Monday, June 28, 2010

Sen. Byrd - RIP

Sen Byrd, D-WV - dead at 92. A statesman, true. A colorful history, sure. The poster child for career politicians, without a doubt.

I am saddened at the news of the passing of a fellow man... but it does not move me one bit to hear that a lifelong career politician will no longer plague the halls of congress. It is a sad day in America when the only way to rid nearly centuries old stalwarts from congress is by way of the grim reaper. A true statesman would have handed the torch off years ago, molding young minds and shaping the future in his community through volunteerism and other terms of service - instead, Byrd lived his life off the taxpayer's teet, raking in the dough while bringing home loads of pork to WV.

I mourn the death of a man... and celebrate new faces in the Senate. It will undoubtedly be another Democrat... but this makes 2012 a likely active year for constitutionalists in WV, as well as across the many states of this union. Here is another prayer to liberty.


  1. wonder if he is sweating down there yet? A Klansman arguing for "rights". Death is a part of life, infact it is the one thing that makes life valueable, my guess is he had a credit line.


  2. Washington stepped down after two terms, these guys are in for life. I think we should start to seriously consider term limits.