Maryland Republican Leads Secessionist Group in National Anthem – Dixie

Peroutka“Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery. Where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?”
— Jack Kershaw, League of the South board member, 1998

It’s nice to know Republicans are so patriotic, you know, like Maryland Republican Michael Peroutka, who happens to be a buddy of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, and who is running for a seat on the Anne Arundel, Maryland, county council.

Peroutka, who Baltimore City Paper rightly calls “an extremist dressed up for mainstream appeal,” spoke at the 2012 conference of the League of the South, a secessionist organization. We have Warren Throckmorton to thank for finding the video. In it, Peroutka asserts that the South may need to secede again and bring about the “destruction of the current regime,” as he put it.

That would be the legally established federal government. The entity that beat down the rebellious South last time.

See what you think, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

(The full speech can be found here.)

Peroutka told his fellow secessionists,

I don’t disagree with Dr. Hill [League of the South president] at all that this regime is beyond reform, and I think that’s an obvious fact, and I agree with him. However, I agree that when you secede, or however the destruction of the rubble of this regime takes place and how it plays out, you’re going to need to take a biblical world view, and apply it to civil law and government. That’s what you’re still going to need to do. We’re going to have to have this foundational information in the hearts and minds of the people or else liberty won’t survive the secession either. You see what I’m saying? I’m saying that because I don’t want people from League of the South that for one minute that I am about reforming the current regime, and that studying the Constitution is about reforming the current regime. I, like many of you, and like Patrick Henry, probably have come to the conclusion that we smelled a rat from the beginning.

If that wasn’t enough, he then asked the crowd “stand for the national anthem.” And no, he did not mean the Star Spangled Banner. He meant “Dixie.”

You kinda get the idea that Peroutka and his friends haven’t gotten over Lincoln freeing their slaves.

To be clear, this speech was before Peroutka, who is the co-founder of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) in Pasadena, Maryland, actually joined the League’s board, in 2013 and pledged his undying support for their anti-American cause.

For the record, the League of the South is labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

According to the SPLC:

The League of the South is a neo-Confederate group that advocates for a second Southern secession and a society dominated by “European Americans.” The league believes the “godly” nation it wants to form should be run by an “Anglo-Celtic” (read: white) elite that would establish a Christian theocratic state and politically dominate blacks and other minorities. Originally founded by a group that included many Southern university professors, the group lost its Ph.D.s as it became more explicitly racist. The league denounces the federal government and northern and coastal states as part of “the Empire,” a materialist and anti-religious society.

And the League of the South is not shy about its goals:


On Monday, 17 February, The League of the South unveiled a billboard at Apalachee Parkway and Goodbody Drive in Tallahassee, Florida. The League’s message is simple: “Secede.”

What does The League mean? Again, it’s simple really. If the South is going to survive, especially against a flood tide of massive Third World immigration and leftist attempts to destroy her very cultural and political foundations, she is going to have to seek her independence and govern herself.

Not only does Peroutka want to secede, but he is concerned, he says, that the “biblical view” of government both he and Roy Moore share, should “survive the secession.”

Why would it not? All the intelligent, educated – not to say patriotic – people would be already living north of the Mason-Dixon line or fleeing there for safety. There would be nothing preventing a dumbing down of the South.

Will he win?

Baltimore City Paper reports,

Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general election for the council seat, the district’s 75,000 residents — 87 percent white, 97 percent with a high-school diploma, and about half with a college degree or higher, and with a median household income of $111,000, higher than any Maryland county — will be turning for constituent services and leadership on local issues to the GOP candidate, Michael Peroutka.

It would seem he has a pretty good chance of portraying himself as the savior of this white enclave. As City Paper goes on to tell us,

Even if he loses the council race to Democratic contender Patrick Armstrong, Peroutka still won an elected position in the June 24 primary election: he’s now a member of the Republican State Central Committee in his district, making him a leader of the local GOP faithful — whether they like it or not.

