THE IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION
To the lovers of law, order, peace and justice of all nations, people, tribes and tongues of the whole earth,
I, and the citizens of The United Klans of America, Order of the Ku Klux Klan, through me, make a declaration to you:
We the members of this order, desiring to promote patriotism toward our civil government; honorable peace among men and nations; protection for and happiness in the homes of our people; manhood, brotherhood, and love ourselves, and liberty, justice and fraternity among all mankind among believing we can best accomplish those noble purposes through a mystic, social, patriotic, benevolent association, having a perfected lodge system, with an exalted ritualistic form of work and an effective form of government, not for selfish profit, but for the mutual betterment, benefit and protection of our oath-bound associates, and their loved ones; do physically, socially morally, and vocationally work toward a better America.
THE UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA