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originally posted by: DelMarvel
So what is the verdict on whether this article is true or not?
I'm not finding any other sources besides the Daily Mail.
The reference to the KKK seems odd in that their are a lot of other groups now that are more active and more dangerous and surely Obama would know that.
originally posted by: AmericanZombie
a reply to: Answer
I think you are out of bounds with that question.
The man wearing the green robe said he’s the head of the state network, known as the grand dragon. The other is a regional head. They said there has been a surge of interest in the KKK since President Obama’s first term.
“Since Obama’s first term our numbers have doubled and now that we’re headed to a second term it’s going to triple, this is going to be the biggest resurgence of the Klan since 1915,” said one of the Klansmen interviewed.
The Klansman have been handing out flyers in a Mechanicsville neighborhood, and neighbors who received them have contacted CBS 6.
I think it's entirely because it wouldn't be out of character. I'd say, for myself, I expect these things to happen.
Whether the story is true is irrelevant to the bigger picture...
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
Whether the story is true or not...we're going to use it. The very same way that information gathered on private citizens might be used against them - whether it's true or not
originally posted by: infolurker
Would not doubt it.
The Progressives have wanted to do this to ANYONE they consider an enemy. What better place to get your legislation and precedence in place than the vile KKK. Then move on to the gun owners, church members, or whatever "group" that is considered the "enemy" of the Progressive movement going forward.
You may find it humorous, but I see it as indicative of a real problem. One that the media has readily identified for easy consumption. You are 'using' the story the same way as everyone else.
Should the federal government task teachers, religious leaders, and mental health professionals with rating and reporting to law enforcement about the strength of a family's parent-child bond? A child's involvement in religious activities or his connection to a group identity? Whether there are "ideologues" within an American community or what its level of "cohesiveness" is? These and other deeply invasive and problematic questions are being considered as part of the government's strategy for "countering violent extremism." That strategy has been targeted at Muslims, at home and abroad.
Targeting any American on the basis of political activism or religious observance or extreme views—as opposed to unlawful action—violates our Constitution. This is equally true when the government conducts the surveillance or when the government recruits community partners to monitor and report back to law enforcement. What results is a climate of fear and self-censorship, in which people must watch what they say and with whom they speak, lest they be reported for engaging in lawful behavior that the government vaguely defines as suspicious.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
By the by, I think this should be legislated for all terror groups.
People deserve to know.
I'd want to know if the Halal butcher I go to is ISIS...
I'm sure many Christians would like to know if their Priest is a hidden Klansman...
This isn't liberal or progressive...
It's common sense.
Spare me the slippery slope nonsense too, that seems to be the argument against everything these days.
From both sides when it suits them.