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Libertarian Marc J. Victor Looks Forward to U.S. Senate Race
Chandler, Arizona (August 29, 2012) Libertarian candidate Marc J. Victor looks forward to debating the big issues with opponents Flake and Carmona for the U.S. Senate.
Marc J. Victor, in a statement today, thanked his staff, contributors, volunteers and supporters and he looks forward to the general election November 6.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank and appreciate all the people, from friends and supporters, contributors, staff and volunteers, for their dedication and hard work so far. You can never really say thank you too many times. This campaign came together very quickly and moved mountains to create a campaign that I am very proud of. I want to especially acknowledge the investment of time and money that has been made so far in a campaign whose aim is to expand freedom for Arizonans and all Americans.
The proper role of government is to protect the rights of the people; all of the rights, for all of the people. However in my law practice, I have seen how government, and the people in it, have lost sight of that role. In practical terms, this incredible expansion of government has affected rights to property, to due process, to privacy, the right to control your body, to bear arms, and to pursue your self defined happiness. The bedrock principle of freedom has all but been lost because the fight between left and right is simply a struggle over what parts of your life and property they want to control. I look forward to the next two months of campaigning and debating these issues with my opponents.
As Arizona’s next Senator, the principle of freedom will be my bedrock. My first order of business will be to take every opportunity to bring government back in line with the prescribed limits as established in the United States Constitution. I will work tirelessly night and day to promote freedom as I have for the past two decades in my practice as a criminal defense attorney and an activist for freedom.
I hope my running for office will help win hearts and minds such that people once again cherish and value freedom.”
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Marc J. Victor for Senate Committee
Posted: Aug 27, 2012 6:08 PM Updated: Aug 27, 2012 6:20 PM
PHOENIX (CBS5) -In Arizona you can get a DUI if you seem impaired – it doesn’t matter what your blood alcohol content is or what kind of drugs are in your system. Right now the same goes for pot.”I think a lot of this is yet to be determined, but I can tell you how I think it’s going to shake out,” said attorney Marc Victor.
Victor has seen his fair share of DUI cases.
“I’ve been doing this for almost 19 years,” he said.
He seemed like a good place to start with our questions about how Arizona’s DUI laws will work with medical marijuana.
“If a person is impaired because of any drug, whether it’s marijuana, whether it’s alcohol, then they’re going to have a problem under the DUI law,” Victor said.
Arizona’s DUI law has a couple different parts. One we’re all familiar with said if your driving is impaired you’re probably going to get a DUI. But there’s another part you might not know about.
“People don’t understand this section. Merely the fact that it’s in your system, without any impairment at all, which means you could be perfectly safe driving down the road, not a danger to anyone at all and yet still a violation,” Victor said.
Marijuana can stay in your system for days, meaning if you smoked Monday you could still get a DUI that weekend. That means even if you can legally smoke pot, you legally can’t drive.
“The way I believe this is going to shake out is if the person is a qualifying patient and they have a card to use marijuana, then I think and I suspect in order to harmonize the provisions of our new law with the provisions of our old law that the courts are ultimately going to say that it’s a free pass,” Victor said.
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Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President has endorsed Marc J. Victor for U.S. Senate, Arizona in the seat vacated by retiring Senator, Jon Kyle.