A KKK rally from 1926. Sadly, it wasn't the last.
A KKK rally has been canceled due to the government shutdown. No, the Ku Klux Klan is not sponsored by the federal government, but the white supremacist organization had planned a rally in Gettysburg National Park, which is now closed due to the government shutdown. The National Park Service rescinded all permits as a result of the government shutdown, and campers have 48 hours to leave state parks.
The planned KKK rally had already drawn ire, with people complaining that the Park Service should not grant a permit to the KKK, a group known for lynching African Americans from the Civil War era up to the Civil Rights movement. They still exist today, because a bunch of idiots aren’t bothered by those associations, and believe in a group whose core principles still mostly stem from racism, namely white pride and anti-immigration. Apparently no one told them how their ancestors came to be in America.
The National Park Service defended granting the permit, saying it is not their place to restrict speech. And yes, as long as the KKK only plans to tacitly support the horrible actions of previous members of the Klan without actually carrying out those actions themselves, they are not violating any laws, and as free Americans, we have all sorts of ways to shame them (such as snarky blog posts) without saying that they can’t use our parks.