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This is selective reporting. What about all the bills he supported that took away our liberties, like Obamacare, pork-barrel spending, federal control well beyond what is allowed by the Constitution, support of virtually all liberal fantasies that shred the protection of citizens of this country from federal intervention.

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.

1 posted on 06/29/2010 6:38:52 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Agreed. The Kleagle will never rise again.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 6:42:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: bestintxas

I certainly won’t miss the hypocrite KKK member.
He was a vile, self centered, blow hard.


4 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:26 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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“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.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 6:46:06 AM PDT by all the best
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To: bestintxas

One interesting thing was his federal mandate of Constitution Day for schools.


8 posted on 06/29/2010 7:03:39 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: bestintxas
No patriot here, just an old man who will not be missed by Americans, just liberals lusting for power.

Let me guess...you've never lived in WV.

9 posted on 06/29/2010 7:04:25 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Shame on James Pinkerton for churning out this bilge.

Byrd was a narcissistic gasbag, baby-killer, and boodler.


11 posted on 06/29/2010 7:14:00 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: bestintxas
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. For Byrd, that ordering of power was sacred and permanent

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.

12 posted on 06/29/2010 7:14:12 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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I am sure that Robert Byrd, who died last night, would want people to remember that about him.
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No thats the least of his concerns...

Once he met Jesus, the Righteous Judge, all thought of his popularity level fled...


13 posted on 06/29/2010 7:14:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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