Thursday, June 24, 2010

Southern Independence Is Our Only Sane Option

North Carolina League of the South News & Information Service

Thursday, 24 June 2010

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Southern Independence Is Our Only Sane Option
J. Michael Hill - LS President

The economy is in shambles and the worst is yet to come. The Gulf coast is already a disaster area, and the effects of the BP oil spill will devastate the region for decades. Perpetual war has become the standard foreign policy of the American empire. We live in a de facto police/surveillance state and it will only get worse as the regime attempts to hold on to its illicit power.

The US Constitution is a dead letter and offers us no hope.

Reforming the unreformable is out of the question. The powers-that-be control all avenues of reform. They will not allow anyone to challenge their power, wealth, and control though these avenues. They will not voluntarily stop their looting spree. They will not respond to logical argument. They will continue to abuse us until we make them stop. They understand only one thing--power.

As the great John C. Calhoun told us, only power can check power.

The greatest power we currently have is our ability to refuse to cooperate with them. We can withdraw our consent from their illicit and immoral regime. We can simply stop serving them and providing for their needs. Without our broad cooperation, they are powerless.

So why do we continue to cooperate in our own destruction? Two reasons--the prospect of gain and old-fashioned fear. It's the classic carrot and stick approach writ large. Cooperate with us and we'll take care of you. Oppose us and we'll destroy you. Is this what the Founders had in mind for their progeny?

As the regime continues to reveal its true nature, more and more people come to see it for what it really is--a monster that will devour our very life substance if we don't separate ourselves from it at once. We must convince our fellow Southerners that living in fear of or expecting gain from such a creature is sheer folly. All it deals out in the end is death and destruction.

If the South as we know it is to survive, she must free herself immediately from the current political arrangement. She has no time to waste. Her enemies--and freedom's enemies everywhere--do not rest. If her survival and future prosperity mean anything to us, we--her sons and daughters--will come to her active defense here and now with whatever means we find at hand. And let her enemies know this: we will not stop short of victory or death.

May God give us strength, wisdom, and courage to do our duty.

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League of the South’s 17th Annual National Conference

The League of the South, is proud to announce that we will be holding our 17th National Conference on the 8th and 9th of October AD 2010. The venue for our gathering will be the Atlanta Airport Hilton which is conveniently located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Admission for both days of the event is only $50 per individual; $75 for husband & wife; and $100 per family. We encourage everyone to pre-register now using your credit card or PayPal account.


The LS has made arrangements with the Airport Hilton to set aside a block of rooms at a reduced group rate of $99.00 per night for single and double rooms. The reduced rate rooms are offered on a first come first served bases, so we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made via phone by dialing 1-800-445-8667 mention to the operator you want to make reservations for the Airport Hilton in Atlanta and take advantage of the "LOS" group discount.

Information on additional accommodation choices, speakers list, and conference agenda will be posted here on DixieNet as they become available. Current subscribers to our free email newsletter will be notified of all changes via email. If you are not currently a newsletter subscriber, we encourage you to take advantage of the convenience it offers.

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League of the South Statement of Purpose:

The League of the South seeks to advance the cultural, social, economic and political well-being and independence of the Southern people by all honorable means.

“Political independence is a complex aim that cannot 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.

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Constituent Update: NC Jones & Onslow Counties - 6th District

Senator Harry Brown


Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District

521 Legislative Office Building

300 N. Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone (919)-715-3034

Fax (919)-715-7586


June 24, 2010

The legislative process this week has been quite a show. A perfect example of how the Democratic leadership bends the rules to make legislation pass was in evidence this week. The Pages got a first-hand look at how democracy should not work. On Tuesday morning we received an e-mail that had been sent the previous evening at around 11:30 PM stating that a Proposed Committee Substitute (PCS) had been drafted for an “ethics reform” bill. The bill was on the agenda for the Judiciary I committee at 10 AM on Tuesday. The bill, cleverly named “Government Ethics and Campaign Reform Act of 2010”, included a provision that allowed for voter-owned elections for the candidates running for Council of State offices of Secretary of State and Treasurer, for offices of Commissioner of Agriculture and Commissioner of Labor (in elections to be held in 2012 and thereafter) and to candidates running for the Council of State office of Attorney General in elections to be held in 2016 and thereafter. The bill received a favorable report from the Judiciary I committee Tuesday after over an hour of discussion and was then rushed through the Finance committee so the bill could be placed on the Senate calendar. The Finance chairs did not allow debate on the bill and called the meeting to adjournment before a fair vote could be called.

