Since the publication of their bestseller classic The South Was Right! in 1994, the brothers James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy have been recognized spokesmen for the South. By the South they do not mean a political position or a collection of quaint attitudes. Southerners are a people—and as a people have a right to be governed by their free consent. But “at no time since Appomattox have the freedom, the heritage, and the culture of the South been under greater attack.”
The Southern people are in a struggle for their existence as a people. If things continue as they have been, we will lose. In Dixie Rising: Rules for Rebels the Kennedys propose nothing less than a radical change of approach to the struggle—an approach that discards the losing game of conventional politics. This book is a field manual for what they call “irregular political warfare.”
Dixie Rising provides the tools by which activists can change the current situation and move towards restoring the original Constitutional federal union of self-governing States that our forefathers established. If such a program succeeds, it will be a boon not only to Southerners but to all freedom-loving Americans.
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RON AND HIS TWIN BROTHER DONNIE are the authors of the bestselling book The South Was Right! with more than 135,000 copies sold (2016). The Kennedy Twins have written five books together; their latest book together was Punished with Poverty. Ron authored Reclaiming Liberty, Nullification: Why and How, Uncle Seth Fought the Yankees and Dixie Rising—Rules for Rebels. Ron is past Division Commander, Louisiana Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), a life member of the Louisiana Division and the National SCV. He is a frequent speaker at SCV, Southern Heritage and other pro-Liberty groups.
Ron received a Master in Health Administration (MHA) from Tulane University in New Orleans, a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law (MJ) from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Louisiana Monroe. He retired in April 2015 after serving over 20 years as Vice President of Risk Management for a Louisiana based insurance company.