Killen, Alabama: Southerners from around the Dixie Alliance gathered together today in celebration and remembrance of the social and political upheavals which ultimately lead to their Independence and freedom from Federal Tyranny. As a result of that difficult time twenty-five years ago, many will recall those Southern and Midwestern States who sought a peaceful separation from the U.S. Federal System, and entered into the present-day alliance we enjoy today.
But it wasn’t easy, as Alabama’s then-Governor Hill recollects. Alabama was amongst the first states to completely ‘nullify’ the authority of the Federal Government in favor of self-determination and the governing of their own affairs. And when Federal officials were escorted and expelled from the State through the recently formed Alabama State Guard, the Federals responded by attempting occupation and martial law of Montgomery. Alabama’s Government sought assistance from Governor Davis of Georgia, and the Dixie Alliance was then born. Sovereign Texas also responded, and the three State Governments called for an end to the Federal drone attacks and indefinite detention of southern citizens. Massive anti-Federalist demonstrations erupted in Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and Free Quebec was instrumental in leveraging international support for the newly formed Alliance. As a result, Washington’s years of economic disaster, urban decay, and multicultural experimentation finally caught up with them – and occupational troops were forced to withdraw.
What has now become known as the Second Southern Revolution, was in actuality the result of a series of social, political, and intellectual transformations in Southern society, government and ways of thinking. Southerners rejected the Federal Tyranny that dominated the U.S. Empire at the time, championing instead a restoration of the Classical ideals which dominated Southern culture before Imperial Occupation. As a result of gaining their Independence, Virtue was the goal, and Progressivism was the enemy. Among the significant results of the revolution was the restoration of Sovereign State government responsible to the will of the people.
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