At the same time that Neal Tapio blames immigrants and Lutherans for the imminent destruction of Sioux Falls, McKennan Park residents find baggies of Klan propaganda and candy on the street:
Residents brought examples to City Council Tuesday night as proof of what’s been going on.
“Save Our Land, Join the Klan. KKK pamphlets included with lollipops in them,” as a man described them as he handed an example to councilors.
The argument that this is a free country and you can’t limit free speech falls flat on this woman, who wishes the Council could do something.
“In my case, my father is a Holocaust survivor, so what some people might see as outreach, I see as intimidation” [Mark Russo, “KKK Flyers Anger McKennan Park Residents,” KELO Radio, 2019.09.18].
The Klan Lollipop Guild was out and about last year, too, in Sioux Falls, littering the Queen City of the East with their child enticements. Like Tapio, the Klan does far more damage to our communities by sowing falsehood and division than do any newcomers seeking opportunity, liberty, and neighborly tolerance.