Southern National Congress



One hundred eleven Delegates and Officers and witnessed by forty observers, the Second Southern National Congress (SNC) convened on 11-13 September 2009 at scenic Cheaha State Park, the highest point in Alabama, and passed several important measures, including the Southern National Covenant.

The Covenant, like the SNC itself, has its roots in the age-old hunger for liberty in the Western world. It echoes other historic covenants that proved to be crucial turning points in Western man’s struggle to secure freedom and justice under law. Signers of the Covenant on September 13, many of whom sealed their signatures in blood, pledge to resist Federal tyranny and work to restore liberty, justice, and sovereignty for the Southern States and People.

Author Kirkpatrick Sale, President of the Middlebury Foundation and Delegate for South Carolina, called it an “extraordinary document.” Passed unanimously by the 14 State Delegations, he said it is “strong in its rejection of the United States empire and in the need for a new foundation for law and government and a restoration of sovereignty of the Southern people."

SNC Chairman Thomas Moore noted, “The Southern National Covenant is patterned in part after the Scottish National Covenant of 1638, a turning point in the defeat of royal absolutism and tyranny in the British Isles, and which is part of America’s heritage as well as of Scots and Englishmen. At the Second Congress we felt we were standing in a procession of continuity with our forefathers who shed their blood for human dignity and freedom. As the final vote was tallied, we all looked around at one another in awestruck silence. It was a solemn, emotional, and historic moment when the SNC adopted this unique pledge devoting ourselves to Southern liberty.”

The SNC is urging all Southerners who oppose the increasing outrages of Federal corruption and tyranny to sign the Covenant, share it with their fellow Southerners, and encourage them to sign.

The Second Congress also debated and ratified the following measures:

  • A proclamation calling for a Day of Repentance and Intercessory Prayer for the Southern Nation. (click here)
  • A “Resolution and Appeal” aimed at Southern law enforcement and National Guard officials reminding them that they serve the People and not the temporary occupants of public office. It urges them to keep their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution; and in the event of a national emergency, to refuse to take part in an unlawful suppression of civil liberties. (click here)
  • Two resolutions, called “Remonstrance and Petition for a Redress of Grievances,” opposing the government health care (click here) proposed by the Obama Administration and abortion.



The dates of 5-7 December 2008 will forever be remembered as the historic rebirth of Southern unity as the Southern National Congress convened near Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Over one hundred Southern men and women, from all walks of life and from fourteen States, agreed  with Thomas Moore of Charlottesville, VA, who was elected Chairman, that the Southern National Congress was a "resounding success."

The SNC is a representative assembly of citizens of the Southern States, providing an alternative, legitimate forum to express Southern grievances and advance Southern interests in a way that is no longer possible through today’s political process or the major political parties. Delegates attended from the following States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Eminent historian and South Carolina Delegate Dr. Clyde Wilson said, "The SNC will reclaim the political legacy of great Southerners like Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and John C. Calhoun. That legacy is individual liberty and a small central government limited to its enumerated powers; and which is the creation, the servant, and the agent of the sovereign people acting through their respective States."

The Southern National Congress debated and approved seven resolutions called Remonstrances and Petitions for a Redress of Grievances. SNC Chairman Thomas Moore explained, "The term 'remonstrance' means to protest, but in a constructive manner.  This form of dissent has a long tradition in the historic struggle for political liberty in the English-speaking world, going all the way back to Magna Carta in 1215.  It was a key element in the founding of the United States and the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the citizen the right of 'petition for a redress of grievances.'  A remonstrance reminds the authorities of their duties and their failures.  The petition for redress appeals to them to return to the governing principles of law and justice they have violated."

Click on the following links for each of the Remonstrances
1. Mass Immigration
2. Just War and Defense
3. Law, Liberty & Governance
4. Agriculture
5. Economic and Monetary Policy
6. Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
7. Arms & Self-Defense