Currently, Ted Cruz is trying to pose as an aw-shucks country lawyer
, despite his elite connections. But the problem is that those connections are out there for all to see. And one of the most troubling is his wife Heidi, a Goldman Sachs
investment manager who served on the task force which wrote the report on "Building a North American Community,
" a direct attack on American independence
It includes a recommendation to build a European Union style abolition of borders between Mexico and the United States.
Lay the groundwork for the freer flow of people within North America. The three governments should commit themselves to the long-term goal of dramatically diminishing the need for the current intensity of the governments’ physical control of cross-border traffic, travel, and trade within North America. A long-term goal for a North American border action plan should be joint screening of travelers from third countries at their first point of entry into North America and the elimination of most controls over the temporary movement of these travelers within North America. (p.10)
There are also demands for a unified "North American border action plan," a "North American Border Pass," and "a common security perimeter."
Heidi Cruz specifically endorsed the report and enclosed an addendum. Her added comments have nothing to do with protecting American independence. Instead, she writes:
I support the Task Force report and its recommendations aimed at building a safer and more prosperous North America. Economic prosperity and a world safe from terrorism and other security threats are no doubt inextricably linked. While governments play an invaluable role in both regards, we must emphasize the imperative that economic investment be led and perpetuated by the private sector. There is no force proven like the market for aligning incentives, sourcing capital, and producing results like financial markets and profit-making businesses. This is simply necessary to sustain a higher living standard for the poorest among us—truly the measure of our success. As such, investment funds and financing mechanisms should be deemed attractive instruments by those committing the capital and should only be developed in conjunction with market participants. (p.33)
Translation: Let's scrap American independence, but you better make sure Goldman Sachs and the other financiers get their cut.
Donald Trump's family is out there campaigning with him. Something tells me we won't see Heidi Cruz making speeches any time soon. After all, when you are defining yourself as an opponent of #NewYorkValues
, you aren't going to be trumpeting how the most important person in your life literally wants to abolish the country at the direction of the Council on Foreign Relations so Wall Street financiers can make more money.
None of this is especially surprising. And it provides a different perspective on Ted Cruz's claim he's a "consistent conservative." After all, American conservatism has consistently failed to conserve anything important over the last few decades. Why should America itself be exempt?