We believe in the 9 Principles and 12 Values subscribed to by the 912 Project. Our primary goals are Education, Information and lnvolvement. This is a true grassroots movement to bring together people who value freedom and liberty as originally provided for in the principles of limited government set forth by "We the People" in the U.S. Constitution. We believe,we are at our best, when united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created. The goal for our group is to encourage and support VT912Projects groups to grow to a point where there is a meet up within every town in Vermont. Let's encourage each other as we progress forward in the preservation of our country and state.
Why become a member of a 912 Project group for Vermont? The answer is simple. First because our country and state needs you. Second we are a solid group of people who believe in the 9 Principles and 12 Values listed below...As citizens of our great country and state of Vermont, members promise to do our very best to live by them and support our family, friend and neighbors to do the same.
Our Mission: to provide a forum for like minded individuals grounded in the 9 Principles and 12 Values, to foster an environment for education and information, inspire local individuals and groups to connect with their communities, and to be a central hub for neighborhood groups to connect and further their cause in the "Green Mountain State," Vermont.
Freedom, U.STHE TWELVE VALUES
Honesty - We are honest with ourselves and with our neighbors. We are truthful in what we speak and what we do. We recognize that dishonesty leads to misunderstandings and hurt.
2)Reverence - We show reverence for our God when we treat others with respect and dignity, when we use our natural resources wisely, when we work to improve our lives and the community which our God has given us.
3)Hope - We have hope for our lives, our country and our world. We understand that hope must be translated into action. To hope without action is to live as children expecting someone else to make the sacrifice to change those things which are harmful to ourselves and our world.
4)Thrift - We believe that we are called to be caretakers of our environment and of our wealth. Spending our resources on things which do not contribute to our well being is a denial of our responsibility, especially when those actions lead to our looking to our neighbor or our government to provide us with basic needs.
5)Humility - We recognize that mankind is not omniscient, that we are dependent always and for everything on our God. We cannot know all things or do all things. We do not deny our gifts and talents, however, and willingly share these gifts with others.
6)Charity - We believe that we have a responsibility to our neighbor, to help him when he is in need. This responsibility comes from believing that we are all children of God.
7)Sincerity - We speak truly about ourselves, our feelings and our desires.
8)Moderation - We unwaveringly embrace conservative values and principles, but reject radicalism or extremism at either end of the ideological or behaviorial spectrums.
9)Hard Work - We believe that there is no work which is beneath our dignity as human beings.
10)Courage - We develop the mental and moral strength to confront danger, pain, uncertainty, intimidation or discouragement with perserverance.
11)Personal Responsibility - We believe that each one of us is responsible for our family, for our community and for our own person livlihood. Government should be not in the business of providing weekly assistance, food stamps or health care for its citizens.
12)Gratitude - We are grateful to our God for the gifts which He has shared with us. We are grateful to our nation for the freedoms which have been protected for us. We are grateful to our friends and our family for the love and support which are offered to us.
THE NINE PRINCIPLES
1. America is good.
Our nation was founded on principles of freedom and justice for all. Each day we strive as a nation to fulfill the promise which our Founders envisioned. Though we do not always succeed in living up to the standards given to us, we make amends for our mistakes and try again.
2. I believe in God. He is the Center of my Life.
All that exists does so because there is a God who created all of it and who keeps it in existence. This principle is also a reminder to ourselves to live our lives in thanksgiving for what we have received from Him.
3. I must be a more honest person today than I was yesterday.
Honesty is more than just not stealing material goods. It speaks of being truthful in words and deeds both to friends and strangers. We must also be truthful with ourselves about the motives behind our actions.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority in my family, not the government.
My family is my God given responsibility. I will not relinquish my responsibility to anyone.
5. If I break the law, I pay the penalty. Justice is blind; no one is above it.
No matter one’s station in life, one‘s ethnic background or religious beliefs, breaking the law must incur penalties.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. There is no guarantee of equal results.
Our Founding Fathers rightly fought for equal rights under the law. Equal rights do not guarantee that each individual will be successful in his chosen field. Each individual, while free to pursue his own interests, is also free to fail.
7. I work hard for what I have. I will share it with whomever I choose. It is not government's role to make me charitable.
My love of and concern for my neighbor will spur me to be charitable. My charitable contributions are between me and my God.
8. Sharing my personal opinion, disagreeing with authority is authentically American.
The American Revolution was fought to secure our rights to speak freely, to share our opinions between ourselves and our government. It is a hallmark of our society.
9. The government works for me and answers to me. I do not work for the government nor answer to it.
Those whom we elect to public office are our servants. Their function is to do the work which we have elected them to do and no more.
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