Yesterday in forgotten, yet essential, history — Republicans outlawed the KKK:
On this day in 1871, the Republican-controlled 42nd Congress passed and the Republican President, Ulysses Grant, signed into law the Ku Klux Klan Act. The law banned the KKK and other Democrat terrorist organizations. President Grant then deployed federal troops to crush a Klan uprising in South Carolina.
And why would Republicans do this? I thought they were supposed to be racist?
For decades after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party. Klansmen murdered hundreds of Republican activists and office-holders, including U.S. Representative James Hinds (R-Arkansas).
Republicans have always led the fight against terrorism and terrorists. Same as always.
Liberal historians have tried to rewrite history ever since, attempting to paint the Republican Party as the racists and conflating the GOP with the KKK. But what party has a KKK Senator named Robert “Sheets” Byrd? That’s right. The Democrat Party. Some things never change.
Race baiting, race pimping, and outright racism. It’s all in the party. The Democrat Party. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it (or allow it to happen again). The Democrat Party: the party of terrorism and racism. Never forget.