Monday, November 2, 2009

Pssst, Did You Know That Doug Hoffman Signed The 9/12 Pledge?

Lee Fang, at Think Progress, has joined that pinnacle of all stellar sources, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (no link, sorry), in being shocked that Doug Hoffman has signed the 9/12 Pledge. Egads, next they'll be telling us that Doug Hoffman helps little old ladies cross the street!


Conservative (giggle) blogger Charles Johnson of the site Little Green Footballs reported yesterday that Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the NY-23 special election, signed a pledge to uphold Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project principles in Congress. The signed pledge is available online, and Hoffman touts his endorsement from the 9/12 organization on his website. Like the lobbyist-planned tea parties, the 9/12 Project is a creation of Beck, used to go after Beck’s liberal enemies and to organize hateful anti-Obama rallies.

What is this evil pledge that Hoffman has signed. Well, if we click on Fangs link above we see that it is this:

Well, that isn't very helpful, is it? How are we to ascertain the sheer horror of it if we can't read it? Luckily, I was able to find those 9 offending principles and 12 atrocious values at The 9/12 Project site:

9 Principles, 12 Values

The 9 Principles

1. America Is Good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “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.
Honesty “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.
Marriage/Family “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.
Justice “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.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “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.
Charity “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.
On your right to disagree “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.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

The 12 Values
* Honesty
* Reverence
* Hope
* Thrift
* Humility
* Charity
* Sincerity
* Moderation
* Hard Work
* Courage
* Personal Responsibility
* Gratitude

Yep, that's some radical stuff there. I can see why Progressives, and Mr. Johnson, wouldn't want a politician with those principles and values.

Note: For sake of honest disclosure, that was me, not Fang, who giggled.

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yukio ngaby said...

Okay-- a little off subject here, but while Rev. Wright is giving speeches espousing Socialism and Marxism, Hoffman is getting flak for supporting: honesty, reverence, hope, thrift, humility, charity, sincerity, etc.

There's something kinda wrong and telling about this.

Bob Belvedere said...

Linked to at: NY-23 LINK RALLY