Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin: The Internet Is No Place for Government Interference

It was one year ago this week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented its reversal of the Obama-era regulations of the Internet, known as “net neutrality.” The positive results over the past year tell a powerful story about why government should not be in the business of regulating the Internet.

A woman uses a laptop on April 3, 2019, in Abidjan. - According to the figures of the platform of the fight against cybercrime (PLCC) of the national police, nearly one hundred crooks of the internet, were arrested in 2018 in Ivory Coast, a country known for its scammers on …

Jenny Beth Martin: Dear Mr. President, Use the Bully Pulpit to Rally Your Base

Mr. President: You were elected President in 2016 largely on the basis of your promise to “drain the swamp.” Those who voted for you did so in the belief that you would be the first president in their lifetimes to actually follow through on his promise to end business as usual in Washington.  

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Jenny Beth Martin: Establishing America-First Trade Policies 

A central part of President Donald Trump’s winning campaign platform last year was that American interests and – this is key – Americans’ interests should be the foundation of U.S. policymaking. The America First message resonated with American voters who had felt during previous administrations that America’s interests were a mere afterthought in the policy sphere. Trump voiced the right message, at the right time, and he won because of it.

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Martin: How Grassroots Activists Can Stop the Iran Deal—Starting Today

Tea Party Patriots, the country’s largest tea party activist group, is opposed to the Iran Deal. While we have historically always steered clear of foreign policy issues, instead focusing on pressing domestic issues such as out-of-control federal spending, the Iran Deal is such an egregious example of executive overreach and recklessness that we have decided to fully engage on this fight.

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Jenny Beth Martin: In Defense of a ‘Changed Mind’

In my very short USA Today op-ed – which was originally accepted for publication months ago – I made the point that politicians often change their minds, and I argued that there is nothing inherently wrong with changing one’s mind or policy positions if they are changing to the right position and if the change is sincere. As the leader of a grassroots organization that aims to build a broad coalition and which recognizes that the growth and success of any political movement necessitates a welcoming attitude toward those who once held views in opposition, but who now have adjusted those views, I stand by those statements.

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Congressional Accountability and the Power of Grassroots Activism

Last Wednesday, thousands of Tea Party Patriots visited the district / state offices of their representatives in Congress to protest the shady special exemption from Obamacare that Congress and their staffs currently enjoy. All told, our rallies took place all across the country at more than 500 offices.

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GOP Senators’ Pro-Congressional Exemption from Obamacare Crusade Draws Scorn – from America

For decades now, the largest political gap in this nation has not been the gap between Republicans and Democrats, nor even that between conservatives and liberals – it has been the gap between the Washington Ruling Class on the one hand, and the rest of us who pay for them on the other. And no issue provides a contrast as stark as Congress’ special exemption.

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The Triple Crown of Democratic Politics

Millions of Americans were disappointed Saturday evening when Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome finished out of the money in the Belmont Stakes and came up short in his quest to win the Triple Crown of horse racing. But

The Triple Crown of Democratic Politics

Opinion: The First Amendment Is on Trial in Hobby Lobby Case

Since the IRS admitted to targeting Tea Party Patriots, we have learned the importance of honoring and defending every word in the First Amendment.  The First Amendment to the US Constitution is on trial today at the Supreme Court.  On

Opinion: The First Amendment Is on Trial in Hobby Lobby Case

The GOP's Recipe for Failure

It is easy in politics to say that a win is a win is a win. Liberals are popping corks over former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the race for governor of Virginia.

The GOP's Recipe for Failure

Memo to GOP from the Grassroots: Stand Your Ground

Leave it to establishment Republicans to sacrifice policy on the altar of tactics. As the partial government shutdown rolls into its second week and the so-called debt ceiling deadline draws nearer, we’re beginning to see cracks in a previously unified

Memo to GOP from the Grassroots: Stand Your Ground

Senate Republicans Can Stop Reid from Funding Obamacare

When Establishment Republicans and their Democrat comrades claim there is no path to victory in the fight to defund Obamacare, they are intentionally muddying the waters.  Do not confuse blundering political expedience with winning. There is a clear path to

Senate Republicans Can Stop Reid from Funding Obamacare

Congressmen Intentionally Remain 'Low Information Voters' on Obamacare

On 9/10 Tea Party Patriots will descend on Washington to provide their federal representatives with something they apparently don’t have–a clue. That clue is that the citizens want Congress to exempt America from Obamacare, just like they’ve exempted big special

Congressmen Intentionally Remain 'Low Information Voters' on Obamacare

Immigration Bill: Obamacare Redux

Just last week one of the key authors of the Affordable Care Act – Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) – denounced Obamacare as a “huge train wreck” and then promptly announced his retirement. Why is Obamacare a train wreck?  Because it

Immigration Bill: Obamacare Redux

Andrew Breitbart, Friend to the Tea Party

Sadly, I did not know Andrew Breitbart as well as some others in the Tea Party and conservative movements. Andrew and I spoke on the same Tea Party circuit and at many of the same events in the Tea Party

Andrew Breitbart, Friend to the Tea Party

A Tea Party Response to Karl Rove's Appearance on 'Hannity'

Rove mentioned that they raised and spent over $300 million. While this is true, when you consider their track record, they wasted the money. Perhaps it is time for Rove’s donors to donate to organizations who can produce a ground game

A Tea Party Response to Karl Rove's Appearance on 'Hannity'

Don't Trash Reagan to Save Romney

Ann Coulter, a long-time cheerleader for Mitt Romney, recently trashed the legacy of Ronald Reagan – and Americans who honor the legacy of Ronald Reagan – in a desperate attempt to deflect blame for Romney’s loss away from the candidate,

Don't Trash Reagan to Save Romney

Tea Party Independents

When is a win declared a loss? When is a plus declared a minus? When are we told that up is down? We are told such nonsense at election time. And the people who tell us that up is down

Tea Party Independents