On Michael Peroutka’s Incorrect Charge that a Video of His Speech to the League of the South Was Changed

Video of Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka's press conference yesterday is now available. The entire conference follows the excerpt I want to present first. In the presser, Peroutka was asked if his endorsement of Southern secession and singing of Dixie as the national anthem was a mistake. He responded by saying that I altered the video to suit my political objectives. Au contraire, Mr. Peroutka, you do not speak truly.First here is Peroutka's claim:You can go … [Read more...]

Steve Deace on the Mark Driscoll Controversies: Ingroup Bias Illustrated

Steve Deace is a right wing, religiously conservative radio show host in Iowa. He appears to have a sizable tea party following and weekly gives League of the South member and Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka a platform on his broadcast. Yesterday on his Facebook page, he discussed recent controversies surrounding Mark Driscoll, but ranted more about Rachel Held Evans (calling her "Rob Bell in drag") and me than he did about Driscoll. He seems upset that Evans and I have … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka Calls League of the South “A Christian Free Market Group”; African-American Group Invites Peroutka to Speak

This morning former League of the South board member and candidate for Anne Arundel County Council Michael Peroutka held his news conference in Maryland. I was unable to go but I talked to one person in the meeting and am seeing some news reports filed after the event.According to a source at the event, Peroutka accused me of unfairly editing the video of his 2012 speech at the League of the South annual conference. In that video, he supported secession and led the crowd in "Dixie", calling … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka Schedules Press Conference for Tomorrow

This came to several members of the press today:Michael  Anthony Peroutka, the Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County District 5 will be giving a press conference on Wednesday, July 30th to address the recent controversy about allegations made against him by Carl Snowden [as organizer of the Caucus of African-American Leaders]. There will be a question and answer session after a short statement is made. Press conference will start at 10:30am.  Doors open at 10:00am. The press confe … [Read more...]

Baltimore City Paper on Michael Peroutka: “Extremist Dressed Up for Mainstream Appeal”

Out today, the Baltimore City Paper has a well-written summary of Michael Peroutka's rise to notoriety.Writer Van Smith notes that Peroutka is well positioned to win the Anne Arundel Council seat because he is similar to the mostly white, well-educated and well-to-do population in the 5th District of the county. From there Smith outlines his claim that Peroutka is an extremist trying to look mainstream. I've saying that for over a year; Smith does a good job of documenting the … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka: “I Wish I Was in Dixie” is the National Anthem

At the 2012 League of the South conference, Michael Peroutka encouraged the League members to use his Institute on the Constitution course as a foundation for building their membership and preparing the way for secession (or some other form of destruction of the United States regime). At the end of the speech, he sang a song about the "American view." Then, after asking the audience to stand for the national anthem, he led them in "I Wish I Was in Dixie."Watch:Here is the entire … [Read more...]

What Does Michael Peroutka Really Believe About Secession?

According to the Baltimore Sun, GOP nominee for the Anne Arundel County Council Michael Peroutka told Steve Schuh, a GOP candidate running for Anne Arundel County executive, that he does not believe in Southern secession from the union. However, in a 2012 speech (starting at 26 minutes) to the white separatist group, League of the South, Peroutka spoke favorably about secession: I don't disagree with Dr. Hill [League of the South president] at all that this regime is beyond reform, and I think … [Read more...]

Maryland Republicans Distance Themselves from Michael Peroutka

I assumed it would eventually happen. Maryland Republicans (with a few sad exceptions) are distancing themselves from Michael Peroutka in his bid to become a county council member in Anne Arundel County (MD).Yesterday, GOP candidate for Anne Arundel County executive Steve Schuh called on Peroutka to quit the League of the South. According to the Capital Gazette, the MD GOP executive director, Joe Cluster, asked Peroutka to resign from the League. Reportedly, Peroutka did not say what he … [Read more...]


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