Jayme Metzgar
Jayme Metzgar
Jayme Metzgar

Jayme Metzgar is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. She is the founder and president of Romania Reborn, a Christian non-profit working to find families for abandoned children. She believes in private charity, free markets, individual liberty, and baking with real butter. Jayme and her husband live in West Virginia with their four children, whom she educates at home.

3 Things ‘Hamilton’ Gets Right About America That We Need To Remember Right Now

America isn’t built for one ethnic heritage. As a nation founded on fundamental and universal ideas, the idea of America belongs to all of us.

West Virginia Barber’s Arrest Shows Failings Of The Bureaucratic State

A barber who had been cutting hair for more than 50 years never set out to make a stand. He just wanted to pay his bills.

Trapped Overseas, Adoptive Families Beg The U.S. To Let Them Come Home

Adoptive families stuck abroad aren’t looking for shortcuts. They simply want efficiency and consideration of these extraordinary circumstances.

5 Simple Homeschool Secrets To Lighten Your Coronavirus Quarantine

Let me give you a few simple ideas, informed by decades of homeschool experience, that will help you and your kids make the most of your weeks at home together.

40 Faces We Saw At The 2020 Washington DC March For Life

Like any political gathering numbering in the tens of thousands, the March for Life is a fascinating intersection of backgrounds, cultures, and faith traditions.

30 Years Later, 3 Lessons From The Fall Of Romanian Communism

I’ve spent my adult life working to alleviate the damage of Marxism. We don’t want it here.

5 Practical Steps For Saving America By Building A Real-Life Community

You won’t be able to single-handedly change the culture of America, but changing the culture of your neighborhood is well within reach. It’s a place to start.

U.S. Forces Parents Away From Adopted Children For As Long As Two Years

Luke and Brittney Stasi appear to have been victims of an unannounced policy change at the U.S. State Department keeping parents from bringing their adopted children home. Will Congress act?

School Choice Wins Narrow Victory In Union-Dominated West Virginia

Despite fierce opposition from teachers unions, the GOP legislature makes a small first step toward allowing parents and children to have more control over their futures.

Why Is The U.S. State Department Making It Harder For Orphans To Find Families?

Adoption advocates ask the courts to block a crippling new State Department policy that would harm waiting families and children.

New Report Shows International Adoption Edging Closer To Extinction

The industry’s overregulation is making it increasingly difficult for willing families to take the plunge and attempt international adoption.

West Virginia Teachers, Parents: We’re Scared To Disagree With Striking Teachers Unions

Teachers’ unions use children as bargaining chips, intimidating legislatures into giving them endless political power. So what do parents and teachers think of them when they can be honest?

Hate Hoaxes Are What Happen When Your Religion Is Identity Politics

These stories bear too many similarities to be seen simply as isolated attention-seeking. Progressivism is a toxic belief system, incompatible with freedom, peace, and unity.

How Marie Kondo Might Clean Up The DC Swamp

The more I watched, the more I became convinced that Marie Kondo is the hero we need to declutter the giant, oppressive mess we’ve made of the U.S. government.

State Department Continues Its Cruel War On Adoption Agencies

As America celebrates National Adoption Month, international adoption remains in jeopardy and countless adoptions are stuck in limbo.

20 Voters At A West Virginia Rally Say What They Think About The Midterms

‘I don’t believe in what the Democrats stand for: abortion, taking your money from you, letting in all these people over here, trying to take your guns.’

How A Pro-Life Ballot Amendment Threatens Democrats’ Senate Chances In West Virginia

This year, Sen. Joe Manchin’s race for reelection is one of the GOP’s best chances to flip a Senate seat. Pro-life organizations have endorsed Manchin’s Republican opponent, Patrick Morrisey.

6 Revelations From ‘The Swamp’ Documentary That Show Just How Dirty DC Is

Four million people have watched the first three episodes of this documentary series on Facebook. It confirms flyover Americans’ suspicions about Congress making itself comfortable while ignoring the country’s needs.

Five Quick Takeaways From The GOP Senate Debate In West Virginia

Three Republicans are vying to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who is vulnerable in a state where President Trump is wildly popular.

Alfie Evans Is What Happens When Kids Belong To Society Instead Of To Parents

In practice, ‘belonging to society’ simply means a child belongs to no one at all. It is one of the worst fates that can befall a child.