Skip to comments.FDR appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court
Posted on 08/17/2010 7:22:12 AM PDT by Michael Zak
On this day in 1937, sixteen Republican Senators voted against confirming a former Ku Klux Klan member to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator Hugo Black (D-AL) was known to have been in the KKK, but President Franklin Roosevelt and the Democratic Party and the media kept the documentary proof hidden until after his confirmation.
I just looked it up on news.google.com\archivesearch (this shows all old newspapers from the Century), and sure enough. It’s true. Lots of newspapers in the 1930’s talk his Klan membership.
Count the Jews in on this too and the very poor/uneducated....
Maybe they’re not as concerned with the past as others are?
2 face Dems
What? The great socialist savior of America a racist? One of 0bama’s role models? Can’t be. Only conservatives are racist.
Or maybe the guy’s membership in the KKK was merely a ‘youthful indescretion’... Like Democrat Saint Senator Byrd’s..
Hugo Black’s prior membership in the Klan was known, but the Democrats hid the actual evidence until after his confirmation.
Journalists and progressive politicians have done a very good job of linking racial hatred with conservatism. This is even to the extent that some on the right revert to racial arguments when pushed by affirmative action , reparations or other progressive programs. It is very sad and limits the necessary discussion about destructive cultures in all segments of our society.
“I continue to fail to understand why the majority of blacks are or vote Democrat given the racist anti-black historical record of the Democratic Party. There exists some serious, serious uninformed idiots.....”
...yep! Race pimps like Jackson and Sharpton help to keep them “uninformed”. Screaming “racist” and bigot” everytime anything is said against the kenyan and every other black dem helps to drill it home too.
MA Sen. John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Bill. Civil Rights was part of the Republican party platform in 1960. Getting some very good advice, late comer JFK got his phone call into Corretta Scott King before Nixon did when MLK got arrested in Birmingham. That’s it. A phone call beat real reform and flipped the Black vote to Democrats.
Black left the KKK formally only for expedience, but he never really left it intellectually. What attracted Black to the Klan was its anti-Catholic positions, including the KKK doctrines of supporting government schools and the “sacred principle” of “separation of church and state”. Indeed, Black was well known in the KKK for his “eloquent” anti-Catholic speeches.
These two points were, in fact, an explicit part of the KKK membership oath, which Black took and may have administered to others. The reason for these two KKK doctrines was that they were directed at suppressing Catholicism. Government schools were seen as a way of coercively protestantizing Catholic children, and the separation doctrine was really just code for separating Catholics from their tax money by making sure that all education money flowed to government schools. This is why we had thirty years and more of litigation at the constitutional level over “aid to parochial schools”.
Black, not surprisingly, authored the Everson opinion in 1947. Everson for the first time applied the Establishment Clause to the states and inserted Black’s favorite KKK doctrine into our constitutional jurisprudence - “separation of church and state.” It only took 15 years for Black’s liberal, secular humanist allies to hoist Protestants on their own petard by driving Christianity out of government schools altogether using Black’s KKK separation doctrine.
Government schools and their financing arrangements - all courtesy of the KKK and its nativist predecessors. I certainly hope that all “conservatives” addicted to aid-to-dependent-parents are proud of the remarkable intellectual heritage of “their” really special government schools.
And here it is 80 years later and the Republicans once again vote against putting a racist on the SCOTUS. The first time to stop against blacks and this time to stop racism against whites. The only common thread is racism and demonic-rats.
The DemocRAT icon has tarnished some.
Although the first government schools offered up a generic and lukewarm Protestantism, it didn't take long for them to be basically secular. This was many decades before 1947.
I know from my own family experience that there was a great difference between the education of my government schooled grandmother (b.1894) and father ( b.1913) and that of my Catholic mother and her family.
Yes, there was a prayer and scripture read in the government schools that my grandmother and father attended, and, yes, they did have the influence of basically Christian teachers. ...but...the curriculum was godlessly secular. My grandmother and father were, indeed, taught to think and reason godlessly.
If children are educated in socialist-funded, godless, government schools they will learn to be very comfortable with socialism. They will learn to think godlessly, and they will look to government as their redeemer and savior. Within a few short generations of government schooling we had the following:
** the IRS
** the take over of great swaths of land for federal parks and monuments
** Woodrow Wilson
** the federal reserve
** the failed “One World” League of Nations
** direct election of Senators
** FDR and his New Deal
** the U.N.
** Johnson's Great Society
** the abolishment of the gold standard
( And...These are only a few that come to mind, and, you will see that most of what is listed happened before 1947.)
Conservatives who believe that putting prayer back into the government schools, or returning to some magical decade, will somehow fix government schools, are very very foolish. The very foundation upon which government schools were built is corrupt.
The very foundation upon which government schools were built is corrupt.”
It does however raise some curious points about our faux press. Like, when did the media turn on the Klan? Or was this just a "marriage" of convenience for the good of "the children"?
And the Catholics.
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