• The KKK should be banned.

    The KKK should be banned. I am all about the banning of certain groups that do not benefit society. I think the KKK never did anything good for our society. They are worse than gangs because they are nothing more than a hate group toward a particular group of members in society.

  • The KKK is not nonviolent

    The KKK is not in fact nonviolent. Several plots of the KKK to blow up certain buildings and people have been uncovered. For example: In 1997, three Klansmen and a Klanswoman—Edward Taylor, Jr., Shawn Dee Adams, Catherine Dee Adams, and Carl Waskom, Jr.—were arrested for plotting a series of terrorist acts in north Texas, including an attack on a natural gas processing plant. This would merely serve as a diversion for a $2 million armored car robbery designed to finance further acts. They were caught and pleaded guilty. In March 2006, six members of the Nation’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan pleaded guilty to a variety of weapons and conspiracy charges in connection with an illegal gun trading scheme in the early 2000s to finance a plan to blow up the Johnston County, North Carolina, courthouse. In August 2005, North Georgia White Knights member Daniel James Schertz pleaded guilty to building pipe bombs designed to blow up buses carrying Mexican and Haitian migrant workers from Tennessee to Florida. In November 2005, he received a 170-month federal prison sentence.
    Several other cases of attempted terrorism by the KKK have been uncovered, and in all cases the KKK members plead guilty.

  • They murdered people

    The Kl Klux Klan has a long history of killing and terrorising of supposedly non whites which I think is racist.I do respect the no side of this argument .They massacred and lynched people for just a stupid lie made up by pathetic liars hundreds of years ago.They burned down homes and many other atrocities because of racism and sectarianism.

  • The opinion of a 16 year old girl.

    Humans cannot move forward while being manifested in irate behaviors. How can we be the United States of America if we aren't united? Immigrants are what make up America. America is rooted in immigrants and if you disagree, look up your family history and see where you really come from. It is ignorant to focus on one race when we should be focusing on the whole species.

  • What about black people's freedom?

    KKK doesn't care saying black people is the reason of all bad things happening in America and this hate speech can, and actually does, lead to violence and extreme hate against black men and women who should have the same rights as white people. Anyway, although they're supposed to have the same freedoms and rights, black people don't often have any of them because of the type of hate and violence speech KKK and other similar organisations have. I defend freedom to speech and agree with the fact that anyone should have the right to say what he or she thinks, BUT, only when those opinions don't go through other people's freedom. As it is said, your freedom ends where other people's freedoms start, and this is exactly what happens with KKK's speech against black people. You have to be free as far as your freedom doesn't mean other's captivity. Freedom, respect and equality. None of them can be understood without the other.

  • They need to be punished

    We Cant go forward while the KKK are still around it would be easier to get rid of them. I hear everyday that we should be treated the same but nobody ever is the 1st thing to do to get our fair world together and They also need to be punished Yes they have right to speaking out but Racist remarks and what they did in the past need to be punished. They need to learn that everyone in the world is accepted and I'm Not black, not Mixed race I am white and some of my closest friends are black. When WW2 was over every Nazi was hunted down and punished and the KKK Should be given the same Punishment

  • Yeah they should

    The kkk does nothing but abuse the freedom of speech, kill people that are black or jewish and say that its because god wants them to. Thats just bullshit if god wanted the blacks and jews to die why did he create them and if the kkk says god told them to do it why do they burn the cross at every meeting which is a major sin why doesn't trump send the cops after them??? Because he supports them thats why

  • Yes; though not for their history but instead for what they do to the future

    Regardless if they count as domestic terrorism or are a hate group and considering the lack of central organization they simply foster, praise, and indoctrinate hate. Most people who fall into these groups were raised on it and in turn teach their children from the time they could understand until the time that they die that they are the persecuted minority that is in the right. That their beliefs are those sanctioned by whatever power or philosophy they believe in and that society is out to get them. The continuity of hate is at the fault of the continued process of indoctrination. They begin ignorant and grow into people who believe without a doubt that this is the way of life, that they are better than others (regardless of what the law or common sense says) and that some people simply do not deserve basic rights.
    How do we stop this? I don't have the answer beyond somehow breaking the cycle. It's simply not enough to have the society at large shunning this behavior when you have communities and sub cultures that raise new generations in this atmosphere. More than just banning it we need to stop it from spreading. We need to discourage the groups from recruiting and somehow make sure that isolated families/children are gaining education of the world outside this small community of hate and realizing that a world reaching for tolerance is outside their door. Yet somehow this would have to be done without making such groups "martyrs for the cause" because then the belief would be reinforced.
    It needs to be recognized that the citizens do have constitutional rights but if they are advocating and propagating ideas that go against human and civil rights, that go against the idea of liberty and equality and support hate rhetoric, crimes, acts then at what point do we condemn them? A man has a constitutional right to be free but if that man is murdered by law he shall be stripped of some of his rights and sent to prison. Where do we, as a nation attempting to get away from what has existed since the dawn of civilization - the -isms of hate (racism, sexism, elitism etc), draw the line?

  • They deamonise everything Americans have fought (And died) For.

