West Virginia senator Robert Byrd died at approximately 3 AM this morning. He was the longest serving senator in the United States. He was first elected in 1952 and held his seat up to his death.
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There's a unique method of term limits incorporated by the founding fathers into the Constitution - and in every state constitution - they're called ELECTIONS. Byrd - like him or not - was the selection of the people of W. Virginia over and over. Who better to decide than voters?
He did A LOT for the State of West Virginia. I wonder how many roads, buildings, ect are named after him? I will have to Google..
He did a lot? How so by returning citizens tax money to them in infrastructure projects which he then had named after himself? I thought politicians were supposed to be public servants!
Not only their money but a great deal of tax money from other states as well. West Virginia takes in much more federal money than it's citizens pay in taxes.
17 infa structure projects (as of 2002) Regardless of of the name the projects still brought in jobs...
I know he is not popular and should have retired loooonnnng ago
And one would think that one would actually think before speaking.
RIP. He did good by his constituents, isn't that what a good Senator is supposed to do?
I didn't like Strom Thurmond and his beliefs, but I did not slag him off after he died.
After more checking there were at least 50 buildings bridges streets, ect named after him. He went from being involved in the KKK to being one of the first to endorse President Obama. Love him or hate him he still has done a lot for our state. Probably more than any other senator..
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