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KKK branch plans meeting hoping to impeach Obama

Published time: December 19, 2013 23:31
Edited time: December 22, 2013 05:58
AFP Photo / Andrew Meares

AFP Photo / Andrew Meares

A Maryland branch of the Ku Klux Klan has announced that it plans to hold a meeting in a government building this month and begin formulating a plan to impeach US President Barack Obama.

The Confederate White Knights advertised they would hold the meeting in a Cecil County administration building Friday. The group is only two years old, but its website makes clear that the members are affiliated with the KKK, the notorious white supremacist group that terrorized African-Americans throughout the US in the first half of the 20th Century.

Richard Preston, the imperial wizard of the group, told the Cecil Whig that the meeting will center on illegal immigration and Obama’s removal.

Barack Hussein Obama is an illegal president,” he said. “He needs to be removed from office. We also want Obamacare shutdown. It’s against citizen’s rights.

On top of that, we want the laws toughened on immigration,” he continued. “We’re flooded with illegal immigrants and our people can’t find jobs.”

The Knights make clear on their website that, in order to join, an applicant must “be of European heritage, be an American Citizen born and raised, cannot be a MUSLIM, cannot be a JEW,” among similar requirements.

The rules also prohibit members from having mixed-race relationships.

Yet Preston insisted that Friday’s meeting, and his hatred of the first black US president, have nothing to do with skin color.

It’s not about race. It’s about America. It’s time for the American people to stand up,” he said. “Just because we’re a certain way in our group doesn’t mean we hate other groups. I think the people that do come will be surprised.”

Maryland State Police 1st Sergeant Jimmy Russell said the local police have been warned about meeting from the FBI, although the meeting is not expected to lead to any serious problems. He said that a police presence will be on hand Friday night.

They said to expect from 40 to 200 people,” Russell told the Cecil Whig. “They are not worried about [Preston]. They are more worried about the people that could show up.”

The Confederate White Knights previously tried to organize a rally at Gettysburg National Park, where one of the most important battles of the US Civil War took place, only to have that plan nixed by the federal government shutdown. A September rally that did happen took place at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland, although only eight people showed up.

Al Wein, the director of administration for Cecil County, said that he granted the group access to the building because of the First Amendment.

The First Amendment also prohibits local government from discriminating against an organization’s right of free speech and peaceable assembly on public property, no matter how offensive the message may be,” read a statement from the administration office.

Comments (44)


Wes Lawrimore 14.04.2014 16:27

They sound just like the GOP politicians who have been clamoring for President Obama's impeachment for years. And yes even the klan denies being racist.


Enrique 23.12.2013 21:20

Remember that a great Russian, Pushkin, was part African, descendant from an adopted Ethiopian, being his grand father a great General. Pushin was dark skinned. And also thousands of Russians with Asian ancestry.


Enrique 23.12.2013 21:17

Steve Evans 22.12.2013 17:06

“The Knights make clear on their website that, in order to join, an applicant must “be of European heritage…….”.

Dear Mr. Knight guys: You do realize that Europe is pretty big right? Does eligibility include southern Europe as well? Greeks and Spaniards can have pretty dark skin. Is there like a color chart that you use? Will you know who is from Europe by sight or do you conduct a DNA test?


I am from Spain and I don´t know Spaniards with "very dark skin" unless having immigrant ancestry, but the same can be said about Germans, Swedish or Dutch.

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