One day after the 4th of July President Obama urged the U.S. Supreme Court to make the U.S. justice system subject to the authority of the World Court and the UN. President Obama wants to stop the legal execution of illegal immigrant Humberto Leal, who was convicted of rapping and murdering a 16 year old San Antonio teenager in 1994, due to international law and conventions.
Luckily Texas Governor Rick Perry has defended U.S. and Texas sovereignty before in a very similar case, Medellin v. Texas, and won with the help of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and then Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz successfully represented Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court and upheld U.S. sovereignty and held that the World Court cannot bind the U.S. justice system and the President cannot order the state courts to obey the World Court.
You can expect Governor Perry to stand tall once again and defend US sovereignty in the face of the World Court and the UN.
Governor Perry should be thanked for standing up to President Obama and numerous others, including appeals from diplomats, top judges, senior military officers, the United Nations and former president George W Bush to stay Leal’s execution according to a story by the Guardian.
To bad our own President was ready to give into the World Court and the UN, we need someone like Rick Perry in Washington who is not afraid to stand up to the court of world opinion.
Humberto Leal faces execution today in Huntsville, Texas.