Why I Run For Office
by Marc J. Victor, Phoenix Criminal Attorney
Since the age of fifteen, I have been an activist for human freedom. Whenever I interview someone for employment at my law firm, I make it clear that freedom is more important to me than money. I advocate for freedom in all circumstances, at all times, and for all people. It is impossible to know me at all without knowing of my deep and absolute commitment to advancing the case for human liberty. It could be said my mission in life is promoting individual rights and responsibilities, free markets, and the sovereignty of the individual. The absolute right to define and peacefully pursue one's happiness is of utmost importance to me. I believe it is the very nature of what it means to be an American.
Promoting freedom is a vast and worthy enterprise. I have given countless freedom related speeches to a countless number of groups. I co-founded the Freedom Summit which has attracted nationally well known speakers for annual freedom conferences in Phoenix. I have written several articles which promote freedom in various ways. I have used my position as a criminal defense attorney to promote freedom to many different actors in the justice system. I used my appointment as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem to make a stand for freedom. My law firm has accepted many clients and cases not for the money, but for the freedom. I have participated in countless debates advocating for freedom. I have appeared on countless radio shows to promote some aspect of freedom. I have used my status as an honorably discharged United States Marine to promote freedom to veteran groups. I have done my best to live my life consistent with the principles of those who abhor and reject coercion and embrace voluntary transactions. In short, I believe a truly voluntary society best serves humanity; and I practice what I preach.
In economics, central planning has been a failure. The free market works well because, among other reasons, it rewards individuals for doing a good job when they voluntarily choose to do something they are well suited to do. As with economics, centrally planning to promote freedom is a bad idea. As such, there is no effective central plan for freedom. Each of us has a unique blend of skills. We are not all well suited for the same tasks. Freedom can only be achieved and preserved when freedom minded people are vigilant and promote freedom in ways which best suit them.
There are no written words that can achieve or protect freedom. As we have seen with the United States Constitution, virtually anything can be justified as consistent with those words by those who interpret them. We no longer have a government of limited powers. Rather, we have a government constrained only by the laws of physics. The only way to achieve a free society is to win the hearts and minds of those who live in that society. Only when Americans once again cherish freedom will America be free.
I don't know if my running for office will help win hearts and minds such that people once again cherish and value freedom. However, I am willing to try my best. I will strongly advocate for freedom to as many people as possible. I will not be modifying or watering down any of my long held pro-freedom positions to make them more palatable to some voter who prefers coercion. I am focused solely on promoting freedom and wherever that road leads is where I will go.
In the News
- Marc Victor on Channel 12 about the Jodi Arias trial.
- Marc Victor on ABC15 commenting on the Jodi Arias trial.
- Marc Victor on Channel 12 at 10PM commenting on the Jodi Arias trial.
- Marc Victor on KPNX Channel 12 commenting on the Jodi Arias trial.
- Tempe officer who hid evidence not fired.
- Baseline Killer lawsuit: Suit on behalf of victims' families claims Mark Goudeau's DNA sat untested
- Jury finds Elizabeth Johnson guilty of the lesser charge of unlawful imprisonment
- Marc Victor's closing argument in Elizabeth Johnson case
- Marc Victor in debate for US Senate seat
- Freedom is the "only" issue for Marc Victor
- Marc Victor gives insight into the Elizabeth Johnson trial
- Could smoking marijuana get you a dui?
- Marc Victor on The Rule of Law Radio Program
- Mom of missing AZ baby wants charge dropped
- Elizabeth Johnson's attorney speaks out on the Baby Gabriel case
- National interview with Marc J. Victor regarding the Elizabeth Johnson "Baby Gabriel" case
- Marc J. Victor Interviewed in Baby Gabriel Case
- Latest on the Baby Gabriel case
- Marc J. Victor, interviewed as an expert criminal defense attorney regarding the George Zimmerman shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
- Mike Wasdin talks about the law firm on " A Call to Rights" radio show with Steve Kates on KFNX radio.
- Marc Victor speaks to a large crowd at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix Arizona.
- Marc Victor spends 3 hours with Ernest Hancock
- Marc Victor interviewed as expert in PV murders case
- Marc Victor quoted during Police State discussion
- Marc Victor quoted in story about Bible Classes at AZ high schools
- Judge Gama Instructs AZ to Implement Medical Marijuana Law
- Marc Victor appears on KFYI to update State Day of Prayer lawsuit.
- Day of Prayer lawsuit thrown out
- Marc Victor and Mike Wasdin on Voice of Veterans Radio Show
- Marc Victor discusses police accountability on copblock.org.
- Parents file wrongful death suit against son's wife.
- Marc Victor appears on 1480 KPHX to discuss Day of Prayer lawsuit.
- Marc Victor appears on KFYI to discuss State Day of Prayer lawsuit.
- Governor Brewer being sued for state day of prayer call.
- AZ day of prayer in jeopardy.
- Group sues governor over prayer day.
- Morning Poll: Are Jan Brewer's "Day of Prayer" Proclamations Unconstitutional?
- Victim's husband files civil suit against suspected 'Baseline Killer'.
- Marc Victor appears on KFYI to discuss evidence in the 'Baseline Killer' case.
- Lawsuit against city alleges 'Baseline Killer' could have been stopped.
- Marc Victor comments on the DOHS draft rules for Medical Marijuana
- Marc Victor named Attorney of the Month by Slate and Jones
- Ernest Hancock and Bob Templeton speak about Marc's discussion of gun rights at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show.
- Family Of Woman Killed By Baseline Killer Sues Police
- Attorney tells students how to deal with police
By Joseph Schmidt of the ASU State Press August 31, 2010 at 11:34 pm
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