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Senator Ted Cruz and Wife Heidi Nelson Cruz Bios

I will caution that tptb have been well ahead of us, not only during the past few years, but for decades. Lifetime politicians, lawyers, etc. sometimes do have 'long-term' objectives, even when at first they appear to come across as people who care.

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- Senator Cruz was born December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and thus automatically a Canadian citizen. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was born in 1939 in Matanzas, Cuba, his mother born in Wilmington, Delaware. Cruz announced that he is renouncing his Canadian citizenship. [See “natural born citizen” as required by Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the US Constitution for President and by the 12th Amendment for Vice President.] See: http://www.dailypaul.com/309763/natural-born-citizen

After his student visa expired, Rafael Cruz obtained political asylum in the U.S. He then found work with the oil industry in Canada, where Ted Cruz was born. Rafael Bienvenido Cruz became a Canadian citizen while in Canada. While his son was serving as solicitor general of Texas in 2005, Rafael Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship and became an American citizen.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/20/cruz-father-bribed-to-...

- Ted Cruz’s Obamacare speech was not a true filibuster. A true filibuster is an attempt to stop a piece of legislation dead in its tracks by refusing to let the Senate proceed. Rather, Cruz’s time on the floor was an agreement he had made with Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid to let him talk for 21 hours, followed by a vote at 1pm EST September 25, 2013. When the vote commenced, Cruz in fact voted in FAVOR of advancing the bill.

- Ted Cruz represented a Chinese company found guilty ($26 million judgment) of stealing blueprints from an American manufacturer. (2010) http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/26m-verdict-by-virgi...

- Ted Cruz is co-sponsor of S. 1881 (Bob Menendez, D-NJ) To expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes. (Dec 2013)

- In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehner’s lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.

- Cruz joined the Bush–Cheney campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising President George W. Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform. There he met his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, another policy adviser who works for Goldman Sachs.

- Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devise strategy, and draft pleadings in the Florida and U.S. Supreme Courts during the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, winning twice in the U.S. Supreme Court.

- After President Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

- George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush, endorsed Cruz for U.S. Senate.

"Ted is the future of the Republican Party," Bush said in a statement. "He is a proven conservative, and his personal story embodies the American Dream. Like Marco Rubio in Florida, I am confident that Ted will inspire a new generation of leaders to stand up and defend American Exceptionalism."

- Heidi Cruz, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in economics and international relations from CMC in 1994, is a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs, Texas. She and her two partners work with clients to implement high net worth portfolios across a range of investments and asset classes, including complex derivatives products, private equity, hedge funds, single stock risk management, U.S. and international equities, and fixed income.

- Heidi Cruz began her career as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York, focusing on international structured finance and subsequently on Latin America mergers and acquisitions.

- In 2000, she served on the Bush 2000 Campaign in Austin as one of President George W. Bush's three economic advisors. She also served in the Administration as the economic director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council at the White House, advising the President and then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. She also is a former director at the U.S. Treasury Department and was special policy assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, then Chief U.S. international trade negotiator.

- Heidi Cruz was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

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- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz - who notoriously attempted to lecture Sen. Dianne Feinstein yesterday about the Constitution and the Second Amendment, asserting his deep knowledge of the subject as the submitter of an amicus brief representing 31 states in the Supreme Court's Heller case - seems to be caught in a huge contradiction that begs for clarification.

Yesterday, during the Senate Judiciary Committee's consideration of the assault weapons ban bill, Cruz flatly asserted that the Supreme Court's District of Columbia v. Heller decision absolutely prohibits the proposed federal ban on assault weapons. Yet, in the brief he proudly pointed to submitting he claimed that a favorable ruling in the case would not undermine the constitutionality of the 1994 federal assault weapons ban, which had expired in 2004 and which included many of the weapons in the current bill. His brief said that "none of the federal firearms regulations discussed in the United States's brief is jeopardized by the Court of Appeals's decision." The federal assault weapons ban was one of those regulations discussed in brief submitted by the United States.

In addition, as the Yelling at the TV blog has pointed out, Cruz's brief also specifically called state assault weapons bans reasonable:

Indeed, it bears emphasis that amici States likewise have a strong interest in maintaining the many state laws prohibiting felons in possession, restricting machine guns and sawed-off shotguns, and the like. See Appendix.

But all 31 amici States agree that striking down the District of Columbia's categorical ban on all operative firearms would pose no threat to these reasonable regulations. (emphasis added)

http://blog.pfaw.org/content/ted-cruz-dont-believe-what-i-sa...

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Sources:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3059653/replies...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz
http://www.cmc.edu/rdschool/discover/boardofadvisors.php

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Ted Cruz praises Rick Perry:

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Cruz believes Iran is a grave threat and that we should use overwhelming military force:

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For a list of other potential candidates:

http://www.dailypaul.com/307360/2016-potential-presidential-...




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In light of Cruz's statement about Rand Paul:

http://www.dailypaul.com/304348/rand-paul-appears-on-abc-new...

