Georgia Delegation Attends Secession Convention in Chattanooga
Georgia League of the South
P.O. Box 1263
McDonough, GA 30253
404.271.8473On October 3 & 4, the Second North American Secession Convention was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee to discuss the practical use of "secession" as a remedy for the unconstitutional encroachments of the out of control and increasingly corrupt federal government upon individual liberties and States’ Rights. The divergent groups represented at the Convention included those on the "far left" of the political spectrum, including the Second Vermont Republic, and those considered to be politically "conservative" such as The League of the South, the most active States’ Rights organisation in the South.Representatives from more than 18 different organisations which promote the right of secession put aside political differences for the purpose of advocating the right of secession as the best way to restore liberty and self-government to all of these united States. The Georgia delegation was led by Ray McBerry, 2006 Republican candidate for governor of Georgia and a leading States’ Rights advocate in Georgia politics.The Second North American Secession Convention led to the Chattanooga Declaration which stated the following:
THE CHATTANOOGA DECLARATION
The Chattanooga Declaration was drafted and approved by delegates to the Second North American Secessionist Convention on 4 October 2007.
We, the delegates of the Secession movements represented at the Second North American Secessionist Convention, acknowledging our differences, yet agree on the following truths:
1. The deepest questions of human liberty and government facing our time go beyond right and left, and in fact have made the old right-left split meaningless and dead.
2. The privileges, monopolies, and powers that private corporations have won from government threaten everyone’s health, prosperity, and liberty, and have already killed American self-government by the people.
3. The power of corporations endangers liberty as much as government power, especially when they are combined as in the American Empire.
4. Liberty can only survive if political power is returned from faraway and self-interested centers to local communities and States.
5. The American Empire is no longer a nation or a republic, but has become a tyrant aggressive abroad and despotic at home.
6. The States of the American union are and of right ought to be, free and self-governing.
7. Without secession, liberty and self-government can never be sustained, and diversity among human societies can never survive.
Ray McBerry, Chairman of the Georgia League of the South, may be reached for comment or interview via email at RayMcBerry@aol.com or via telephone at 404.271.8473.