Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Should West Virginia remove Robert C. Byrd's name from public roads and buildings because of his KKK past?

Now that schools such as this one in Jacksonville, Florida are removing Nathan Bedford Forrest's name from the mastheads of their institutions because he was a KKK Grand Wizard (an assertion about which there is more than a little doubt) can we remove the name of the late Democratic President Pro Tem of the Senate Robert C. Byrd from all those government roads and buildings in West Virginia since he was a KKK "Exalted Cyclops" (an assertion about which there is very little doubt)?

Like Robert C. Byrd, Forrest was a Democrat. Does that (and did I mention George Wallace was a Democrat?) make the Democrats (and did I mention that Stephen A. Douglas was a Democrat?) a party from which one should remove one's name?

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