Can a parent be held for neglect just for belonging to the Ku Klux Klan?I have never been in trouble for anything Klan ever, nor wish to. I am a law abiding citizen that practices and preaches...

Can a parent be held for neglect just for belonging to the Ku Klux Klan?

I have never been in trouble for anything Klan ever, nor wish to. I am a law abiding citizen that practices and preaches within the laws of the US Constitution, but am now hearing I may face neglect charges for being a member of the KKK. Is that neglect for belonging to a White Rights Organization (also our family creed and practice religion)?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I cannot see a parent being held as neglectful for being a member of a White Rights Organization (such as the KKK). That being said, if you are putting your child in harm's way (during rallies, protests, or having them take part in any violent acts (though you said you are not)), the government can find that you are being neglectful.

Congress was looking to try to put forth a law which would ban so-called "hate-groups" (in 2010), but there has been no formal vote on this as of yet. If this vote does come up, and is approved, you may have a harder time with day-to-day activities as a known member of a "hate-group."

That being said, from what I could find when researching, unless you are leaving your child (and he/she is young), you could not be charged for neglect. While I have a hard time thinking that law enforcement would come after you simply for being a member and not for the child endangerment, one does not necessarily equate with the other. I can see some animosity existing, but the charges of child neglect would need to stand on their own (outside of membership in the KKK).

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bor | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Being a member of the Klan "In and of itself" is NOT child neglect. The right to be a member is protected by the 1st AM.

 

 

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