A few days ago I also had an enjoyable talk with a Birmingham-based reporter from AL.com, the Advance empire's Alabama news service, regarding what American Nations tells us about that state's resistance to reforms, particularly if they come from the federal government. Here's his report and an excerpt:
It's because of these centuries-old traditions about the role of government or what the desirable society is and each region has had a different answer to that," Woodward said.
Central and southern Alabama are members of the Deep South while north Alabama is a part of Greater Appalachia, according to Woodard.
Although Appalachia has distrusted the aristocratic culture seen in the Deep South region, the two cultures have found common ground in their distrust of the federal government.
"The Deep South and Appalachia share a hostility to government intrusion and regulation," Woodard said. "They come from different places (but) currently there is an alliance."