Restoration, not Transformation
Mercury One's goal is not to transform America into what we see as a better set of ideals or standards, but to restore those which made America the exceptional nation that it came to be. Restoring America starts at home, with each individual and family holding themselves to a set of values and principals higher than those set by society.
Restoring America starts with restoring self-reliance. Our kids are being taught that bigger government is the answer to all of our problems; that hard work doesn’t matter; that principals and values are out-of-date and harm your ability to succeed. Mercury One rejects that.
Lead by example
When Mercury One sees an emergency, we don't wait for the government - we organize, mobilize, and become a first responder on the scene. Earlier this spring when tornados ripped through America's heartland, we didn’t watch the news paralyzed and wonder what could be done. Mercury One and local groups around the country went to Indiana and Kentucky and asked, "How can we help?".
Within 48 hours, Mercury One received over $500,000 in donations. Mercury One pledged that 100% of these donations would go towards the tornado relief efforts - 0% to administrative costs. To date we have kept that promise, and continue to work with faith-based organizations in over seven states to get these funds to the individuals and communities that need them the most.
Continue checking back to mercuryone.org for specific projects as this great work continues.
Restoring Education, History, and preparedness
Mercury One wants to restore the role of concerned parents back into the education process. We need to say yes to adequate educational funding — but also, yes to charter schools, vouchers and homeschooling. Both parents and teachers need to work together so children get the most out of their education by restoring and recognizing the parent as the ultimate role of educator.
Preparing for the future
Part of restoring our country is being prepared for what lies ahead. Whether it's hard times, a disaster, or an unforeseen emergency, many of us no longer take the steps our parents and grandparents did to make it through these rough patches.
Knowing what to do in an emergency and having emergency supplies, such as food, water, first aid, etc. used to be common sense. Today this isn't something many people are doing. Mercury One is educating others not just on the importance of doing this, but how to do it.
Knowing history is a big first step to being prepared. Knowing history - correct history - allows us to avoid repeating our compounding problems.
The Heritage Library is one answer to Mercury One's primary mission to prepare America's promise and potential pitfalls throughout history. Mercury One is doing this by acquiring original books, documents and manuscripts.
We are extremely grateful for the documents and materials we have received from across the country, and are especially thankful to donors, both large and small, who have donated to our "library fund," which is exclusively used to acquire and preserve these documents.
To date we have acquired an original badge of merit certificate, signed by General George Washington, of which there are only a handful left in existence. We are also proud to announce that we have used these precious funds to acquire an Atkin Bible, one of only 1,000 published by Congress (yes, you read that correctly Congress actually published a Bible). Mercury One believes that one of the best ways to prepare for the future is by knowing and learning from the past, and these materials help us do that.