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We have a Bill of Rights and groups of people may organize and hold meetings. As long as people do not break the law they are covered by the bill of rights. The KKK did break laws and murder people, but the main problem was proving it. Many of the leaders of states, cities, and law enforcement were members of the KKK, so for many years they were able to get away with the illegal things they did. In the 1920's they were so powerful that they held parades in Washington DC and ran a man for president. There have been members of the Senate that were KKK, but since the 1960's it has not been a popular organization to belong to. We may not agree with what groups and organizations think or do, but they are protected by our freedom of speech. That is what makes a democracy a democracy.

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