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One America Working Together at the LIncoln Memorial in Washington at the Saturday October 2, 2010. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)

One America Working Together at the LIncoln Memorial in Washington at the Saturday October 2, 2010. (Sharon Farmer/sfphotoworks)

The Restoring Honor Rally August 28, 2010

As many of you know on Glenn Beck’s radio show they do a weekly 4 part series, each approximately 15 minutes in length, cleverly titled “Serials.” Starting on September 12th Glenn’s co-host, Pat Gray, produced and narrated a series looking back at the Glenn Beck inspired 9-12 project, an off-shot of the now defunct Tea Party Movement. Below you can listen to the four part series as well as the call from “Ed in New Haven” that served as the catalyst for the movement.

I will admit to retaining my cynicism after Monday’s episode based on this year’s election and becoming so disillusioned by some who had claimed to revel the Constitution and loving our Founding Fathers only to be seduced by the populist message of Donald Trump but by the end of the week I had regained some of the hope that I felt during the Tea Party’s zenith.

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The 9/12 project is based on the following 9 Principles and 12 Values

The 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 eternal 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 known. 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

The 12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Gratitude

 

One of Glenn’s main themes in organizing the 9/12 was based on the belief that “we out number them,” while that may not be true as this election season has proven to be an eye-opening experience. We just have to remember that following this year’s election, regardless of the winner, we still need to hold true to our values and stick together.

#VoteYourConscience

#AlwaysConstitution

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