The day after 9/11, a day when nearly 3,000 of our loved ones and fellow Americans were slaughtered, no one had to tell Americans how to behave. The government didn’t need to regulate our feelings and actions. Americans did what Americans do when the going gets tough: Lean on each other and God to make it through difficult times.
Following the 2008 election, Glenn called on his fellow citizens to unite and bring back that feeling of unity by launching the 9/12 Project. At the heart of the project were 9 principles and 12 values, the traits Glenn believes America exhibited the day after 9/11:
- America is good.
- I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
- I must always try to be a more honest than I was yesterday.
- The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
- If you break the law, you pay the penalty. Justice is blind, and no one is above it.
- I have a right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
- I work hard for what I have, and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
- It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
- The government works for me. I do not answer to them: They answer to me.
- Hard work
- Personal responsibility