Not long ago, I was introduced by a friend to Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project which is, in his own words, “designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001.”
“The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created.”
I read the nine principles, distilled from the 28 founding principles of America described in the book “The 5000 Year Leap,” and 12 values of the 9/12 project and thought to myself, “This is what I believe.”
A patriot named Jacob Roecker came up with the idea of making the 9/12 principles and values into a pledge that candidates would be asked to sign, thereby committing themselves to upholding its contents in the exercise of their public duties should they be elected. I signed the pledge immediately and put a banner on my blog to show my support for Jacob’s efforts.
He has asked each of the candidates to present their 9/12 platform as a confirmation of what the principles and values mean to them. I hope this gives you some insight into what I believe and why I am arming myself for battle in 2010.
Glenn Beck encourages us by saying the liberal elites who disrespect our nation’s founding principles are not the majority:
“Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?
“Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?
“Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?
“If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.
“We surround them.”