and, it's troubling that it makes use of the "200 years" line.
Yes 200 years, since the klan was formed after the Civil War which ended 150 years ago. Either someone is really bad at math 150=200 or They were busy texting someone during History class the day they covered the end of the Civil War.
Unless you've got some highlanders under them there hoods, we generally, in the civilized world, don't hold people responsible for the sins of their fathers. Probably a vanishingly small fraction of the membership has ever taken part in a lynching. And there are laws to go after those people... you know the ones against murder.
This is a troubling thing, going after americans for their associations.
Again, no. Small children naturally wake by the crack of dawn and are ready to go soon after. Teens naturally wake later. They can force themselves up earlier given sufficient motivation, but they will not be ready to learn at that time.
Obviously someone needs to get this memo to our local school board (they are literally bought and paid for by the teacher's union, but that's another issue) Our middle/high school students start homeroom at 7:40 and the grade school kids start at 9:05 (so the buses can be recycled) of course we also have forced desegregation of the school system (unconstitutional but they gave it a different name and tweak it every time they get sued) so there are children who do not arrive home until after 6:30 due to playing musical buses. I went to private school and start times for me were 8:30 grade/middle & 8:00 high school, I always felt bad for friends that went to public school talking about waking up at 6:00 or earlier in some cases to get to high school.
Actually, gasoline engines start easier in the winter, not diesel. Diesel gels, gasoline doesn't.
Then as now gasoline inherently has water in it which below 0 Celsius has a nasty habit of freezing, especially in exposed fuel lines. I witnessed mechanics push out 13cm (5") long pieces of ice out of gasoline fuel lines during extended cold weather periods Around -10 C (13 F) for several days. Considering the terrible conditions they were refueling the vehicles in, it's likely that the fuel was even more contaminated with water than our current rather sanitary conditions; i.e. covered fuel points, secure gas caps, side fueling locations that help reduce ice/snow falling into the tank, gas nozzles that generally fill the gas tube, better refineries, etc.
"When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic." -- John Kenneth Galbraith