For John, BLUF: Few of our leaders and heroes look good in historic perspective, which is why buildings should not be named for living persons. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"This Day in History… Republicans Pass Anti-KKK Act – Outlawing Democratic Terrorist Groups"
From Mr Jim Hoft and Gateway Pundit.♠
On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)There is more at the Gateway Pundit article.
On April 20, 1871 the Republicans passed the anti-Ku Klux Klan Act outlawing Democratic terrorist groups.
Does this item link, in some way, to other acts of history exhumation, for example, showing that President Washington owned slaves and President Jefferson exploited his position to have sex with at least one slave?
Or should www move on, knowing that the last known Klan member left the US Senate in 2010?♥
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Published two years ago.
♥ Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd; died in office.