Originally Posted by The Brandon Five
Mr. and Mrs. PFinV:
Do you know the background behind this? Is it in reaction to the Kelo
I honestly don't know much about it, BFive.
But, since it's Cuccinelli, I take it with a grain of salt and figure he's got some ulterior motive.
This is the guy who warned Virginia’s colleges and universities that their anti-discrimination policies couldn't protect gays and then instructed the state’s public colleges to end policies that banned discrimination against homosexuals which in turn forced the governor to issue a statement that workplace discrimination is illegal.
He also made a 2009 campaign promise to go beyond the traditional duties of Virginia's top legal office and actively fight for divisive social causes important to his conservative base.
It's true that he's a big supporter of property and gun rights - he's also outspokenly opposed to abortion and homosexuality. support of property and gun rights.
He's more than a little bit "out there," if you ask me. While campaigning last year, he told a crowd he was considering not registering his son for a Social Security number because “it is being used to track you.”
I'll have to read more about both this and the Kelo decision before I can answer specifically, though.