My friend Ted Cruz is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Constitution, law, and the proper role of the courts. The short video below is an excerpt from a newly-released conversation between Ted and I in which he describes the high stakes in assuring that we have conservative, Constitutional judges to protect our God-given rights. He describes how he fought for these principles as solicitor general and just how fragile these rights are.
Ted lays out the characteristics and qualifications for a trustworthy judge – “…Constitutionalist who will be faithful to the law and not impose his or her policy agenda from the bench.”
As a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, this is the standard to which I will hold myself.