18 May 2009

9-12 and Tea Parties

On 13 March 2009 Glenn Beck introduced us to the 9-12 Project. He prefaced this introduction with a history lesson. He reminded us of the greatness that is America and her citizens.

He then introduced a lot of Americans to the one person who, in my mind anyway, personifies the American spirit, American courage, and the way we should all strive to be.

That person was Marcus Luttrell, former Navy SEAL, member of SEAL Team 10, and part of Operation Redwing, the deadliest mission a SEAL Team has ever undertaken. The book "Lone Survivor" is the story of that operation. I urge everyone to get a copy and read it.

Glenn established the first rule of the 9-12 Project:

We Honor Our Military. We acknowledge the sacrifices made and we thank those who chose to defend us. We do so willingly, without reservation. We do it because it's the right thing to do.
We do it because the men and women who make up our Warrior class are worthy of the effort. They have earned it.

The Tea Parties were started by a reporter from the floor of the Chicago Board of Exchange. It was picked up and the tipping point was reached around the time of CPAC 2009. The Tea Party movement is about taxes and excessive government waste.

The 9-12 Project is about America's soul.

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