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Tiahrt endorsed by Kansas chapter of Glenn Beck group

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









9-Hard Work


11-Personal Responsibility



About Jonathan Shorman

A journalism student at The University of Kansas and columnist for The University Daily Kansan.


5 thoughts on “Tiahrt endorsed by Kansas chapter of Glenn Beck group

  1. Tiahrt buys another endorsement. A staffer for the Tiahrt campaign is the daughter of the leader of the 9-12 organization.

    Posted by seriouslytryhardernexttime | June 23, 2010, 2:06 pm
    • Really? And did he buy Dr. James Dobson’s endorsement? How about Karl Rove? Did he buy his endorsement also? Kansans For Life is supporting Todd. What did he pay for their endorsement? All you’ve demonstrated is that Todd, and just as importantly, those around him, are conservatives with ties to organizations that want to hold government accountable.

      In the meantime, Jerry Moran and his family are hobknobbing with Johnson County’s sleazy liberal establishment. Is that what you would expect from a “consistent conservative”?

      At the beginning of this contest I would have said that both were great candidates, but as the campaign has worn on it has become clear that Jerry is the one willing to sell his principles to get into office and that’s a shame.

      Posted by altevogt | June 23, 2010, 3:30 pm
  2. I can’t find much information on this group. When are their meetings and who is apart of this besides Mr Ward? Help, I’d like to get involved. Thanks

    Posted by karenwesterbeke | June 23, 2010, 8:28 pm
  3. Is this not the Glenn Beck that says, “throw them all out!”

    Posted by renmccormick | June 23, 2010, 11:24 pm
  4. It’s too bad this group is using Glenn Beck’s name to endorse a candidate. Does he have any say in this? Is there a group membership decision that comes to this conclusion or just a small executive committee?
    As a huge Glenn Beck fan, I’m offended. I’m a huge supporter of Moran. I live in the first district and I’ve probably met Moran 20 times now. He comes home every weekend and makes stops all over Kansas. He knows who we are. He has a consistently conservative record. What’s not to like?
    Tiahrt sent his wife to my county. It is well off of I-35, so he probably didn’t want to bother.

    Posted by backroadsnewsroom | June 24, 2010, 2:36 pm

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