â€œ[The South Was Right!] paints a frighteningly realistic picture of a captured people and their struggle to preserve their heritage.â€ Â â€“â€“Melissa Maxwell
â€œThe Kennedy brothers have certainly done a remarkable job of bringing together the facts they present.â€Â Â â€“â€“Rota-Gene, July 1999
James Ronald Kennedy (Ron), along with his brother, Walter Donald Kennedy (Donnie), wrote The South Was Right!, a book that explores the political and social impact of the Civil War on both the South and the United States Constitution. Why Not Freedom!: Americaâ€™s Revolt Against Big Government picks up where their first book stops, furthering the discussion on statesâ€™ rights and individual freedom. The Kennedy brothersâ€™ third book, Was Jefferson Davis Right?, outlines the life and trial of Jefferson Davis, questioning whether or not justice was truly served.
Born in Copiah County, Mississippi, Kennedy serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Southern League, an organization that questions the limitations of the constitutional republic created by our forefathers in the Declaration of Independence. He also is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as his ancestors fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Kennedy is currently the director of risk management for a Louisiana insurance company. He lives in Mandeville, Louisiana, with his wife and four children, including a fourth direct generation of twins.