Historical fact .... ** American History 101 **
( The library of Congress exists for a reason ..... to read about about our past among other things)
This is your Democratic Party ....
The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan.
the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks -- and some whites -- who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children.
The Klan burned churches and schools and drove thousands of people out of their homes. Because local law enforcement officials were unable or unwilling to stop the Klan, Congress passed the Force Bill in 1871, giving the federal government the power to prosecute the Klan. Dedicated prosecutors managed to win convictions and break up Klan activity. Although relatively few people were punished, federal action did put an end to most Klan activities.
Fact - Southern Members of Congress walked out when the abolitionist Republican candidate became President, and started their own Government founded on "The Cornerstone of Slavery", some or all of these slavery lovers were Democrats.
The first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was prominent Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest, an honoree at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. Recall also that every Democrat in Congress voted against the 1871 bill to punish Klan violence
U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, was a KKK Grand Wizard, he was also a Honored Democrat. The Democratic Party has KKK members in high political office today.