Jenny Beth Martin Voices Her Opposition to the Iran Nuclear “Deal”

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Last week I joined Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Louie Gohmert, and others at a press event in Senator Cruz’s office to voice our concerns over President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

My original reservations about this deal were based on the fact that the President was rushing the deal to the United Nations before Congress even had a chance to review the agreement. In my mind, the only thing that is keeping this from being a treaty is the fact that the Administration refuses to call it a treaty. If it walks like a treaty and talks like a treaty, then it should be handled as a treaty and be subject to authorization by no less than two thirds of the US Senate as laid out in the Constitution.

However, the more I studied the deal the more I realized that noncompliance with Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution was not the only problem.

This deal will have the eventual effect of making the world less safe for both America, and her allies. This deal is dangerous and will kick off a nuclear arms race in a region already wanting for stability. This nuclear agreement will not prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon within 10 years, but will instead ensure it. I’m the mother of 12-year-old twins. I find the idea of my children graduating college and entering adulthood in an era that includes a nuclear armed Iran very discomforting.

While Tea Party Patriots does not typically focus on foreign policy, we felt like the Administration’s rush to introduce a binding U.N. Security Council Resolution was an attempt to bypass Congress and subvert our Constitution. Our Local Leaders around the country have approved of us doing everything we can to oppose this deal. We will continue to make our voice heard on this issue over the coming weeks, and we hope that you will join us in this effort.

Jenny Beth