Former KKK member runs for office in Florida on Democrat ticket
The party that condoned slavery during the 19th century before Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans put an end to this in the civil war has a candidate running for their side in Florida (via The Blaze and Gateway Pundit):
A mayoral candidate in Lakes Wales is speaking out about his involvement with the Klan.In other words, people don't have the right to know and form an opinion of him? I'm going to do just that now, and say that anyone who was involved with such a filthy, horrific bunch, does not deserve to have a career in politics. He should be in jail, not running for office.
70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he’s a former member of Ku Klux Klan.
Rogers, who is currently a commissioner, spoke with 10 News Tuesday afternoon and says, “I’m not running for the Klan for Grand Dragon.” That’s because Rogers has already had that title.
He blames his opponent Mike Carter for bringing up his former involvement in the United Klans of America.