News Flash

Today, the Democratic leadership took the provision that allowed for voter-owned elections out of the bill. Thank you for all of your calls and e-mails letting the members of the Senate know that you don’t want to pay for these elections- you helped get this bill back to an ethics reform bill.

The ethics part of the bill still needs some work and will probably be on the floor for a vote next week.

Another hot topic of debate at the beginning of the week was House Bill 80, Ban Electronic Sweepstakes. The bill would ban the use of electronic machines and devices for sweepstakes purposes. The leadership made the vote on this bill difficult. Basically, we had to choose to either ban internet sweepstakes altogether or to allow them to continue to operate without any regulations. This left little choice on how to vote on the bill. The bill passed the Senate 47-1 on Monday night.

During this year’s May primary, six candidates who are known felons ran for election as sheriff. Wednesday, we passed a bill that will no longer allow this to happen. House Bill 1307, No Felon as Sheriff, will be sent to the Governor to be signed into law. The bill will amend our state constitution to provide that no person convicted of a felony is eligible to be elected sheriff. This bill has been introduced in several sessions, and I’m glad it’s finally going to become law.

House Bill 901, Honors Courses in Healthful Living Classes, passed the Senate today. The bill would require the State Board of Education to develop or identify academically rigorous honors-level healthful living education courses to be offered in high school. The healthful living honors courses would focus on assisting students in future careers in areas such as sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, and epidemiology. This is a good example of a high-level Career Tech program that I have been pushing for so long.

On Thursday, in a rare joint session with the House, we honored Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils for winning the 2010 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship. Coach Krzyzewski gave an inspiring speech on leadership and teamwork.

I’d like to thank the White Oak River riverkeeper, Tess Sanders, and her board for visiting my office on Wednesday for Clean Water Day at the legislature. I would also like to thank Ron McElheney and the Jones/ Onslow Electric Cooperative Board for visiting on Tuesday.

As always, if there are any topics or issues that you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great weekend!

NC LS Members

NC LS Members:

I hope these very hot June days find you all well and that you are coping with the hard economic times. It is said that hindsight is 20/20, and I can freely admit that many predicted the eventual failure of the bubble but we were too busy making money and working overtime to pay the necessary attention. If there is any silver lining to the current depression, it is that time we now have to reflect and reconsider where our lives have been going, and the waryness with which we now regard the American consumer-economy. Live on less, buy nothing you cannot pay for with cash, shop locally, patronize local farmers for food, drive less and consume less gas, put some savings into precious metals, and hopefully eliminate debt. These are easy to say, but still a goal we can all work towards as we League members secede from the Empire which has caused the distress,

On a better note, I hope all will attend the September NC LS Conference, date and location to be determined shortly. We will have as always and interesting program and ample time to address issues confronting our Chapter and the State. Please make plans to be there, and watch for updates.

Lastly, I wanted to copy all with the following message from Dr. Hill regarding the proper acronym for the League:

Compatriots: I don't know where it started, but it is now common for the League to be referred to, both internally and externally, as the "LOS."

On its face, this makes no sense. What does LOS stand for, "League of South?" If we're going to use an acronym, why not LOTS--League of the South?

It has become convenient for our detractors to use LOS against us by simply adding "ers" to the end. We should have seen that coming from a mile away.

Starting now, we need to stop using the LOS acronym. Why not simply say "the League?" Or LS if we need an abbreviated acronym?

If LOS is in your literature or on your website, change it. Let's not make it easy for our enemies.


Dr. Michael Hill, President

League of the South

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