|Frequently Asked Questions About The League of the South
"If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation" over "Union," "I have no hesitation in saying, 'let us separate.'"
Q: Where, when, and why was The League of the South (LS) formed?
A: The LS was formed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in June 1994, to organise the Southern people so that they might effectively pursue independence and self-government.
Q: What is the goal of the LS?
A: To advance the cultural, social, economic, and political well-being and independence of the Southern people by all honourable means.
Q: How will the LS pursue cultural and social independence and well-being?
A: By cultural secession or 'abjuration of the realm,' which means: (1) withholding our support from all institutions and objects of American mass culture that are antithetical to our beliefs and heritage; (2) Encouraging the formation of communities of like-minded Southerners; (3) Conducting annual week-long institutes and frequent weekend 'Hedge Schools' as educational alternatives to colleges and universities that are hostile to Southern thought and letters; (4) Buying and reading Southern literature, poetry, and history; (5) Sponsoring competitions among Southern artists and writers in order to foster the continuance of our excellent traditions; and (6) encouraging homeschooling and private education.
Q: How will the LS pursue economic and political independence?
A: Political independence is a complex aim that can not begin to be accomplished without first establishing a mass base; therefore, education, recruitment, and organisation are the primary work of the LS until such time as that mass base is established. Economically, we encourage Southern self-sufficiency, debtlessness, and the purchase of Southern goods and services. We must keep our capital at home.
Q: Is secession not illegal, unconstitutional, and discredited?
A: By no means. Secession is a right of a truly free people and the cornerstone of confederalism. What has been tried, failed, and discredited is centralism — by unitary government that reneged on its original compact as an agent of the States, usurped their sovereignty, and opted instead to hold the 'Union' together by brute force.
Q: Does the LS favour political secession as a legitimate option for Southern (and other) states?
A: Yes, secession is the practible alternative to the futility of attempting to reform the present corrupt system.
Q: How is the LS organised?
A: Hierarchically. The Board of Directors governs the national organisation; State chairmen and board of directors govern their respective States; and district chairmen govern local districts in each State. From a single national office in 1994, we now have members in virtually every State and several foreign countries, and we have active chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Q: Why does the LS seek to protect the Anglo-Celtic core population and culture of the historic South?
A: The Anglo-Celtic peoples settled the South and gave it its dominate culture and civilisation. We believe that the advancement of Anglo-Celtic culture and civilisation is vital in order to preserve our region as we know it. Should this core be destroyed or displaced the South would be made over in an alien image — unfamiliar and inhospitable to our children and grandchildren. We, as Anglo-Celtic Southerners, have a duty to protect that which our ancestors bequeathed to us. If we do not promote our interests then no one will do it for us.
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