By: Renee Nal | New Zeal
“The candidate’s assertion that CFR is working to undermine U.S. sovereignty is factually wrong. The accusation is ludicrous…” – CFR Vice President Lisa Shields criticizing Ted Cruz in 2011
Before and after becoming Senator, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz repeatedly, unapologetically and aggressively defended the sovereignty of the United States. Whether he was loudly denouncing Agenda 21 or taking on Obamacare, Global Warming alarmism (also here), Operation Choke Point or the Gang of 8, Cruz’s defense of limited government and United States sovereignty has remained consistent and steady well before he was elected to the Senate.
Cruz has argued before the Supreme Court on nine different occasions. One case in particular, Medellín v. Texas, had Cruz battling directly with then-President George W. Bush, who believed that illegal immigrants who raped and murdered two young teenagers should have the chance to appeal their case in the world court. Cruz did not agree and he won the case, ensuring justice for the families of the victims and reaffirming U.S. sovereignty.
As put by Jerome Corsi of WND:
Cruz “fought and won a landmark ruling for U.S. sovereignty” against “90 foreign nations and the president of the United States to ensure the supremacy of U.S. legal system against encroachment by international treaties and rulings of a World Court.”
Furthermore, Ted Cruz “represented 31 states in the Heller case, which upheld the individual right to keep and bear arms.”
As reported at the American Thinker by Daniel John Sobieski:
Ted Cruz was a prime mover in getting Heller, in which Scalia wrote the majority opinion, before the Court and decided in favor of gun rights, ruling that the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right and that the word “militia”, as the Founders intended, meant the “whole people” of the United States. If Heller had gone the other way, our gun rights would have been thrown on the ash heap of history.
Despite his clear and proven limited government credentials, Cruz has been repeatedly attacked for his wife’s time spent on the Council on Foreign Relations, where she advocated for the private sector.
In a little-viewed video from when Ted Cruz was running for Senate, Cruz defends the globalist smear:
As the senate campaign heated up, Cruz was confronted with his opinion of the Council on Foreign Relations. His response led to a denunciation from CFR VP Lisa Shields.
Cruz’s comments led to the following response:
“The candidate’s assertion that CFR is working to undermine U.S. sovereignty is factually wrong. The accusation is ludicrous…CFR is a membership organization for American citizens that works to promote a better understanding of American foreign policy and of the United States’ role in the world. Implicit in CFR’s mission is the principle that the United States is indisputably a sovereign nation.” – CFR Vice President Lisa Shields criticizing Ted Cruz in 2011
But Ted Cruz doubled down on his comments in 2014:
As reported at TrevorLoudon.com:
Another instance that this author found of Ted Cruz & “globalist” goes back in 2012 when Ted Cruz was running for Senator. But Ted Cruz was actually criticizing “Agenda 21” as a “globalist plan that tries to subvert the U.S. Constitution and the liberties we all cherish as Americans.”
At the time, the George Soros-funded ThinkProgress slammed Cruz for pushing a “truly ridiculous conspiracy theory,” and a Tea Party star was born.
On the “globalist” charge, Nalle said it best in 2012:
“It’s all a patchwork of irrational fear and ignorant assumptions with no substance to it whatever…”
Speaking of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ted Cruz is the only candidate to have refrained from meeting with the globalist organization.