Because of the SECEDE billboard in Tallahassee, the League of the South has made the news again in Florida:
“The League of the South, which has been urging the South to leave the United States for two decades now, responded on Wednesday.
“It is indeed heartening to see Florida’s economic success, especially in this day of widespread economic and financial hardship,” Michael Hill, the president of the League of the South, told Sunshine State News on Wednesday..“The Florida Chamber of Commerce and all those businesses that have made this happen indeed have a right to crow about this achievement. Congratulations!”
But Hill said there was a “bit of cognitive dissonance at work here” as Wilson and Moore celebrated Florida’s gains despite Washington’s interference.
“Why keep the economic millstone of Washington, D.C., around your neck when you could do even better without it?” Hill asked. “Why would Florida want an entity at best ‘stuck in neutral’ (many think it is going hard in reverse) acting as a drag on her already notable achievements, as pointed out by the Florida Chamber of Commerce? Upon reflection, the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s position makes no sense. What good does Washington, D.C., do for you, Mr. and Mrs. Floridian, except to tax you, regulate you, and otherwise punish hard work and initiative by its own wastefulness and ineptitude? We in the league think you can do even better on your own.
“But having said this about the economic issue, let us not forget that money is not everything,” Hill added. “There is more to life than money and jobs and economic growth. The League of the South is concerned with all aspects of Southern life, not just the material aspect. Is the Florida Chamber of Commerce concerned about more than the state’s ‘bottom line’?
“The League of the South’s simple message to Floridians — ‘Secede’ — in this day of bloated, overweaning centralized government makes much more sense than the old ‘business as usual’ position of the Florida Chamber of Commerce,” Hill concluded. “Oftentimes, the future belongs to the bold and those willing to think and act outside the box. We in the League of the South offer this advice to the good people of the sovereign state of Florida: secede to succeed.”
I notice that Dr. Hill was quoted far more extensively than usual. The League is putting up two more SECEDE billboards in Georgia and Alabama.
Note: This is a drop in the bucket compared to the flood of negative news coverage that has followed Glenn Miller’s rampage shooting, but like the news coverage in Richmond and the Gawker article in Tallahassee, the League is getting its message out without attracting much in the way of negative publicity.