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Tom White and I “met” electronically and decided at almost the speed of light:  Virginia Right endorses TED CRUZ for US Senate!

A few reasons why (from Wikipedia):

Cruz has been endorsed by David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders,[15] the Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee,[16] Erick Erickson, editor of prominent conservative blog RedState,[17] the FreedomWorks for America super PAC,[18] Princeton University professor Robert P. George,[19] nationally syndicated radio host Mark Levin,[20] Former Attorney General Edwin Meese,[21] Tea Party Express,[22] Young Conservatives of Texas,[23] U.S. Senators Jim DeMint,[24] Mike Lee,[25] Rand Paul,[26] and Pat Toomey.[27] He has also been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Texas Congressman Ron Paul,[28] as well as former United States Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum.[29] Cruz faces opposition from sitting Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican senatorial primary.

Here’s his law firm bio.  Cruz was Texas’ Solicitor General where he defended Texas’ and US sovereignty against the International Court of Justice’s meddling into internal affairs, e.g., the criminal procedure of the State of Texas:

Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.[14]

If you want to see how out of touch some of these globalists are, read the facts of Medellin and what he did.  Basically he tortured, raped and killed two teenage girls.  He ought to be executed.  But there was regretfully not a full compliance with a treaty providing for foreigners arrested to have the right to help from their embassy.  (It was not raised in the initial capital trial, however and the United States Supreme Court held the ICJ decision was not a basis for review as an exception to that rule.)  For this the International Court of Justice wanted Medellin’s death sentence reconsidered with an eye towards a different sentence:

finds by fourteen votes to one that the appropriate reparation in this case consists in the obligation of the United States of America to provide, by means of its own choosing, review and reconsideration of the convictions and sentences of the Mexican nationals referred to in subparagraphs (4), (5), (6) and (7) above, by taking account both of the violation of the rights set forth in Article 36 of the Convention and of paragraphs 138 to 141 of this Judgment;

     unanimously takes note of the commitment undertaken by the United States of America to ensure implementation of the specific measures adopted in performance of its obligations under Article 36, paragraph 1 (b), of the Vienna Convention;  and finds that this commitment must be regarded as meeting the request by the United Mexican States for guarantees and assurances of non-repetition;

     unanimously finds that, should Mexican nationals nonetheless be sentenced to severe penalties, without their rights under Article 36, paragraph 1 (b), of the Convention having been respected, the United States of America shall provide, by means of its own choosing, review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence, so as to allow full weight to be given to the violation of the rights set forth in the Convention, taking account of paragraphs 138 to 141 of this Judgment.”

When the United States and the defendant BOTH against him, Ted Cruz upheld the jury’s right to find Medellin’s actions worthy of death – and they were worthy of death.  Here’s the cite from  Medellin was executed.

Ted Cruz will protect our sovereignty and liberty in the US Senate.  Vote Tuesday for Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz for United States Senate!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Sara says:

    I watched Cruz in a couple of debates – one in the primary and then in the run-off, and was impressed, so I dragged my husband to a Cruz fundraiser in San Antonio. There is no doubt — this is a guy who has what it takes to make a difference.

    Last week I got to cast my first votes in Texas for Cruz (and Donna Campbell, who is running for a state senate seat) in early voting. Pretty fired up to go to the victory parties tomorrow night!


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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