The Nazis have a lobbyist in Congress, the New Black Panthers put out a potential hit, and now the Klu Klux Klan is trying to act legitimate.
As if the Hatfields and McCoys hadn’t done enough to harm the image of all of Appalachia, the Klu Klux Klan just petitioned to adopt a highway in the Appalachian mountains.
What to do, what to do. It’s about the constitution in the end. I guess people who don’t like white supremacists could drive by regularly and dump their trash on that portion of the road.
NY Daily News: A Ku Klux Klan group is attempting to join Georgia’s “Adopt-A-Highway” program for litter removal, creating a quandary for state officials.
The International Keystone Knights of the KKK applied last month to adopt a one-mile stretch of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is meeting with lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office on Monday to decide how to proceed.
April Chambers, the KKK group’s secretary, says she applied to participate in the program to keep the scenic highway beautiful, not for publicity.
The program features road signs for groups who volunteer to help beautify state highways.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 rejected Missouri’s attempt to thwart a similar effort in that state, maintaining membership in the program cannot be denied because of a group’s political beliefs.
If you really want to be frightened, go to their website and look at the books and t-shirts they are advertising. I can’t in good conscience put the link to the website here because they are diametrically opposed to everything I believe in. They call themselves knights (seriously?). They say they are about love not hate.