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Henry Hyde (R) has passed away
Fox News Online | 11/29/2007 | Self

Posted on 11/29/2007 6:22:09 AM PST by Brytani

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To: Brytani

Henry Hyde - great man. He was one of the good guys.

Sad to hear this announcement - first heard it on Rush earlier today.


151 posted on 11/29/2007 12:08:21 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: ExSoldier
I don't know anything about his work to preserve the lives of unborn children

Then you haven't paid enough attention to form any opinion about him as that was the issue for which he was most prominent - and it is especially in bad taste for you to attack him on the occassion of his death.

152 posted on 11/29/2007 12:11:35 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Brytani
One of the great pro-life converts.

There is a reason the old saying is, “The ZEAL of a convert.”
RIP, sir. You earned it.
153 posted on 11/29/2007 12:13:31 PM PST by elizabetty ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." .Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: Republican Wildcat
I paid enough attention as an opponent in other arenas. I'm not attacking him. Nor is it slander or libel. Truth is an absolute defense anyway. But as long as you folks want to respond to me, I'll come back. If you want to be rid of me, just shut up. I said I'd be moving along. However, I will return to respond if you call me.
154 posted on 11/29/2007 12:21:57 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Brytani
A great statesman for the pro-life cause.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Anima eius, et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

155 posted on 11/29/2007 12:31:19 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: BibChr
I do hope God blessed Hyde with repentant, saving faith in Christ while he lived.

Surely you're not abstracting this concept from Ephesians 2:7-9. The lack of gendered nouns and pronouns in English has led too many to connect "that" (neuter) (of the "that not of yourselves") to "faith" (feminine) and make an erroneous conclusion that a Greek reader would not make. The typical English version adjusts the text to an existing doctrine and also destroys an interesting parallelism in the Greek.
156 posted on 11/29/2007 12:37:16 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Brytani

Sorry to hear this. God bless, Mr. Hyde.


157 posted on 11/29/2007 12:39:48 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Brytani
RIP Congressman Hyde.

May God bless and comfort his family.

158 posted on 11/29/2007 1:19:20 PM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Yes, Linda Tripp deserved a medal. She had been placed under immense pressure to lie and she didn’t.

Its scary what the powers that be with the assistance of the MSM can do to turn the tide of public opinion away from logic.


159 posted on 11/29/2007 1:21:20 PM PST by nsmart
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To: Larry Lucido

I agree. May he rest in peace, and may his friends and family be consoled.


160 posted on 11/29/2007 1:24:12 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Brytani

Father McGivney and the church thanks you.

The brothers will carry on.


161 posted on 11/29/2007 1:33:00 PM PST by AliVeritas (All photoshops stolen from Are We Lumberjacks and EU Referendum. Go visit them.)
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To: Brytani

I’ve had fox on since early afternoon and haven’t heard mention. Even Drudge hasn’t announced it and I only learned from CNN of all places. IMHO foxnews is forever interrupting with trivial breaking news yet this honorable man’s passing isn’t worthy of the same treatment?


162 posted on 11/29/2007 2:12:09 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Brytani

Prayers lifted.


163 posted on 11/29/2007 2:12:57 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Brytani
Jesus bless Henry Hyde. He was a good man who was a great friend of the babies.
164 posted on 11/29/2007 2:22:23 PM PST by GinaLolaB
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To: girlangler
He became my hero during the impeachment of Clinton. I even wrote him a letter telling him so.

Mine as well. I can't tell you how many times I attempted to call/write but his mailbox was always full as he fan club, no doubt, grew.

165 posted on 11/29/2007 2:28:01 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Ann Archy
He was a good and decent man

He was an adulterer who was a RINO on guns. RIP, but Hyde was your typical mess of an Illinois politician.

166 posted on 11/29/2007 2:35:32 PM PST by gunservative
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To: gunservative

RIGHT.....that’s all he was Mr Righteous gunman.


167 posted on 11/29/2007 2:39:00 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Brytani
Peace be with you, Henry.


168 posted on 11/29/2007 2:48:22 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: All; Brytani
RIP, Congressman.

When I saw this news the first thing that came to mind was that ass Alec Baldwin, on the Conan O’Brien, calling for people to stone Henry Hyde to death over impeachment. Video here (RealPlayer)

169 posted on 11/29/2007 3:02:25 PM PST by newzjunkey (“Market forces” demanded serfs and market forces got them. - Kolokotronis)
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To: ExSoldier

There is a time for historical reflection on the total career, both good and bad, of someone who has passed away. In virtually every case, the day of his death is not that time.


