Arthur M. Thomas

Election Information:

Party: 
Libertarian
District: 
119
Office: 
State House

Contact Information:

www.amtiv.com
fb.com/voteforarthur
twitter.com/LPBexar

Survey Responses:

S = Support
O = Oppose
NR = No Response
Life
S O NR
1.
Prohibiting Abortion: Prohibiting abortion except when necessary to save the mother’s life.
X
2.
Taxpayer Funded Abortion: Allowing taxpayer dollars to fund organizations that provide abortion.
X
3.
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Allowing voluntary physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
X
Candidate's Comments:
There are many tough moral decisions people face every day. Government should not typically interfere in these and no one should be force to pay for something the morally oppose. People should also be free to invest their lives and resources into the causes they care about to promote the society they want to build without using nor being hindered by government to that end.
First Amendment
S O NR
4.
Creative Professionals Violating Conscience: Requiring creative professionals (photographer, baker, wedding vendor) to participate in events or create messages that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
X
5.
Conscience Rights: Faith-Based Organizations: Exempting faith-based organizations from regulations that cause them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
X
6.
Campus Free Speech: Prohibiting speech zones or speech codes that restrict where students can discuss controversial or unpopular issues on college campuses.
X
7.
Social Media Viewpoint Neutrality: Requiring viewpoint neutrality on large social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter/Google) by prohibiting them from censoring viewpoints or messages they disagree with or find offensive.
X
Candidate's Comments:
I support property rights and people and groups should have a say on themselves and their property. No one should be compelled to work for another. I think regulations should be applied equally without special privileged.
Family
S O NR
8.
Women’s Sports: Preventing biological males who identify as female from competing in women’s sports.
X
9.
Parental Rights in Gender Identity Counseling: Allowing parents to get professional counseling for children struggling with gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.
X
10(a).
Protected Class for Sexual Orientation: Adding “sexual orientation” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law.
X
10(b).
Protected Class for Gender Identity: Adding “gender identity” as a protected class…
X
Candidate's Comments:
These were difficult to answer simplistically because my preference is to allow those organizations to do as they wish. Sports should be a private issue and I cannot see why government needs to be involved whatsoever. Because children are involved in some of these I believe if the state can prove harm, such as conversion therapies, then it should play a role in protecting children from harm.
Education and Public Safety
S O NR
11.
School Choice: Allowing the use of tax credits, vouchers, and education savings accounts to cover the cost of children attending the school of their parents’ choice, including private schools.
X
12.
Homeschooling: Allowing parents to home school their children with minimal involvement from the state.
X
13.
Criminal Justice Reform: Changing the criminal justice system to reduce the number of non-violent offenders in prison and the cost of public safety.
X
Candidate's Comments:
Parents should have more latitude to decide outcomes of their children's education than the state. Our "justice" system is far to focused on punitive outcomes that restorative ones.
Health and Welfare
S O NR
14.
Medical Rights of Conscience: Allowing health care workers and providers the freedom to practice medicine in accordance with their personal beliefs and conscience.
X
15.
Increasing Taxes: Increasing taxes on the wealthy to pay for more social programs.
X
16.
Medicare for All: Providing universal, state-run single-payer health care (also known as Medicare for All).
X
Candidate's Comments:
Healthcare entities should be free to make choices from themselves and the state should not make special privileges for them (ex: they can choose not to practice medicine in a certain way but a healthcare worker cannot keep their job against a hospitals practices because they don't believe in transfusions)