“While, then, the constituent body retains its present sound and healthful state everything will be safe. They will choose competent and faithful representatives for every department. It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.” ~James Monroe, First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1817)
“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” ~Jonathan Swift
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor – 9th Commandment – Exodus 20:16
Martin’s CPAC Speech
Jenny Beth Martin, leader of the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) spoke at CPAC on Friday, March 4th, 2016. I listened to her 18 minute speech and was appalled at her lack of Constitutional knowledge, not to mention her support for a liberal Warren court decision, NYT’s v. Sullivan, which allows media and public figures to destroy the reputations of others with impunity.
She claims one of the candidates for president is not Tea Party at all, although Mr. Trump says he loves the Tea Party. Martin states, “If you want to love our country, then you have to love our Constitution, and I have serious questions about his (Trump’s) fidelity to the document the Tea Partiers revere.” (Really Jenny Beth? If they revere it so much, why does TPP want to open another Constitutional Convention and risk the destruction of our founding document?)
Martin states Trump has said, “If he becomes president, he would open up the libel laws to make it easier for him to sue newspapers who wrote unkind things about him.” Not just unkind things, Jenny Beth, but outright libel and slander!
And that’s not what he said at all. He said, “We’re going to open up the libel laws, so when they write falsely, we can sue the media, and we can get the story corrected and collect damages.” I would agree with him. Media lies are propaganda to sway the uninformed public, and all too often, they work.
In her diatribe against Mr. Trump, Martin continues, and says, “The right to speak freely without reprisal is enshrined in our Constitution, and when I hear a candidate say he wants to mess with our rights to free speech, I fear for our Constitution.” Whoa Jenny Beth, you’re using the same tactics Trump is fighting against…you’re lying! Trump has never said he wants to mess with our rights to free speech. What he wants to do is return the nation to civil discourse rather than the odious deceit perpetrated by so much of the MSM, GOP, DNC, and other public figures. Trump believes in honest discourse, but Ms. Martin doesn’t seem to grasp this concept.
Jenny Beth Martin agrees with the very liberal Supreme Court that lying about public figures is a first amendment right. In other words, anyone who is a public figure can have their reputation destroyed at the will of media or other public figures because of this liberal court’s decision. Take for example, Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, who has no problem lying about opponents, and in one instance Roe’s lies and attacks even caused a public figure to commit suicide.
Ms. Martin speaks of fearing for our Constitution, but the candidate she supports, Ted Cruz, wishes to open the Constitution via a Convention of States and destroy what the founders gave us. Her former partner, Mark Meckler, is also pushing a Constitutional Convention under the guise of a Convention of States. I have continually asked these people one question, and have never received an answer. “Where does it say in Article V that the states can call, open, or convene a Convention and bypass Congress?” It doesn’t! Obviously, lawyers Cruz and Rubio know this, but to pass the CFR’s North American Union (NAU) may well require another Constitutional Convention. Remember, Heidi Cruz, along with Ted’s friend, Henry Kissinger, were on CFR’s NAU Task Force.
As a matter of fact, while Meckler was still with TPP, he co-sponsored a conference on an Article V convention at Harvard with several pro-Convention leftists, including Obama associate, Lawrence Lessig. Absent were the people and groups against a Convention. [Link], [Link] They were never invited.
Meckler and Martin
New York Times v. Sullivan
Donald Trump knows all about the 1964 decision, NYT v. Sullivan and what it has done to truth in politics and the public forum. In 1962, the NYT’s lied about the police department in Montgomery, Alabama. The police commissioner, Sullivan, sued in Alabama court and won a $500,000 judgment. The Alabama Supreme court upheld the judgment. Then, the NYT’s, knowing there were six liberals and three moderates on the Supreme Court, sued Sullivan. With a 9 to 0 decision, the liberal Earl Warren court stated that media could lie with impunity, and could only be sued if “actual malice” could be proven. Remember this is the same court who ruled in 1962, that religious prayer in schools was unconstitutional.
The Supreme court succeeded in changing the rules involving libel that had previously been the province of state law and state courts, as they’ve done with so many other laws belonging only to the states.
Supreme Court Justice Brennan then set out the rule that reshaped libel law with his majority opinion. A public official could recover in a libel action only if and when a court found that the libelous statement about the official was made with ” ‘actual malice’—that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” As long as the press has an “absence of malice,” public officials are barred from recovering damages for the publication of false statements about them. It’s nearly impossible to prove “actual malice.” This decision also eliminates the ability of a public figure to sue other public figures or politicians for libel, i.e., the lies of Ted Cruz against both Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The Court’s decision eliminates the 9th Commandment in the public arena. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
Jenny Beth Martin, GOP establishment
Let’s take a look at TPP’s roots. Founded in February of 2009, TPP is a 501(c)4 tax exempt entity. As such, they can endorse candidates and still have tax exempt status. In 2011, I wrote a four part article on the Tea Parties, and their infiltration and neutralization by the GOP establishment. There are some wonderful TP’s out there, those who have remained independent and who do independent research. However, these larger TP’s have long since been controlled by the establishment GOP.
TPP was initially organized by pro-amnesty Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, and funded by the leftist Koch brothers’, Americans for Prosperity. There were originally three founders of TPP. Mark Meckler and Amy Kremler left for various reasons, and Martin retained control. Before Martin became a Tea Party star, she was scrubbing floors and cleaning houses for suburbanites after her husband’s business went bankrupt in 2007. Nothing wrong with physical labor and hard work, but she’s sure had a lifestyle change heading up TPP. In 2011, she was making $6 K a month at TPP. What was disturbing to many people within the TPP, was that she put her husband in charge of TPP’s finances, especially since they had huge IRS debts because of his bankruptcy.
Martin has done quite well for herself, TPP takes in millions of dollars every year. The majority of these donations are spent on “consultants.” Problem with this is, Jenny Beth is the consultant. She sets her fee at $15,000 per month. She also gets a salary, and as of 2012, she was paid more than $272,000. Nice work if you can get it. These two salaries allowed Martin to earn over $450,000 in 2015.
JB Martin is in bed with the globalist GOP establishment and has been from TPP’s inception. Martin has long been affiliated with Ralph Reed, formerly Director of the Christian Coalition, and infamous for the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandals, along with Grover Norquist. Martin has appeared on panels at Reed’s “Faith and Freedom Coalition” conferences, and Reed has returned the favor by speaking at TPP gatherings. During 2004, both of them worked on the Bush campaign, as did Ted and Heidi Cruz. All of them are Bush establishment GOP!
Remember Dave Brat who overcame all odds and beat incumbent pro-amnesty, Eric Cantor? Well, according to Laura Ingraham, JB Martin wouldn’t give TP favorite, Brat, the time of day. [Link] Martin wouldn’t even accept Brat’s phone calls. What does that tell you?
While the national TPP group is flush with cash, much of it raised through fundraising pitches that tell donors the money will be directed to grassroots activities. The smaller TP organizations around the country are struggling on shoestring budgets. TPP is not and never has been a grassroots organization. It is strongly affiliated with the GOP establishment and has been from its inception.
Jenny Beth Martin is just another GOP establishment clone, following the lead of the globalists to derail Donald Trump. They are desperately afraid of him, and have pulled out all the stops to eliminate him from the nomination, despite what the American people really want! With voter fraud, with intimidation, with attacks and lies, with Romney and Ryan, he still leads, and the people still love him.