ACLU to Represent KKK Group

Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 26, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union will champion a Ku Klux Klan outfit’s right to “adopt” a section of highway in Union County, an ACLU official said Tuesday—on the same day that key members of the KKK group acknowledged they live in a neighboring county.

Two weeks ago, the Georgia Department of Transportation rejected an application filed May 21 by Harley Hanson, who calls himself the exalted cyclops of the Georgia Realm of the International Keystone Knights of the KKK, and his wife.

In the application, Hanson said he could deliver at least six volunteers for road cleanup.  {snip}

Reached on Tuesday, he referred all questions about the lawsuit to the ACLU, but admitted that he does not live in Union County.

Instead, he lives in Morganton in Fannin County, which he described as “a mile or two from the Union County border.” But he said the KKK’s headquarters is in Blairsville. He said it also has a physical headquarters there but would not provide specifics.

“That’s one of the secrets we do have,” he said, adding that the fact that he lives in Fannin has no bearing on the Adopt-a Highway application. “It doesn’t matter where we live, it’s irrelevant to the case.”


Debbie Seagraves, executive director for the ACLU of Georgia, said she was “not sure it is an issue” where Hanson lives.

“It has not been a matter of discussion as far as I am concerned,” she said, confirming that her group would assist the Klan in what it considers a First Amendment case.

A likely precedent was established in 2005 when a federal court ruled that Missouri had no right to ban the KKK from the Adopt-a-Highway program based on the Klan’s political beliefs.


Seagraves said the Klan reached out to her organization last week after the DOT struck down its application to participate in the statewide highway cleanup program.

In rejecting the Klan, which has a history of violence against blacks and minority groups, DOT said the highway cleanup program was open only to “civic-minded organization in good standing.”


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  • Has the ACLU ever called to help AR against the far left goony birds?

    If not, then I think the ACLU doing what they’re doing here with the “K” is not without an ulterior and Machiavellian motivation.

    • Hirschibold

       They occasionally represent beleaguered whites in order to boast their credibility as a neutral non-profit. Kind of like how Jon Stewart or Bill Maher will occasionally skewer liberals in order to say “See, we’re equal opportunity offenders.” Basically, a CYA strategy.

      •  My theory is that they represent the K to keep the K in the news so that Morris Dees and Abraham Foxman can fund raise off the K, and indirectly to peddle the notion that all white racialism comes from the K.

  • Anonymous

    Since there are many government schools and institutions named after blacks who hated whites (like Malcolm X, for example) we shouldn’t complain about the KKK then adopting a highway.  This situation will make liberals support the rights of people they hate and people whose views they don’t want being heard, right?

  • Spartan24708

    I’m going to guess that this bozo and his wife are the only members of that particular branch of the K. You’re probably right QD- this is a way to keep Morris Dees and the rest of the SPLC busy screaming “see there are hate groups around!” Never mind there are probably only a handful of members. 

    • That’s not fair.

      They understand the need for White Survival and that puts them ahead of many others.  I mean, you can be rest assured, their children won’t be mixing.  Please, if you don’t mind, please don’t insult “bozo and his wife”.  At least they have the guts to stand up for what they believe in.  

  • Redsox1123022

    KKK? Thats the 3 strikeouts in an inning in baseball club, right?

  • Crawfurdmuir

    The ACLU periodically takes on cases like this – the soi-disant Nazis’ march through Skokie, Illinois some years ago was another – to deflect charges that the ACLU is sympathetic only to the left.

    As Question Diversity points out, they do this with ulterior motives. Not only does it enable them to claim even-handedness, but when selecting a “right-wing” organization to defend, it is always something zany, like Nazis wanting to march through a Jewish neighborhood or the Ku-Kluxers seeking to adopt a highway. 

    The ACLU would never defend a serious conservative individual or organization in a freedom-of-speech case, such as perhaps a college student or faculty member being persecuted under “speech codes” for lack of political correctness, or, indeed, AR being denied the opportunity to hold a peaceful conference at which scholarly papers were to be presented. The ACLU would never defend a person’s right to keep and bear arms, particularly if in defense of himself and his property. The ACLU would never defend a homeowner or small businessman under the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment from government’s attempts to deprive them of the ownership or use of his private property. 

    In fact, the ACLU never has defended people in such circumstances. That’s why other organizations such as the University Professors for Academic Order, the National Rifle Association, the Institute for Justice, and the Federalist Society have had to step in and assist people facing such challenges.

    It is time that we recognize the ACLU for what it has always been: a mouthpiece for Fabian socialists and cultural bolshevists to undermine and ultimately to destroy any vestige of influence that the Christian tradition, the “patriarchal” (i.e., normal) family, or respect for private property may still command in American public life.

    • Excellent Point.

      I still Defend My Original Knowledge of The Ku Klux Klan though of which I, as a Lady, would never be admitted and Rightfully so too.  I’m old fashioned…

      As for the aclu, they’ve always had an agenda and who cares?  We need to come together and then close the doors.

    • One thing which is often overlooked, the American Nazi Party never amounted to much of anything, it’s real membership was only a few dozen or so.  The ANP was more of a lightning rod to attract disillusioned whites and to maintain a public fiction.  Rockwell, (the party Fuhrer), was actually jewish, and the party was funded via the JDL!  By joining, or contacting the ANP you were actually giving your name to the JDL, then you could be hunted down and evaluated as a threat!  If you turned out to be a threat your name was passed on to police; i.e. FBI, IRS, SS, ATF, State or Local.

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  • Church_of_Jed
  • Church_of_Jed

    Will the ACLU represent us when we are fined for our free exercise of White privilege?

    • KingKenton

      I’m not really into / about humiliating anyone in pubic (even people of other races), and yet, something in me wants to scream… “You go Russia bretheren!”.  All I can say is thank God there are still some White people left somewhere who are not total racial zombies.

  • Sloppo

    It does not surprise me that the ACLU plans to lend its “pro-white” assistance to a racially oriented organization controlled primarily by agent provocateurs.  

  • Sadly, since being informed of the infiltration that takes place in My Beloved Ku Klux Klan, I can no longer Truly Defend them.  I can’t Trust them anymore.  These are the people I went to for Truth about Days Gone By and now that’s gone.

    Aside from my new found feelings, I still support the REAL Klan though if there is one and that’s because I feel that everyone should be Ethnically Proud.  I’m Proud to be American! 

  • I still Love The Ku Klux Klan but the one where I would not be included.  The Original Klan.  That’s the one I Love.  An extremely few criminals don’t get to change the meaning.

  • How Right you are.  Let us not allow them to dictate the definitions/images of our words.  The English Language and all her connotations belong to us.

    As for the White Groups, we need to support them for one day, we’re gonna need each other so we may as well know each other.  This also helps in the process of thinning too.  Not all people will git along.  It’s best to find out sooner than later is what I say…  I mean, Communities will Form.

    • I concur with your and Anon12’s comments!

      PS: I love your avatar. 

  • J. Edgar Hoover did!  That is how we got Kwanzaa  back in 1966, an FBI infiltrator in the Black Panther movement in Baltimore started the “holiday”!  Now, of course, only pro White groups are attacked.

  • Didn’t blacks invent the internet? (or was that Algore)