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The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty Hardcover – February 12, 2013

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“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

About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Forum (February 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0770437095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0770437091
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Though he is a lawyer and a politician, Ken Cuccinelli started his professional life as a mechanical engineer and it shows. Cuccinelli communicates clearly and efficiently throughout the entire book. The presentation and content are suitable for a wide range of readers both in terms of political affiliation as well as current level of knowledge of American politics. Refreshingly, the book is not weighed down with emotional rants or much focus on personal opinions. It is really much more a historical and factual presentation on the origins of American liberty and the authors involvement in recent legal challenges. If you want to understand why Libertarians think the way they do, this book will be insightful. Though it is concise and factual, I finished the book in one day. I couldn't put it down.

I bought this book after seeing Cuccinelli give an interview on PBS. He came across as a very intelligent, very reasonable man who values finding objective truth over pushing any one particular political agenda.
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Too bad Ken Cuccinelli is not Governor. We lost an opportunity for another good Republican Governor. But, the book is good and informative and lets you know how the fight is continuing for our liberty and freedom.
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This was one of the best political books I have ever read. I had heard only one side of the events listed on TV. I knew that the press had a liberal bias and this book proved it. There were numerous facts and documents presented that showed how the Federal Government was truly over-reaching its power. For all people who want to be enlightened as to what is happening, this is a must read.
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AG Cuccinelli does an excellent job by first, explaining in layman's terms at how our Federal Gov't is supposed to be limited with the majority of power granted to the States. Then he goes into his lawsuit, filed in conjunction with other States' AGs, against the Obama administration for the unConstitutionality of Obamacare. Chief Justice John Roberts really had to stretch things to be the deciding vote in this one. AG Cuccinelli also talks about lawsuits against other run-amok Obama agencies such as the FCC. This is a good read for those who like to read the insiders view on the law challenges against Obamacare.
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Ken takes one on an insider's journey through his fights with big government and his crusades to preserve freedom for individuals. He tells the facts of the fight to stop Obamacare and the fact that his side actually won all the points that they presented to the supreme court...that Roberts twisted the verdict to declare that the penalty for resisting the individual was a tax.....although all other supporters on the court had adamantly denied that it was a tax. He also documents the ongoing fights between the states and the federal government over the ability to "regulate" without any outside control, for example the EPA and CO2 emissions and the NLRB and where private companies can build/expand without harassment from the agencies or from Holder's "unjustice department". The book is very well written and the fine points of law are impressively explained.
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A quote from Thomas Jefferson sums up what we are fighting for. "A wise and frugal government... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. That is the sum of good government." This is the ideal Ken Cuccinelli believes is worth fighting for and so do I.

Ken Cuccinelli, in his well written, most interesting book, "The Last Line of Defense," tells of his being in the forefront of the effort by state attorney generals to stop the national government from overstepping the bounds of the Constitution and restricting individual rights illegally in the legislation it enacts. Be it the Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate, EPA regulations to shut down coal mines, the FCC imposing net neutrality, NLRB forcing Boeing to locate its new factory in a state which has no right to work laws he has joined other state attorney generals in defending the Constitution. He not only addresses the problems and discusses the history of the fight to preserve liberty, but also the benefits to be reaped from applying limited government principles and adhering to the original intention of the founders who wrote the Constitution and not seeing it as a living document which can be interpreted any way you so desire. He ends the book by talking about two pies. The author explains the economic and liberty pies in a way that sums up what we are fighting to preserve. Read the book and learn all the details for yourself. I highly recommend this book.
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Ken has given Americans an opportunity to understand how some Federal mandates are restricting his rights and the rights of millions of Americans. . .granted, it is his personal point of view but it is shared by millions. Visit the book's index and you'll see his arguments are well documented. But this book allows readers to at least understand his arguments as he shares examples and personal stories of the pain caused to many. By getting to know his point of view readers will learn that he is fighting for an American Liberty that protects a person's right to live according to their beliefs and not restricted by law. This is the same right all Americans want, regardless of their belief.

At the start of the book he introduces the concept that many states are replacing societal values with provably destructive politically correct government values. He states that he wants to make citizens aware of the threat federal overreach can pose to my and your personal and economic freedom. We need to preserve liberty by keeping civil controls separate from societal practices.

Note: If Henry VIII had simply changed a law and not simply instituted a new church so he could make a new "law" allowing divorce, many things would be different today.

For example, historically the sacrament of Marriage is a religious notion of a man and a woman. This union later became a civil action as well. If a different religion institutes a "sacrament" for same sex holy unions. . .let them call it a different name (say, "love bond") and go on their merry way without destroying the sanctity of what the God of Abraham refers to as Marriage. A civil union should be a separate act from what one religion instituted as "marriage" or another may call "love bond". Why can't "civil union" certificates be issued without interfence with our right to practice religion as we wish?
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