Hi all. It is with great disappointment and much thought that I write to tell you I have decided not to run for U.S. Congress in 2014. I spent a lot of time this past weekend discussing it with my wife Traci and my close friends and advisors. After thinking deeply about the nature of running for political office and being a member of Congress I have decided that running for political office at this point in my life may not be the best use of my time for the cause of freedom. Although the appeal of reaching more people with the case for freedom entices me, there are lots of things about the entire project that discourage me. Politics is a dirty business, and it involves telling people what they want to hear. I am more likely to tell people what they don’t want to hear. Modifying or watering down my position is not something I am willing to do.
Although I remain an activist for freedom, I am just not a political guy. I don’t like the “dirt” and gamesmanship of politics. I also don’t like asking people to donate money to my campaign. There are many other factors as well. In the end, this just isn’t the right time in my life to endeavor into the political realm. I remain open to the possibility there may come a time I decide to wade into those political waters once again, but it isn’t now. I apologize to those who have already begun to assist with my campaign. I appreciate all the efforts of those who have offered to assist me. Anyone who has donated to my campaign will receive a refund for the money you contributed. For those who have volunteered, I wanted to get this out as quickly as possible to you to thank you for all you have done so far. Also, I wanted to make this announcement early so you would not commit more of your time and resources.
I hope we can nonetheless continue the fight for freedom through other non-political avenues. I will continue to fight for freedom in my law practice, with my radio show, in future articles, in speeches, and in many other ways. I invite you to use whatever talents you have to also promote freedom in whatever peaceful ways fit best with your skills and desires. Slowly, people are realizing freedom works better than enslavement and coercive government. As I have said many times, there is no centralized plan for freedom. Let’s keep up the fight.
Marc J. Victor, Esq.
Marc J. Victor, P.C.
3920 South Alma School Road, Suite 5
Chandler, Arizona 85248