Your fight is my fight!
By Gary P Jackson
Texas’s Favorite Son, Senator Ted Cruz announces his candidacy for President in a powerful and dramatic video:
Cruz hits all the right notes, for sure. By being the first to officially announce his candidacy, he gets a leg up on fundraising, as well as media coverage …. both good and bad.
Of course, we are huge fans of Senator Cruz, and supported his campaign to defeat the Republican Establishment here in Texas, which despite what you may think, is just as bad as it is in Washington. In fact our GOP Speaker of the House bows to the whims of the democrats just like John Boehner does in DC! [and democrats are almost non-existent in the Texas legislature!]
Although Senator Cruz is short of executive experience, something that should be of some concern, he is no GOP version of Barack Obama. Senator Cruz has a very impressive resume:
Cruz was high school Valedictorian. Graduated Princeton: BA cum laud, and Harvard Law: Juris Doctor magna cum laud.
Cruz clerked for two Supreme Court justices. Was the first Hispanic to clerk for a Chief Justice [Rehnquist] in the United States
Cruz was the youngest and longest serving Solicitor General in Texas history. Ted was hand picked by Attorney General, now Governor, Greg Abbott.
As Solicitor General of Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories, including successfully defending:
• U.S. sovereignty against the UN and the World Court in Medellin v. Texas;
• The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms;
• The constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument;
• The constitutionality of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance;
• The constitutionality of the Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law; and
• The Texas congressional redistricting plan.
The National Law Journal has called Ted “a key voice” to whom “the [U.S. Supreme Court] Justices listen.” Ted has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.
Jose Ernesto Medellin was an illegal alien from Mexico convicted of gang raping and murdering two Houston, Texas girls: Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Peñ. Medellin was one of five illegal aliens who were convicted of raping and killing the girls, after they accidentally stumbled upon a gang initiation ritual in Houston. The gang was known as the “Black and Whites”
When he was sentenced to death, it caused an international incident, with Mexico claiming Texas didn’t have the right to execute Medellin. Texas, on the other hand, said oh hell yes we do! It was Solicitor General Cruz who successfully argued that case before the United States Supreme Court. A case that also involved the United Nations and the World Court.
Medellin has since been executed according to Texas law.
Ted Cruz is an amazing speaker and a proven world class debater. He is amazing in person as a speaker. There’s a reason why Governor Sarah Palin not only endorsed Cruz for the Senate, but came to Texas to campaign for him.
We are reserving an endorsement at this time, but out of the potential candidates we know of, Cruz is the only one we can believe in. The only one we can trust. We’ll just have to see if anyone else, with a better record, as an executive, AND a Conservative, throws his [or her] hat into the ring.