Called “A respite from Yankee history whose exclamation point in some typefaces is rather like a cannon being fired,” by The Tampa Tribune, The South Was Right! is a book in its second printing after only three months. Ronald and Donald Kennedy have gotten to the root of post-Civil War dissent. Much of Civil War history is untrue because like most history, it is written by the victor. The story we hear is that hundreds of thousands of Southern men went to war over an issue that only affected 6% of the population. Read this book and learn the truth: there was no shining Northern force fighting a moral battle for the sake of ending slavery; there was no oppressive Southern force fighting to preserve it, either; and after the South declared its independence, the Union ruthlessly invaded, leaving Southerners no choice but to defend themselves.
Unfortunately, the South lost the struggle and has suffered ever since. It has become an economic colony of the North, used and exploited like other colonies throughout the world. Politically, the North still controls the government and continues to impose its radical social agenda on the rest of the country at the expense of individual liberty. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court, the first federal department to infringe upon the rights of sovereign states, continues to suppress any efforts to reclaim liberty for the individual from the federal government.
Today, is a result of the war in which the South lost its right to be a free country, there is a continuing effort to obliterate all symbols dear to Southerners and make sure that the Southern states continue to have fewer rights under the constitution than other states. Furthermore, although home to one-third of the population, the South is represented by one out of nine justices of the Supreme Court, and that only after the greatest struggle.
Sure to be one of the most controversial books of the decade, The South Was Right! is an attempt to set the record straight. Nearly a century and a half after the war, the Confederacy still exists and an order of New Unreconstructed Southerners is calling for its reunification. Brothers James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy represent the spirit of other patriots like Lech Walesa, Light Horse Harry Lee, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Mohandas Gandhi who inspired their people to regain their independence. This book, filled with documented evidence supporting all the Kennedys' claims, issues forth a frighteningly realistic picture of a captured people, their struggle to preserve their heritage, and their right to exist as an independent country and as a distinct culture.
Hardcover, 431 pages
There are still those of us who can recall the days when the
playing of "Dixie" at football games and at the close of the radio
broadcast day was commonplace. We can remember when all of the fans in the
stadium would jump to their feet and cheer at the playing of our Southern
national anthem. What has happened?
Michael Grissom, author of Southern by the Grace of God,
points out that it was not only the federal government that outlawed the playing of "Dixie" but also weak, spineless, Southern
politicians who contributed to its demise. But more to the point--Southerners
who have been subjected to generations of Yankee brainwashing have become too
docile to stand up for their own rights!
How has this occurred? How is that the very descendants
of the greatest fighting force ever to march have become too cowardly to stand
up for their own rights? The answer is to be found in this chapter. You will see
that our leaders, beginning with President Jefferson Davis and continuing with
the leaders of subsequent generations, have warned our people of the danger of
allowing Yankees to teach their history to our children. The consequence of
allowing Southerners to grow up never having been taught the truth about our
history leaves the current generation unprepared to assert its rightful claim
to constitutional government.
Excerpt from the foreword by Deo Vendice:
We who grew up under the threat of a worldwide communist
tyranny have lived to see the Berlin Wall come crashing down. We have seen the
once mighty and perpetual union of the Soviet empire disappear from the world
map. We have watched as little nations that were swallowed up by more powerful
nations have reappeared on the stage of world events. Nations that had been
denied the right of self-determination for generations are now, once again,
free and independent states. In reality, secession has broken out worldwide! It
looks as if world events have at last caught up with Southern history. For us
die-hard Confederates, we feel as if God's vindication is just around the
In view of the events that have shaken our world in the past
few years, it is time that we once again look at why the people of the South
made the effort to become an independent nation. For after all, if secession is
good for Lithuania, Slovenia, and Croatia, why was it not good for Dixie? The
South Was Right! looks beyond the battles that were fought to discover the
answer to the more important questions of why those battles were made
necessary, and how the loss of that war has affected not only the South but all
Unless they are without any capacity for reason, the readers
of this book can tell by the title that they have fallen into the company of
those who believe that the men and women of the South who fought for southern
independence were correct in their efforts. Don't be dismayed. Every cause has
its unbreakable defenders. We implore the skeptical to be open-minded enough to
investigate the other side of this very unique coin, the War for Southern
In the spring of 1861, the call to arms went out across the
South. The call was answered with enthusiasm. Why did people feel justified to
answer that call? Most Americans today are unprepared to answer that question,
but how could Southerners, who are possessed with the blood of those who fought
for self-government and independence all across Europe, do otherwise? The
answers to those questions will be found in the pages of this book.
You have in your hands a book different from any other
written about the South. The authors demonstrate that the South had legitimate
reasons to assert its claim to independence. We demonstrate the legitimacy of
the South's claim of our right to recall our delegated powers and to establish
a new government based upon the principle of the consent of the governed. We
have demonstrated how this right, in addition to have been reserved by the
states when they acceded into the Constitutional Union, was based in antiquity
and is part of our common tradition as English-speaking people. We demonstrate
how our Southern nation was invaded and conquered by a cruel and ruthless enemy
who despised our people. We demonstrate that our Southern history was perverted
into a Yankee myth that is now used by
our conquerors to justify their cruel oppression of our right to self-determination.
This myth is used to brainwash each successive generation of Southern children
into believing that we are all better off because we lost our war for Southern
If all this book accomplishes is to bring these historical
facts to light, this alone will mark it as most unusual. But it does more; it
calls every true Southerner to consider our lot. Is this big, impersonal,
overpowering and dominating government, which demands our obedience with its
every decree, the type of government we are happy with? The authors have taken
great pains to present to you, the reader, facts about the War for Southern
Independence that most Americans have been denied the opportunity to read. This
book looks into why the South went to war with such a sense of being right in
its beliefs and considers the consequences for the South and for America as a
result of the South losing the war.
This book is a call to action to all people who love liberty
and truth. It calls upon Southerners to climb down from the "stools of
everlasting repentance" and to take pride in their Southern heritage. What
we have attempted to do is awaken in the heart and mind of individual
Southerners the repressed desire to once again be master in their own home!
Yes, that is right! We want every Southerner to awaken to the fact that no force
on earth can prevent us from reclaiming our lost estate if and when we decide
to free ourselves. The South must put aside the illusion that she will one day
be accepted as an equal in this Norther-dominated union. The South must put
aside the illusion that the current government is the legitimate outgrowth of
the original American Constitutional Republic. These illusions are used by our
conquerors to bind the South in this unequal union. The South must reject these
illusions and then begin its struggle to regain control of its destiny.
So that no one will be mistaken, let us say it once again;
as Americans, Southerners have a right to economic equality with the rest of
the nation, a right to government based upon free and unfettered consent of the
governed, a right to control our local schools, a right to order our society
according to the desire of the people. In a phrase, we deserve to be free! This
freedom would be better served by the South as an equal partner within the
Union, but better out of the Union than not at all!
This book will challenge (and most likely has already done
so) many facts that are often accepted as common knowledge. For instance, the
Yankee myth that declares that Appomattox settled everything and therefore
Southerners must never again attempt to assert our right to a free and
constitutional government. While the liberty of the Eastern European people to
assert their right to free government is easily approved by the liberal media,
this same right is denied the South. What is more important is the fact that as
long as Southerners accept this Yankee myth of history, we deny the right of
freedom to ouselves, our children, and generations of Southerners yet unborn.