Our Name

The S.T.A.R. Forum was created as a 9.12 project following a TEA party.  S.T.A.R. stands for Save The American Republic, and the concept comes from a speech from Oliver DeMille of George Wythe University.

He reminded us that people are moved by symbol and poetry, something that the right often lacks.

In Genesis 1:16 is says, “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, he made the stars also.” (italics added)

This verse obviously has meaning in relation to the creation.  But the founders may have looked at it as a guide for ruling bodies.  You could think about this one verse for days and find a plethora of meaning.  I was thinking about it from a political standpoint.

After pondering on this one verse, and thinking “sensus plenior” the way our founding fathers thought,  I have come to the idea that the greater light is the State Governments of this great country, there to handle our day-to-day activities as needed.  The lesser light is the Federal Government, there to offer us protection in the night from our enemies, and the stars…..well, there are billions of them.  They surround both the greater and the lesser lights.  They hold the most power.  That is us.  We may number in the millions, but our power is felt.  We are the STARS.  And it will be our responsibility in the coming months, years, and decades, to Save The American Republic.  As Glenn Beck so eloquently put it, “We surround them.”

Join us in this great cause.  Be a STAR.  For more information on how you can create The S.T.A.R. Forum in your area, click here.

8 thoughts on “Our Name

  1. Remembering History and not repeating the mistakes that were made. The 9.12 and the other groups that have United, purpose is to educate current elected officials, support informed individuals to become our elected representatives. 9.12 also works at the local lever to protect the rights of its citizens, defined by the Constitution. “support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and laws let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor” Lincoln


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  7. A lot of people are asking “What do we do next?”

    The first thing you need to do is educate yourself. Read the Constitution and read the Declaration of Independence. Understand the proper role of the federal government and the limits placed on it by the constitution. Learn the difference between a republic and a democracy.

    Educate yourself and then educate others. Only by educating the electorate do we stand a chance of getting our country back. Only by people understanding that the constitution was put in place not to provide rights, but to limit the power of government, can we return to the form of government the founders envisioned.

    I believe that is the best thing you can do next. Teach as many others as you possibly can. Teach others to teach others to teach others. Your efforts will spread like wildfire. Join me in the education of America!


    • Well, that’s what this blog and the group is all about. Educating and Advocating principles of liberty. You are absolutely 100% correct.


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