A Waste of Life

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In a November 19, 1965 issue of his weekly column "Byrd's Eye View," Senator Byrd took a strong stance against the practice of self-immolation, which was being practiced by Vietnam War protesters. Senator Byrd declared such acts to be "foreign to our way of life" and that its practice spoke to the "deep frustrations and poorly adjusted personalities" of those who were protesting the war.

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Robert C. Byrd. "A Waste of Life." Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers. Accessed 18 July 2018. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/329.

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Title

A Waste of Life

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
Byrd, Robert C

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In a November 19, 1965 issue of his weekly column "Byrd's Eye View," Senator Byrd took a strong stance against the practice of self-immolation, which was being practiced by Vietnam War protesters. Senator Byrd declared such acts to be "foreign to our way of life" and that its practice spoke to the "deep frustrations and poorly adjusted personalities" of those who were protesting the war.

Creator

Robert C. Byrd

Source

Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-11-19

Contributor

Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

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Language

English

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Washington, D.C.
West Virginia