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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Michael Anthony Peroutka and David Whitney, who are vying for the same seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, are members of the League of the South, an organization whose stated goal is the secession of Southern states. Peroutka also believes elected officials should return to a "Biblical worldview" of the founding fathers, and Whitney preaches at his Pasadena church that God is essential in government and that current political leaders are "wicked and corrupt. " Such views and affiliations have landed Peroutka and Whitney on a list of "extremist candidates" compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based nonprofit that tracks hate groups.
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August 4, 2014
Maryland's Republican Party has all but disowned candidate Michael Peroutka's bid to represent District 5 on the Anne Arundel County Council - as well they should ( "Arundel council candidate Peroutka says he won't cut ties with secessionist group," July 30). Secession is not only against federal law, it is disloyal and ought to be disavowed by every patriotic American. It was wrong in 1861, and it is wrong today. The designation of the League of the South, of which Mr. Peroutka is a member, as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center?
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2011
Loyola University Maryland is looking into allegations that one of its economics professors has ties to a southern nationalist organization regarded as a hate group, school officials said Monday. While in Washington last week to testify at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing, Loyola professor Thomas DiLorenzo was accused of having ties to the League of the South, an Alabama-based pro-secession organization that advocates an independent southern republic. The organization is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based nonprofit civil rights organization.
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By Michael Dresser | August 4, 2014
Republican gubernatorial canidate refused a request Monday that he disavow Frederick County sheriff Charles Jenkins, just as Hogan distanced himself from a far right-wing GOP candidate for the Anne Arundel County Council. CASA de Maryland called on Hogan to withdraw his support from Jenkins, a Republican seeking re-election, after the sheriff took a trip to the U.S. border with Mexico financed by an organization that strongly advocates for tougher enforcement of immigration laws.
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August 4, 2014
Maryland's Republican Party has all but disowned candidate Michael Peroutka's bid to represent District 5 on the Anne Arundel County Council - as well they should ( "Arundel council candidate Peroutka says he won't cut ties with secessionist group," July 30). Secession is not only against federal law, it is disloyal and ought to be disavowed by every patriotic American. It was wrong in 1861, and it is wrong today. The designation of the League of the South, of which Mr. Peroutka is a member, as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center?
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2011
A Loyola University Maryland economics professor is denying ties to a group that endorses a second Southern secession after he came under fire from a Missouri congressman because of the alleged association. Thomas DiLorenzo, a Loyola professor since 1992, was in Washington on Wednesday to testify at a House subcommittee hearing on the Federal Reserve Bank. But Rep. William Lacy Clay, a Democrat from St. Louis, quickly raised questions about DiLorenzo's ties to the League of the South, which is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
NEWS
April 5, 2010
The violent populist anger over the economy, immigration and opposition to the Obama administration that has been swirling through the country for more than a year suddenly took concrete form last week, when authorities arrested members of a Michigan extremist group who they said were plotting to attack law enforcement officers and incite a right-wing rebellion against the government. In indictments unsealed this week, the government accused the group, a self-styled "Christian militia" calling itself the Hutaree, of conspiring to murder a police officer then kill hundreds of mourners expected to attend the funeral by using improvised explosive devices built from instructions available on the Internet.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
An attorney who co-founded the Institute on the Constitution and belongs to a Southern secessionist organization widened his lead in a Republican primary for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council on Wednesday. Michael Anthony Peroutka held a 38-vote lead over former school board member Maureen Carr-York for the Republican primary in a district that includes Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck. Elections officials counted provisional ballots and all absentee ballots on hand on Wednesday.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
First, Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka talks about the need to destroy the "current regime," secede and establish a government based on the Bible.  Then he asks the crowd to stand for the National Anthem. But Peroutka does not sing "The Star-Spangled Banner. " He plucks the guitar and sings:  "Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton Old times there are not forgotten Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land" Is that.... Yup, Peroutka's National Anthem is "Dixie.
