, which enjoyment of, cannot rightly include the wanton destruction of generations of innocent pre-born persons, whether or not it is done in 'private'.
27. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: SO
28. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: SS
29. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: SO
30. 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: SO
31. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: SO* I don't believe there should be any special accommodation of, or for, the deviant practices mentioned above in this section. Minor children require protection from the perversion of natural law as a matter of State interest in their health and well being. Because an individual feels like or wants to practice a deviation from natural law, does not make that practice natural, or a new law. Natural law is timeless. At the same time, we recognize that no law can control what people do in private, yet we as a society are obligated, to the best of our ability, to put a wall of protection around those of a vulnerable age, until they are of an age to make truly informed decisions of their own - adulthood.