The Daily Princetonian recently reported that the oldest collegiate debate society, Princeton University’s Whig-Cliosphic Society, passed a motion to rescind the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service, their highest honor, awarded to Ted Cruz in 2016, for the “arduous but righteous cause” of dedicating his life to “the betterment of society.” (What? Ted Cruz? What a horrible mistake that such an honor was ever even bestowed on him!) The award has previously been given to the likes of former President Jimmy Carter and former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
They voted to rescind due to Cruz’s decision to object to the certification of electoral votes in the 2020 election amid a domestic insurrection at the Capitol, and Cruz’s conduct surrounding these events. Sullivan Meyer, VP of Legislative Affairs for Princeton College Democrats said, “what Senator Cruz did was so vile, deceitful and cynical” he had vote to rescind. (Now that sounds more like Cruz.)
The Princetonian had previously quoted a Jan. 2021 piece by the “Prince” Editorial Board stating that in addition to undermining our democracy, Cruz’s baseless allegations “have perpetuated…systematic racism. I attribute the Jan. 6 storming of the 117th Congress in no small part to Cruz’s incitement. For these reasons, he should be categorically condemned.” Amen!
The Society went even further on debating this issue, stating, “there is a valid moral argument for why Sen. Cruz’s conduct should invalidate him from all future honors (or acknowledged affinity) from the University.” Wow! “Ted Cruz’s attempts to overturn a legitimate and fair election enable us to overturn a free and fair selection.” (That has a nice ring to it.) This is the first time in history that the James Madison Award has been rescinded.
This news from Princeton, coupled with Cruz’s recent lambasting by one of his law Professors at Harvard, makes it crystal clear that the Ivy League is not happy with Cruz, and considers his conduct to be criminal.