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You might remember that little spectacle of the KKK putting in a request to the Georgia Department of Transportation to sponsor a highway. If you don’t, it went a little something like this:

The International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan put in an application to Georgia’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program. They wanted to adopt a portion of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. The GDT, showing intelligence and foresight,  released a statement that read, in part:

“…promoting an organization with a history of inciting civil disturbance and social unrest would present a grave concern” and could “have the potential to negatively impact the quality of life” of people in the county and state.

Lo and behold, one of the oldest civil liberties organizations in the world, the American Civil Liberties Union, has decided to help out the KKK in its legal battle against the state of Georgia because the denial violates the KKK’s civil rights.

The ACLU has historically helped anti-Vietnam protestors, the NAACP, and Native Americans. Now, they are on the verge of defending a group that embodies murder, racism, and Jim Crow — because their rights are being violated?

I’m thoroughly disgusted.

It’s one thing to protect freedom of speech, but to encourage the visibility of hatemongers is doing much too much.

Weigh in, Clutchettes: Do you think the ACLU is right to help the KKK adopt a highway?

 

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  • LemonNLime

    “It’s one thing to protect freedom of speech, but to encourage the visibility of hatemongers is doing much too much.”

    Really? They are the American Civil Liberties Union… they fight to protect civil liberties. The thing about free speech is that not everyone is going to like what you have to say all the time. ALL Americans have the right to free speech as guaranteed by the US Constitution. If the ACLU protected only people who they thought were worth while, they would not be doing their job as an organization. If the KKK weren’t allowed to sponsor a highway simply because of their beliefs, what is to stop further government censorship? Seriously people, it is NOT OK to apply unequal protection of guaranteed protected civil rights because you never know when someone will try to do the same to you. Considering many of our rights have been striped away during this administration and prior ones, a smart person would be in right in their defending them knowing that they are defending their own rights as well.

    The KKK can sponsor whatever they want and they have the right to believe whatever they want, so long as their beliefs and actions do not impede on any of my rights.

  • There’s a giant gray area when questioning whether certain things are “right” and “wrong”. From a moral and social perspective, what the KKK stands for is something disgusting and I don’t know how anyone can stand with them HOWEVER from a legal perspective they do have a case. I just don’t know how they take themselves seriously as a group….hating whole groups of people must take a serious toll on someone’s psyche.

    • Dalili

      Well said, my sentiments exactly!

  • LemonNLime

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  • LemonNLime

    “It’s one thing to protect freedom of speech, but to encourage the visibility of hatemongers is doing much too much.”

    Really?? They are the American Civil Liberties Union… they fight to protect civil liberties. The thing about free speech is that not everyone is going to like what you have to say all the time. ALL Americans have the right to free speech as guaranteed by the US Constitution. If the ACLU protected only people who they thought were worth while, they would not be doing their job as an organization. If the KKK weren’t allowed to sponsor a highway simply because of their beliefs, what is to stop further government censorship? Seriously people, it is NOT OK to apply unequal protection of guaranteed protected civil rights because you never know when someone will try to do the same to you. Considering many of our rights have been striped away during this administration and prior ones, a smart person would be in right in their defending them knowing that they are defending their own rights as well.

    The KKK can sponsor whatever they want and they have the right to believe whatever they want, so long as their beliefs and actions do not impede on any of my rights.

  • Court

    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

    The ACLU is not “encouraging the visibility of hatemongers”, they are protecting the individual rights and liberties of the people in the United States.Something they have been doing for the last 92 years.