Sunday, March 15, 2009

The 912 Project

I must admit that I like Glenn Beck. I like the down-to-earth way he views America...government...politics. In fact, on so many occasions, I connect with him so strongly that I forget it's politics and feel as if he's laying out and teaching solid biblical principles (which always causes me a moment of shock when he lets loose with a curse word!).

This week, I watched a show that we had taped, in which he introduced The 912 Project.

He talked about how after the tragedy of 9/11, on 9/12, Americans did what Americans do. They didn't have to be told how to act - they followed a core group of principles.

He spoke about how necessary it is to 'gather' with other people to talk about values that are important to us, because people who do not or cannot express their beliefs feel that they are all alone, isolated - and that can be dangerous.

* In reports, doctors are cited, stating that the size of the concerned crowd waiting for a person in an emergency room is the X factor to that patient surviving.
* Isolation studies reported that the people with the greatest risk of dying in the next 9 years are those who do not have a community around them.
* In a top survival manual, survivors were interviewed and agreed that the #1 greatest survival secret is to:
- have faith in God, family and friends

Having a community of like-minded people around us is important.

In the 912 project, Glenn proposes that America has a gathering of friends, family and folk to sit around their kitchen tables to talk about our country, our founding fathers and our beliefs.

Again, I could've been at a Bible study, people!! Doesn't that sound like the way the church in Acts 2 lived , as well as sounding like other places in N.T. where the church was admonished to gather together, to encourage and uplift one another... to speak of good things, to help one another, to remember the faith of the fathers?

Glenn is focusing on 9 principles and 12 values, upon which the American people were founded ~ and upon which Americans should continue to anchor their lives.

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 who 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.

1. Honesty
2. Reverence
3. Hope
4. Thrift
5. Humility
6. Charity
7. Sincerity
8. Moderation
9. Hard Work
10. Courage
11. Personal Responsibility
12. Gratitude

Maybe, if we got back to living by the Bible, our country would be in a better shape...hmmm??

Glenn Beck's 912 Project has created such interest that their server cannot handle the traffic and keeps shutting down. If you get an opportunity, though, check out to see how you can become a part of this heroic effort to gather America back together, one nation, under God, indivisible.



My ADHD Me said...

I like this.
I'm on my way to check it out now!

Edie said...

I joined in on this. I posted about it a couple of weeks ago too. I have missed the latest update though. Thanks for posting!