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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

RE: RE: Mom, child burnt to death

Steve Brenneis responds to Behethland:

One thing not remembered by many is that the Klan didn't always just concern itself with race. The race issue was just the one that made for flashy headlines.

The Klan used to grab women who they decided were "loose" and commit horrific atrocities upon them, including rape, beating, and lynching. They also lynched accused adulterers, both male and female. I wonder, does that give them the moral high ground over Islamofacists? At least they didn't just single out women.

Blacks were not the only racial group to suffer the indignities of the Klan, either. Numerous men and women were beaten or lynched who were in "mixed" marriages of Jew and Christian.

Let's hope we don't ever revert to those days.


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