Government of, by, and for the people requires the participation of ordinary citizens like you and me. It's not enough to simply vote for the candidates forced upon us by political parties with more interest in the preservation of their parties than the preservation of liberty. We must become a part of government. To that end I, Scott Rupert, have taken on the challenge of winning a seat in the US Senate, to represent the State of Ohio. I am an independent (with a small "i") candidate because it is imperative that the men and women on Capitol Hill be made to understand what is important to the people and to the states; namely, the preservation of United States and the freedom to pursue the American dream.
—Scott A. Rupert, independent Candidate, United States Senate for Ohio