Visit of the K.K.K.
Which Party is the Real Friend of the K.K.K.?
The Leftist and their mouthpiece the Woke media love to paint the Republicans as White Supremacists members of the Klu Klux Klan...
If you’ve been paying attention to Social Media and the “controversy” surrounding passing of Election Integrity Laws you have heard passionate cries from certain members in Congress such as Schumer and Pelosi cry “Voter Suppression!” and “This is Jim Crow!”, etc. The Leftist and their mouthpiece the Woke media love to paint the Republicans as White Supremacists members of the Klu Klux Klan or at least Sympathetic to the Klan. What is the truth? If you have read my articles on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and have checked out my references you would have discovered that it was the Republicans who had the most yea votes in favor of these amendments and the Democrats who had the most nays against these amendments.
Let us go back in time to see what we can discover.
Using our logic which party would most likely have had ties to the K.K.K? The party who had the majority of yea votes for the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments or the party who had the majority of nay votes on these Amendments? Let us go back in time to see what we can discover.
Testimony in the Congress concerning the KKK
Speech of Hon. J. H. Sloss, of Democratic Representative for Alabama, In the House of Representatives, April 4, 1871, On the bill (H.R. No.320) to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes.
Mr. Sloss: Mr. Speaker, notwithstanding the many and exhaustive speeches which have been made in this House within the past two weeks upon this bill, a sense of its importance to my constituents and the influence which it may exert upon the present the future of the entire Republic impels me to raise my voice in an effort for its defeat.
....This bill is not intended for the preservation of peace and law and order in the South. The pretense is a shallow one and has no foundation in fact. To beguile the people these gross misstatements are made, and they tell you such legislation is necessary. It is a vile scheme, hatched in the brains of vile men, traitors to the Constitution, to perpetuate the power of the Radical party, and nothing more or less. Why is it not sought to apply this legislation to northern States where disorders exist? The Ku Klux of the South, granting, for the sake of argument, all the stories that we hear of their devilish work, are not worse than the miners' leagues of Pennsylvania. On this subject I quote from a responsible and respectable authority, the New York Journal of Commerce: (Commences to read the article)… (1)
The speech of Samuel S. Cox (D - NY) was presented to the House of Representatives on April 4, 1871. ”When barbarism was the consequent condition of man." This statement provided a basis for both of Cox's principle themes: first, the tendency toward centralized government crushed state liberty, and second, Reconstruction subjected Southern states to lawless misrule at the hands of black legislators......"Better let the South be overrun with it," said Cox, referring to the Klan, "then destroy the Constitution by illegal methods for its suppression."36 This contention, along with his appeal for amnesty based upon "national feeling," posed a silent question to the white North: Are black people really worth all this trouble?
Cox's solution was to appease the Klan rather than to put it down. His warning that the Klan would not disperse as long as Reconstruction governments remained in place was really a threat, a declaration that the white South would not be pushed around forever. ..” (2)
Edmund Pettus, Democratic Senator from Alabama was a member of the 50th-59th U.S. Congress. He was a Confederate general and a leader in the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. He won the Senate seat in 1896 beating the incumbent James L. Pugh. His campaign focused on his organizing and popularizing a K.K.K. chapter in Alabama and his disdain for the constitutional amendments that elevated the former enslaved Blacks to citizenship. (3)
Sorry wokesters you cannot honestly disprove the historical forensic evidence!
Of course, there is other documented evidence that proves that the Democratic party and not the Republicans had connections with the K.K.K. Sorry wokesters you cannot honestly disprove the historical forensic evidence! (4)
Not everyone who voted nay on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were members of the Klu Klux Klan, however I have not come across any who voted yea for these Amendments who were. As you can tell from the historic evidence mentioned above that there were members of the Klan who become members of the Congress later on in the 19th Century who if they had been in the Congress during the 38th, 39th and 40th Congress would certainly have voted against these amendments. The lesson to take away from this article is when members of Congress sarcastically and disingenuously cry “Voter suppression” or “This is Jim Crow” when they don’t get their way, take it with a grain of salt as the saying goes.
p.268 Appendix to the Congressional Globe House of Representative Ku Klux Organization-Mr. Sloss, 42nd Congress, 1st Session
Lake Forest College Publication
An Examination of the Congressional Debate of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 5-1-2002
and Encyclopedia of Alabama Ku Klux Klan in Alabama during the Reconstruction Era
Keith S. Hebert, University of West Georgia http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2934
Other Evidence of the Democratic/Klan connections:
Authentic history, Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1877"
KKK 1871 Congressional Testimony by Congress
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