Public Speaker Profiles

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Walter “Donnie” Kennedy

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Speech Topics:

  • Answers the questions of secession from a legal, moral, and historical point of view.
  • Covers America’s secession from Great Britain and the Confederacy’s secession from the United States.
  • From the shot heard ’round the world to the battle of Fort Sumter, this lecture is one your audience won’t soon forget.
  • The ancient practice of slavery– how did individuals and nations become enslaved?  What does the Bible say?
  • The slave trade– how was it operated?  Who sold the slaves?  Who bought them?  Why?
  • The life of a slave– was it always bad?  Did a slave have any freedom at all?  Did any good ever come from slavery?
  • Slavery in America and in the South– who

Descended from Southern soldiers who fought in the War Between the States, Walter D. “Donnie” Kennedy was born and reared in Copiah County Mississippi. He graduated from Charlotte Memorial Medical Center’s School of Anesthesia. He is a popular speaker and has been interviewed many times on radio and television. James R. Kennedy , also listed, is Donnie’s twin brother.

Donnie has held officer positions within the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), led the Louisiana Division, and been a recipient of commendations and awards both from the SCV and other Southern heritage organizations. He is an author or editor of several books, including the bestseller The South Was Right!

Other fine books include:
A View of the Constitution: Secession as Taught at West Point; Lincoln’s Marxists; Myths of American Slavery; Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society; Punished with Poverty, The Suffering South; Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists; Was Jefferson Davis Right?; Why Not Freedom! America’s Revolt Against Big Government.

James “Ron” Kennedy

Ron Kennedy was born and raised in south central Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Copiah County, Mississippi in 1826. Both his maternal and paternal great grandfathers were yeoman farmers and served in Mississippi Confederate units during the War for Southern Independence. He attended Hinds Junior College School of Respiratory Therapy; he earned a BA from Northeast Louisiana University, a Master’s in Health Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago. He retired in April 2015 after serving over 20 years as Vice President of Risk Management for a Louisiana based insurance company.

Ron is past Louisiana SCV Division Commander, a life members of the Louisiana Division and the National Sons of Confederate Veterans. In 1994, the National SCV HQ awarded him the Robert E. Lee Medal. In 2012, the Louisiana Division SCV presented him the Governor Thomas Overton Moore Award. Ron is a frequent speaker at SCV, Southern Heritage and other pro-Liberty groups. He has been frequently interviewed by the press and has appeared on television.

Ron and his twin brother Donnie, also listed, are the authors of the bestselling book The South Was Right! The Kennedy Twins have written five books together; their latest book together is Punished with Poverty, the Suffering South. Ron authored Reclaiming Liberty; Nullification: Why and How; Uncle Seth Fought the Yankees; and most recently Dixie Rising, Rules for Rebels.

Ray H. Shores

Ray H. Shores has lived in Central Mississippi most of his life. He was born in Jackson in 1959. A graduate of Manchester Academy and Mississippi State University with a BBA degree in marketing, Ray and his family live in Yazoo County. He and his wife met at the Southern Heritage Conference in Monroe, Louisiana while he was there to film the event for a television program. They have one daughter, Claire.

From 1990 until 2003, Ray was the Field Coordinator for the John Birch Society (JBS) in Louisiana and Mississippi. His duties included recruiting, raising funds, organizing member activities and public events, and making speeches. During that period, there were two treacherous attempts by Democrats and Republicans to re-write the U.S. Constitution through state legislative initiatives. With God’s help, Ray and the JBS helped defeat both initiatives in Louisiana and Mississippi, ultimately leading to the preservation of the U.S. Constitution until today, when the same bipartisan forces are again threatening it’s destruction.

Ray is president of Victory Marketing Systems™, Victory Book & Flag™ and Raymond Shores & Associates, Inc.

Vince Thornton

Vince Thornton hails from Seminary, Mississippi, where he lives with his family and is an elder at McDonald Presbyterian Church. He attended Mississippi State University, Delta State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a BS in Accounting.

A student of philosophy, history, theology and government, Vince enjoys reading and learning about history, current world events, religions and cultures throughout the world. He has run for public office several times on the Mississippi Constitution Party ticket, including Congress in Mississippi’s 2nd and 4th districts. He is past chairman of the Mississippi Constitution Party and an experienced speaker at college campuses, civic clubs, churches, political forums, and debates.

Walter H. Trisler

Walter H. Trisler has lived in Louisiana all his life. “Walt” and his very large family attend Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Monroe. He graduated from Start High School in 1964 where he was voted “Most Likely to Succeed”. He attended Northeast Louisiana College. He studies Christianity, government and history at his home in Start, Louisiana. He specializes in the history of the Confederacy.

Walt has been a leading sponsor, organizer, and speaker at the many Southern Heritage Conferences that were held in Monroe. At those events, many well-known spokesmen from across America have addressed capacity crowds. Walt can tell you how to put on a successful event and can help you do it, especially if you include the 12 Louisiana String Band (one of our musical talent offerings) — he’s their cadence caller!

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