Categorize The KKK as a Terrorist Organization

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In 1865 the hate group known as the Ku Klux Klan was formed following the defeat of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. For four years the group terrorized people of color in escalating incidents of violence that eventualy led it's founder to try and disband the very group he created.

In 1871 Congress passed the Third Force Act, commonly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, and martial law was declared while simultaneously categorizing the KKK as a terrorist organization. This allowed Ulysses Grant to make hundreds of arrests using military force while suppressing the KKK wherever possible.

In 1882, Congress deemed the Ku Klux Klan Act unconstitutional thereby protecting their organization under constitutional freedom of speech.

At no point in history has speaking their opinion been the primary focus of the hate group known as the KKK. For over a hundred years since the Act was overturned, the organization has reigned unchecked and remained violent and terroristic towards people of color.

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, an African American, was murdered in cold blood by a white police officer in the streets of Minneapolis. This led to civil unrest across the entire globe in support of change for the United States and equality for people of color who have been oppressed for over 150 years in our country.

The peaceful protests quickly turned to riots as the voices of the people went unheard. On June 2nd of 2020, president Donald Trump used social media to proclaim his interest in labeling Antifa as a terrorist group and letting them shoulder the blame for the destruction during the protests.

The destruction of life is of far greater consequence than the destruction of property, and rioting is the voice of the unheard.

In honor of George Floyd, and in celebration of equality, we move that the KKK and other hate organizations who discriminate and support prejudice and hate for our fellow human beings all be further categorized as terrorist organizations once again, and be eliminated from our country's soil with the creation of the George Floyd Act.

Anyone with any ties to these organizations should be arrested and charged as threats to our nation and it's citizens. There is no reason why these organizations should be allowed to exist, much less be protected under our nation's constitution.