The Last Line of Defense
The New Fight for American Liberty
By Ken Cuccinelli
(Crown Forum, Hardcover, 9780770437091, 272pp.)
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leads the historic fight against the unprecedented overreach of the federal government.
With Obamacare and agencies like the EPA, the FCC, and the National Labor Relations Board attempting to exercise unprecedented control over the American people, the Obama Administration was breaking federal laws, ignoring federal courts, and violating the Constitution to achieve its goals of redistributing wealth, concentrating power in Washington, and rewarding its supporters.
Without enough lawmakers in Washington devoted to protecting the rule of law to stop the federal government's liberty-stealing power grab, the battle had to be waged in an unprecedented way: from the states -- just as our Founding Fathers intended.
The man who led the charge was Ken Cuccinelli, the first state attorney general to argue in federal court against Obamacare, an unapologetic defender of the Constitution, and a man admirers and detractors alike said "was tea party long before there was a Tea Party." The Last Line of Defense provides a behind-the-scenes account of the myriad of legal battles in which our states were the only instruments of resistance to federal abuses of power. It is a must-read for every patriot.
Ken Cuccinelli was elected the attorney general of Virginia in November 2009. Prior to that, he was a member of the Virginia Senate from 2002 until 2010, and he is running for governor in 2013. Known throughout his political career for holding both Republicans and Democrats to the principles of limited government, his fidelity to the Constitution and the rule of law comes before party or politics.
“Ken Cuccinelli will stand up for our freedoms….Ken is leading the fight for those of us who are frustrated and angry with the unprecedented expansion of the federal government into our private lives.” - Mike Huckabee
"Ken has been a key leader nationally in the fight against unconstitutional overreaches of the federal government. He has been a true and consistent champion of liberty." - Rand Paul
“One of our rock star heroes and a real leader of the conservative movement – not just today, but in the future.” - Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center
"He is a man who has never turned his back on his values, has never turned his back on his beliefs, and has never refused to stand up when principle demanded him to do so." -David Keene, NRA President
"Cuccinelli will tell you to your face, repeatedly, what he is going to do and why. And then he does it — without regard to how it will affect his political career. That simple formula is behind every page of “The Last Line of Defense.” In the eyes of the trimming, scheming and surprisingly lazy political class, this is controversial. The rest of the world calls it honesty." - Norm Leahy
“The Last Line of Defense is a must read for conservatives, Tea Partiers, libertarians, students of government, students of law, and anyone who cares about the future of America. Even Democrats will learn that Cuccinelli’s brand of conservatism is grounded in the most basic, thoughtful and positive American principles, their demagoguery notwithstanding. In fact every voter and candidate for office would do well to read it. It is the present and the future based on timeless principles.”
-Mark Fitzgibbons, American Thinker
“Cuccinelli picks fights over principle, and the lodestar guiding his actions is his belief in a strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.”
-James Bacon, Bacon’s Rebellion