The Tiahrt campaign Tuesday an endorsement by the Kansas 9.12 Project.
Overland Park, Kan. – Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) today announced that the Kansas 9.12 Project and State Senator Mary Pilcher Cook (R-Shawnee) have endorsed his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
The Kansas 9.12 Project is a grassroots organization whose mission is to hold government accountable to “We the People” under the U.S. Constitution. The Kansas 9.12 group called Tiahrt the “Constitutional Conservative” and the “best candidate capable of standing up and fighting against big government liberals and moderate establishment Republicans.”
Pilcher Cook is a champion in the fight to protect Kansas’ state sovereignty and is a tireless advocate for our 10th Amendment Constitutional rights. Pilcher Cook has also sponsored the Health Care Freedom Act in Kansas, which would preserve individual rights in regards to their health care choices.
“Todd Tiahrt is the one true conservative in the race for the U.S. Senate. Todd has never voted to raise taxes, and he stands firm against Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi in their attempt to grow government on the backs of small businesses,” said Pilcher Cook. “Kansas conservatives and tea party activists who care about the 10th Amendment have a tremendous ally in Todd Tiahrt.
“Todd’s accomplishments are unmatched by his opponent, and his leadership is respected and sought-after by his colleagues in Kansas and across the nation. I proudly endorse Todd Tiahrt for the U.S. Senate because he has spent his career fighting for Kansas jobs, lower taxes and smaller government; and Kansans know they can trust his principled leadership and committed conservative values in Washington.”
The 9.12 Project was inspired/formed by Glenn Beck, who inspired large tea party demonstrations on September 12, 2009.
It’s pretty obvious that “9.12” stands for many things, but the official meaning is that it stands for the 9 principles and 12 values. Those principles and values are below.
The Nine Principles
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
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.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
The Twelve Values