Twenty-seven years ago today, 25 June 1994, The League of the South was founded by 27 Southern nationalist patriots in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We advocated for an independent Southern nation from the very start. In light of that salient fact, here is what we encourage all proud Southerners to support as a means of preserving and protecting all that is dear to us, given by the hand of a merciful God.
A DECLARATION OF SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE
We, as citizens of the sovereign States of the South, proclaim before Almighty God and before all nations of the earth, that we are a separate and distinct people, with an honorable way of life worthy of protection and preservation. Standing on our ancient rights and liberties, we declare that Southerners are entitled, like all peoples, to self-determination.
To this end, we exhort all Southerners to reject the American Empire that now threatens the liberties of our families and communities. The government of the United States is violent and profane, coarse and rude, cynical and deviant, and repugnant to the Southern people and to every people with authentic Christian sensibilities. This government has everywhere lowered standards of morality and debased human dignity. They have appealed to mankind’s worst impulses through profanity and obscenity in the arts and literature; they have depicted decadence and debauchery as normal and desirable; they have distorted Southern symbols and denied our right to interpret or display those symbols; they have assumed the authority of parents in the areas of religion and education; they thus have driven a wedge between the generations; they have prostituted all areas of thought and learning for market share; they have demonized Southern heroes and canonized tyrants and war criminals; they have distorted Southern history to advance their ideas of social justice; they have destroyed hope; they have spread despair; they have called good evil and evil good; they have everywhere substituted the opinions of men for the decrees of God.
We, as Southerners, from this day forward, withdraw our consent from this alien regime. Henceforth, we shall defend and perpetuate our noble inheritance as free men and be of service to our people. In doing so, we will emulate our great heroes–Washington, Jefferson, Henry, Calhoun, Davis, Lee, and Jackson, among others. Like them, we shall pledge blood, treasure, and sacred honor to the cause of Southern independence and liberty.
Our Southern way of life is not based upon the abstract slogans, armed doctrines, and sanctified greed that characterize the present American regime. Instead, it is based on the permanent things that order and sustain life: faith, family, tradition, community, and private property; loyalty, courage, and honor. Should we stand by and allow ourselves to be cut off from these permanent things, the South would become only a point on the compass, and our descendants should justifiably curse us for the destruction of their noble heritage.
To our Southern forebears the triune God gave the inspiration and wisdom to create a confederated republic based on the principle of local self-government and sustained by a vibrant and vital cultural heritage. We consider our inheritance to be a sublime and unmerited blessing and we cherish it. Now it is threatened as never before by the godless national culture of death, supported by an overbearing, alien-dominated government that acknowledges no limits to its power.
We hereby proclaim to the world that we, the Southern people, acting through our separate and sovereign States, now intend to assume once again the status of a free and independent confederation. Like our ancestors in 1776 and 1860-61, we shall stand steadfast in defense of our indefeasible rights as free men and women of the South, and we welcome all who share our principles to stand with us.
We invoke the blessings of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on a just cause.
This 25th Day of June in the Year of Our Lord 2021