Reclaiming American Liberty
Message from Walter D. (Donnie) Kennedy
My Fellow Citizens,
I hope by now you have heard about the Walter D. Kennedy G.O.P. Presidential
Exploratory Committee. More than anyone else, I want you to understand what
this is all about and that is why I am sending you this e-mail.
Many years before Ron and I wrote The South Was Right, we often talked about
why the South is treated as a political stepchild in America. The answer to
that question filled us with anger and determination to rectify that problem.
The answer to the question of why the South is being treated as a stepchild
is “Because we are a defeated people.” For the past forty years
Ron and I have struggled to reawaken in the hearts and minds of our people the
repressed desire to once again be a free people, thus our first book, The South
The importance of that simple statement can not be over emphasized! Look at
the roll call of Southern men among the very foundations of our country. Patrick
Henry who uttered the words that stirred the spirit of Freedom. Thomas Jefferson
who wrote the Declaration of Independence. George Washington who led the Colonial
Army to victory. The list goes on and on. Southern Heritage is a foundation
of American Liberty and one can not understand our Founding Principles without
an understanding of Southern Heritage.
In chapter 14, ‘Summary and Call to Action’ we state: “What
is needed is not more power but the will to use the power at hand! The choice
is now yours—ignore this challenge and remain a second-class citizen,
or unite with your fellow citizens and help start a political revolution.”
The campaign before you is an element in that “political revolution.”
As is pointed out in The South Was Right, no one will defend our Rights and
promote the cause of American Liberty except one of our own. We cannot depend
upon “good Republicans” because their allegiance is not to the South,
American Liberty or the Constitution but to the Party of Lincoln and reelection.
I hope to change all of that and force the Republican party to debate the real
issue – Restoring Our Founding Principles.
Here in a nutshell is what this campaign is all about. By contending in the
Republican Party’s primaries, we will be taking our message about real
State’s Rights and American Liberty to our fellow conservative citizens
and especially Southerners. For the past forty years the voting public has not
heard this message. We will have the chance to put our message before those
people who are not members of any Southern heritage organization and, therefore,
need to hear our point of view.
Remember, this message will be something new for many of these people. Forty-two
years ago when I first heard this message I was shocked and rejected both the
message and the messenger. It was only after thoughtful consideration that I
understood that the message was correct and I was wrong. Until we get our message
out to the broad mass of voters, they will never have the opportunity to react
as I did—the longer we delay in getting our message out, the less likely
we will be successful in our lifetime. In this type of campaign we only lose
the election if we don’t get our message out to our fellow Southerners.
We only lose if once again, the true issues are not included in the political
debate of the upcoming election. We only lose if once again, the people are
only given the choice of “more of the same” or “more of the
If we can convince enough of our fellow citizens to support this effort, we
can launch a campaign that will shake the Party of Lincoln to its core. Think
of the possibilities of having political ads run in your community that demonstrate
that Appomattox is the source of every problem facing Americans today: illegal
immigration, welfare, inflation, undeclared wars, abortions, heavy-handed taxation
and many more problems can be solved by undoing what Lincoln and his invading
army did at Appomattox. What will the Republicans do when true conservatives
win a large percentage of votes in Dixie?
How will they deal with our message and how will their enemies react to the
mortification and shock of neo-con Republicans because of the Southern revolt?
What will the “talking heads” on T.V. say about the “Southern
Question” that this campaign will have placed on the national political
agenda? I understand that these people will not defend our movement or us but
at last, our fellow Southerners will understand that there are Southerners who
are giving notice to the world that the status quo is unacceptable. One thing
that will help shape the response to this campaign is the thought that “these
people might try a third party effort in the South!” Remember, it is the
South that has given the Party of Lincoln and its neo-cons bosses their majority
status and White House victories. Today, we have the ability of holding the
Party of Lincoln hostage, let’s not let them off the hook.
Please take the time and look at my web page www.electwdkennedy.com and review
our goals and platform. To move this effort from an exploratory committee to
a full campaign I need at least 1500 fellow Southerners to make a donation/pledge
of $100. This can be done via PayPal, check, or our “easy payment plan”
(Liberty on the installment plan). Without your support this effort will not
go forward. Remember that the French Nationalists of Quebec started just like
this in 1964; they only won 4% of the vote in that election but today they own
Quebec. Much the same can be said about Scotland. When will they say the same
about Dixie? We are not too poor, we are not too few, and we are not too weak
to get this job done. Will you help?
Walter D. (Donnie) Kennedy