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MY TURN: Ku Klux Klan rally in Memphis

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(WMC-TV) - So, here’s a story about government waste and here’s where we are on the Ku Klux Klan rally coming to Memphis.

Police Director Toney Armstrong is quoted as saying, “I honestly believe that you’re going to see more police officers than participants.”

And that, my friends, is your tax money at work.

The City of Memphis will end up spending thousands of dollars on this event.

Why?

Unfortunately, it’s a predictable trail that we follow. A city administrator removes a donated marker without notice. Does he not expect a response? The plaque’s donors make some noise. The city council considers changing the park’s name. Republican lawmakers in Nashville plot a counteroffensive. The city council beats them to the punch, changing the names of not one, but three parks. And now, figuratively at least, the Klan is set to ride into town on their white horses.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. These are not the essential government services that we need our leaders to be spending their time and our money on.

That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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