Is Libertarian Candidate for Congress Mark Wicks a Trump Conservative or a True Libertarian?

Don’t be fooled by the Libertarian party candidate for Congress folks, he is a Trump supporters.

Inverness rancher Mark Wicks was nominated to be the Libertarian candidate for Congress but he supports Donald Trump, do not go in for his slight of hand about getting the government out of your life. He wants Donald Trump destroying America and taking your healthcare, from his website:

But does he support Social Security somehow as a libertarian?

He also complains about paint jobs on VA vehicles on his facebook page and even supports Neil Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court, talk about Government Intrusion. Neil Gorsuch wants to make abortion illegal!

Neil Gorsuch wants to make abortion illegal!

Wicks has some views that are hard to make sense of and seem all over the ideological map, though at least he seems consistent in his support of Public Lands unlike Gianforte.

His twitter feed, @WicksforFreedom is entertaining if nothing else:

And his website is actually fairly profressional looking:

But don’t fall for his smoke and mirrors, he is just another Trump loving conservative that wants to destroy America.

Greg Gianforte might actually be better than this Wicks fella.


11 Comments on "Is Libertarian Candidate for Congress Mark Wicks a Trump Conservative or a True Libertarian?"

  1. Thanks for taking the time to look me over. You skipped the part where I have talked about Trump in my campaign. “When I believe the President is right I will support him, and when I believe he is wrong I will put his feet to the fire.” After the horrible campaign we went through last year, I think a lot of people hoped it was the beginning of something new, and like most farmers spring brings great hope in my spirit. I don’t know how this President goes down in history. He could be the right man at the right time and place, hopefully at worse he’ll go down as mediocre, but going to Washington with the attitude that I will either support the President no matter what, or fight everything he does is BS. This political infighting is doing nothing more than making our government unworkable and a disservice to our country and its people.
    I feel that I need to be more impartial much like a judge to be Montana’s representative. To go to Washington and not be willing to learn and listen to both sides is how we have gotten where we are today. I call myself a Constitutional Libertarian because I believe in the Constitution. I am also realistic enough to know that some unconstitutional things like Social Security have been woven into the fabric of America, and one thing I will never do is take away something you have paid your hard earned money into.
    If you are looking for someone that is going to vote party line every time vote for the R or the D. If you want someone that is levelheaded and reasonable you should probably take a look at me and then make your choice.

    • This post alone demonstrates that Mr. Wicks is a way better candidate than Greg Gianforte. Mr. Wicks, if you post here that you believe the earth is closer to being 4.5 billion years old than 6,000, you might actually win my vote.

  2. I think it’s disingenuous, at best, to equate disliking the individual mandate of the ACA with being a Trump conservative. Personally, I dislike both Trump AND the individual mandate. Those are not incompatible positions.

  3. Mark Wicks might have spent too much time talking with the cows.

  4. Well, Random Guy, Gorsuch doesn’t seem to favor birth control, as his ruling in the Hobby Lobby case indicates. So, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he’s anti-choice. He wouldn’t say, one way or the other, during his confirmation hearing. The claim that he might be anti-choice is hardly “baseless fearmongering,” though.

  5. Old Line Democrat | April 4, 2017 11:25 AM at 11:25 AM |

    Well since Donald Trump specifically stated that he would appoint justices who would overturn Roe vs Wade, he is widely described as the “heir” to Antonio Scalia’s who consistently opposed abortion and sought to overturn Roe v Wade, and Gorsuch is recommended by the Heritage Foundation and other ultra conservative anti-abortion advocates it seems to reason that one could logically conclude he is opposed to abortion. He simply won’t say it aloud on the record. Why are you afraid to acknowledge this reality?

  6. I know many different farmers in the Joplin, Inverness, Chester area, so what I was wondering is if Mr. Wick’s took CRP payments like most of his neighbors have over the years. I know that the program currently is way down in acreage, but 10 years ago or so it was pretty popular in that area. Now mind you I am a huge supporter of the CRP program, but since Mr. Wicks says he is a Libertarian, this program should have been morally repugnant to him. If he has taken them he has shown himself to be a world class hypocrite.

  7. Drunks for Denny, I have walked through my coulees and seen the debris from the ice ages, and the fossils from the dinosaurs. I once floated down the Missouri on a geology trip for a MSU Northern class, it made me realize how short our time is here on Earth and how small a blip in the history of the world we are. So long story short, yes the world is older than 6000 years old.
    Dead Drift, I did participate in the CRP program. We had avoided it for years on principle but after my Dad died we were left with debt and $3 wheat. I had a choice sell the family farm or take a CRP check. I swallowed my pride and took the check to protect what two generations had built so hopefully the fourth generation could have their chance. Yes, I am a hypocrite but sometimes you have to do things you don’t want for other people and if I had to do it again hind sight being 20-20, I made the right choice at the time.

    • So you are for no government interference in business, and oppose government health care for the working man, yet it is alright for you to take advantage of a program that helps your family. This is why I get so irritated by the agricultural community. I stood at a forum one night eight years ago and listened to Bruce Tutvedt rail against the deadbeats collecting government checks, while he has collected over $1 million in farm subsides,(corporate welfare). You can justify your reasoning all you want, but it still does not square things. What it comes down to is you think you are entitled to this, yet another man or woman who makes a hard decision to take government assistance is not, I do not know if you are a religious person, but if you are you have some tough questions to answer after you pass on.

      • SPOT ON, ‘situational’ ethics suits GOP just fine, same for Sen. Brendan, former Speaker Milburn and a whole ‘pile’ of GOP TAKERS!

  8. Most of the comments are better written than the article. Maybe Montana Cowboy should try reading his own words before posting.

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