The League of the South is a Southern nationalist organisation that seeks to advance the cultural, social, economic, and political well-being and independence of the Southern people by all honorable means. We call ourselves nationalists because we see the Southern people as a distinct and unique people with a distinct and unique culture apart from what most people think of as 'american' culture.
Disclaimer- We are not a neo-Confederate organisation. We honor the Confederate cause and think it is an important part of our history that needs to be preserved, but we also recognise the South and its culture is much more than the four years it was independent.
Frequently asked questions (taken from the main League of the South website)
Q: Where, when, and why was The League of the South (LS) formed?
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 honorable means.
Q: Does the LS advocate armed revolution or overthrow of the current US government?
A: No. We are not
revolutionaries; therefore, we do not seek the overthrow of the US
government. Rather, we seek, by peaceful and well-established legal and
constitutional means, to separate ourselves from it. Recourse to the
right of separation, or secession, is the very antithesis of armed
revolution. Without it, men are not free. The right of secession is
never more necessary than when it is denied.
Q: Is the LS a Christian organisation?
A: While we have no
religious requirement for membership, as an organisation we do recognise
the legacy of Christianity and the universal sovereignty of the triune
God. Most League members are Christians, and we base our movement on
Christian principles. Trinitarian Christianity can not be separated or
removed from Southern society or culture without both ceasing to be
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
Q: How will the LS pursue economic and political independence?
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. Most
of those who wrote and ratified the constitution recognised secession as
a legitimate, legal, and constitutional measure of protection against
the possibility that the national government might in the future
consolidate and centralise power, violate the terms of the constitution,
and usurp the rights and liberties of the people of the sovereign
States. 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, but we
realise that secession is not a practicable alternative at present. When
enough people come to realise the futility of attempting to reform the
present corrupt system, however, it will be practicable.
Q: How is the LS organised?
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: How does the LS spend my dues and donations?
A: Dues and donations (none of which are tax-deductible) cover the administrative costs of the national office, the salary of the office manager, and other normal office expenses incurred as a result of recruitment efforts. A part of membership dues and donations are directed to the State chapters for State and local projects. In 1998 the League of the South Institute for the Study of Southern History and Culture (LSI) was established to accept tax-deductible donations. The LSI sponsors cultural and educational projects including the publication of the LS Papers Series, conducts annual LSI Summer Institutes, and frequent weekend 'Hedge Schools.'
Q: Whence the name: "The League of the South"?
A: Our name comes from two different sources:
(1) Lega Nord (Northern
League), a very successful populist movement in northern Italy, to
which the LS has personal ties, and (2) the League of United
Southerners, organised by Edmund Ruffin and William Lowndes Yancey in
1858 to shape Southern public opinion.
Q. Is the League of the South a racist organisation?
A. The term racist is an anti-Southern, anti-white slur.
Q: What is the LS position regarding blacks in the South?
A: The LS disavows a
spirit of malice and extends an offer of good will and cooperation to
Southern blacks in areas where we can work together as Christians to
make life better for all people in the South. We affirm that, while
historically the interests of Southern blacks and whites have been in
part antagonistic, true Constitutional government would provide
protection to all law-abiding citizens - not just to
government-sponsored victim groups.
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.
Q. Is the League of the South a hate group?
A. We love our people and the South