Got Principles? We do!

The South Florida 912 is based on 9 principles and 12 values. Please see our previous articles on the 12 values and the first 3 principles.  In November we will wrap up the principles as we head into the election. Use these principles and values to lead you in choosing the best candidates that represent you and your principles and values.

1. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson.

This is something my husband and I truly believe in. The success in a family is God First,  then your family. We have a duty to do our best by our family and to find balance. To some that may even  be an extended family and friends. The security of trust and friendship and love, no matter what… with in the family is SO  integral. What are the people you are endorsing or supporting think of the family structure and its importance? This is a real important Principle.

2. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and  justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson.

Whew this is a good one and hard even with a child to always follow thru to teach them that there are consequences when they lie or cheat or even steal. So no matter what age no one gets a get out of jail free card. If you are guilty then you must face the consequences. Children face more scaled back punishments like a time out or not going on a shopping trip to the dollar store. However the lessons start young. Leaders who represent us need to be willing to follow the rules just like everyone else.

3. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results. Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson

This is very poignant. To some maybe hard to hear. Thomas Edison once said “”Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Some people are willing to sacrifice and work hard and long days and nights to work on their dreams. Others are happy with where life has taken them. We need leaders who will help pave the way for those that want to work hard. Eliminate all the permits and bureaucracy for small business owners and encourage individuals to start and follow their dreams of business ownership and know that all will not succeed but thru our failures we learn and try again. There are  no guarantees of success but the guarantee lies in that we can try again and persue our happiness. Where there is failure there blossoms ideas and success like the  light bulb, Kentucky Fried chicken franchise,the post it note, the Ipad or a small business owner.

Principles are an integral piece to who we are. These should also be in obvious in the candidates that your support. Please use these Principles and values as a guide post for who you support in November.

GOT PRINCIPLES? The first 3 in review.

9 Principles and 12 Values – Who we are in South Florida 912

Last year we took the time to review the 12 values that our group stands on. For a quick refresher at a glance see below.

Principles and Values

We believe in 9 principles and 12 values.


  1. America is good place, not perfect, but good.
  2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
  3. I must try to be a better, more honest person than I was yesterday.
  4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority.
  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 and not a guarantee of equal results.
  7. I work hard for what I have. 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 or share my personal opinion.
  9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them. They answer to me.


  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard work
  • Courage
  • Personal responsibility
  • Friendship

For a recap of the VALUES articles from last year just CLICK HERE

To bring us into the last 3 months before the November election I want to review and remind us about the 9 Principles our group stands on.

The first three will be review for the Month of September.

  1. America is good place, not perfect, but good.
  2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
  3. I must try to be a better, more honest person than I was yesterday.
  1. America is a good place, not perfect but good.
    This is such an important Principle to our group. I love my country. However, I know that our country has been complicit in things in our history that I am not proud of. However I am proud that as we move ahead we learn each day and move forward. In my view our country is the best in the world. It is far from perfect but in a free society, the ability to speak up and out and the freedom to worship are such amazing things. So many people forget how lucky we are to be able to choose where we worship, shop, to carry a gun or speak out on an issue. America is truly a great place that so many have sought to come here. My husband’s family came from the Ukraine, moved to Canada and finally was able to make it to the USA becoming citizens in the 60’s. My husband’s mom was born in Canada and she became a citizen as a young adult. The pride that they had to be Americans was one that makes you stand a little taller, a little straighter, and wave your American flag. I recognize that slavery was very bad, and the treatment of the Indians was horrible, and so many other injustices. For example: Japanese that were put in internment camps, some wars we had no business getting in etc… People can make a long list of their points about our Country’s issues. America however, is the light in the distance that others dream about. Our country is such a terrific place where my father, a young German/Puerto Rican man who served his country as a Marine, then labored on the side of the road in construction can one day own his own business raise 5 kids and be proud of where he came from, and where he is today. America gives us that freedom to dream, look ahead and be proud. We also learn from our mistakes and continue, I believe, to strive to be better.
  2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
    Boy this is #1 in my life and our group. With God as the focus we can stay principled and adhere to our values naturally. My personal relationship with Christ is my guidepost for everything I do. Others in our group are faithful in their own religions and beliefs as well. I know that with God all things are possible and that we are honor bound by our faith to strive to be better, truthful, individuals and to work hard to share our faith in God and encourage others to be aware of what is going on around us to be involved and to speak up. Our rights come from God not government and knowing this is at the core of our group as we strive to preserve those rights.
  3. I must try to be a better, more honest person than I was yesterday.
    This is easy as an American and as a person of faith this is a basic tenant. I want and strive every day to be a better Wife, Mother, Employee, and an American Citizen. I want to give more to charity, work harder at work. Strive harder as a Mother and Wife. Every day I look back and take stock and I try to see what I did wrong (can be a lot… at times), and what I may have done right. Its important for us to move on and be better and work harder every day.

This journey is heading us towards November and we must be encouraged. We also must encourage others. We need to get involved and we need to vote and get others to be registered and to actually vote on November 6th.

Stop by the 912 site in October for the next three Principles in review and finally the last 3 in November.

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