Excerpt from a Ku Klux Klan Oath of Allegiance

I swear that I will most zealously and valiantly shield and preserve by any and all justifiable means and methods the sacred constitutional rights and privileges of free public schools, free speech, free press, separation of church and state, liberty, white supremacy, just laws and the pursuit of happiness.

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Charles C. Haynes

is an author, educator, and director of the First Amendment Center's educational program in schools.

Philip Hamburger

is an author and John P. Wilson professor of law at the University of Chicago.

Cheryl Crazy Bull

is president of Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington.