Friday, June 11, 2010

New Member Packet




Patriotic Americans across the county have come together in huge numbers to peacefully direct our country back to the principles and values we were founded on. Millions of people have become involved in 9-12 Project groups to work in a non-partisan way to re-establish the representative aspect of our government. “We The People” expect to be represented; not political parties, not special interests and not the self interest of elected officials. The goals of the 9-12 Project Haywood County North Carolina are as follows:

• Impassion the silent majority of Americans who cherish our freedoms and will work to preserve them.
• Work to return government to the principles and values of “the founders” for our children and future generations.
• Qualify, recruit, and elect candidates for office from both parties that are principled and fiscally responsible.
• Monitor the performance of office holders as they represent their constituents and not their party leadership, special interests or their own self interest.
• Communicate with office holders at all levels the opinions of the people who elected them regarding pending issues.
• Re-establish honesty and accountability in our law makers by informing “we the people” of what our representatives are doing vs. what they are saying.
• Educate citizens about The Constitution and the role of government, as provided for it, in that foundation of our country.
• Help build a peaceful movement strong enough to impact the next election.
• Restore our society to a rule of law rather than a rule of exception and accommodation. Do the crime --- do the time.
• Proceed in our efforts in such a way as to express gratitude for the philosophies and actions of the founding fathers.

For additional information see our website:
Or contact: Bruce Gardner @ 506-5007 or Lynda Bennett @ 421-7279


Want to know how to:
Get started, get involved, what’s happening, events,
Kitchen Table Meetings (KTM’s),
Contact 9-12 members, how to use website?

Sign up on the website
(Follow instructions below).
Click on “How to use” website and then use the website to
keep you informed and involved.


There is an option for you to give us your email and we will register you for the initial email verification; or you may follow the instructions below.

To join the website, everyone must "SIGN UP" with their email and enter the password –

All members must complete these steps:
A form will appear that requires you to register your name, zip code and where you heard about 9-12. This sets up your account and must be completed to receive information from the group.

As the 9-12 Project membership increases, along with the number of events and activities we are involved in, we are looking to our volunteers to help us with various tasks such as: event greeters, distribution of 9-12 materials, phone tree, computer input, etc. If you have some time, a little or a lot, please contact Susan McLean at or 931/581/4019 (cell), 828/627/2420 (home).

Letters to the Editor

We each need to send one letter to each of the four newspapers below each month. It is little to ask to protect our country. Don’t worry about your ability. Just send your heartfelt words of concern. If you include facts, it even sounds better. REMEMBER, when expressing your opinion in these letters, they are YOUR opinions. Please do not refer to, or state a position for the 9/12 Project.

Here are the addresses and the information required to write letters to the editor:
Asheville Citizen-Times
PO Box 2090
Asheville, NC 28802
Only 200 words per letter, one letter per month.
The Mountaineer
220 N. Main St.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Only 350 words per letter, one letter per month.
Hendersonville Times-News
PO Box 490
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Only 200 words per letter, two letters per month, up to 15 letters per year.
Smoky Mountain News
PO Box 629
Sylva, NC 28779

No restrictions found, suggested one letter per month.


5000 Year Leap – W. Cleon Skousen
Common Sense – Glenn Beck
The Real George Washington – National Center for Constitutional Studies
America’s Most Indispensable Man (208-645-2625)
The Real Thomas Jefferson – National Center for Constitutional Studies
America’s Philosopher of Freedom
The Real Benjamin Franklin – National Center for Constitutional Studies
America’s Greatest Diplomat
Revolution, GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE – Tim Cox

Guidestar, which houses information on nonprofit groups. Search for the annual tax returns, or 990s, of nonprofits. It’s free to register. There is a premium membership which costs, but we’ve found that for journalists and citizen-journalists, the free level is sufficient.
North Carolina Open Government Coalition, which may be able to help you with public records requests and what to do if you’re denied your records. See their “Resources” section.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Freedom of Information Act Letter Generator, a fill-in-the-blank form for requesting public records. The template has the legal language and formatting built in. You just fill in a description of the records you’re requesting and some contact information.
Student Press Law Center Letter generator, another fill-in-the-blank form.
North Carolina State Board of Elections, which maintains records on lobbyists and campaign finance.
Haywood County

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Links on the Web (Resource Library of Links)

This has become a resource very rich and timely information - spend a few minutes here and you will see what I mean. Each member has a different interest and background. 9-12 Project is not commenting on their application to our group. NAtional web site for 9-12 Project The North Carolina, 9-12 Project site The 9-12 Project - Haywood County Asheville Site for the 9-12 project.

