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Glenn Beck's 912 Project shows a man far different from one who made social justice comments


The mention of Glenn Beck's name is sure to elicit many responses.  Most either love him or hate him.  He's under fire once again from Christians for criticizing churches that promote "social justice." Many Christians are ripping Glenn Beck for his comments that compare social justice to Communism. Marty Duren, a southern baptist preacher feels that Beck should be fired for his comments.

On the other hand, Beck does actually say some things that aren't so incendiary and even nasty. 

Glenn Beck's political movement, called the 912 Project is celebrating it's first anniversary today. 

The 912 Project stands for 9 principles and 12 values, which Glenn Beck believes to be the principles and values upon which glenn beckAmerica was founded.

According to the mission statement from the 912 Project's website, the project was founded for Americans looking to take back control of the country. 

No matter what you think of Glenn Beck and his political agenda, there are some valid points made in his 912 project.

The 6th principle states, "I have a right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results."  Based upon Thomas Jefferson's quote regarding everyone's right to choose a "vocation" they so choose it strikes a chord on many levels.  You are free to do anything you want in America and the ceiling is unlimited. But, if you fall on your face it's on you to pull yourself up by the bootstraps.  How many of us failed at doing something we loved only to pull ourselves up. 

Principle number 8 states, "It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion." Followed by this is a quote from George Washington, which states that "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."

People on the left may criticize Beck's 912 Project for being too laden with religious overtones, but ultimately there is something for every American to take from the 912 Project.