"[T]he sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression."
Alabama Constitution of 1901, § 35
President of the CSA
"The time has passed, sir, when appeals might profitably be made to sentiment. The time has come when men must of necessity reason, assemble facts, and deal with current events. I may be permitted in this to correct an error into which one of my friends fell this morning, when he impressed on us the great value of our Union as measured by the amount of time and money and blood which were spent to form this Union. It cost very little time, very little money, and no blood. It was one of the most peaceful transactions that mark the pages of human history. Our fathers fought the war of the Revolution to maintain the rights asserted in their Declaration of Independence."
"I need not, then, go on to argue from the history and nature of our Government that no power of coercion exists in it. It is enough for me to demand the clause of the Constitution which confers the power. If it is not there, the Government does not possess it. That is the plain construction of the Constitution--made plainer, if possible, by its amendment."
"This union is dear to me as a Union of fraternal States. It would lose its value if I had to regard it as a Union held together by physical force."
"The Government of the United States, in the hands of those who wielded its authority, was made the bloody instrument to establish these usurpations on the ruins of the crushed hopes of mankind for permanent freedom under constitutional government. For the justness and truthfulness of these allegations I appeal to the impartial and sober judgment of posterity."
Quotations from Davis's Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.
Meetings are normally the first Thursday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse. See calendar for details. (must login to Yahoo).
W elcome to the homepage of the Tuscaloosa League of the South. Our organisation is dedicated to promoting the cultural, economic, and political independence of Alabama and all the Southern States. We pursue our goals using only lawful, peaceful means. We condemn racism and racial hatred of every type. Among our symbols is the Confederate Battle flag, which represents the courage of our ancestors who fought for the right of self-government and against economic exploitation, and not to preserve slavery. We do not condone the use of the Battle Flag by hate groups, and will not allow them to lay claim to this honoured symbol of freedom.
Our regular meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month, on the first floor commission meeting room of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse on Greensboro Avenue. Check our schedule of events for changes in meeting times or dates. Any interested person is welcome--you do not have to be a member to attend. Come on over and join us! Coffee and doughnuts are provided.
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