Americans are frustrated. We have an out-of-control government that has stopped listening to its constituents. Washington cannot be trusted and has lost honor. The 9/12 Project, a patriotic grassroots movement, has a mission – to restore honor in our own lives and in Washington. I am proud to be associated with this organization as the State Representative for the 9/12 Project Connecticut.
Most people are familiar with the Tea Party movement. Tea Party rallies across the nation have changed the political face of the nation. In Connecticut, Tea Party groups have organized rallies across the state, sending a message to law makers. Like the Tea Party, the 9/12 Project embraces similar values, but takes different approaches to supporting the Constitution.
The group was founded by conservative talk show host and Fox News Channel star Glenn Beck. When discussing the root of the name of the project, Beck recalls that on 9/11, “The skies were full with black clouds and our hearts were full of terror and fear. We realized for the first time how fragile we really were. Then, something happened. We came together. We promised ourselves that we would never forget.”
Three million visitors flooded the website, www.The912Project.com hours after Beck launched the project on his Fox News television show. 50,000 hits per second repeatedly crashed servers.
The 9-12 Project is a place for like-minded Americans looking for direction in taking back the control of our country. It is also a place to find information that will assist you in navigating the rough waters we face in the days, weeks and months ahead.
“The 9-12 Project embraces the pledge, principles and language first used in the civil rights movement lead by Dr. Martin Luther King. Our new grassroots movement’s principles and values fully align today with Dr. King’s sage advice of a half-century ago,” said Yvonne Donnelly, National Chair of The 9-12 Project, “Since we are champions and defenders of the U.S. Constitution, we believe in the rule of law, not the rule of men or of uncontrollable violent mobs, as often witnessed when the fringe left protests the G-8 and G-20 summits.”
The 9/12 Project does not support any specific candidate or party. When asked about this, Donnelly explained that while some local groups have done this, “As a whole, for the national project, saying that we’re a non-partisan organization, a non-partisan movement, if you will, we are not endorsing.”
One thing that makes the 9/12 Project different from other patriot groups, is the specific focus on the 9 principles and 12 values of the project:
The 9 principles are:
1. America Is Good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law, you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with whom I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
The 12 Values are: Honesty, Reverence, Hope, Thrift, Humility, Charity, Sincerity, Moderation, Hard Work, Courage, Personal Responsibility, and Gratitude.
This grassroots effort wields positive power across the nation among people joining together and saying, “Enough!” The 9/12 Project strives to bring citizens together to protect the greatest nation the world has ever known.
9/12 Project gatherings often emphasis education, such as study groups on books such as, “The 5,000 Year Leap”, which discusses how the Founding Fathers came to design the Constitution as they did. They also have special projects, such as working to provide Connecticut libraries with copies of The Constitution. To get connected with the 9/12 Project in Connecticut visit www.912ProjectCT.com.
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