170 posted on 11/29/2007 3:03:53 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before, and will happen again!)
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To: MinuteGal

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Godspeed, Henry Hyde.


171 posted on 11/29/2007 3:38:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Okay. I said I'd move on only to return whenever I'm pinged by way of a response. I'd be happy if this were my final note on the matter. If anybody responds, I'll be back.
172 posted on 11/29/2007 3:40:28 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Brytani

He was a great man, a true hero. Rest in peace and blessings to his family.


173 posted on 11/29/2007 4:04:09 PM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: Brytani
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord
And let Thy Perpetual Light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.


174 posted on 11/29/2007 4:07:22 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: Brytani
May Henry Hyde hear Christ say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into your rest.” I know his pro-life legacy will live on in my heart forever. I greatly admire the man and his work.
175 posted on 11/29/2007 4:28:51 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: kittymyrib
"May this staunch warrior for the right to life of the unborn rest in peace."

AMEN!
176 posted on 11/29/2007 4:39:23 PM PST by NewCenturions ('S mòr mo mhulad, 's mòr.)
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To: Brytani; All

FWIW Debbie Schlussel has a different take on Henry Hyde here...

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/11/dr_jekyll_the_l.html#comments

Thank you very much Debbie Schlussel.


177 posted on 11/29/2007 4:56:14 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Brytani

So sad to see this. What a good man in so many ways.
Rest in Peace.


178 posted on 11/29/2007 5:19:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: YaYa123
I still have my Hyde's Heroes chocolate coin.
Thanks for sharing it with me.
179 posted on 11/29/2007 5:22:46 PM PST by SuzanneC
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To: ExSoldier

Life is hard, at least for anyone worth anything.
I don’t think he had it easy at all, and did the best he could as he saw fit.
That is fine with me.
And, yes, I believe in respect for the dead... without exceptions.


180 posted on 11/29/2007 5:25:49 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: Brytani

Rest in Peace Congressman Hyde.


181 posted on 11/29/2007 5:58:07 PM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: SuzanneC

“sweet” memories

Henry Hyde was among our finest, that’s for certain!


182 posted on 11/29/2007 7:00:37 PM PST by YaYa123
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To: All

I’m using my first post on FR to honor my favorite congressman Henry Hyde. Few who have served in congress did so with the unselfishness, grace and courage of his convictions than Rep. Hyde did. He single handedly saved the lives of a million or more babies and had the courage to pursue justice against the felonious Clinton administration. For this, he truly deserved to be known as the “Gentleman from Illinois”. May he rest in peace in the kingdom of the Lord.


183 posted on 11/29/2007 7:00:56 PM PST by Reagan_Landslide
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To: Brytani


Henry Hyde was a gentleman and a patriot. He caught the falling flag when the nation needed his help. Bless him.

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184 posted on 11/29/2007 7:16:45 PM PST by OESY
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To: Brytani
Henry Hyde, R.I.P.
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:20 PM PT

Leadership: In an era when polarization, partisanship and poltroonery stand out in Congress, the passing of Rep. Henry Hyde is a reminder that politics can still be a higher calling. Rest in peace.

First elected in 1974, the Illinois congressman made his mark not only because of the sound thinking and brilliant oratory that always drew audiences in Congress, but because of his 32 years of civility in a legislative body that is increasingly uncivil.

“Henry Hyde was a giant,” said Tom Lantos, D-Calif., on learning of Hyde’s death Thursday morning. “His integrity, intelligence and patriotism were of towering proportions. Our deep personal friendship always transcended partisan political considerations and was reminiscent of an era of congressional collegiality.”

A legacy of civility and decency.
And that’s just what one opponent had to say.

Friends also extolled Hyde’s civility, a trait so rare these days it’s seen as an antiquated throwback. “Henry was a student of American history, a constitutional scholar, a thoughtful legislator, and a passionate orator,” said House Republican Leader John Boehner. He praised Hyde for “maintaining the dignity of the House” and “listening intently.”

Considering the divisiveness of the one issue where Hyde made his biggest legislative mark, with the Hyde Amendment banning federal funding for abortion, this was a major accomplishment indeed.

