A group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan wants to "adopt" a mile-long stretch of highway in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation is reviewing a request filed by International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County. They want to help clean up part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. A decision is expected to be announced soon. The person who filed the request was quoted as saying: "We just want to clean up the doggone road. We're not going to be out there in robes." It's not the first time the KKK has been part of an "Adopt-a-Highway" program. In 2000, they successfully adopted part of Interstate 55 in Missouri after a judge ruled that the Missouri Department of Transportation couldn't keep the group out of the cleanup program. The Georgia KKK group has already said it will file a lawsuit if the state rejects its application.
I can't make my mind up on this one. I totally disagree with everything that the KKK stands for, but at the same time they are trying to do something for the good of the community. Steve mentioned that he thought more people would liter on this section of highway and I have to agree with him. I guess I believe that allowing them to adopt a section of highway would cause more harm than good.
What do you think? Do you think they should be able to adopt the road?