Confessions of a Neo-Confederate

Clyde N. Wilson - South Carolina

My title is a little tricky.  I do not consider myself a "Neo-Confederate," though I have been labelled as such, with malice aforethought, by self-appointed  snarling watchdogs of orthodoxy.  (continue)

Reckless Spending

Jonathan Ingram - Georgia

The Federal Government recklessly spends money. I'm sure I am not the only one to have noticed. This is not news. It has been so for decades. However, the rate of government spending has increased dramatically in the last ten years. This year alone, the U.S. Government is on pace to spend about $6 trillion, with almost $2 trillion of that expected to be deficit spending. Such spending is unsustainable and will ruin the American economy.  (continue)

Armed and Dangerous

Thomas Moore - Virginia

A few days ago I stopped by the local gun store to replace some ammunition expended in a training course. The first thing I noticed was a prominently displayed poster of the Firearms Salesman of the Year. The “salesman” was Barack Obama.

You have to laugh at the irony...  (continue)

Living in an Imperial World

Dr. Karen Kwiatkowski

The republic is dead. Not sick, not dying, not failing, or in a gradual decline, not waiting to be resuscitated, but already stone cold dead.

This death probably occurred as we began to win the Cold War, but long before we realized we had prevailed. The professionalization of politics, of military and bureaucratic service to the state, of foreign policy making, and of business seems to have completely done in the old ideas.  (continue)

More Suffocating Big-Government Gouging
George Archibald

According to internal documents of the U,S. Postal Service Board of Governors, currently headed by former Reagan administration budget director James C. Miller III – an appointee of President George W. Bush – a huge postal hike for newspapers and magazines due to take effect July 15, 2007 was accepted based on a “a rate structure proposed by Time Warner, Inc” – the company of Ted Turner and Jane Fonda.  (continue)

Firearms, Freedom, and the Yankee Empire of Death
Thomas Moore - Virginia

What is the proper role of firearms, if any, in our sophisticated urban society when the only remaining frontier is technological and people no longer have to hunt for survival? Why do we need guns in this era of cradle-to-grave, government-provided security? Wouldn’t scrapping the outmoded 2nd Amendment be a small price to pay to keep guns out of the hands of mass murderers?  ...(continue)

Time For Another Revolution
Frank Chodorov

It all began, as you know, with the Declaration of Independence. The Americans stated their case, both as to the disabilities put upon them by the British Crown and as to the kind of government they considered it fitting for men to live under. ...(continue)

Money: Substance or Symbol?
Franklin Sanders - Tennessee

Public education has indoctrinated every one of us in Enlightenment rationalism. We don’t know any other way to think about the world. We’ve been taught that we have to abstract the essential principle of everything, separating it from all distracting particulars and details. But however useful they may be to discussions, abstracts will mislead us unless we remember that they are merely imaginary categories, and not real. ...(continue)

The Republican Charade: Lincoln and His Party
Dr. Clyde Wilson - South Carolina

I want to take a look at this strange institution we know as the Republican party and the course of its peculiar history in the American regime. The peculiar history both precedes and continues after Lincoln, although Lincoln is central to the story. ...(continue)

Energy Issues
John Spier - Georgia

Fossil fuels such as liquid petroleum, natural gas and coal provide virtually all fuels used for US transportation, approximately one-half of US electricity, and more than 85% of all other energy consumed in the United States. Additionally, it is predicted that the US’s reliance on these finite, non-renewable resources will increase over the next 20 years despite aggressive development and use of nuclear energy and renewable energy resources.

In terms of energy consumption, the South is not materially different from the rest of the US. ...(continue)

The Refusal: Jury Nullification
MacDonald King Aston

We often hear talk of “conspiracy theory” and the label, “conspiracy theorist,” even when pinned to someone with actual evidence of conspiracy, is considered to represent an idiot. So let us play the idiot. There is, in fact, an obvious conspiracy at work when it comes to the subject of jury nullification. ...(continue)

President Bush Continues to Push America Toward a Police State
Pastor Chuck Baldwin - Florida

President George W. Bush's brand of conservatism is something completely foreign to traditional norms. He has outspent even the most liberal administrations. He has led the nation into undeclared foreign wars under false pretenses. He has bloated the size and scope of the federal government like no president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. ...(continue)

Environmental and Ecological Issues

John Spier - Georgia

Southerners and Southern Culture have always been closer to Nature and Nature’s God than any other culture in North America. Our deeply ingrained traditions of hunting and fishing, combined with our Agrarian heritage, have led us into a closer relationship with the entire spectrum of the great outdoors. Because of this, Southerners have a deep and abiding respect for animals and plants along with the soil and the water on which, and in which, they live. ...(continue)

Eminent Domain
Robert L. Mills - Missouri

On 23 June 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that fostering economic development is an appropriate use of the government’s power of eminent domain. This was one of the most closely watched property right cases in years. Media commentators spoke of the Supreme Court opinion in Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut (04-108) as if it were the end of private property in the United States. They spoke as if property rights prior to this time were pristine and unfettered. As a look ahead, such was not the case. Instead, let us discuss what eminent domain is, its legal underpinnings, its history and finally, the road ahead. (continue)

On Slavery
David O Jones

Information prepared as testimony for the Tennessee House State & Local Government Committee in 2009. A five page PDF.  (here)


Worth Quoting

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.  We ask not your counsels nor your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.  May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams


What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue?   

Edmund Burke