When Peroutka ran for president in 2004 on the Constitution Party ticket, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reminds us that he wrote on his blog that “I am proud to be a member of the League of the South. I look forward to receiving the support … from guys with Confederate flags in their trucks.”

Yes, nothing like Republican patriotism. Half of them want to dismantle the federal government from within and return us to the Articles of Confederation, and the rest just want to secede. Take your pick of poison.

You begin to wonder if Reconstruction was such a good idea, that perhaps General Sherman was not thorough enough. After World War II we had de-Nazification. Too bad there was nothing like it for secessionists in 1865. Or, for that matter, in 2014.

32 Replies to “Maryland Republican Leads Secessionist Group in National Anthem – Dixie”

  1. I’d add that Tallahassee can secede from Florida any time it wants to. Should have done it decades ago.

  2. Double H, THIS CLOWN (excuse my Black Urban expression)PIMPED AND HUSTLED HIS CONFEDERATE TRASH IN THE STATE OF OHIO.He was in the Statehouse district of a Tea Party Rep who helped ram through a bill that tried to break the legs of public employees in the state;just like Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

    THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT. Reviving the Old Confederacy…in ALL 50 states if possible via the Tea Party.

  3. Living in Tennessee, its very rare to find a truck any more with a confederate flag in the back window. I am thinking he wont have an easy time of getting support.

  4. I notice that the Republican party hasn’t gone out of its way to repudiate these traitorous lowlifes. We all know that they are a significant force portion of the GOP.

  5. I notice that the Republican party hasn’t gone out of its way to repudiate these traitorous lowlifes. We all know that they are a significant force within the GOP.

  6. These traitors need to be arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison for conspiracy to overthrow our federal government.

  7. Well, they are going to have to leave the state of Maryland behind when they do. I can tell you right now that most Marylanders would disagree with this nut wholeheartedly. And Maryland is strongly Democrat. Despite Maryland being technically southern (it forms the southern border of the Mason-Dixon line), it doesn’t act like the rest of the South at all.

    The irony to me is the fact that Maryland has no history of ever seceding from the Union. So, no wonder this movement has to dress itself up to appear more mainstream than they really are. Maryland does not fit the mold of the Southern “red” state. So, neo-Confederate idiots like Peroutka have to be more cunning.

  8. Part of me is tempted to let them go. See how well they do without federal money to prop them up all the time. The south is the poorest part of the nation. With their backwards attitudes I can’t see them prospering. I suppose they blame their poverty on the federal government though. Lincoln destroyed their prosperity and they never recovered.

    The smart and educated people would not side with them so they would move out. The dirty oil and coal industries though would probably stay since these people are so desperate that they don’t care if they destroy their environment. But the rest of us will be moving towards clean energy.

    Of course when a toxic spill in their water supplies get them then they will be appealing to Uncle Sam for “international aid.”

    Morons. Being stuck in the past is simply going to make them poorer and poorer. God can’t fix stupid.

  9. I second that. I lived in Frederick for 8 years. It’s mostly a liberal bastion in the DC area and the Baltimore area. Once you go out into the boonies, it’s redneck central. Thurmont was an example of Gooberville and past 5th street in Frederick, the people were known as Frednecks.

    People don’t realize how divided Maryland was in the Civil War. It was one of the few states that had both a Union army and a Confederate army. Frederick itself was ransomed by the confederates.

    Maryland is littered with Civil War battlegrounds surrounding Frederick.

    Anne Arundel County is lily white, old and nucking futs. When you hear people talking their brains creak from the ossification. People move there to “get away from it all” [get away from black people]

    Just try going through there if you’re non white,

  10. I don’t know where to put this as there are no articles today (not yet anyway)…

    “Scientist arrested with rifle at airport

    A man who works as a director at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix was arrested Friday after he carried a rifle into Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix police said.

    Peter Steinmetz, 54, of Tempe, was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of two counts of disorderly conduct for displaying a deadly weapon.

