Those seeking to overthrow the Reconstruction, which had imposed Carpetbagger and Negro rule upon the South. A term popularized following the Civil War up until 1876, when the Reconstruction was vanquished. The leading proponent was J. Z. George.
The Redemptionists never forgot the society they lost.
Distinguished from leftist or left‑wing. Rightist (also, The Right) is for family, home, language, industry, charity, work, nation, heritage, building, civilization and freedom. A leftist destroys learning, civilization and industry, tears down art, music and heritage, exhorts sloth and loafing and sets up favors and privileges for classes or groups (such as communists or minorities). Right‑wing may sound sectional; Nationalist is best.
Those seeking to perpetuate institutions and values which the "Conservatives" had failed to do, especially in shoring up family, home and marriage and resisting "equality" of races and sexes. A term popularized during the Seventies and Eighties. A leading figure was Phyllis Schlafly.
A rightist is for individual freedom, low taxes, small government, private charity and the American way.
English‑speaking, pro‑working man, anti-communist, pro‑freedom, pro‑social justice Americans, united in fraternity, nationalism and love to advance America, who defeat the enemies of the nation and promote our unique civilization. (sometimes called true Americans).
Real Americans recognize George Washington as the Father of Our Nation and as a wise and honorable First President.