Monday, March 16, 2009

9 Principles

I am trying to spread the word about the912project. This is a grass roots project to let our politicians know that they work for us. If you are like me, you feel as if those in Washington don't hear your voice, no matter how many emails or calls you make. We need to let them know that we surround them. This effort is being led by Glenn Beck but already millions of people have responded, including my family and me. If you believe in at least 7 of the following principles, check out the website It was named this for the 9 principles and the 12 core values and for the people that we vowed to be after 9/11. We have forgotten what we promised ourselves. I remember going out with my husband and friends looking at all the American flags and getting close to our neighbors. I hope that we can get back to that. Now, some have commented on #2. I believe that and so do most of my friends however, there are those who don't and that is all right, as well. Everyone knows that our country was founded on Godly principles and that it works best when it keeps grounded on those core principles(read the Declaration of Independence and Constitution if you don't believe me). We would like have a get together of like minds on this and discuss some ways to fix our country. Obviously, our politicians aren't fixing things so the jobs falls on us, WE THE PEOPLE!

9 Principles
1. America Is Good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the external rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is know. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson
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