All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights. Arizona Constitution, Art. II, § 2.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
As County Attorney, I will devote the resources of that office to prosecuting real criminals who have harmed victims by force or fraud, and, relying on my prosecutorial discretion, I vow that no resources will be used for the prosecution of victimless crimes.
In these difficult economic times, it makes little sense to burden the taxpayers of Arizona with the expense of prosecuting, trying, and confining those who have harmed no victims. Instead, we must turn our focus on the serious criminals who harm others.
Vote Michael Kielsky for Maricopa County Attorney!
We should no longer prosecute those accused of victimless crimes, which reduces the resources available to prosecute those who commit murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, theft, or fraud! The County Attorney’s job is to bring to justice those offenders who have harmed victims, to demand restitution and justice, and not to waste public resources on victimless crimes.
No Victim, No Crime, No Fine, No Time!
As County Attorney, I promise that I will make victim restitution a top priority. Instead of having victims of crime harmed a second time through being forced to help pay for the housing and care for their offender, whenever possible, the offender should be made to pay full restitution – something that can’t happen if the offender is locked away in prison for years.
Only the most serious offenders, who are a threat to victims and society, should be locked away, to protect us from their violence.
For offenders who have caused harm but are no future threat, community supervision programs including probation, house-arrest, or assignment to a half-way house, each increase the offenders re-integration into a crime-free life, create opportunities for restitution, and permit greater access to work and career, family and community contact, and counseling resources, which each strengthen the offender’s crime-free habits.
Maricopa County deserves a County Attorney who won’t waste limited resources on prosecuting victimless crimes!
- worst criminals locked up
- lower prison population
- less government cost
- greater justice
- more freedom
Vote Michael Kielsky, Libertarian
Maricopa County Attorney
Jail for Real Criminals … Freedom for Us!