On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, conservative professor Ryan Owens joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss why he is running to be Wisconsin’s attorney general and what he thinks needs to change.
“What do we know about where our freedoms come from? They come from God. They don’t come from government, they come from God and we give those freedoms over to the government only to the extent that that government is constrained electorally. That’s the whole point of this thing,” Owens said.
“Once we have governing officials who want to expand that authority beyond which we’ve given to them and give it to unelected bureaucrats, we have now gone towards what Patrick Henry used to call ‘squinting towards tyranny,'” he added. “We need to have an attorney general who recognizes that we are a government of the people, for the people, and by the people, and not a government that simply happens to have a people.”
If elected, Owens plans to appease voters by addressing big tech overreach, the implementation of critical race theory in schools, and election integrity.
“I think they all have some things in common and that is sort of the deconstruction of society today. The devolution of our institutions. What do these things all have in common? It’s structural change in America,” Owens said. “I think these issues are all profoundly important to our voters. They’re sick and tired of being kicked around. I mean, look, that’s a large part of why I got into this race to begin with.”