NEWS
July 29, 2014
The recent attack on Mike Anthony Peroutka by the political establishment as well as The Baltimore Sun and its subsidiary publications is nothing less than character assassination in an attempt to kill his candidacy for Anne Arundel County Council ( "Hogan, GOP concerned about Arundel candidate's ties to secessionist group," July 25). Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's disavowal of Mr. Peroutka incorrectly implies that he had avowed him to start with. Mr. Hogan's campaign manager's statement, "Those views have never been part of the Republican Party...
NEWS
July 31, 2014
Supporters of the League of the South can debate all they want whether their organization is truly a neo-Confederate hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified them, but it would be much harder to argue that it isn't an oddball extremist group with some hair-raising ideas. That they support Southern secession and rally behind all things Confederate pretty much defines the Alabama-based league. These are not just some folks who spend their free hours dressing up in Civil War garb, whistling “Dixie” and recalling the good old days.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
First, Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka talks about the need to destroy the "current regime," secede and establish a government based on the Bible.  Then he asks the crowd to stand for the National Anthem. But Peroutka does not sing "The Star-Spangled Banner. " He plucks the guitar and sings:  "Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton Old times there are not forgotten Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land" Is that.... Yup, Peroutka's National Anthem is "Dixie.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka refused Wednesday to disavow an organization that encourages secession of the South, and denounced political and community leaders who have questioned his ties to the group. The Republican candidate for an Arundel district including Severna Park, Broadneck and Arnold has seen his views called into question regarding his membership in the League of the South, formed in 1994 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to "organize Southern people so that they might effectively pursue independence and self-government," according to the group's website.
NEWS
July 29, 2014
The recent attack on Mike Anthony Peroutka by the political establishment as well as The Baltimore Sun and its subsidiary publications is nothing less than character assassination in an attempt to kill his candidacy for Anne Arundel County Council ( "Hogan, GOP concerned about Arundel candidate's ties to secessionist group," July 25). Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's disavowal of Mr. Peroutka incorrectly implies that he had avowed him to start with. Mr. Hogan's campaign manager's statement, "Those views have never been part of the Republican Party...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
An attorney who co-founded the Institute on the Constitution and belongs to a Southern secessionist organization widened his lead in a Republican primary for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council on Wednesday. Michael Anthony Peroutka held a 38-vote lead over former school board member Maureen Carr-York for the Republican primary in a district that includes Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck. Elections officials counted provisional ballots and all absentee ballots on hand on Wednesday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Michael Anthony Peroutka and David Whitney, who are vying for the same seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, are members of the League of the South, an organization whose stated goal is the secession of Southern states. Peroutka also believes elected officials should return to a "Biblical worldview" of the founding fathers, and Whitney preaches at his Pasadena church that God is essential in government and that current political leaders are "wicked and corrupt. " Such views and affiliations have landed Peroutka and Whitney on a list of "extremist candidates" compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based nonprofit that tracks hate groups.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | August 4, 2014
Republican gubernatorial canidate refused a request Monday that he disavow Frederick County sheriff Charles Jenkins, just as Hogan distanced himself from a far right-wing GOP candidate for the Anne Arundel County Council. CASA de Maryland called on Hogan to withdraw his support from Jenkins, a Republican seeking re-election, after the sheriff took a trip to the U.S. border with Mexico financed by an organization that strongly advocates for tougher enforcement of immigration laws.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
Hundreds of students, alumni and professors at Towson University gathered Tuesday to declare that the school stands for tolerance and diversity, and that a student who has attracted international news coverage for advocating racial segregation does not represent them. Some of those attending the student-planned rally said they were deeply frustrated and angry with news media attention to student Matthew Heimbach's White Student Union and the nighttime patrols that he said are aimed at fighting crime.
NEWS
January 14, 2013
Today, the Maryland Conservative Action Network (MDCAN) is hosting a daylong conference in Annapolis entitled "Turning the Tides. " Those scheduled to attend include Republican state Dels. Nic Kipke and Neil Parrott, Frederick County Board of Commissioners President Blaine Young, and former Republican candidates for federal office Dan Bongino and Ken Timmerman. Unfortunately, instead of selecting a legitimate conservative activist as headline speaker, MDCAN has chosen Pamela Geller, the leader of a designated hate group and one of America's most virulent Islamophobes.
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