Ku Klux Klan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Your true allegiances are showing.In 1870 a federal grand jury determined that the Klan was a "terrorist organization". It issued hundreds of indictments for crimes of violence and terrorism. Klan members were prosecuted, and many fled from areas that were under federal government jurisdiction, particularly in South Carolina. Many people not formally inducted into the Klan had used the Klan's costume for anonymity, to hide their identities when carrying out acts of violence. Forrest ordered the Klan to disband in 1869, stating that it was "being perverted from its original honorable and patriotic purposes, becoming injurious instead of subservient to the public peace". Historian Stanley Horn writes "generally speaking, the Klan's end was more in the form of spotty, slow, and gradual disintegration than a formal and decisive disbandment". A reporter in Georgia wrote in January 1870, "A true statement of the case is not that the Ku Klux are an organized band of licensed criminals, but that men who commit crimes call themselves Ku Klux".
Sure they do, just as Al-Qaeda members in the U.S. can create a website and shutting it down would be a violation of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. constitution. The minute they overstep what is possible within a constitutional framework they can no longer exist. The KKK can't advocate lynching blacks. They can't advocate killing Jews. They can't do any of the **** their "constitutional rights" would allow them if one were to be as ignorant as you of constitutional law.As far as I know, the KKK has a constitutional right to exist, along with the Nazis and the Skin Heads.
Yes, yes. That's exactly it. I support making every single soldier into a pink wearing, Sir Elton John loving member of the Village People.Obviously, you support the rights of some--as long as they fall inline with your politics--and **** on the constitutional rights of others.