Newsletter to Montana Legislators Calls for White Homeland
Montana state legislators this week received a newsletter from a white supremacist group tied to the Ku Klux Klan that wants to turn the Northwest into “the future homeland of the white race from people all over the world.”
The newsletter came from the Northwest Knights, whose national headquarters is based in Harrison, Ark., and whose website, kkk.com, is that of the Ku Klux Klan.
It mentions that the Montana First Committee was formed in 2011 as an umbrella group for “white racialists in Montana, who want to create a white homeland in the Northwest.”
The Northwest Knights, the newsletter said, is a “fraternal organization that is dedicated towards white civil rights in the Northwest.”
“With the national debt skyrocketing, we have the perfect argument for seceding from the union,” the newsletter said. “Montana has not had any say in the trillions of dollars that the federal government has borrowed. We may not have another white president. Minorities are gaining numbers and political power.”
The newsletter had links to the Militia of Montana, a group that has advocated states forming their own militias, and the Northwest Front of Seattle, another group with Klan ties.
In response, state Sen. Kim Gillan, D-Billings, said, “Here we go again.”