Saturday, May 16, 2009

Freedom Friday 05.15.09 - The Saturday Edition

So obviously I missed Freedom Friday yesterday. I could tell you that I was busy battling Marxism but really it was just that real life got in the way.

So welcome to Freedom Friday - The Saturday Edition!

If you're new here, please check out the Freedom Friday collection over there on the right to find out what it's all about. Also, please go check out The 912 Project for some really great information.

We have finished our discussion of the Nine Principles of Freedom. (That would be the 9 in 912.) Next week we'll begin looking at the 12 Values of Freedom. Yep, you're quick! That's the 12 in 912. Good job!

For today, I just want to recap the 9 Principles to refresh our memories and catch everyone up if you missed a week.

Nine Principles of Freedom:

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

"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.

“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.

“I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

The 9 Principles of Freedom were compiled by Glenn Beck and were based on his reading of the Founding Fathers. You should watch his show on Fox News daily at 4 pm Central.

He's a hoot and you'll learn something too!


Mich said...

I like Glenn Beck but I never have time to watch him.

Amb is so right! I am glad I have a smart friend who can explain the crazy world of politics to me.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Kendra said...

#7- one I believe in, especially if NObama tries to head our nation to a socialist society. I shudder at the thought.

One day, I hope you meet Glen Beck, especially since I know you have a little crush on him!

Amber said... you're Michele's smart friend, too!!

What will Freedom Friday hold for us from now on?! I think you need a cute button!!!!!! :)