Friday, March 13, 2009

I Am Not Political But....

I am not someone who is overtly political. Like most of you I have my views, my values, my frustrations, my likes, and of course my dislikes. I admit that most times I feel like our government in general is a little like a roller coaster....there are ups and downs, sideway turns and yes, moments of fear that everything you just ate for lunch is about to be thrown up on the person next to you. And just when you think it can't get any worse....the ride is over and all is calm. That has been me for as long as I can remember. There has never been a time when I have felt fear or uneasiness regarding the overall state of our country....until now. Each time I turn on the television or listen to the radio (talk radio that is) I am overwhelmed with what is happening in our world. I can remember during this last election when proposition 8 was being proposed. One of the General Authority's from my church said that we as church members can no longer be silent bystanders when it comes to what is right and wrong. I agree. I guess my apathetic tendencies toward all things government no longer works, especially if I want to feel as though I have a say in what happens to this country I love so much. So please forgive me for getting on yet another soapbox! Surely you must be thinking that there are better things for me to blog about other than the infamous octomom and radio/tv host Glenn Beck...and you would be right but for today this is what has been on my mind.....

I am not a huge Glenn Beck fan or at least until recently I haven't much listened to what he has to say but this caught my attention and I thought I would pass it along. It is called the 912 PROJECT. To me this is what AMERICA is.....and if more Americans took this approach to life we would all be a lot better off!

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

If you want to know more about the 912 PROJECT. You can visit Glenn Beck's website!


Tiffany Johnson said...

I LOVE Glenn Beck!! I listen to him while I'm in the tractor (it's the only station we get) and I've gotten hooked! He came to Boise about a year ago and my husband made me to go the show.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I've been so fed up with the "news" lately, I've just stopped watching tv or reading the paper! I did watch Rush L. and listened to his opening talk at the Conservatives Political Action Committee - or whatever the heck the group is called.
It's kind of like going to church - yeah Rush, you're preaching to the choir, but how the heck to we get others to listen? You know what I mean?
I just have to calm myself down
and repeat the words that I heard in two recent ward conferences:
Safety comes with Repentance
Strength comes with Obedience
I'm gonna head on over to Glen Becks site now.
Hope you are getting settled in to the new house.
And - I'm so excited for Steph - I could just "bust a gut" with excitement!!!!!!

emma jo said...

Well said. I got back and forth between being very frightened for the state of things and being calm and feeling safe and happy in my own little world. But you are right...just being peaceful and happy in our own little worlds in not enough anymore. We are going to have to step up, step out, and be heard.

Andria Laws said...

I totally agree with you Mandee, and with Glenn Beck for that matter. I'm not sure if you remember Jen Bailey from the Sinclair View ward but her most recent post to her blog is kind of another reason why I am very concerned for the future of our nation. It's a good read if you want to check it out:

And don't worry about being on a soapbox.....I like it and I'm sure others do too! (: