Cuccinelli's Remarks: Reminder of Civil Disobedience Tradition

You who are keeping an eye on what promises to be the most vigorous election of 2013 probably heard the liberal brouhaha last week over Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's remarks on Steve Deace's syndicated radio show.  Ken said going to jail might be a way to protest the Obama administration's mandate that employers must provide coverage for certain drugs and services regardless of their religious beliefs.   The attorney general's actual words were that breaking the law in this instance might "provide an example of what tyranny means when it's played to its logical conclusion."

While I could point out the empty hypocrisy and flagrant exploitation of the liberal outcry, I won't.  Not because I don't want to, but because I could not do it better than Bearing Drift's Michael Fletcher.  His post says it all:

“Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” ~ Thoreau

Earlier this week Attorney General said of Obamacare that Catholic priests may need to go to jail rather than violate their religious conscience.

To this, former DNC chair, failed 2009 gubernatorial candidate and current Democratic Party of Virginia standard bearer, Terry McAuliffe said “Let’s make us some money.”

That’s right. In times of crisis, Democrats do what they do best (seriously, that’s documented), send out a fundraising email.

McAuliffe wrote:

Virginia’s Attorney General is openly advocating that people break the law…While Virginia is facing challenges to improve our transportation, education, and economy, Cuccinelli continues to draw from his extreme ideological agenda and attempt to set reproductive rights back 50 years.

50 years? Let’s try 60 years Terry.

On April 23, 1951, students at Robert Russa Moton High School in the town of Farmville, in Prince Edward County, walked out of school to protest the conditions of their education, which they claimed were vastly inferior to those enjoyed by white students at nearby Farmville High School. [Encyclopedia Virginia]

It’s called civil disobedience, Terry.

But let’s move to 50 years. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., who was himself arrested some five times for civil disobedience, spoke to some 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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