John Brownlee's supporters have been pretty aggresive over the past few weeks and months hammering Senator Cuccinelli over the "triggerman rule." It's time for a reality check.
#1.) Ken Cuccinelli has been elected to a position of public trust in an area NOT friendly to conservatives. John Brownlee is an APPOINTED U.S. Attorney who has not been publicly vetted by a general election campaign. Even Dave Foster has held elected office before. Ken Cuccinelli has a record to run on, not just campaign slogans and trial outcomes.
#2.) Senator Cuccinelli has received the endorsement of the Gun Owners of America. The GOA is widely regarded as the only no compromise gun lobby in Washington.
#3.) Senator Cuccinelli has consistently fought for the sanctity of human life. I quote directly from his website "Without the right to life, all other rights are unavailable. His patronage of SB 801 provides for the issuance of Choose Life license plates.
B. The annual fee for plates issued pursuant to this act shall be $25 in addition to the prescribed fee for state license plates. For each such $25 fee collected in excess of 1,000 registrations pursuant to this act, $15 shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to a special nonreverting fund known as the Choose Life Fund, established within the Department of Accounts. These funds shall be paid annually to the localities in which the vehicles are registered and shall be distributed by the localities to which they are paid to nongovernmental, not-for-profit agencies, located within their boundaries, that provide counseling and other services intended to meet the needs of expectant mothers who are committed to placing their children for adoption.
#4.) Senator Cuccinelli is fighting for the Constitutional liberties of all citizens in the Commonwealth by introducing SB 1431 a bill which prohibits the Commonwealth from participating in the REAL ID Act of 2005 as well as SB 841 which prohibits the Commonwealth from using biometric data in any form of ID.
#5.) Senator Cuccinelli is a friend of homeschoolers across the Commonwealth. He has introduced SB 1547 which enables homeschooled students to receive state financial aid funds.
There are many homeschooled students across the Commonwealth who are gifted and talented enough to excel at the post secondary level. Ken Cuccinelli is fighting for those students.
#6 Ken Cuccinelli is fighting to reduce taxes across the board. His introduction of SB 813 provides an exemption from sales and use tax for the fabrication of animal meat.
A sale does not include fabrication of animal meat to be consumed by the purchaser of the animal meat or his family, when the purchaser supplies the animal or meat that is fabricated. This helps hunters, farmers and others who grow their own meat when the time comes for butchering or processing.
These are just a few examples from the preceeding GA session. Ken Cuccinelli, in league with Kaine and Dems? With all due respect to my blog brother Kilo, I don't think so. Ken Cuccinelli is his own man and says what he means and means what he says.