Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia died today at the age of 92. He was the longest serving lawmaker in the history of the United States. He wrote a history of the United States Senate, and was considered the premier authority on the institution.
Senator Byrd was fond of waving the U.S. Constitution on the Senate floor. I have no doubt that he read it; but I wonder if he understood it. He was no friend of Federalism; and our founding fathers would be perplexed to see this man waving around what they held dear and at the same time vote for that monstrosity called Obamacare.
You would have to be blind, if you didn't see the influence Senator Byrd had on the State of West Virginia. If I didn't know better I would have thought it, the State of Robert Byrd; his name is on everything. His ability of "bringing home the bacon" is a testament to his leadership.
My sympathies to the friends and family of Senator Byrd. I know your hearts are heavy. Hopefully, our wallets will be too with his passing.