    The group is best known for symbolising:

    A- White pride. This is why the civil rights movement happened. People were tired of raceism and passed laws making everyone equel. The KKK wants to repel that. They want a puurely white world.

    B- The Flag. I know it means different things for different people, but the flag of rebels is not something to tot around.

    C- Bunch of NAZI SCUM- They believe in the Aryan race (American-afied, so to speak) They would continue the holocaust given the chance, and add a bunch more ethnic groups to it as well.

  • What about the right to not be terrorized?

    The KKK is a terrorist group. If ISIS was organized in the U.S. as a recognized social group, they would be arrested. The KKK is a symbol of hate toward blacks in the U.S. (even though I know they hate more than just blacks). But for an innocent black person, or person of any other color than white, walks down the street, and they come upon a KKK or other hate group, they are now immediately walking in fear of their life, that they did not ask for or deserve. It should not be a right to impose fear on an innocent person who has done nothing but walk by, and is of a different race. I think this country protects too many evil people, and evil acts in the name of freedom. I know anyone running around promoting the death of americans from an ISIS organization, or another extremist Islamic group, would be arrested; so then why is there a double standard in the U.S. when it comes to the KKK, Neo-nazis, and other white supremists groups?

    I only hate one thing, the injustice that is seen everyday in the U.S. on innocent people's rights. The right to hate, terrorize, and create fear as a recognized group should be illegal.

    I am studying law right now and see so many laws against individuals, where if you create fear, or threaten someone, you could be found liable of a crime against a person. Why is it different when it comes to these hate groups. They create fear every day. And if I am a drug dealer and I teach my children that dealing drugs is a good thing to do, I could be arrested for promoting illegal activity, and endangering my children. It is no different for these people who are poisoning their children's minds. But I know that can never be stopped. But the organization should and could be stopped through laws.

    We need morals in this country, not religiousness, but morals; and it starts with our leaders. Hate toward people, based on religion, color, gender or anything that is uncontrollable, is not morally right, no matter what you believe. Of course I'm talking about innocent people, not guilty people who commit offenses against others.

  • The KKK is a pro American group.

    The KKK was a great organization the rumors of them killing have never been proven. A lot of crimes were done by the F.B.I and blamed on the KKK. Look into FBI agent Gary Thomas Rowe who helped kill Viola Liuzzo and blamed on the Klan. The Klan used to have carnivals and fairs for kids. They had orphanages for the kids with out family and helped widows. They also built Mt.Rushmore the Klan is a southern movement been here 150 years and will be here 150 more.

  • Not banned, just kept under heavy pressure and scrutiny

    Unlike the Nazis and Fascists, I think the Klan needs to be watched more severly as they are more likely to commit racially motivated murders than anyone else. But at the moment they're no threat. Just a buncha hateful beings that are brainwashed by Christian fundamentalist hatred. So I believe they should be watched.

  • No. They shouldn't be banned.

    As much as i want their group to go away, It is unconstitutional to go against the freedom of speech. The kkk and their people are disgusting, as for many years they murdered blacks, which is not what God wants. I'm my opinion, the kkk and their people are almost non-human evil individuals, but they still have the right to do and say what they want in a peaceful manner

  • Yes, But They Should Be Watched

    So long as the KKK remains non-violent, the should be free to organize. Freedom of speech applies to ignorant, hateful people, too. However, the moment they are credibly linked to sponsoring an act of violence, they become a terrorist organization and should be as such. Right now, however, that doesn't seem to be the case.

    Posted by: rpr
  • No, because they have a right to free speech.

    The KKK may be offensive, but as long as their speech falls under the first amendment, it shouldn't be banned. As long as they're not actively attacking people, they have the right to free speech. Free speech means letting people voice themselves, even if their obscene opinions offend other people.

  • No they have the right to assemble

    The KKK is an awful society with an awful history of murder, racism and persecution. The group, however, has the right to peacefully assemble and say and do whatever they want as long as they don't break any laws. Even if one group of the KKK establishment lynches someone, the government doesn't have the power to ban the entire KKK across the nation.

  • They Shouldn't be Banned

    The KKK should not be banned. I think racist people are horrible and do not agree with many of this organization's beliefs, but they have freedom of speech like the rest of us. Banning them would be violating that. There are other ways to deal with the KKK. Banning is not smart.

  • There is no way we cam

    People of the KKK are evil, supporting the KKK is evil. But freedom of speech is what America was founded on. That is what's great about our country, we can say what we please, or could until the leftists took over.
    So, lemme get this straight, the majority of us are saying that a little "hate speech" is stronger than the Constitution of the United States?

  • No, they shouldn't.

    The Ku Klux Klan has a history of terrorism and murder. They should be arrested and and all that good stuff, but its the freedom of speech and petition and more! We can't take away the rights of these people just cause they don't like African Americans. That would go against everything the United States stands for. Liberty and freedom.

  • They have the same rights we do

    The KKK using the same constitution as us, they do not deserve to be punished for believing in something. Even though I dislike them, they have the same rights we do. In the past years, the KKK has not made many major headlines, after all they mostly host picnics, marches and speeches, kind of like our president.

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