Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?
That is one of the problems that plagues many people, in that they do feel powerless. They feel that their voice will never be heard, and that their country is being stolen from them. They feel that there is nothing they can do about it.
Glenn Beck, like many people, feels the same way. That is why he asked this question. But, you see, that isn’t all. He wants to do something about it. He wants to know from the people what they think. So, he came up with what he calls “The Nine Principles.”
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.
Then he asked that if you agree with at least seven of these principles, then he wants you to know that you are not alone. And that you should send a digital version of your picture to: firstname.lastname@example.org and that you should stay tuned during the upcoming weeks to see how he intends to pull back the curtain.
Well, that was just the first step. Step two was to introduce what Glenn refers to as “The Twelve Values.”
Right he was that you should stay tuned. Hard to tell what Beck has in store for the next step.
It isn’t enough to list out these principles and values, just in the hopes of creating a stir. These principles and values encompass what being a conservative is. These fit into each other, not only for the sake of right now, but as history is understood in the founding documents of America. These principles and virtues have helped shape this nation, or for some the lack there of.
In Common Sense, Thomas Paine says, “The elected might never form to themselves an interest separate from the electors.” Trying as it sounds, that is where our nation has been led over the past days, weeks, months if not years. Those elected are seamlessly operating for the benefit of themselves and themselves only, while the electors are screaming to be heard.
Thomas Paine also said, “The strength of government depends on the happiness of the governed.” And how true that is, not only for his time, but for ours too. Our time shapes tomorrows time, and with the unhappiness of today, it doesn’t look all that hopeful based on all the displeasure. Americans are growing more and more frustrated, and are continuing to distance themselves from the elected.
So, if you agree with the principles and values spoke of by Glenn Beck, and are one of those who are frustrated, then accept Beck’s call to serve and send a digital version of your picture to email@example.com in care of www.thestaffordvoice.com. If you are not completely comfortable with that, feel free to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure to they get to him.