Skip to comments.Let's Not Forget Sen. Byrd's Negative Legacy
Posted on 06/28/2010 2:34:50 PM PDT by SloopJohnB
As the encomia mount like rotting, fly-buzzed piles of the pork-barrel spending he so systematically shoveled back to his West Virginia home, let's not forget the late Sen. Robert Byrd's most undeniable legacy: Undermining belief in politicians as little more than self-serving glad-handers on the hunt for more and more taxpayer money for their constituents.
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I undertand he avoided the draft during WW2 by becoming a welder.
Is this another example of America traditions being dumbed-down on the heals of another clown: Murtha.
Murtha got a navy ship name after him.
you know more about him than most of us. In his
defense, I would point out that he appeared to be the
only one in Congress that knew and abided by the
Costitution..even carried it with him, and flashed
it many times. Now, we have leaders that bypass it
and insert their own ....can you name one? how about
another,etc. ?? jk
Byrd belonged to a Party which consistently acts on the belief that imperfect persons elected/appointed to positions of power in government can/will make better decisions than their likewise imperfect constituents. The Framers of our Constitution thought the opposite.
On another thread today there appears this excerpt from a Hillsdale College Professor's article:
"Although the partisans who are now fighting for the mastery of the modern world wear shirts of different colors, their weapons are drawn from the same armory, their doctrines are variations of the same theme, and they go forth to battle singing the same tune with slightly different words. Their weapons are the coercive direction of the life and labor of mankind. Their doctrine is that disorder and misery can be overcome only by more and more compulsory organization. Their promise is that through the power of the state men can be made happy."
I would say this...what Byrd knew of the Constitution and the legal mechanisms of the senate...could have been written on 2,000 pages of legal paper. He knew every procedure and would correct anyone from either party who tried to run improper procedures within the Senate.
do you think carrying the constitution around gives him a pass for his hateful vile view of black people?
Please don’t try to tell us he changed. no man who said this in 53
“ I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
and this in 54
“The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”
that kind of hate doesn’t change. He may have pretended to change for political reasons .
Yeah you bet!
He believed in the Constitution so much he belonged to the KKK
in the past.
His disdain for blacks is legend.
He believed in the Constitution so much he later filibustered the
landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 hours.
Could be he packed the Constitution around to mask his sad past.
Upon his death, he was covered with his final sheet! No eyeholes!
“Undermining belief in politicians as little more than self-serving glad-handers on the hunt for more and more taxpayer money for their constituents”
WHa??? You mean they are NOT?
Could have fooled me.
if you can’t say something nice about the racist old fart, don’t say anything
Besides not forgetting Byrds past, lets not foget the democrat party who formed the KKK and its political underpinnings in the progressive movement.
Progressive icons Woodrow Wilson and FDR were both very fond of the KKK. Progressive movement cornerstone policies like seperation of church and state, unionization, and abortion had all begun with highly racist intentions and the progressive movement still holds dearly to these policies today.
Byrd is no friend to the Constitution and never has been. He values the Constitution only as far as being a leader in the progressive movement attempts to control and undermine it and to destroy the true concept of equal representation for all.
Byrd who was a KKK terrorist also was a leader in undermnining our war effort as well and in giving moral support to terroists abroad. He is one of the worst examples of an American politician this country has ever seen.