In 1871, President Ulysses S Grant asked Congress for and received the tools he needed to wage war on the white supremacist terrorist organizations who were targeting African Americans with violence and other mistreatment to deprive them of their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Using the legislation called The Enforcement Act of 1871 also known as the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Force Act of 1871 and the Ku Klux Klan Act, President Grant successfully forced domestic terrorist groups underground that were not outright eliminated. The legislation empowered the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to combat the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other white supremacy organizations. The act was passed by the 42nd United States Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on April 20, 1871.
However, while the legislation is still on the books, the federal government stopped enforcing the Enforcement Act of 1871 and On the evening of March 21, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson attended a special screening at the White House of THE BIRTH OF A NATION, a film glorifying the Klu Klux Klan which was seen as an endorsement of terrorism against African Americans by the US government. The white terror groups reorganized and began to target African Americans again. In violation of the Enforcement Act of 1871, instead of investigating and prosecuting these domestic terrorists, the federal government and a number of states today have given these organization’s tax exemption status and allow them to radicalize white Americans and recruit them openly.
In light of these facts, it is ludicrous for any American who believes in justice and the equality of all Americans, to fight in a so-called war on terrorism targeting so-called radicalized Muslims when their own government is failing in its duty to prosecute a war on white supremacist terrorists and thereby sanctioning attacks against American citizens who are non-white or oppose their hateful ideology.
Scotty T. Reid has been writing and podcasting about social/political issues since 2007 and is the producer of several successful digital radio programs and the founder of a non-profit new media organization. He is a United States veteran of the Gulf War and one of the many descendants of American Revolutionary Samuel Rankin of Gaston County, North Carolina.
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