Before “political correctness,” Americans respected Confederate memorials. They knew the War was a conflict that went back to the founding fathers and that the secessionist descendants of Jefferson were as much good Americans as the… »
ON BEING SOUTHERN IN AN AGE OF RADICALISM St Christopher Conference Center, July 9-14, 2017 Seabrook Island, South Carolina The South has a depth of meaning not available to other regions of the country. It… »
In his first Inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln explained his moral justification for invading the Southern States. Plainly, he said, “the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.” He reasoned that if a State… »
The general government in Washington D.C. is out of control. All three branches of government are complicit in the destruction of real federalism, what was once considered the cornerstone of the American polity. “States’ Rights,” in fact, were a recognized fact of the original Constitution, both North and South. As virtually every proponent of the Constitution insisted during the ratification process, the States were to be the pillars of the American federal republic with virtually unlimited power over the domestic concerns of their people. The general government had expressly delegated powers for the general purposes of the Union, namely commerce and defense.