Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society
By James Ronald Kennedy, Walter Donald Kennedy
From the authors of the provocative affirmation The South Was Right!, which was "lauded as one of the seminal texts in the modern Neo-Confederate movement" by the South Magazine, follows another powerful book. Nullifying Tyranny is a call to action that cogently asserts James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy's conservative beliefs and takes aim at the ever-expanding U.S. government, holding it accountable for the corruption of American society, which they believe is under the control of an anti-Christian secular humanist element. Nullification is the ability of a state to withdraw consent to be ruled by the federal government, in relation to a specific conflict, without destroying the government. This action preserves both the liberty and the legitimate union established by the Constitution. The authors immediately identify this term in the introductory chapters, opening the doors for a compelling argument that encourages citizens to defend their constitutional rights and break the bondage of secular society. Twenty challenging chapters scrutinize such relevant topics as self-ownership, defined as the highest form of property rights, citing the insightful philosophies of John C. Calhoun. Debate-inspiring discussions accuse the enormous government of overstepping boundaries by taking away private property from productive citizens through taxation. The authors compare this violation of property rights to a gradual form of enslavement, which will eventually lead to an impoverished society. Addenda include articles previously published by the authors, such as "Consent of the Governed-Key to Liberty," which calls for moral communities to withdraw from a government that has clearly abused its entrusted power. Footnotes offer additional explanation to the arguments while graphs provide support in the form of a visual and comprehensible context. ABOUT THE AUTHORS James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy are advocates of individual freedom who are actively involved in a number of organizations that support their beliefs. James is on the board of directors for the Louisiana Southern League, an organization devoted to reinstating the limited constitutional republic created by our forebears in the Declaration of Independence, and the director of risk management for an insurance company. Walter is a registered respiratory therapist and a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for several years, the brothers continue to write books inspired by their Southern heritage. James resides in Mandeville, Louisiana, and Walter lives Simsboro, Louisiana.