The 9-12 Project (or 9/12 Project, 912 Project) is a personal responsibility group inspired by American television and radio personality Glenn Beck. It was officially launched on the Friday the 13th of March 2009 episode of Glenn Beck, on the Fox News Channel. A website was launched to promote the group, the 912Project.com, and many local 9-12 groups formed soon after in cities throughout the United States.
9-12 represents the date following the September 11th Attacks, as well as 9 Principles and 12 Values that represent the principles and values shared by the Founding Fathers of the United States. The purpose of the project is to bring us all back to the place we were on Sept. 12, 2001 where we were not obsessed with red states, blue states or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the values and principles of the greatest nation ever created.
The 9-12 Project served as a sponsor for the Taxpayer March on Washington on September 12, 2009. The 9-12 Project activists do not identify with any major political party, but rather chooses to focus on education, as a pro-limited government movement that favors honesty, hope, humility, hard work, personal responsibility, gratitude, etc.
Our 912 Project “Credo” is simple,
(you need only agree with 7 of the nine principles)
As set forth by Glenn Beck
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
* Hard Work
* Personal Responsibility
The 912 Project lives on at http://the912-project.com/