Ku Klux Act passed by Congress

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    Mar 01, 2016 5:23 PM GMT
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    1871
    Ku Klux Act passed by Congress


    With passage of the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

    Founded in 1865 by a group of Confederate veterans, the KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force bent on reversing the federal government’s progressive Reconstruction Era-activities in the South, especially policies that elevated the rights of the local African-American population.


    "Quote me as saying that that Imperial bastard will never set foot in Louisiana, and that when I call him a sonofabitch I am not using profanity, but am referring to the circumstances of his birth."

    ~~Huey Long. When the head of the Ku Klux Klan, Hiram W Evans, threatened to campaign against Long in Louisiana, circa 1930s


    "I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about White Supremacists....I don't know what group you are talking about."

    ~~The un-American Donald Trump on former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan when asked if he'd disavow the KKK's endorsement, circa today


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    Mar 03, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
    A few more details:

    The bill H.R. 1293 was first introduced into the House by Republican John Bingham from Ohio on February 21, 1870, but not discussed until May 16, 1870.[2] Unlike the House bill, the Senate bill S. 810 grew from several different bills from various Senators. The first proposed bill was submitted to the Senate in February 1870 by Sen. George F. Edmunds from Vermont followed by Sen. Oliver P. Morton from Indiana, Sen. Charles Sumner from Massachusetts, and Sen. William Stewart from Nevada. After three months of rewriting in the Committee on the Judiciary, the final version of the bill was introduced onto the Senate floor on April 19, 1870.[3] The act was passed by Congress in May 1870 and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on May 31, 1870.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforcement_Act_of_1870

    Fall 1874 - Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since before the Civil War. Redeemer governments win control in Arkansas and Alabama.

    March 1875 - The outgoing Republican Congress enacts the Civil Rights Act of 1875, long advocated by Senator Charles Sumner, who died shortly before its passage. It outlaws racial segregation in all public accommodations regulated by law, such as hotels, theaters, steamships, and railroads. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule the law unconstitutional in 1883.

    http://blackhistory.harpweek.com/4Reconstruction/ReconTimeline.htm

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    Mar 03, 2016 3:54 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidA few more details:

    Founded as a fraternal organization by Confederate veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan soon became a paramilitary group devoted to the overthrow of Republican governments in the South and the reassertion of white supremacy. Through murder, kidnapping, and violent intimidation, Klansmen sought to secure Democratic victories in elections by attacking black voters and, less frequently, white Republican leaders.

    April 20, 1871: Republican Congress enacts the (anti) Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/this-day-in-history-republicans-pass-anti-kkk-act-outlawing-democratic-terrorist-groups/


    Only that the platforms of the parties switched roles between then and now. So the scum you describe in the 1800s is the scum that makes up the Republican party today.

    In your soundbite attempt to denigrate the Democrats of today, all you've done is out your own party's bigotry and pronounced either your own ignorance of American history or your own inadvertent misunderstanding or your own purposeful deceptive inclinations. Pick one.

    At least this time you credited your source of information so I'll credit you that, though hadn't you already been in the habit of plagiarizing the works of others perhaps by now you'd have developed the critical thinking skills to know that you are misapplying your information, because...

    http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/stories/3613/republicans-democrats-switch-platform
    ...Fast forward to today: the map is reversed...

    So when did the switch happen, and why?

    According to Dr. Eric Rauchway , an American History professor at UC Davis, the switch happened somewhere between 1872 and 1936...


    So what were the scumbag Southern Democrats of the past are now no longer Democrats but instead they are Trump's Republican base.

    You might care to contemporize your thinking so that it coincides with reality.
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    Mar 03, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidA few more details:

    The bill H.R. 1293 was first introduced into the House by Republican John Bingham from Ohio on February 21, 1870, but not discussed until May 16, 1870.[2] Unlike the House bill, the Senate bill S. 810 grew from several different bills from various Senators. The first proposed bill was submitted to the Senate in February 1870 by Sen. George F. Edmunds from Vermont followed by Sen. Oliver P. Morton from Indiana, Sen. Charles Sumner from Massachusetts, and Sen. William Stewart from Nevada. After three months of rewriting in the Committee on the Judiciary, the final version of the bill was introduced onto the Senate floor on April 19, 1870.[3] The act was passed by Congress in May 1870 and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on May 31, 1870.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforcement_Act_of_1870

    Fall 1874 - Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since before the Civil War. Redeemer governments win control in Arkansas and Alabama.

    March 1875 - The outgoing Republican Congress enacts the Civil Rights Act of 1875, long advocated by Senator Charles Sumner, who died shortly before its passage. It outlaws racial segregation in all public accommodations regulated by law, such as hotels, theaters, steamships, and railroads. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule the law unconstitutional in 1883.

    http://blackhistory.harpweek.com/4Reconstruction/ReconTimeline.htm


    Oh for God's sakes. All I did was grab some coffee mid response. It took you that time to find what you thought was more convincing material? Meanwhile, looking over your revised copy/paste, my post still stands with one minor edit:

    This seems to show me that you are purposely being deceptive by ignoring the fact that the party platform roles switched between then and now, a fact you must be aware of, as I'd already posted that into another thread where you were also being full of shit.
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    Mar 03, 2016 9:39 PM GMT
    With stories like this one repeating themselves every few years - Tawana Brawley, anyone? Duke lacrosse? Kent State charade? - perhaps it's time to amend the civil rights act so it's not serially abused:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/nyregion/racism-charges-in-bus-incident-and-their-unraveling-upset-u-of-albany.html?_r=0

    I LOL'd when I saw that "diversity banner" on campus, and then ROFLMAO when I read some of the countless cliches that sprang from the students and faculty mouths.