The Constitution Party (political)
A booth at this weekend's Music Festival had a big sign "Constitution Party". They were trying to get people to sign petitions against eminent domain and get the Party listed on the 2008 elections. (They were founded in 1994.) They would not give me a straight answer as to what their policy and beliefs were. Noticing that two of their flyers had Confederate flags on them was disheartening.
With a 3-way conversation (them, me, and a Conniticut visitor) on if the Party was bigoted, they kept saying no. I took the flyer, listed below, but did not read it until I got home. Good thing. Neither they or the local church booth next to them would have enjoyed having a new orifice added to their body.
If you see these folks any place, give them as much flack as you can. Peacefully, of course. Notice that there are multiple reasons.
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LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH CORE BELIEFS STATEMENT
At its founding meeting in June 1994, The League of the South adopted the following Statement of Purpose: We seek to advance the cultural, social, economic, and political well-being and independence of the Southern people by all honourable means."
League of the South
Our Core Beliefs Statement is a more detailed explanation of our views on the four areas set forth above - the cultural, social, economic and political.
I. Cultural Independence
The League of the South believes that Southern culture is distinct from, and in opposition to, the corrupt mainstream American culture. Therefore, we stand for our own sublime cultural inheritance and seek to separate ourselves from the cultural rot that is American culture. We believe that
· The South still reveres the tenets of our historic Christian faith and acknowledges its supremacy over man-made laws and opinions; that our Christian faith provides the surest means of securing the welfare of all mankind; and that our primary allegiance is to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Church.
· Our strongest and most enduring earthly affections and allegiances are to those people and places closest to us-family, friends, neighbors, villages, towns, cities, counties, and States. Conversely, our weakest attachments are to far-off abstractions such as "the nation," "the environment," or the "global community."
· Southern artists, writers, poets, musicians, and playwrights have produced world -class works of art and literature. Such endeavors must be nurtured and preserved for future generations of Southerners.
· Southerners are a people bound closely to the land. It is more than just a resource for production; it is who we are. It defines both our character and world view.
· Southerners have respect for human life, in all its stages, as a gift from God. Life should be preserved, nurtured, and protected.
II. Social Independence
The League of the South asserts that Southern society is radically different from the society impressed upon it by an alien occupier. American society today is egalitarian and Marxist and is devoid of any grace or charm. In contrast, we believe in a Southern society that
· Upholds the ontological or spiritual equality of all men before God and the bar of justice, while recognizing and rejoicing in the fact that is has neither been the will of God Almighty nor within the power of human legislation to make any two men mechanically equal.
· Is structured upon the Biblical notion of hierarchy. In short, a recognition of the natural societal order of superiors and subordinates where Christian charity (as found in the second Table of the Law) toward our neighbors produces harmony and stability. Christ is the head of His Church; husbands are the heads of their families; parents are placed over their children; employers rank above their employees; the teacher is superior to his students, etc.
· Recognizes and promotes the sanctity of Christian marriage as an image of the relationship between Christ and His Church; understands that loving and stable families are the backbone of society; stigmatizes perversity and all that seeks to undermine marriage and the family.
· Teaches and practices good manners and the famed "Southern hospitality, which are outward manifestations of the recognition that our fellow men are made in the image of God and should be treated according to God's law.
· Perpetuates the chivalric ideal of manhood -respect for, and protection of, our women, and the development of the virtues of honesty, courage, honor, and humility.
· Values and sustains true freedom of association for individuals, families, organizations, and other human institutions.
· Believes in the rule of law and the wise, benevolent, and righteous application of justice by ecclesiastical and civil authorities.
III. Economic Independence (omitted)
IV. Political Independence
The South's political ideals and principles are rooted in the Jeffersonian tradition as expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Namely, that our unalienable rights are a gift from God, not privileges that are granted or denied by any governmental authority; that a truly free people has the right and power to determine its own form of government; that governmental power should reside as close to the people as possible and that competing governmental bodies should have meaningful checks on one another's use of power. Another certainty is that the American Empire that now occupies the South believes in none of the aforementioned ideals and principles. To be truly free and self- governing, the South must throw off the yoke of imperial oppression. Therefore, The League of the South advocates the secession and subsequent independence of the Southern States from this forced union and the formation of a Southern republic. We envision a free Southern republic that
· Is a true constitutional confederation of sovereign, independent States who separately order and control their own internal affairs while working in unity with their sister States to conduct foreign affairs.
· Recognizes State representation in the legislature of the confederated States.
· Acknowledges that the individual States have constitutional rights of nullification, interposition, and secession.
· Practices a foreign policy of armed and vigilant neutrality (i.e. commerce and friendship with all, entangling alliances with none).
· Maintains secure borders and strictly limits immigration.
· Revives the use of State Militias in place of maintaining large, standing armies.
· Does not infringe upon the individual or collective right to purchase and own firearms of any type suitable for self-defense
· Restricts the right to vote solely to those who are recognized as citizens of one of the member States of the confederation.
This Core Beliefs Statement is not meant to be a thorough discussion of The League of the South's vision for an independent Southern republic. For a more in-depth treatment of these and other issues, see our Grey Book: Blueprint For Southern Independence (2004).
Michael Hill, Killen, Alabama
For Additional Information Contact or Mail check or money order to:
League of the South P.O. Box 760
Killen, Alabama 35645
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A Free and Prosperous Southern Republic in the 21st Century
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