Face Book - North Carolina Chapter are available but do not link easily Very Interesting... This is a Constitutionally based Coalition Tea Party site with Video for FREE High resolution downloads. register here to receive notices on local/national votes and easy to contact the local media. Sign up here for the email notices. Involved in Getting candidates elected

IOUSA Movie you were asking about. Great 30 minute Video of the IOUSA movie - that addresses basic current events in the USA economy. CNN did a great update using the whole movie if you can find it.

Video "Great History Lesson", "Explanation of Government", "For Children, too" We are a Replublic not a Democracy - know the difference? is very informative - How Hedge Funds caused the Global Economic Meltdown.


A member responds: when you form your study group for the 5000 year leap, a wonderful resource is good book prices - 5000 Year Leap - Get this book for $19.95 or 10+ copies for $5.00 each. They have Study Guides available also, which sound great.

For Christy, Here's a cool Constitution with interactive hierarchical tab for definitions: group of 'action minded' people.

Here is a summary outline of the constitution:

Fair Tax association in the 11th District On the national level the address is

Books available on line - The John Birch Society

Copies of the Constitution (50 for $25.00) -

Let me know if you have more to add.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Important Political Web Sites and Emails

North Carolina and US Representatives: (Quick Links)

US House of Representatives 11th District - Heath Schuler phone 202-225-6401 or 828-252-1651
US Senator Richard Burr phone 202-224-3154
US Senator Kay Hagan phone 202-224-6342

US Speaker of the House - Nancy Pelosi - Phone (202) 225-0100
US Republican Leader of the House - John Boehner (202) 225-4000
US Democratic Leader of the House - Steny Hoyer phone: 202.225.3130

US White House - phone 202-456-1111

North Carolina State Representatives and Senate:

J.W.(Kirk)Kirkpatrick III, chairman
81 Claude Brown Drive
Clyde, NC 28721

Kevin Ensley
170 Yates Cove Road
Waynesville, NC 28785

2 Forest Hills Drive
Canton, NC 28716

Mark S. Swanger
1257 Poplar Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721

Bill L. Upton, vice chairman
8 Pasadena Street
Canton, NC 28716

Joe Sam Queen (D)

John Snow(D)

R. Phillip Haire(D)

Ray Rapp(D)
The 9-12 Project, Haywood County Web Site: Click Here

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Join The 9-12 Project

Hello ...
As we get organized - these are the original ideas we discussed. This is a local County group. Haywood site: or State wide site - Click Here to visit the web site.

Summary of our Plans:
Create a study group
1. Study Declaration of Independence
2. Study the Constitution
Glenn Beck recommended reading
1. The Real George Washington
2. The 5000 Year Leap
We are Not Democrats or Republicans - we are Americans:
1. We agree with 7 out of the 9 Principles
2. Participate in regional Projects to implement the Principles

We will be discovering what the Founding Fathers thought when they wrote these documents. These documents are the basis of our way of life.

We Look forward to getting started,
We Are Not Alone

Saturday, March 14, 2009

9 Principles and 12 Values (Basis of The 9-12 Project)

9 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.

12 Values: Honesty Reverence Hope Thrift Humility Charity Sincerity Moderation Hard Work Courage Personal Responsibility Gratitude

Remember: If you agree with 7 out of the 9 Principles... You Are Not Alone

Thomas Jefferson - a Founding Father

Thomas Jefferson: in some cases could be called a prophet.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson

Very Interesting Quote In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'

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