Trump Comes Down Firmly On Side of KKK.

Trump’s tweets will have an impact. They will further embolden the White Supremacists, KKK and Nazis who brought terroristic murder and mayhem to Charlottesville Virginia. But our President already knew that.

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Trump Tweets for the KKK!

Our new government is founded upon exactly [this] idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.

No real ambiguity there. He also said African slavery was “the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution” in case anyone wants to argue the point further.

The doctrine of secession is a doctrine of treason, and practical secession is practical treason, seeking to give itself triumph by revolutionary violence. The late rebellion was without any element of right or sanction of law.

Seems pretty clear to me. Of course after the Civil War the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were supposed to end the oppression of blacks. They did not. Through Jim Crow laws, segregation into inferior schools and neighborhoods, the oppression was sustained for nearly a century more. Whites seeking symbols to represent that oppression, and remind blacks who is in charge, erected the statutes. The emplacement of them coincided with other backlashes against racial equality.

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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