Skip to comments.Henry Hyde (R) has passed away
Posted on 11/29/2007 6:22:09 AM PST by Brytani
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Very sad news. He was a good man. Always with something funny and interesting to say.
How sad. Prayers.
He distinguished himself as a politician. That is quite an accomplishment given the nature of politics.
A good man. Saddened to hear he is gone.
It was just after Dodd and his lady friend had been robbed at gunpoint on his way to Gracie Mansion in NYC.
Cong. Hyde asked Cong. Dodd if he had tried to negotiate with his muggers!
RIP, Henry Hyde. You will be missed.
Ditto on your thoughts. Prayers for Congressman Hyde and his family.
Hillary’s FBI files have worked well for her. Little known (or at least little discussed) is the fact that when Linda Tripp saw the FBI files being keyed into the WHO database, those were not ALL republicans. Hillary has dirt on the democrats, too. I honestly think that Bob Kerrey (NE) was ready to run for President and she threatened to let out the Viet Nam - baby killer - message. Kerrey was highly electable as he had shown in NE which is a very RED state. 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.
If you know Hillary, however, she gets most of the black caucus support in DC. Why not Obama? Because they know full well what would happen to their career when she is elected. And they all know she is the selection of the ‘in’s in DC.
Go rest high upon that mountain, Mr. Hyde. I’m sorry to see you go.
HYDE = CLARITY
He became my hero during the impeachment of Clinton. I even wrote him a letter telling him so.
Wonder if we’ll hear from the Clinton attack dogs, Carville, Blumenthal, etc.
God bless Henry Hyde, I wish we had more brave men like him in Congress.
and I was proud of him for his stance. No matter how much he had to pay he did the right thing and stood tall as a man and took what came after he spoke the truth. We need more like him to stand tall and for once in their lives speak the truth to help the country and not worry about their own personal lives. Truth hurts but sometimes it is the only way. The Truth shall set you free...now he is in the arms of the Lord and a happy soul I am sure. RIP
I will never forget this giant of a gentleman. During the RNC convention in Philly the Illinois delegation and Arkansas delegation were housed in the same hotel. I was fortunate to be with him and his staff several times. Always a gentleman very kind and caring. I couldn t say enough about him. May he rest in peace with His Lord.
I hope Alec Baldwin can live with himself after saying what he did. Shame on him. Shame on him. He is nothing but a dried up, heartless twit.
These are Henry Hyde’s words that I will always treasure:
“When the time comes, as surely it will,
when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment,
Ive often thought, as (Bishop) Fulton Sheen wrote,
that it is a terrible moment of loneliness.
You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God
and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine.
But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone.
I think there be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world
but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for every one who has been in this movement.
They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us.
And God will look at you and say not, Did you succeed? But Did you try?”
May all the children you tried to save with your eloquent words and actions welcome you into PARADISE today.
Didn’t even get to enjoy 11 entire months of retirement... Rest in peace, Congressman Hyde. You did a great job. Prayers for his family.
It was my privilege to vote for Henry Hyde for Congress.
Gripping words. Like I always say on those who have abortions and yet more abortions...their day will come and they will see just how awful their crime was. Just because the law says it is OK or states say it is OK...guess what? It is NOT Ok...not by a long shot.
Prayers to the Great One. This is the 4th GOP Congressman this year, both active and inactive, to die.
Hyde will be best remembered for this legacy.
He will be most remembered for the Hyde Amendment. First passed in 1976, when Hyde was new to Washington, it bans the public funding of abortions though Medicaid. The year before it passed, the federal government had financed 300,000 abortions for low-income women. Afterward, this number dropped essentially to zero the women either found another way to pay for their abortions or chose life for their unborn children. The National Right to Life Committee has estimated, conservatively, that the Hyde Amendment has prevented at least one million abortions. Thats one million Americans who are alive today because of Henry Hyde.
The Hyde Amendment has proven remarkably durable, undergoing only one important revision. In 1993, Congress added rape and incest exceptions to the life-of-the-mother clause that had been in place from the start. It is without question the most important piece of pro-life legislation ever to pass Congress. More at National Review’s tribute to Hyde.
Wow... That’s beautiful.
RIP, Mr. Hyde.
One of my favorite stories is of a time in the early 1990s when I lived in Washington and flew to California. There were four members of Congress on this flight, including Henry Hyde. He was the only one who was flying in Coach. The others were in first class.
Henry Hyde was truly one of the few who deserves the title of Honorable. May God rest his soul.
A sad loss for us...
[Note: Mystics in recent decades have said that because of all the sin down here, Jesus is suffering greatly in heaven. I guess billions of people being so wicked is a problem for heaven. Maybe Henry Hyde has a few ideas.]
Condolences to Henry Hyde’s family and friends.
God bless this great man. God’s abundant blessings to him and his family.
Yes, I was there and shook his hand. Truly a man of great character doing the right thing inspite of the consequences. He will be missed.
Good man and outstanding rep.
RIP, even though he was a gun grabber.
Does Alec Baldwin have an alibi?
This is sad news. I will miss the statesmanship of Henry Hyde. He was an endorser of Duncan Hunter.
Truer words were never spoken. It was a dangerous time. We all knew that a Republican president would have been hounded to death by the media. The fact they protected Clinton showed us that the media wanted the role of Kingmaker and Kingbreaker. Those who control the media can shape our destiny.
“I do hope God blessed Hyde with repentant, saving faith in Christ while he lived.”
You’d probably think not BibChar he was Catholic.
I can still hope, can’t I?
I’m in shock.
May you rest in peace, Chairman Hyde. You are the standard against which all public servants should be measured.
God Bless Henry Hyde. This man had the stones to tell Hillary Clinton to shove her FBI files up her fat a— when she threatened to release information about an extra marital affair that Henry Hyde was involved in to the public and to try to ruin his marriage if he would not kowtow to the Clinton armtwisting. Henry Hyde stated that he had worked out those personal problems with his wife and he was willing to take the public heat. Public figures like him with that kind of courage are few. Another Republican Senator who was being blackmailed at the same time was Trent Lott, that’s another story.
He served us well. The senate refused to listen but he was eloquent and could hold his head up high when he left the senate chamber.
RIP Henry. God Bless You.
RIP! Henry Hyde was a great man who battled two of the great evils of our age: Abortion and the Clinton machine.
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