On the League of the South website, League president Michael Hill wrote today:
The League of the South looks to the present and future. However, from time to time we do look back at our past.
This 14th of April will mark the 150th anniversary of John Wilkes Booth’s execution of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. The League will, in some form or fashion, celebrate this event. We remember Booth’s diary entry: “Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment.” A century and a half after the fact, The League of the South thanks Mr. Booth for his service to the South and to humanity.
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Booth considered slavery to be a blessing.
Currently, the senior instructor of the Institute on the Constitution, David Whitney, is the chaplain of the Maryland/Virginia branch of the League of the South. The founder of the IOTC, Michael Peroutka says he is no longer a member but thanked Hill for the League’s support in Peroutka’s November election to the Anne Arundel County (MD) Council.