Marc J. Victor, a practicing criminal defense attorney from Chandler, might be the dark horse challenger for the senate seat, vacated by Senator Jon Kyle, but for him, it is a question of freedom.
Said Victor, “My reason for running is to remind people what America and what being American is about. Americans are bold. They believe they are in charge of themselves. Government is our agent whose only purpose is to protect our rights. They work for us. We don’t work for them. For a long time, the questions and the political rhetoric have been about how government should involve itself in this or that aspect of our lives.
We’ve been relinquishing responsibility so that government now manages everything and makes all the decisions. What’s best for your children, what’s best for your body, your money, your business, what medicine you can have. In my view it is entirely inconsistent with what it means to be American.”
“The question of HOW government should be involved is the wrong question. The right question is WHY should it be involved? Americans run their own lives. The answer should be, No Government Required. Yet we have created an unbelievable mountain of regulation and ever increasing ways to be spied upon by our own government. We lead the world in rates of incarceration. We have a police state. How can we continue to pretend to be the land of the free?”
“I am running because I want to do everything I can to revive that bold American attitude. I want to persuade people, any way I can, to value and protect freedom. Most people do not even understand that freedom is not just a word.
“For the next 57 days, my plan is to campaign on the principles this country was founded upon, while my opponents negotiate how much or which part of your rights should be stripped away. I hope to make a compelling case for freedom and regain that American attitude.”
Video of Marc’s speech on freedom given at the Arizona Breakfast Club, September 1, 2012. http://youtu.be/