Skip to comments.Senator Byrd Dies on the Anniversary of Republicans Repealing the Fugitive Slave Act
Posted on 06/28/2010 12:38:09 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
On Monday, June 28, 2010 former Ku Klux Klansman and Senator Robert Byrd passed. In a strange twist of fate the senator's passing occurred on the anniversary of the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act.
According to Michael Zak, The Fugitive Slave Act was written by a pair of Democrats, Senator James Mason (D-VA) and Senator Andrew Butler (D-SC), had written the Fugitive Slave Act. The bill repealing the Fugitive Slave Act was written by a Republican congressman from Ohio, Rufus Spalding and signed into law by Republican President Abraham Lincoln.
Let's not forget that it was the Republican Party that passed the Civil Rights Act and Senator Byrd was at the forefront of opposing this bill.
Senator Byrd often referred to as "the conscious of the Senate" certainly must have had a lot weighing on his conscious after a career opposing freedom for all Americans.
Our condolences to his family.
See you in the trenches...
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I hope Saint Peter and the rest of the Apostles took a picture of Bobby Big Byrd’s face when he got to the Pearly Gates and he realized he should have been wearing white but without the hood and all of the Twelve were Jews!!
I send no condolences to anyone affiliated with this slime ball.
“and all of the Twelve were Jews!!”
There’s the delicious irony to that and the day of his death.
Several members of his family are good friends of mine.
VERY respectable people (I am a rock ribbed conservative) and I grieve for their loss.
Today is the anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo in 1914, of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, and of the Tito-Stalin break in 1948.
‘Sen. Robert Byrd may join Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy among historic figures who have lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda’.
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Next your going to say that MLK was a republican