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Ken Cuccinelli on Government Reform

 


Eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse: I've actually done it

The people of Virginia deserve and expect an open and honest Government. They expect their elected leaders to be accountable to the people and do what they said they were going to do. As Governor, I want to find ways to make our government be more effective, efficient, and transparent--goals I worked toward while in the State Senate.

Virginia's citizens should be able to access information and get assistance easily whether in a crisis or trying to learn about establishing a business in their community. I want to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse from within state departments and agencies and find ways to ensure that each department is performing their mission in a responsible and accountable manner. And while every politician says they want to get rid of waste, fraud and abuse--as Attorney General, I've actually done it, and I'll do more of it as your next Governor.

Source: 2013 Governor campaign website, cuccinelli.com, "Issues" , Mar 23, 2013

God gives us our rights; Constitution only guarantees them

The first thing we have to understand is that the Constitution doesn't give us our rights; it guarantees them. And the government doesn't give us our rights either; it protects them from foreign enemies and domestic criminals who threaten them. Instead, our rights come from God--we are born with them. As the Declaration of Independence states, we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

These "natural rights" are unalienable and universal for all human beings.

Source: Last Line of Defense, by Ken Cuccinelli, p. 31 , Feb 12, 2013

Photo identification curbs voter fraud

Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the US attorney general and his Department of Justice are responsible for reviewing all changes to voter laws of certain states. The DOJ rejected Arizona's and South Carolina's voter identification laws, which were enacted to curb voter fraud and were similar to those already approved by the US Supreme Court. The laws required voters to show photo identification or some other proof that they were simply who they claimed to be for purposes of voting or, absent that, to simply complete an affidavit to vote.
Source: Last Line of Defense, by Ken Cuccinelli, p.220-221 , Feb 12, 2013

Other governors on Government Reform: Ken Cuccinelli on other issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
VA Senatorial:
Mark Warner
Tim Kaine

Newly seated 2013:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie
NJ-D: Barbara Buono
VA: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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Page last updated: Oct 31, 2013