A devout Catholic, [Virginia Attorney General Ken] Cuccinelli told [conservative radio host Steve] Deace that opponents of the mandate should put the controversial measure on trial by making the government enforce it in as heavy-handed a way as possible.
“You know, Abraham Lincoln has many good quotes, but one of them is ‘the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’ And here we’re going to have an example of what tyranny means when it’s played to its logical conclusion,” Cuccinelli said. “Because forcing business owners and businesses to do this is not consistent with our history of preserving religious liberty, one of the most important protections we have in this country.”
Cuccinelli recounted an exchange with his own bishop in which he counseled the cleric to embrace civil disobedience: “My local bishop said, ‘Well, you know I told a group I’m ready to go to jail.’ And I said, ‘Bishop, don’t take this personally: You need to go to jail.’”
“What I mean by that is, people need to see it play out all the way to its logical conclusion,” Cuccinelli said.
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