No, he liked Senate traditions ONLY because he enjoyed the power that his office gave him.
No patriot here, just an old man who will not be missed by Americans, just liberals lusting for power.
Agreed. The Kleagle will never rise again.
I certainly won’t miss the hypocrite KKK member.
He was a vile, self centered, blow hard.
“To him, it mattered a lot that the powers of Congress are listed first in the Constitution, in Article One, while the powers of the president are listed second, in Article Two.”
That was the extent of his much-vaunted dedication to the Constitution. In other word his interest was in protecting his power and influence as a member of Congress. He was jealous of his power and didn’t wanted anybody encroaching on it.
One interesting thing was his federal mandate of Constitution Day for schools.
Let me guess...you've never lived in WV.
Shame on James Pinkerton for churning out this bilge.
Byrd was a narcissistic gasbag, baby-killer, and boodler.
I see, so he was not a constructionist, nor did he adhere to original intent: he belonged to the obscure school of sequentialist interpretation.
Presumably taxes are also more important than freedom of speech, since the Constitution mentions them first.
In the reality outside of Byrdland, one of the signal features of The Federalist is the founders' fear of legislative tyranny.
I am sure that Robert Byrd, who died last night, would want people to remember that about him.
No thats the least of his concerns...
Once he met Jesus, the Righteous Judge, all thought of his popularity level fled...