Here is a bump.

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I smelled scumbag

the first time I saw him.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

If the neocons wanted somebody ...

... to "direct" the liberty wing of the GOP ... Ted Cruz would be at the top of the list of candidates.

Bump!

Thank You!!!!!!!!!

This can fit on one page.

Copy/paste and print it out. Share it at your meetups.

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

In addition...he's smart

Cruz was a high school valedictorian, graduated from Princeton cum laude, was the national college individual debate champion in 1995, and graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude.

This does not speak to his policies but does speak to his abilities. He's smart.

There are many threads about Cruz

so here is a bump. All of the info is here.

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

spoken like a true Gump

spoken like a true Gump

sflowers17's picture

Not another Neo-con

Rand > Cruz. There I said it and I would hope deep down most on this website feel the same way. Embrace a humble foreign policy or don't bother asking for my vote. After voting Bush twice- never again.

As much as we would like it...

There will NEVER be another RON PAUL. I hope we are smart enough to realize this right? No?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Check out Harry Browne ...

... he was as consistent as (maybe even more than) Ron Paul, and a far better speaker.

So, it *IS* possible ... just difficult ... to find others like Ron Paul.

That is a fact

But as we all KNOW...the fruit never falls far from the tree.
And right now Rand is the best we have going that would have any real chance in 2016 should he decide to run.
If the faux TEA party is already pampering Cruz, we know why that would be. Don't expect a cakewalk.
And NO...there will never be another Ron Paul.
Sad but true.

RAND PAUL or NOT AT ALL

Well it looks like only two of us then

Lol, Yep I stand with Rand. He really is probably the last chance this Country has to stay free. Anyone else will instate communism in the name of the war on terror right after this last election. Thanks Steve.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

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Vote for the best :)

Not really planning on voting for Ron 2016 but I've heard he has a son that might consider a presidential run. Oh well, no worries still trying to clean house at the local level.

Here here!

Right on Shawn!

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Bump

I trust Ron Paul and, to a lesser extent (though I'd absolutely still vote for him), Rand Paul. As far as Ted Cruz, we have to keep a very close and skeptical eye on him and always remain vigilant for any signs he's not really for the Liberty movement. That said, I certainly applaud what he did today.

Just one amendment to your fine post.

Cruz was endorsed for Senate by one Dr. Ron Paul.

Just one amendment to your fine comment.

Not all Dr. Ron Paul's endorsements have been so great.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Have all of your's been great?

Just asking.

Hhhhmmmm......

I am not nor have I ever been in a position that would I have ever made a public endorsement of anybody for a political position. But if you are asking me if I have ever been wrong about somebody, then the answer is: of course I have been; I don't think there is a human being (including, for example, Ron Paul, You or me) who hasn't ever been wrong about somebody. In the past I, for example, thought that Democrats are somehow better than those dumb Republicans. Before I got to know about Ron Paul in the beginning of 2008, I was supporting Obama over Hillary. Little did I know.

What comes to my response to your comment: it is true that Ron Paul endorsed Cruz, but that does not automatically mean that his endorsement was a good one. It might be, but it might also not be. If RP endorsed somebody that does not make it automatically something great.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Thanks for the brief bio.

As with religious converts, often converts to liberty regress back into socialism once the initial zeal wears off. I do so hope that your newfound ability at critical thought is something you can maintain.

That being said, and I mean this sincerely, I find your past supporter of Obama even more troubling than the much appreciated bio you provided us on Ted. Who is more likely to let us down? Ted, who seems at least to have been consistent in his basic political philosophy? Or you ... who just a short while back actually stood with the communists?

Only time will tell who is actually who.

thank you

for this.
I agree with the post below.
There's something 'different' in Cruz v. Amash,Rand,Lee etc.
POTUS?
no way.

Exactly!

I remain very skeptical about Cruz and the issues you addressed about him and his wife in connection to this video of Bush à la 2000 compared to Bush 2001-2008 should make anybody skeptical of Cruz.

There is something very different to Cruz compared to Rand, Amash, Massie, and even Mike Lee.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

All four are at the top of my list

Rand, Amash, Massie, Mike Lee... in no particular order :-)

Josie The Outlaw http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Doesn't look too good

Does it?

“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob a country and the world.”
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The all telling on Ted Cruz

The all telling on Ted Cruz is & will be how vigorous he goes after the Federal Reserve

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And his foriegn policy

“You’ve got John McCain and Lindsey Graham on one side. You’ve got Rand Paul on the other. … I consider myself somewhere in between,” Cruz proclaimed at the Heritage Foundation

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/todd-j-gillman/201...

"Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves."

At a personal crossroads, perhaps?

Or just more vague "you know, that's interesting..." non-answers spoken to appease rather than educate?

I always cringe at the 'American interests' line, since it's code for "business as usual, despite whatever else we may have said".

A signature used to be here!

Good post.

Thanks!

What would the Founders do?