There has been no formal secession of any States from the Union, no legal or official assertion of Southern independence, nor any call to arms, but make no mistake the South is Rising. Her rise may not be any of those things mentioned above, and hopefully (with sufficient reform to the federal government as we now know it) none of those measures will ever again become necessary. Still, the underlying principles, the political climate, and the Constitutional basis that led to the South’s withdrawal from the compact between the States again loom like dark clouds on the horizon of America’s modern political, social, and cultural landscape.
President Davis waxed prophetic when he declared…
“The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form.“
That time is now. How it will play out is not yet entirely known, but the first stand-offs are taking place. The form at current consists largely of organized movements on the grass-roots level seeking to change the political climate, to reassert the Constitutional limits of the federal government, and to enjoy the blessings of liberty and self determination.
Some of the more prominent manifestations of today’s awakening populace can be seen in the “tea parties” and “town-hall meetings“, in the efforts of groups like the ““, and in the formation of a new and potentially viable third party aligned with the restorative desires and demands aforementioned — the amendment center. Party
The most magnanimous form of this reassertion is the successful passage of legislation by several States, officially reaffirming their sovereignty & the tenth amendment of the Constitution, as well as pending legislation of the same in numerous other states.
The cause is just, and this time cannot be tarnished with the moral arguments, however just or unjust they may be, surrounding slavery or racism. They are now removed from the equation, so that the sovereignty of the States, the constitutionally imposed limitations on the federal government, and the premise of government by the consent of the governed, may be effectively heralded across the nation — enlightening and enlisting the masses of patriotic, red-blooded Americans who desire the principles and Republic which the founding fathers bequeathed to us via the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
God, in His providence, has vindicated the Confederacy simply by permitting the very reassertion of “the cause”. Let us trust that He will vindicate us as we seek to take up that cross today.