|Sen. Robert Byrd (D- WV)|
I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glor trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
|Sen. Jesse Helms (R-Nc)|
Then you have Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC). Helms was a former Democrat and segregationist. Commenting on the 1963 civil rights protests and the March on Washington Helms stated, "The negro cannot count forever on the kind of restraint that's thus far left him free to clog the streets, disrupt traffic, and interfere with other men's rights." He later wrote, "Crime rates and irresponsibility among negroes are a fact of life which must be faced".
|Justice Antonin Scalia|
Below is the roll call vote on the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act vote in the U.S. Senate: