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Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin is president and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots and the Chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.

Articles by Jenny Beth Martin

Female Venezuelan soldiers stand behind their shields on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, where cargo trailers block it, seen from La Parada near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Venezuelan authorities have limited the use of the bridge to students, seniors and the sick. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a four-day Latin American tour, making his final stop at the Colombian border to meet with representatives of Venezuelan refugees. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Stop Socialism. Choose Freedom.

Ten years ago today, a new American political movement announced its presence by hosting "Tax Day Tea Parties" all over the country. 1.2 million activists participated, many of whom were attending the first political event they had ever been to. It was the birth of a new crusade for liberty, and it had serious consequences for the politics of our nation - just ask Barack Obama, whose legislative agenda was stymied for the last three-quarters of his presidency by the opposition of the Tea Party and the men and women it helped elect to the Congress. Published April 15, 2019

Honduran migrants run away from Border Patrol agents as they try to cross over the U.S. border wall to San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Trump and House Republicans: Take a Stand on Border Wall Funding

President Trump and House Republicans are facing their own "Read my lips" moment - and how they respond may well determine whether or not the President is reelected and House Republicans can regain the majority in the 2020 elections. Published December 20, 2018

Illustration on attempts to bribe Senator Susan Collins by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bribing for votes in Maine

Will the Department of Justice or the Federal Election Commission investigate, prosecute and hold accountable those responsible for attempting to bribe or extort Sen. Susan Collins? Published September 13, 2018

Popping Balloon Patent Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Protecting intellectual property

It's fitting that our nation's Founders, as they were drafting the Constitution — one of the most original works in human history — were thinking about the need to protect creative works and inventors' rights to own the fruits of their own ingenuity. Published July 30, 2018

Illustration on manufactured scandals against Jim Jordan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A manufactured scandal

Political journalists have the unsavory penchant for not allowing facts — or, in some cases, a lack of facts — to get in the way of a good story. In the case of the manufactured scandal surrounding what U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan knew (if anything) about the alleged abuse of student athletes at Ohio State University 30 years ago, the mainstream media outlets have lost sight of two things glaringly absent from the narrative — credible witnesses and any kind of concrete evidence. Published July 11, 2018

The Capitol Dome of the Capitol Building at sunrise, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. After another government shutdown, congress has passed a sweeping long term spending bill which President Donald Trump is expected to sign later this morning. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Why Congress must act on the internet sales tax

The Supreme Court's recent ruling in Wayfair v. South Dakota on internet sales taxes ushers in new questions about e-commerce, federalism and even the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause. The ruling also makes clear that it is time for Congress to take up the issue to protect our nation's vibrant internet economy. Published July 4, 2018

Illustration on balance in the Supreme Court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Restoring common sense to the Supreme Court

President Trump can cut taxes, build the wall, rebuild the military, pull us out of disastrous agreements such as the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal, and he can make America great again in many ways. But nothing he does will transcend or outlive his impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, beginning with the service of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Published April 10, 2018

This July 22, 1969, photo shows U.S. Sen Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., arriving back at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., after attending the funeral of Mary Jo Kopechne in Pennsylvania. A new feature film is in the works about the tragedy on the small Massachusetts island nearly a half century ago that rocked the Kennedy political dynasty. Kopechne drowned when a car driven by Kennedy went off a bridge on Chappaquiddick, a small island in Edgartown, Mass., on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard in July 1969. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin, File)

'Chappaquiddick' exposes toxic mix of politics and celebrity

Seeing is believing; and I have seen Hollywood's account of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's infamous tragic accident at Chappaquiddick and his "indefensible" actions (Kennedy's word, not mine) in the aftermath. Published April 4, 2018

President Donald Trump reaches to touch a copy of the $1.3 trillion spending bill as he speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross watch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

America needs a tea party Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is fond of saying, "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." By his standard, conservatives have been kicked by that mule way too often. Published March 30, 2018

Illustration on patents and protection of American intellectual property by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Making America's patent system great again

When Americans hear the phrase "America first," it's a safe bet they don't think of being in 12th place - in anything, but especially not in an area as vital to our American identity as innovation. Published March 22, 2018

Why Trump should enforce the Open Skies agreement

On the heels of the successful passage of President Trump's tax reform that lowers taxes for tens of millions of America's working families, the president is making the surprising move of pushing for a tax increase in the form of tariffs. Published March 9, 2018

Supporters greet arriving students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla.  With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14.   (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)

The gun-control sideshow

Upon close examination, "Fix NICS," in its current state, does not fix the problem at all -- in fact, it exacerbates existing problems and creates plenty of new ones. Published February 28, 2018

Illustration on Obama's budgets by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How to get the spending bill right

With the upcoming spending bill, Republicans have two options. They can deliver on their campaign promises to rein in spending, or they can double down on the Democrats' failed fiscal policies. Published February 23, 2018

Broken Promises from Iran Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

More reasons to end the Iran deal

Back in 2015, the majority of Americans opposed President Obama's Iran nuclear deal and doubted that Iran could be trusted. Published February 15, 2018

Trump's opportunity to revamp the Federal Trade Commission

President Trump's announcement last Thursday of a new slate of nominees to the Federal Trade Commission signifies much more than a simple overhaul of the commission itself. In a much broader sense, he is signaling how serious he is about reversing the regulatory overreach that accelerated during the Obama administration. Published February 2, 2018

FISA: A Rubber Stamp to Break the Law Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Barack Obama and broken windows

One year into the Trump presidency, Congress confronts two major problems - the possibility of FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process (FISA), and the dilemma of what to do with illegal immigrants - that are both the residue of the wide-scale lawlessness that characterized the Obama administration. Published January 25, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses for a reporter's question at the Capitol in Washington, as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nix earmarks, deliver a federal budget

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have made two related, and stunning, announcements. First, that they are considering foregoing a budget this year, and second, that they may reintroduce earmarks Published January 18, 2018

In this Dec. 15, 2017, photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Jeff Sessions is on the right track

It is no exaggeration to say that, other than the president himself, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been the subject of more criticism than anyone else in the Trump administration over the past year. Published January 11, 2018

This photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

ITC rebukes Comcast for stealing from TiVo

What is a large and powerful company to do when it no longer wishes to pay the licensing fees for the technology it is selling? In the case of Comcast, the answer is simple - just steal the technology and ignore the law. Published December 20, 2017