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Democrats Must Cancel Democrat Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd Of West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd
Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently ordered the removal of four portraits of former Democrat House speakers who also served as Confederate leaders. Portraits of Robert Hunter of Virginia, Howell Cobb of Georgia, Charles Crisp of Georgia and James Orr of South Carolina, all Democrats who once served as Speaker of the House were removed at Pelosi’s order.

Later the House voted to remove the statues of other Democrats, including according to the New York Times, John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, the former vice president who led the pro-slavery faction in the Senate; John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky, a former vice president who served as the Confederate secretary of war and was expelled from the Senate for joining for the Confederate Army; Charles Brantley Aycock, the former governor of North Carolina and an architect of a violent coup d’état in Wilmington led by white supremacists; and James Paul Clarke, a senator and governor of Arkansas who extolled the need to “preserve the white standards of civilization.”

Also targeted for removal was the bust of Democrat Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger B. Taney, who delivered the majority Supreme Court opinion in the landmark Dred Scott v. Sandford case, which ruled that slaves were not American citizens and could not sue in federal court.

Democrats purging the U.S. Capitol of public art associated with pro-slavery Democrats is an interesting phenomenon of our times and the “woke” state of Democrat politics, but why stop with those cited above?

Military bases, with names associated with Confederate generals, including Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, Fort Polk and Fort Rucker have also been targeted for renaming after more politically correct, if less distinguished namesakes.

So how close to the present day do Democrats intend to carry this purge of their racist past?

Apparently not so close that it touches on one of their recent icons, the late Senator, and alleged Ku Klux Klan leader, Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

Byrd, who was notorious for rising through the Klan’s influence in Democrat politics, was also notorious as the King of Pork Barrel spending on his home state of West Virginia.

All kinds of odd things got built or located in West Virginia due to the late Senator’s influence, and many of them got named after him.

Herewith (furnished by one of our online friends) is a list, perhaps not complete, of installations, monuments and properties named after the Klansman Senator, that should by rights be purged:

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia.

Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Auditorium, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) Bridgeport Manufacturing Technology Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia

RCBI Charleston Manufacturing Technology Center, South Charleston, West Virginia

RCBI Huntington Manufacturing Technology Center, Huntington, West Virginia

RCBI Rocket Center Manufacturing Technology Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology and Training Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Library and Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center, University of Charleston in Beckley

Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia (affiliated with Fairmont State University)

Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson near Kingwood, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson–Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center

Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Moorefield, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Pine Grove, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Sugar Grove, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Rooms, Office of the West Virginia Senate Minority Leader, West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Beckley, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Charleston, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Clinic, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition to Veteran's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Addition to the Lodge at Oglebay Park, Wheeling, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Conference Center (also known as the Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality and Tourism), Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Visitor Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

The Robert C. Byrd Bridge crossing the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio.

Robert C. Byrd Appalachian Highway System, Appalachian Development Highway System in West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Bridge, crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio

Robert C. Byrd Bridge, Ohio County, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Drive, West Virginia Routes 16 and 97 between Beckley and Sophia, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Expressway, United States Route 22 near Weirton, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Freeway, United States Route 119 between Williamson and Charleston, West Virginia (also known as Corridor G)

Robert C. Byrd Highway, United States Route 48 between Weston, West Virginia and the Virginia state line near Wardensville, West Virginia (also known as Corridor H)

Robert C. Byrd Interchange on Interstate 77

Robert C. Byrd Interchange on United States Route 19, Birch River, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center, Wheeling, West Virginia

Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam, Ohio River in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia

Despite his relatively late-life disassociation from the racist beliefs that launched his political career, any accurate memory of the Senator Robert Byrd cannot diminish the fact that he was not just a racist, but a leader among racists. He was an active member and officer of the Ku Klux Klan, one of the most viciously violent and terroristic hate-groups America has known. And even after he was no longer a formal member of the organization, he continued to act as an adviser to Grand Imperial Wizard Samuel Green regarding whom to appoint to Klan leadership.

By the mid 1940s, according to research by Michael Edward Braxton for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Byrd had resigned as "kleagle and exalted cyclops" or recruiter for the KKK, according to his book, "Child of the Appalachian Coal Fields." However, in an April 8, 1946, letter to Mr. Green, Mr. Byrd wrote, "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 Union."

Immediately after his years in the Klan, Mr. Braxton noted, Sen. Byrd's behavior was consistent with his racist philosophy. He used his power in the Senate to oppose President Harry Truman's integration of U.S. armed forces and in 1944 wrote in a letter to fellow segregationist Sen. Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi that he would "never submit to fight beneath that banner 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."

Mr. Byrd was an opponent of all civil rights legislation in this country, joining with segregationists to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also opposed the nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, and, as recently as the 1980s, continued to oppose the nomination of African-Americans to prominent office, including Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, Janice Rogers Brown to the United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state.

Bethany College has already said it will remove the name of Robert C. Byrd from the health center on its campus. If Democrats are not complete hypocrites on race, they will join us in demanding the federal government and the state government of West Virginia follow suit.

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DEMOCRAT HYPOCRACY

You necessarily have to wonder why the official BLM.org refuses to seek the removal of Sen. Byrd's statue(s). Could it be because the official BLM.com is a fund raiser for the DEMOCRAT party ? What would the rest of African-Americans think about this if it were made public ???

Now, on a separate but related matter, the removal of Confederate statues. Gen Robert E. Lee is accused of being treasonous and disloyal to his country. But, in those days, his country was Virginia. Even northern citizens thought of their states as states. Before he was assassinated, Lincoln was planning on reconciliation . The current turmoil in the country is being foisted by DEMOCRATS . And so, we are witnessing how history repeats itself. It was DEMOCRATS who fired on Fort Sumpter. It was the elite southerners of the DEMOCRAT party who wanted to continue slavery. It's my understanding that over 90% of Southerners did not own slaves. And the DEMOCRAT elites of the south got the people of the south to go along with their violent secessionist movement by starting a war. The dopy kids today , i believe , are playing into the DEMOCRATS hands again just as many people did prior to 1861. The kids claim to be defending the rights of Black citizens but they are supporting the very organization that wishes to keep blacks on the "DEMOCRAT DEPENDENCY PLANTATION" where they can continue to 'buy' their votes with endless subsidies. What irony !