BREAKING: Internet Exclusive: See Entire Cuccinelli Post Health Care Hearing News Conference HereOct. 18, 2010
In an another Internet exclusive, just as with the July 1 hearing on the federal government's motion to dismiss Virginia's constitutional challenge to the new federal health care law, we have Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's entire post-hearing news conference. The meeting with the media took place at about 12:30, about an hour after Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia Henry Hudson heard two hours of oral arguments from the Department of Justice, representing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the Office of the Attorney General, representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. The news conference is in five parts below. We will have comment tomorrow. No need to sort through what the mainstream media tells you. Hear and see it for yourself, right here. Attorney General Cuccinelli's statement and questions from the media take about 42 minutes. His statement is in the first two parts, and takes about 18 minutes. A good portion of his statement recaps the hearing (which was good since seats in the courtroom were limited and the overflow room's audio failed) and then lays out the historical and legal basis for the constitutional challenge. Whatever one thinks of the Attorney General Cuccinelli's positions, no one can doubt his preparation and knowledge of the legal, historical and constitutional context of the matter at hand.
Wall Of Honor Video Tribute To Virginia's War DeadMay. 29, 2010
Our Memorial Day tribute, courtesy of TimesDispatch.com: Here are some highlights from the annual, and touching, tribute at the state capitol Thursday honoring Virginia's heroes — those who gave their full measure and made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our country during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The ceremony commemorates the 206 men and women on Virginia's Wall of Honor, proudly displayed in the Office of the Attorney General, and which contains the pictures of each member of the military who have died in defense of freedom since the U.S.S. Cole attack in 2000. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli led the ceremony at which there were several speakers, including military officers; Governor Bob McDonnell, who started the tribute during his term as attorney general; Lt. Governor Bill Bolling; and Kim Felts, widow of Army Col. Thomas Felts, the 100th Virginian to die in the War on Terrorism. After her speech, a flyover and a gun salute by an Air Force honor guard, each of the 206 names were read aloud. We pray no more will be added this year.
"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." - John 15:13
We can never thank them enough, that we may all live free and secure.