Farmers and ranchers face some of the highest operating costs in history. Excessive government regulations and environmental concerns forcing new government controls cause many farmers and ranchers to seek other means to earn a living. We need to be able to keep our freedoms. Montana deserves legislators who will support conservative values and protect the freedoms given to its citizens by our forefathers. As legislators, I believe that we need to uphold our Constitution. We need to uphold the words given to us by our forefathers.