    The counts stem from when Steinmetz removed the AR-15 from his shoulder and the muzzle faced toward a woman and her child…”

    (See article in AZ Republic page C5)

    He told law enforcement that he was in the airport just getting a cup of coffee, that he had “no business” in terminal 4.
    He just wanted to stroll around and show his “rights” off…

  11. About Hill:Hill went even further in his July 15 post, however, describing a scenario in which armed citizens wage “Fourth Generation Warfare” – guerilla warfare – against political and cultural elites who support “tyranny.” Hutson summarizes Hill this way:

    …on July 15, Hill wrote an essay for the League’s website titled “A Bazooka in Every Pot,” in which he outlines a program of “guerrilla war,” marked by “three-­to-­five-­man” death squads which would target government leaders, journalists, and other public figures for assassination, in order to advance the League’s goals.

    “To oversimplify,” writes Hill, “the primary targets will not be enemy soldiers; instead, they will be political leaders, members of the hostile media, cultural icons, bureaucrats, and other of the managerial elite without whom the engines of tyranny don’t run.”

    – See more at:

  12. Comments like that is the reason why I love reading comments after the articles. Never know when you’ll come across a gem like yours.

    Thanks, I really needed a laugh this morning!

  13. Another American Taliban. Where is his robe and turban? This guy could easily make the transition, so he should movemto Afghanistan where they believe as he does. He certainly is NOT any kind of an American.

  14. I live in Tennessee. I see them occasionally. Go to Gatlinburg and you’ll see shirts and signs “Next time we’ll win”. My favorite was “I ride with Forrest”. Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan, so it was his way of saying he was a member. Goober was stunned that I knew what it was when I nodded to him..

  15. Right-Wing Delusions, Part 1: Your Stupid Idea Is Stupid Oh, dear, dumb, oppressed right-wingers, searching hither and thither for places to call home, good god, but you come up with some stupid, stupid shit to cling to, like a brain-damaged rat on a turd flushing down a toilet. 1. Apparently, Facebook was not a friendly home for at least some repellent anti-LGBT sentiments, so a couple of ambitious conservatives decided the time was right to take on Big Zuckerberg and launch a “patriot”-friendly place where you can freely like photos your inbred cousin posted of Barack and Michelle Obama’s heads on monkey bodies. (“See? It’s funny ’cause they’re black!” you can comment.) – See more at:

  16. Let these lunatics have their way, secede already. Don’t let the door smack your ass on the way outta the union.

  17. Abe Lincoln made 2 mistakes: Not giving Sherman enough matches and taking the South back. The predominance of poorly educated, unhealthy and impoverished population is in the former CSA. We can keep the eastern part of Virginia and I think North Carolina is salvageable. Divide Florida in half along Route 4 since most of the residents south of 4 are North-easterners anyway! Give ’em the rest straight across through Kansas and down to Texas YEAH!

  18. Name one progressive who has called for the destruction of the United States. Name one progressive who dismiss science as the devils work. Name one progressive who has praise other countries contrary to our national interest. Hell just name one progressive with quotes that compares to any rethug congressman rants

  19. “…on July 15, Hill wrote an essay for the League’s website titled “A Bazooka in Every Pot,” in which he outlines a program of “guerrilla war,” marked by “three-­to-­five-­man” death squads which would target government leaders, journalists, and other public figures for assassination, in order to advance the League’s goals.

    “To oversimplify,” writes Hill, “the primary targets will not be enemy soldiers; instead, they will be political leaders, members of the hostile media, cultural icons, bureaucrats, and other of the managerial elite without whom the engines of tyranny don’t run.”

    Isn’t this sedition or treason or both?

  20. After WW2 the German government had the common sense and COURAGE to ban the swastika flag and all Nazi icons. That’s what we should have done in 1865! We let this problem happen and now the vermin have returned in force. It’s time to put and end to this southern agenda once and for all. Ban that DAMNED FLAG!!!!

  21. AND while we are at it let’s ban that frakkin” Snake flag too! Even though it’s a perfect way to describe the Tea Party! Yellow cowards and lower than a snakes belly!

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