“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.
10 thoughts on “FLASHBACK: Ted Cruz responds to ‘globalist’ smear (video)”
Thank you for letting the candidate speak in his own words. Ted Cruz has been a consistent defender of conservative principles for his entire adult life. I look forward to having him as the next President of the United States!
Much appreciated 🙂
#Cruz is nothing but a typical lawyer/career politician… skilled actor and manipulator who creates an image of working for the people while catering o the will of his special interest/lobbyist/donor friends. He is no better or different than establishment whore, Paul Ryan. In fact, they work very well together to increase corporate control while screwing Americans – http://paulryan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398270
No thanks! I’ll pass on #TedCruz. He was born in Canada, not on American soil. I will never vote for someone who was born in another country for #POTUS… much less someone who also held citizenship for that country right up until they decided to run for POTUS. I don’t believe that our Founding Fathers wanted foreigners serving as POTUS. If they didn’t care they wouldn’t have felt any need to make mention of the Natural Born Citizen requirement.
Hillary could have so much fun taking Cruz down based solely on his place of birth. Go ahead, make her day.
I think I am just going to leave this one right there. Thanks for the comment, Brandy.
What Cruz SAY may be one thing.
How Cruz VOTES is wholly another.
Well that is cryptic. Are u going to explain or just leave it to everyone to interpret your comment?
How Cruz votes…he votes for free trade, like any good conservative who understands how markets work.
He fights for US sovereignty, just as the article shows. So, no, how he votes, his actions, are NOT wholly another thing.
No matter what one may say about Cruz, he has been absolutely consistent on a number of issues. His stances, unlike those of another presidential candidate, haven’t substantially changed in a decade, or more, on any major issue.
This man is the closest we will get to a perfect constitutional conservative. He is dedicated to making the constitutional rule of law the norm in the federal government, something that has been lacking, in ever increasing increments, for a very long time.