Letters to the Editor

Cruz trumps Obama

To President Obama’s No. 1 fan, here is who I believe is best served to interpret and protect the Constitution: Sen. Ted Cruz.

Quoting citations in Wikipedia, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995. He was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review

Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant. Dershowitz is a liberal law professor and despite his political leanings, knows talent when he sees it.

Cruz served as senior clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He also served as an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department and finally as the top civil attorney for Texas, as solicitor general, prior to his election to the Senate.

Don’t believe me; ask any lawyer in St. Clair County what it means to clerk for a chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard. The president also did, but he did not clerk for a Supreme Court justice.

Cruz graduated with honors as an undergraduate from Princeton. We don’t know President Obama’s class standing from Columbia nor do we know his law school thesis. Cruz’s senior law school thesis was titled “Clipping the wings of angels,” based on a saying by James Madison that focused on the separation of powers in our federal government.

I’ll take Cruz’s constitutional expertise over Obama’s any day.

Phil Henning