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Klan politics are eerily being played out in modern conservative movements such as the Tea Party. While the Tea Party does not officially endorse the KKK, the two groups share many common objectives including the mistrust of new immigrants. Todays Klansmen are basically “unhappy about the social politics of Americas post-industrial, pluralistic society” and they “feel left out.”

The official stance of the KKK resembles much of conservative America in that the group claims to espouse “Christian morality” and “eschews violence.”

The Klans own Web site claims that the group is “Bringing a Message of Hope and Deliverance to White Christian America! A Message of Love NOT Hate!”

Because of this misleading message, the KKK has the potential to woo new recruits and influence public discourse: neither of which can be tolerated.

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