President Donald Trump has released a new “short list” of candidates for US Supreme Court as part of his 2020 reelection campaign. Trump correctly notes that Joe Biden can’t release his list of choices, because it would be too radical and unsettling for voters. Hidin’ Biden is hiding his list. Several names on Trump’s list stand out, but there’s one in particular who I think would be the greatest possible choice. And that’s because most Americans have never heard the following story.
Back in June 1993, two young teenage girls were walking home at night and decided to take a shortcut through a local park in Texas. They encountered a group of five Hispanic gang members and one black gang member and tried to run away from them. 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman and 16-year-old Elizabeth Peña weren’t fast enough.
For the next hour, the two girls were brutally gang raped. Their teeth were knocked out, their ribs were broken, they were kicked, stomped, degraded in unimaginable ways, and ultimately murdered. Their killers made them kneel on the ground and then strangled them with a belt. Just to make sure they were dead, the ringleader stomped on their necks for a while after they stopped moving.
It was one of the most horrific gang rapes and murders in Texas history. The media, naturally, described all of the perpetrators as “area youths” for the next ten years, even as they were sitting on death row. The media finally admitted that the ringleader of the group, one Jose Medellin, was an illegal alien from Mexico when that suddenly became a possible way to help him avoid the death penalty.
Medellin had confessed to the murders and bragged about it to police when he was caught. Medellin was allowed to set up his own website in prison (because of course he was), where he wrote, “My life is in black and white like in old western movies, but unlike the movies, the good guys don’t always finish first.” He thought he was one of the good guys.
11 years after the girls were murdered, the American public finally learned that Jose Medellin was an illegal alien when the Chicago Tribune called on the Bush administration to respect the International Court of Justice’s (IJC) ruling about the case, which involved “a Mexican national.” Mexico sued the US at the IJC in the Hague, arguing that Medellin deserved a retrial, on the grounds that the police who arrested him had not informed him that he had a right to access Mexican consular services in Texas.
The IJC ruled in 2004 that all illegal aliens from Mexico who were sitting in American prisons, including Jose Medellin, should be released and be granted new trials. The New York Times reported that if the Bush administration didn’t obey the World Court, Americans could be denied consular services in foreign countries if they gang rape and murder foreign teenage girls while on vacation. (I’m not really seeing a downside there, but, hey.)
Since the cat was out of the bag and this new ray of hope had been extended to Medellin, his lawyers finally had an excuse to appeal his case to the US Supreme Court. Before the court had a chance to take up the case, George W. Bush sent a letter to the Department of Justice announcing that America was now going to obey international law in regard to illegal aliens from Mexico.
It was a watershed moment in American politics. An American president was siding with internationalists to release every illegal alien in every prison in America, unless local police had remembered to refer them to consular services when they were arrested. It would have been the largest jailbreak in American history.
The Texas Solicitor General at the time opted to not follow international law on American soil and took the case back to the Supreme Court. Thanks to that Solicitor General’s arguments, the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that US states don’t have to follow the whims of the World Court.
George W. Bush and the globalists lost. Then-Solicitor General Ted Cruz and America won. And Texas sent Jose Medellin to hell in August of 2008.
Ted Cruz’s legal arguments managed to keep nearly all illegal alien felons in prison where they belonged, as George W. Bush was trying to spring them out of jail in what his low-energy brother would no doubt describe as “an act of love.” Out of all the names on President Trump’s new Supreme Court short list, I think Ted Cruz’s name deserves to be at the top of the list.
Ted Cruz fought against a president in his own party when that president betrayed America. Cruz fought to keep horrific gang rapists and murderers who happen to be illegal aliens in prison where they belonged, rather than releasing them based on a bogus technicality. And Ted Cruz obtained justice for the families of young Jennifer and Elizabeth. He’s a good US Senator and he would make a good president, but let’s be honest. Ted Cruz would be a GREAT Supreme Court Justice!