Robert Byrd, fully Robert Carlyle Byrd

Robert
Byrd, fully Robert Carlyle Byrd
1917
2010

American Senator and U.S. Representative from West Virginia

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I apologize for any wrongdoing I or my players did. I thought I was defending my players, but I'm sure that's what Coach Fred Hickman was trying to do too. I'm sorry about all of that.

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.

He never gets rattled. We've been playing in spurts like that all year. In the second half, we started containing the ball better. The Whippets are a well-coached team and they played hard.

He indicated he felt that the people have a right, have a very distinct right, to express their religious views,

Do not run a campaign that would embarrass your mother.

First, we've got to get over the fact that it's Lanier. We have to play the game, play hard and handle their pressure. We want to try to prevent (high-scoring Bulldogs junior guard R.L.) Horton from getting on a run. Lanier is so balanced and athletic, though, that it's kind of pick your poison with them.

Congress should be approving a more robust homeland security bill.

Considering the events unfolding in the Gulf States and the heroic efforts still under way to save lives _ efforts that include our own West Virginia National Guard _ this is not the time for political announcements,

Despite this heritage, the congress has been in too many cases more than willing to walk away from its constitutional powers.

Congress is not an ATM. We have to be able to explain this new, enormous bill to the American people.

As one who believes in the death penalty, as one who has seen a public execution ... I certainly do not take a back seat to anyone when it comes to supporting legitimate victims' rights. But I am not for this amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn't say that. The Constitution doesn't say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn't have to even be a vote.

And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote.

And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.

Truth has a way of asserting itself despite all attempts to obscure it. Distortion only serves to derail it for a time. No matter to what lengths we humans may go to obfuscate facts or delude our fellows, truth has a way of squeezing out through the cracks, eventually.

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First Name
Robert
Last Name
Byrd, fully Robert Carlyle Byrd
Birth Date
1917
Death Date
2010
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American Senator and U.S. Representative from West Virginia