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I'm a simple man, not a simpleton. The worst thing any of our leaders can do is to get those two things confused. I'm a warrior for those things I believe in. I stand up for my friends, family, God, and country. All I truly want is for the government to stay as far out of my life as I can get it. Oh and just in case you haven't guessed it; I'm conservative in my bones.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fighting Back

What is the largest source of aggravation for most of us dissatisfied Americans? We know that we threw away the last election and now we're suffering from the largest case of buyers remorse in history. The cost of our little rebellion against the jerks that call themselves republicans is now at 9.3 trillion dollars and looking to climb. (No one apparently thought to figure in what all the unemployed people NOT paying SSI taxes was going to do to the deficit. Oops!) Anyways, now that we've passed up the chances given to us to replace the idiots on the Capitol Hill with conservatives and let McCain/Huckabee combined to beat out anyone who could legitimately be called Conservative, we've got to find a way to bring us back around to the way we should be going. That brings me back around to my original question, "What is the largest source of aggravation for most of us dissatisfied Americans?

The answer is a lack of actionable choices. Some of us blog, which I've mentioned in the past, doesn't fulfill the need to take action. Some go off the deep end and prove that there are a lot of people from the shallow end of the gene pool by threatening private citizens' and their families' lives for an ENGINEERED and ORCHESTRATED fake rage-filled uprising at AIG. Others simply go to the doctor and ask for anti-depressants or start drinking.

Some time back, I wrote a blog on here that called for everyone that considers themselves conservative to help me find a way to combine our voices. Over a month later, and I've had no epiphanies or any emails from my friends out here in Angryville. We came to the idea that the mainstream media wasn't going to do a damn thing to help us get our voices heard by those that need to hear them most. Then, along comes Glenn Beck and his 9/12 project. To date there are 258,000 people signed up there. I joined this morning because I looked at the values and principles that it is founded on and I agree with damn near all of it.

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 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.

These are the nine principles taken directly from the 9/12 project site. Here are the 12 values.

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

What in all of that is there that we cannot get behind? And lastly, I'm going to post the 9/12 mission statement and I strongly urge all of us to stop being lone voices in the wilderness and band together somewhere. If not here, where there is a good start made, then somewhere that has a hope of making a mark. We threw away all chances in the last election because we were angry. We cannot afford to make the same mistakes again.

Mission Statement
Posted by the912project on March 24, 2009 · Comments (223)

This website is a place for you and other 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.

We suggest that you start in your own homes. Talk to your family about the Values and Principles. Discuss the importance of what the Founders designed for America.

Hold or attend a weekly meeting in your neighborhood or town. Communication with your neighbors is vital to the process of protecting our country. Gather in living rooms, coffee houses or restaurants. Share your thoughts and ideas.

Visit this website often. Make use of the resources that are linked here. Share the ideas and resources that have worked in your home or town.

This is a non-political movement. The 9-12 Project is 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.

That same feeling – that commitment to country is what we are hoping to foster with this idea. We want to get everyone thinking like it is September 12th, 2001 again.


Ask yourself these questions:

  • 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 you’ve answered YES, 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 back the curtain, 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.


At the origin of America, our Founding Fathers built this country on 28 powerful principles. These principles were culled from all over the world and from centuries of great thinkers. We have distilled the original 28 down to the 9 basic principles.


So, how do we show America what’s really behind the curtain? Read the nine simple principles. If you believe in at least seven of them, then we have something in common.

Welcome.

So now you choose, if you haven't already. Is there anything in this movement that you cannot get behind? Join up, add your voice. One man standing in a raging river will be swept away and lost, but man men and women locked together can fight the rivers course and pull each other through to the other side.

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