SNC-9 (2016)

RESOLUTION REGARDING THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP

The delegates of the ninth session of the Southern National Congress, assembled in Chattanooga Tennessee on 12 November 2016 express the following sentiments:

Our yearnings for southern independence and self-government are in no way diminished by the election of Donald Trump.  Our conviction is that the system under which the national government operates has lost all moral authority and has no hope of reform.

At the end of October, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump released a plan for his first 100 days in office. We are hopeful that his plan comes to fruition, but are cautious about any beneficial outcome. We are adopting a “wait and see” stance.

Among the promises of action, we wish to see if Mr. Trump will actually follow through on these specific actions.

He promised that he would:

  • require that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
  • establish a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
  • establish a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections;
  • cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure;
  • cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama;
  • cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities;
  • begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back; and
  • suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur.

Again, we of the Southern National Congress affirm our hope that President Trump will be true to his word, but we remain doubtful of any positive effect for the well-being of the Southern People.

Candidate Trump campaigned as an “outsider” intent on changing the status quo within the Washington belt-way.  President-elect Trump is already making appointment choices which does not bode well with the idea of making America great again, but rather of keeping the States and citizenry subservient to their Washington masters.

We of the Southern National Congress caution our respective State legislators and executives to stay alert and watchful of further encroachment upon our States’ liberty and sovereignty.

RESOLUTION ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

We the delegates to the ninth session of the SNC meeting in Chattanooga Tennessee on 12 November 2016,

Recognizing the primary task of law enforcement is to maintain peace in our communities, we encourage no interference in non-violent civil disobedience as long as that disobedience does not interfere with normal access to public and private property, highways and streets.

Violent pretest is another matter. Force should be countered with the appropriate level of force by law enforcement officers. Protection of people and property within the community should be a significant and primary concern.

Restraint is important for everyone who respects law and order, but restraint should not be interpreted as non-response.