Skip to comments.Cuccinelli blasts 'utterly destructive'Obama policies during Fredericksburg visit
Posted on 08/31/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT by freespirited
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will continue to challenge what he calls the utterly destructive and invasive, oppressive policies of an overstepping federal government.
States created the federal government, not the other way around, Cuccinelli said to applause this morning at a Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast event.
About 75 people, mostly business and elected leaders, came to the Fredericksburg Country Club today for the Republican attorney generals 40-minute address.
Cuccinelli has been aggressively challenging the policies of the Obama administration since being sworn in as the states attorney general in January.
He compared the administration to the British during the Revolutionary period and said its up to the states to challenge federal laws that trample the U.S. Constitution and impose crippling regulations on businesses. He said the lawsuits hes filed are exactly what the founders intended.
Cuccinelli focused his remarks on legal challenges his office has filed against the administrations efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and overhaul the healthcare system.
Cuccinelli said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys efforts to regulate greenhouse gases to protect the publics health are based on faulty data. He said the regulation could have crippling effects on the economy, particularly utilities and agriculture. He argued that free markets are the most effective way to clean up the environment.
Cuccinelli didnt mention in his remarks today an Albemarle County judges ruling yesterday that the attorney generals office hasnt sufficiently made its case against former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann. Cuccinelli, a skeptic of global warming, is seeking to investigate Mann for possible fraudulent use of the taxpayer-funded grants that paid for the research. He said yesterday that he will revise his investigation and may appeal the ruling.
At todays forum, Cuccinelli also spoke of his offices lawsuit against the recently passed federal healthcare law. He said the federal government doesnt have the right under the Constitution to order people to buy Nancy-approved health insurance, or to impose a fine if they dont.
Cuccinelli said oral arguments in the case are scheduled for Oct. 18 in front of a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He hopes the court will issue a verdict on the constitutionality of the healthcare law by Thanksgiving but suspects it will eventually go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
If we lose this case, its the end of federalism as weve known it for the past 223 years, Cuccinelli said.
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I really like this guy.
If we had more guys like this in the GOP, we would have never lost the Congress in 2006.
But it’s called Obamacare, not Nancycare.
Now that’s absolutely refreshing! I really like this guy too!
Utah has had it, also. They are organizing to take back the land within their borders that the Feds have taken from them. About 55% of Utah is under Fed control & no property taxes are paid, nor can any resources be mined & used.
i knew he would be good and was thrilled when he was elected. he will not disappoint.
People have rights. Governments have powers. Other than that, well done.
I heard him speak (without a teleprompter of course) at a conference last summer. He was impressive. He has a bright future. Wish he was the AG in my State.
>If we lose this case, its the end of federalism as weve known it for the past 223 years, Cuccinelli said.”<
Ken gets it. Now, if we can just spread this statesmanship to the rest of the GOP, in all of the other states.
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