Southern Hate Group Cries Communism After Patriotic “SECEDE” Billboard Gets Removed

secede-billboard-league-of-the-southThe hate group known as the League of the South is extremely upset that their “patriotic” billboard displaying the word “SECEDE” was removed from the side of a highway in Montgomery, Alabama.

Ah, yes.  Another one of these groups that claims to love America so much that they want to leave it.

After the sign was recently put up, several companies threatened to stop doing business with Lamar Advertisers, which led to the company making the business decision to remove the billboard.

“Is this America, or is it Stalin’s Russia where you shut down any opposition and dissent?” Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, asked.

He pointed to a similar billboard they put up in Tallahassee, Florida.

“We had a really, really good open public debate about this issue in Tallahassee,” he said. “Nobody got their pants in a wad about it.”

Actually Mr. Hill, what prompted Lamar Advertisers to pull the billboard is what most of us would call capitalism.  You see, a company chose to side with its many advertisers (aka their revenue stream) over one hate group.

Hill clearly doesn’t understand what communism actually is.  Then again, most conservatives don’t.

And a “good open public debate” over secession?  We’ve had one of those before, though I don’t think I’d refer to it as “good.”  It was called the Civil War.  And for the record, the South lost.

I would say that these secessionists surprise me, but they don’t.  Living in Texas I often see cars driving around various cities and towns branded with bumper stickers that simply say “SECEDE” in big bold letters.

It’s always funny to me how these southern conservatives who claim to love the United States so much are the ones who are always behind these asinine movements to secede from it and form their own country.

Besides, what would a state like Alabama do without the federal government?  After all, Alabama ranks sixth on a list of states who take in more money from the federal government than they give back.  So in reality, as a state, they depend on a lot of welfare from the United States federal government.

The same federal government many people like those who support the League of the South loathe.  It’s amazing that in 2014 we still have so many people who live with the same mentality as those who lived in mid to late 1800’s.

It’s no wonder many of these people don’t believe in evolution – they haven’t evolved in over a century.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Gord S.

    ” America, love it or leave it”, isn’t that the redneck bumper sister from the 60-70’s directed at liberals?

  • Sunnysmom

    Good, go, Bon Voyage. Let the dead weight trim itself and we can maybe get some things done with a more sane, educated, and rational Union.

  • Austin

    This author is so ignorant, pompous, and out of touch. People like this are all over DC, and part of the reason why I’m more inclined to move south and join them. I’m an independent who has spent a lot of time living and working overseas, now that I am in DC, I have never seen so many people who hide their ignorance of the world by just adopting the most popular rhetoric associated with whatever activist movement is trending. These liberals are taught what to think, not how to think. They are unable to see the world objectively, and are driven completely by emotion and their sense of entitlement. They are willing to say whatever wicked and vile thing to those who have a different opinion, going so far as to vandalize property and/or try to ruin the careers of those that oppose them. Those southerners don’t have it wrong, I’m a student of history and have spent a lot of time in socialist and/or totalitarian states, and the liberal approach to opposition does not stray as far from those as this “benevolent” author seems to think. I wonder how many sheltered little “Allen” has been to Russia and/or the Middle East.

    • John

      Viagra, dude. Get a prescription.

    • Do you understand why that billboard was taken down? And do you understand what the first amendment is actually about?

    • Tc

      The author was correct. This article has nothing to do with communism. The government did not make this billboard go away. The company that owns it did becsuse they stood to lose money. That is capitalism. The thing that republicans love so much. They should be praising this as self regulation with no government interference.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, where was your white trash religious scumbag self when BUSH and CO was destroying America??
      answer: being white trash religious scum.

    • Uh, the free market made the billboard go bye, bye. Do you understand how Capitalism works? In a nutshell, companies stated that they would not do business with Lamar Advertisers, thus forcing the company to remove the League of the South’s hatriot filth. You don’t understand much, do you?

  • Edward Krebbs

    And oddly, I’ve had several times where I heard a good, God-fearin’, country-lovin’ Amerikun talk about Secession while saying that the conservatives love the country more than them lib-ruls.

    You’d think they’d want to change the message to “Success” or similar to help spur people to be better. Instead they seem to want to wallow in ignorance.

  • Wesley Cole

    Wow, this article was right on point!

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    white trash low IQ regressive religious racist scum,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    …………………….. any questions?

  • Stephen Barlow

    WHERE was it EVER Patriotic to claim that Hate Speech is American?

    HOW is the RIGHT to HATE defined in the FOunder’s words?

  • DavidD

    Why are you pushing what a very small loud bunch of yum yum’s say about anything?
    .Why are you playing this GOP red vs blue neo confederate game.?
    I’m a gentleman of Scot Irish heritage who lives down south and now the faux liberal bigots get to boast that they won the civil war,(all the people who fought in that war are dead.They didn’t win anything). and call me white trash ,redneck,hillbilly and say I have sex with my female relations.
    How is this helpful when the main uissue before all of us income inequality?
    It is an issue of up and down and down and reminding us how poor we are and how you wish we would all go away is elitistism and playing the GOP divide and conquer game.

  • Thevoice

    Obamanation is a nation of weeds and a M brotherhood boot at the neck of Christian America.Has anyone noticed he is collapsing the country with the free poop army?”My work is done” poster says it all