These are not Montana values

Dear Editor,
Each election cycle seems to have its own personality and this one is no exception. Issues have surfaced on the national scene as well as the state that we could have never imagined just a few years ago. “Who’d a thunk it?”, is what my dad would have said if he had heard what Obama and Bullock have done. Obama issued a “guidance letter” mandating all schools that receive federal funding adopt “gender inclusive” policies. Such as if a boy or a girl decided they were of the sex other than the one they were born with, it would give them permission to: use the bathroom of the opposite sex, sleep in the other gender’s hotel room on athletic trips or shower with those of the opposite sex, etc.
Absurd you say? Shocking to put it mildly. Yes, it is absurd and shocking to most Montanans, but not to our governor. Bullock issued an Executive Order (Sound familiar? Why not? It works on the national level) mandating equal protection and access for all transgender state employees and state contractors. Equal protection and access to what? Ask Bullock as he brags about his “Montana values.” These are not the Montana values we have in Central Montana, nor anywhere else in the state. Obviously he marches to drummers other than the people of Montana.
Enough is enough. Greg Gianforte is a proven business leader with values we can trust and respect. He is a man of virtue and respectability, and one who knows the difference between right and wrong. Honesty, decency and common sense are what we need in the governor’s office. When you vote by absentee ballot or at the polls on Nov. 8, join the majority of voters in Central Montana as we vote for Greg Gianforte for governor. Greg Gianforte is for a better future for Montana.
Rep. Bill Thomas, retired



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