For it was Hyde’s basic decency and soundness as a thinker that made him so effective as a legislator. The respect he earned from both sides of the aisle showed he was about more than just politics.

His willingness to take input from all sides was a big reason why he got his way so often. Partisan intensity alone is like lemon juice; Hyde knew it takes the dilution of compromise and the sweetener of civility to make it into lemonade.

Take the issue for which he’s best known: abortion. Regardless of one’s views, it’s significant that the Hyde Amendment was crafted well enough to win passage in 1976 — and every year since then, even during Democratic majorities.

What a contrast to Congress’ current ineffectiveness. In an atmosphere of insults, MoveOn.org-style fanaticism and Bush Derangement Syndrome, very little of the spirit of Henry Hyde remains.

Pity. We only wish Congress would pause to reflect on Henry Hyde’s legacy. It might learn something about effective legislating, and become a much better place for it, too.

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185 posted on 11/29/2007 7:30:47 PM PST by OESY
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To: Brytani

The Conscience of Addison (albeit raised two blocks from Wrigley Field). An outstanding public servant, both to his constituents and the unborn.


186 posted on 11/29/2007 7:35:42 PM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: MVV

May this fine gentleman RIP.


187 posted on 11/29/2007 7:43:42 PM PST by mickie (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: Brytani

He will be missed. His death is a loss to the nation..


188 posted on 11/29/2007 8:56:11 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Brytani

Prayers for the Family of this Good and Kind Man.


189 posted on 11/29/2007 9:06:59 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Brytani

Rest in Peace sir. May God watch your family and loved ones.


190 posted on 11/29/2007 9:45:19 PM PST by Edgewood Pilot
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To: L.N. Smithee

Exactly what does that have to do with Henry Hyde’s passing? Hello- In case you hadn’t noticed, we are honoring a man that has passed on here. You could discuss this elsewhere at a different time, could you? Besides, I can’t imagine what it was that GWB did to Linda Tripp! If I remember right, Linda Tripp never blamed him for anything, did she? Well?


191 posted on 11/29/2007 10:13:49 PM PST by dsutah
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To: gunservative

Ummm....Are you his judge? I do hate to disappoint you, but I think the only one who can judge Mr. Hyde now is our father in heaven, not you! Grrr..where do some of you Oh-holier-than-thou people get off at judging Mr. Hyde anyway?


192 posted on 11/29/2007 10:26:12 PM PST by dsutah
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To: Brytani

I met him 7 years ago; he was quite a kind person. RIP.


193 posted on 11/29/2007 11:56:45 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: dsutah
You could discuss this elsewhere at a different time, could you? Besides, I can’t imagine what it was that GWB did to Linda Tripp! If I remember right, Linda Tripp never blamed him for anything, did she? Well?

Do you want to discuss this here, or somewhere else? Make up your mind!

194 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:17 AM PST by L.N. Smithee (Edward M. Kennedy High School -- Home of the Killer Whales!)
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To: PGalt

Now I don’t know whether to say RIP or BIH. Having taken money from and supporting terrorists, being a Jew hater, and from Debbie’s account, resorting to gangster like tactics to shut someone up, leads me to the latter.


195 posted on 11/30/2007 12:02:22 PM PST by MrCFdovnh
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To: nsmart

“She didn’t want an electable candidate running against Bush so she dumped the Viet Nam story into the pool of man-eaters who surround her. Do I have ANY proof? No.”

Very well written point. Selective dissemination of material from her files must be far more widespread than anyone could compile over the last 4 terms.


196 posted on 11/30/2007 12:44:38 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: MrCFdovnh

I agree. Earlier in this thread I offered condolences to his family and friends. I still offer that. With new information I have to re-assess my personal opinion of Henry Hyde, like I would with any other person.


197 posted on 11/30/2007 4:04:08 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Brytani

Rest in Peace.


198 posted on 11/30/2007 5:09:56 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: L.N. Smithee

No, as I said, it’s much better to discuss it at another time. Not now. This is not a debate thread, is it? I thought it was one in which people remember him, and to mourn. It’s better to wait at a different time to rant about his faults!


199 posted on 11/30/2007 10:37:09 PM PST by dsutah
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To: Brytani

God Bless RIP

Mr. Hyde.


200 posted on 12/01/2007 12:46:25 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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