Southern Nationalist Network (SNN) was created in the Fall of 2010. Those associated with this website believe that the Southern people constitute a historic and truly national population which, like every nation of people, has a natural and unalienable right to self-determination. SNN advocates the peaceful establishment of Southern independence.
We believe in the now world-famous and often repeated words penned by the great Southerner Thomas Jefferson in 1776 that people “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Self-determination is the ultimate political manifestation of the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” that Jefferson wrote about in his Declaration of Independence. Thus, we believe in the right of secession. Therefore, no government is indivisible and permanent since the people always retain the right to alter, abolish or secede from it when they so decide. This is true of the United States Federal Government the same as it is true of all human governments everywhere, contrary to the words of the pledge to the central state that millions of school children are required to recite every morning in public schools across the United States. Southerners in various parts of the historical region they call home have enjoyed their own independent state(s) several times in history, the most well-known of which was 1861-65 when they were invaded and ultimately conquered by the United States for practicing their right to self-determination.
‘Because I was born in the South, I’m a Southerner. If I had been born in the North, the West or the Central Plains, I would be just a human being.’
-Clyde Edgerton, Southern author
The South is easily the most distinctive region of the United States. This is because the South is more than a region, it is an occupied nation of people with its own unique ethnic groups, religion, culture, dialect, forms of music (which are now world-famous), cuisine, political-economy, etc. Being part of the United States has not worked out well for Southerners, as our values are nearly always at odds with what comes out of Washington, DC and with the tone of the general culture across the US as a whole. As a minority member of a forced Union, Southerners opposed most of the expansions of government size and power over the last century and a half. Even voting as a block, we have been unable to slow down an agenda we oppose. The Southern people number in the tens of millions and are one of the largest stateless nations on the Earth. Famous Southern cities such as Nashville, New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah, etc. continue to have an enormous cultural effect well beyond their relatively small size. Southerners have at various times formed independent governments of their own (West Florida Republic, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, etc.). As a region, Southerners vote much differently than do other historic regions like New England, the Great Lakes area and the West Coast. Election maps from the mid 1800s right through today show a distinct political tendency that distinguishes the South from the rest of the USA. The Hamiltonian versus Jeffersonian struggle that began in 1776 still rages between the Jeffersonian South and the Hamiltonian/Keynesian Northeast, Rustbelt and West Coast. If we take the body of evidence as a whole we can see that Southerners are not just a peculiar sub-culture within the United States. Southerners are a nation of their own, as distinctive from New Englanders or Californians as many free nations are from one another. It is in our interests to be free, to govern our own affairs and control our own future.
‘We of the South are at last driven together by the stern destiny which controls the existence of nations.’
-Robert Barnwell Rhett, ‘The Father of Secession’
’We are not made to live in isolation. Rather, we here in the South are a people. Our ancestors came from Europe but we long ago ceased to be Europeans. We are in a sense Westerners, to differentiate us from the various peoples of the Orient, but that definition is too loose and amorphousness. For the last four centuries we have been becoming Southerners.’
-Dr Michael Hill, President of the League of the South
‘While conservative political beliefs are sometimes tied to Southern culture, the [US] media’s real foe is Southern culture itself.’
-Elisabeth Meinecke, Managing Editor of Townhall.com
Recommended books for Southern nationalists
Ethnic groups in the USA
Religion in the various States (USA Today map)
Church bodies in the USA (map based on year 2000 info)
Southern States map from 1860
Southern English dialect maps and information
Use of “Y’all” map
Use of “Coke,” “Pop,” or “Soda” map
A Jeffersonian View of the Civil War [sic]
Why democracy is for idiots
The demonisation of the South
Southern nationalists believe that Southern people constitute a unique nation of people who retain, like all nations, the right of self-determination. Previous attempts to establish an independent Southern government beyond the control of Washington, DC have been prevented by violent intervention on the part of the US Federal Government. We believe that to survive in the 21st century we need a free South. The United States Federal Government actively works against Southern political, cultural, demographic and commercial interests. Washington, DC operates a global empire of bases and puppet-states and frequently intervenes militarily around the planet in impoverished, backwater foreign lands. Even more frequently, the Feds intervene in Southern affairs, shackling Southern freedom, taxing and regulating Southerners to death, attacking Southern cultural identity and involving Southerners in Federal wars around the Earth. We demand a free South where Southerners may control their own affairs, independent from outside control or manipulation. We demand a free South where Southern identity and Southern people may thrive. SNN works towards achieving these goals, providing a modern media for Southern patriots.