Art sees the constitutional role of government as limited to protecting the life, liberty, and property of its citizens, while promoting Montana’s general prosperity and the public good. Before voting, Art questioned if the legislation would:
+ Limit government spending so that it does not grow faster than population growth, or the growth of the private economy;
+ Protect the liberty and property of Montanans;
+ Avoid crony capitalism and government picking winners and losers through taxation, regulation, and subsidies;
+ Protect the life of the disadvantaged and under-represented, including children;
+ Promote general prosperity so the economy, and individual opportunity, grows;
+ Protect the freedom of the hard working individual and tax payer over special interests, unions, corporations or lobbyists.