http://www.democraticunderground.com...esg_id=8646520panader0 (1000+ posts) Sun Jun-27-10 05:20 PM
Robert Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan at age 24
Here is a quote from Byrd:
" 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. ”
He apologized for his intolerance years later, but I always felt he was a bigot. I am sorry he is ill, he has done some good in his days, but a part of me can't forget his past.
How dare someone bring up byrds KKK history! :eek: And of course the DUmmies are jumping all over defending KKK byrd.