The “outrage police” have been working overtime the last few weeks seeking to ban anything that is deemed offensive. While the movement is gaining traction to remove the confederate flag from being flown over government buildings, the left has taken the banning to extreme measures, having the flag even banned at the bookstore at Gettysburg.
It’s as if they want to erase history because it offends them.
But, if the left seeks to ban things that are offensive, then they need to do a little soul searching when it comes to their own history.
Take Senator Robert Byrd as an example. The West Virginia Democrat served in the U.S. Senate from 1959 until he passed away in 2010. He was a leader in the Ku Klux Klan and voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yet, the Democrat’s name continues to adorn public spaces and highways. According to the Daily Caller, Byrd refused to join the military because of he didn’t want to serve with African Americans.
Byrd joined the Klan at the ripe young age of 24 — hardly a young’un by today’s standards, much less those of 1944–when Byrd refused to join the military because he might have to serve alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds,” according to a letter Byrd wrote to Sen. Theodore Bilbo at the height of World War II.
The left often gives Byrd a pass on his racist past because he endorsed Barack Obama for President and his love for pork barrel spending. But, if history is offensive, then why is Byrd’s name still on public spaces?
There is a petition to remove Byrd’s name from public space, road ways and government buildings. The left has turned a blind eye to Byrd having been given the honor of having his name plastered all over government owned property.
Do you believe this is hypocritical? Would you sign the petition? Please comment below.