Candidate Profile
Rick Breckenridge

Libertarian , Montana


Rick Breckenridge
U.S. Rep. (At Large)

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Agree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Disagree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

1. The Creator 2. We, the People. 3. States 4. Constitution 5. Congress 6. The Executive 7. SCOTUS

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion is in opposition to natural development. It causes an in balance in nature. Look at the natural disorder in China under government mandated "one child" policy. It is harmful both spiritually and physically. Abortion should be allowed in cases of rape, incest and life threatening medical conditions to the mother.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Passion as the ability to take control from reason as your questions certainly confirms. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, no controls on government would be needed.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

"Love thy neighbor as thyself."

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

No Answer

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I'm a Radical Moderate. The US shouldn't be in 136 countries. There I am a liberal. Stop bombing them. On the economy, Democrats and Republicans are to blame for NAFTA and the decay of Detroit. There I am very conservative. On social issues, that is the States decisions since the Congress only has 39 enumerated powers. There I am a strict States Rights defender. On National Security, I'm with Washington, Jefferson and Madison:No Foreign Entanglements. On domestic policy, I stand with the Senate approved treaties made with the American Indians.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 406-261-7758

Additional comment from candidate:

3. How do you propose to build this wall? Down the middle of the Rio Grande? I'm a surveyor. I know what happens when you build a spite fence. We have an immigration policy. Enforce it. If the POTUS won't enforce it, impeach him (or her). You build a 10 foot wall, you will have a mine field next. The check points and an Army to guard it. I had been to the East German border in 1979. It doesn't work. 13. We do not have a "pure democracy" form of government. We have a Constitutional Republic. 17. 36 States had already decided the issue before Obergefell, enough to amend the constitution. 21. If the Federal government seeks the authority to regulate any product, the States must amend the constitution to do so. Prohibition is the example of the States giving up a power to the Federal government to regulate alcohol. Same goes for marijuana or raw milk


  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, BS, 1987
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, AE, 1985
Work & Military
  • United States Army, Captain, 17
  • Lake County Central Committee, Chairman
  • Chairman Central Committee, Held 2
  • County Precinct Man, Held 4
  • Republican State Central Committee Chairman, Sought 2009
  • Lake County Central Committee, Sought 2008

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