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FDR appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court
Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 17, 2010 | Michael Zak

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.


TOPICS: History
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1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:22:15 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

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.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 7:27:06 AM PDT by MNDude (Ask the Native American's how their "Open Borders" policy worked out for them.)
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To: Michael Zak
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.....
3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:27:20 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Michael Zak; ForGod'sSake; nutmeg; bamahead

BTTT


4 posted on 08/17/2010 7:29:50 AM PDT by EdReform (Stop Obamacare - Join the Obamacare Class Action Suit: www.obamacareclassaction.com)
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To: cranked

Count the Jews in on this too and the very poor/uneducated....


5 posted on 08/17/2010 7:30:30 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: cranked

Maybe they’re not as concerned with the past as others are?


6 posted on 08/17/2010 7:34:43 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Michael Zak

2 face Dems


7 posted on 08/17/2010 7:36:12 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Michael Zak

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..


8 posted on 08/17/2010 7:40:00 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: MNDude

Hugo Black’s prior membership in the Klan was known, but the Democrats hid the actual evidence until after his confirmation.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 7:40:24 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

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.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 7:43:29 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: cranked

“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.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 7:46:40 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

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.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 7:57:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MNDude; wintertime

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.


13 posted on 08/17/2010 8:16:10 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: massgopguy

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.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 8:19:12 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: Nachum

Ping


15 posted on 08/17/2010 8:37:54 AM PDT by EdReform (Stop Obamacare - Join the Obamacare Class Action Suit: www.obamacareclassaction.com)
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To: EdReform

The DemocRAT icon has tarnished some.


16 posted on 08/17/2010 8:41:04 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: achilles2000
I agree that anti-Catholocism and nativism provided much of the support for the creation of government schools. Ah! Little did they realize that government schools would then be used against them.

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
** feminism
** unions
** 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.

17 posted on 08/17/2010 8:49:30 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: wintertime

The very foundation upon which government schools were built is corrupt.”

Exactly true...


18 posted on 08/17/2010 9:06:16 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Michael Zak; EdReform
Imagine that. The enablers in the statist media yet again running interference for one of their socialist heroes. I'm shocked I tell ya!

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"?

19 posted on 08/17/2010 9:21:30 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have just two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: 556x45; cranked
Count the Jews in on this too and the very poor/uneducated....

And the Catholics.

20 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:09 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: achilles2000

The smart thing would to have been to vote against Roosevelt and the Democrat party. Protestants did that, 1936 was the last time that the Democratic party won their support, except for 1964.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 10:09:35 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: massgopguy
A phone call beat real reform and flipped the Black vote to Democrats.

The black vote flipped in 1936, not 1960.

22 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:13 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: massgopguy

...”That’s it. A phone call beat real reform and flipped the Black vote to Democrats”.

Thanks for the info! I seriously never knew that.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 10:37:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: Michael Zak

Which is the Real ‘Racist’ Party: Fifteen Questions for Democrats
http://bigjournalism.com/fross/2010/02/08/which-is-the-real-racist-party-fifteen-questions-for-democrats/

Great Moments in Democrat Racist History - FDR
http://theblacksphere.blogspot.com/2009/04/great-moments-in-democrat-racist.html


24 posted on 08/17/2010 10:58:11 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Bump & bookmark


25 posted on 08/17/2010 10:59:17 AM PDT by EdReform (Stop Obamacare - Join the Obamacare Class Action Suit: www.obamacareclassaction.com)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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26 posted on 08/17/2010 11:04:36 AM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: albie
See post 22. In 1932, Democrats got 23% of the black vote.

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27 posted on 08/17/2010 1:29:22 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Michael Zak

The blog pimp never rests...but like Hollywood says...

You know it’s hard out here for a pimp
When he tryin to get this money for the rent
For the Cadillacs and gas money spent

It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp!


28 posted on 08/18/2010 2:14:36 PM PDT by jessduntno (Is Barack the Kenyan word for barracks? You know, a place where many men are lodged?)
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To: ForGod'sSake; EdReform

The Democrats/media dropped the Klan when they found new organizations to advance their goals.


29 posted on 08/18/2010 2:34:37 PM PDT by Michael Zak
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To: Michael Zak

Precisely


30 posted on 08/18/2010 6:59:16 PM PDT by EdReform (Stop Obamacare - Join the Obamacare Class Action Suit: www.obamacareclassaction.com)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Michael Zak.
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.

31 posted on 08/18/2010 8:50:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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