Glenn Beck has this pretty cool thing he is doing called 'We Surround Them'. If you agree with the values and principles he has listed then you sign up to join and send them your picture. Below is the link:
I found some of the principles very interesting, especially the ones listed below. These to me are what really separate America from other countries and make this such a great place to live. But if we do not stand up for these core values our country is going to start to resemble a socialist state. Socialism is not working for the European countries and failed miserably for the Soviet Union. Our most important right as Americans is our freedom - the freedom to say anything we want and spend our money however we choose. As soon as we give our government the power to censor us (Fairness Doctrine) and the power to take more and more of our hard earned money to redistribute it to the people and parties they deem worthy, we have lost our freedoms.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
This is America, where you have the freedom to do and be anything you want, but you have to go get it. It is ridiculuous for people to think the government's job is to hand them happiness and prosperity on a golden platter. You have to work for it and make it happen on your own. Some people are going to work harder and have better ideas than others thereby leading to different results. i.e. inventor of mind balloons, golden tickets, and the wheel. Should someone who serves cheeseburgers be compensated the same as a brain surgeon (Yes Casey we already know your answer)?
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.
Citizens should not be required to be charitable. If the government forces you to be charitable, thats not called charity, its called taxes. Many people out there think it is the government's duty to take money from the wealthy and redistribute to people they deem less fortunate. That is BS. If I want to be charitable then I will send money to the individuals and organizations of my choosing, when I want, and for the amounts that I want. Its my money. I do not think its anyone's right to take my money and give it to someone else, but apparently Obama and the Democrats disagree. As a citizen I am willing to pay my fair share of taxes to help keep our country up and running (transportation, infrastructure, national security, education) but I do not want my money going to pay off other people's bad debt and defaulted mortgages.