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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

Very sad news. He was a good man. Always with something funny and interesting to say.


51 posted on 11/29/2007 6:56:03 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: Brytani

How sad. Prayers.


52 posted on 11/29/2007 6:56:46 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Brytani

He distinguished himself as a politician. That is quite an accomplishment given the nature of politics.


53 posted on 11/29/2007 6:57:10 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Brytani

A good man. Saddened to hear he is gone.


54 posted on 11/29/2007 6:58:06 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Brytani
My favorite memory of Congressman Hyde was during a Congressional debate on Nicaragua. Sen. Dodd was a Congressman at that time, arguing to negotiate with the Sandinistas.

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!

55 posted on 11/29/2007 6:59:07 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: Brytani

RIP, Henry Hyde. You will be missed.


56 posted on 11/29/2007 7:03:51 AM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: BibChr

Ditto on your thoughts. Prayers for Congressman Hyde and his family.


57 posted on 11/29/2007 7:05:35 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: AppyPappy

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.


58 posted on 11/29/2007 7:06:32 AM PST by nsmart
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To: Brytani
Another Great American has left the bonds of earth to travel to Heaven.
Our Nation is a better Nation because this Man lived and was an American.
Mr. Henry Hyde will be missed.
59 posted on 11/29/2007 7:08:15 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: Brytani
The Very Honorable Henry Hyde was the epitome of a gentleman and (in spite of some efforts to besmirch his reputation) is the end of an era of Great Men.

I loved this man, I offer condolences to his family and grieve for him with pride in his accomplishments.

May He lift him up on Eagles' wings, bear him on the break of dawn... Make him to shine like the sun and hold him in the Palm of His Hands.

Eternal Rest Grant unto him, O Lord and Let Perpetual Light shine upon him.
60 posted on 11/29/2007 7:09:56 AM PST by AKA Elena (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you!)
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To: Brytani

Go rest high upon that mountain, Mr. Hyde. I’m sorry to see you go.


61 posted on 11/29/2007 7:12:28 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Brytani; SE Mom
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." - Ps 116:15
62 posted on 11/29/2007 7:12:32 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (Stop calling them "liberals," they're Bolsheviks!)
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To: BibChr

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HYDE = CLARITY

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63 posted on 11/29/2007 7:13:31 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


64 posted on 11/29/2007 7:14:25 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Brytani

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-hydeobit_webnov30,0,1320367.story?coll=chi_breaking_500


65 posted on 11/29/2007 7:17:11 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: lapster

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


66 posted on 11/29/2007 7:17:16 AM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: From One - Many

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.


67 posted on 11/29/2007 7:17:46 AM PST by missanne (If we lost the war in Iraq, who won?)
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To: TomServo

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.


69 posted on 11/29/2007 7:18:08 AM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: Brytani

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,
I’ve 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.


70 posted on 11/29/2007 7:18:29 AM PST by victim soul
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To: Brytani; Kuksool; Norman Bates; JohnnyZ; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82; BlackElk; ...

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.


71 posted on 11/29/2007 7:20:24 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: victim soul
Amen, Amen, and Amen.

It was my privilege to vote for Henry Hyde for Congress.

72 posted on 11/29/2007 7:21:09 AM PST by Campion
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To: victim soul

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.


73 posted on 11/29/2007 7:21:34 AM PST by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for this country than any other politician ever! He's the man!!!!)
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To: Brytani
I'm sure Alec Baldwin will be saddened at the news.
RIP Mr. Hyde.
74 posted on 11/29/2007 7:22:02 AM PST by Fawn (http://www.brightlion.com/InHope/InHope_en.aspx)
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To: Brytani

RIP.


75 posted on 11/29/2007 7:22:22 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Prayers to the Great One. This is the 4th GOP Congressman this year, both active and inactive, to die.


76 posted on 11/29/2007 7:23:14 AM PST by Kuksool
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To: Brytani

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. That’s 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.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDc5YTMxODIzYWY3YTNmNWI3NThkMTU3YWEzMDZhNTg=


77 posted on 11/29/2007 7:24:30 AM PST by Kuksool
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To: victim soul

Wow... That’s beautiful.

RIP, Mr. Hyde.


78 posted on 11/29/2007 7:24:52 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Campion
You are fortunate indeed to have been represented by this lion.

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.

79 posted on 11/29/2007 7:25:37 AM PST by Dems_R_Losers (Remember the Pentagon - - www.pentagonmemorial.net)
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Things must be rough in Heaven. Sounds like they needed a good man in heaven.

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.]

80 posted on 11/29/2007 7:26:11 AM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Brytani

RIP.


81 posted on 11/29/2007 7:27:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: Brytani

Condolences to Henry Hyde’s family and friends.


82 posted on 11/29/2007 7:27:48 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Brytani

God bless this great man. God’s abundant blessings to him and his family.


83 posted on 11/29/2007 7:28:01 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: AppyPappy
I remember seeing him in the hallway during the Impeachment Dinner. He looked as though he would rather be anywhere but there.

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.

84 posted on 11/29/2007 7:28:05 AM PST by BubbaBasher (WWW.TWFRED08.COM)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Good man and outstanding rep.


85 posted on 11/29/2007 7:29:48 AM PST by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: Dems_R_Losers
“If you agree that perjury and obstruction of justice have been committed and yet you vote down the conviction ... you raise the most serious questions of whether the president is, in fact, subject to the law or whether we are beginning a restoration of the divine right of kings,”

~~Henry Hyde

86 posted on 11/29/2007 7:31:08 AM PST by Osage Orange (molon labe)
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To: Brytani

RIP, even though he was a gun grabber.


87 posted on 11/29/2007 7:34:27 AM PST by xrp (Republicans Message: Vote for us, we suck less than Democrats. (that's pretty bad))
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To: Brytani

Does Alec Baldwin have an alibi?


88 posted on 11/29/2007 7:35:32 AM PST by Sloth (Democrats and GOPers are to government what Jeffrey Dahmer and Michael Jackson are to babysitting)
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To: Brytani
From his steadfast effort to end the holocaust against the unborn, to his efforts to aid those fighting for freedom in Central America, to his efforts to remove a perjurer from the Whitehouse he stood up for what was right.
89 posted on 11/29/2007 7:36:07 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: jan in Colorado

RIP


90 posted on 11/29/2007 7:37:20 AM PST by jan in Colorado (“we need to move away from the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party” -- Duncan Hunter June 5,2007)
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To: Guenevere

This is sad news. I will miss the statesmanship of Henry Hyde. He was an endorser of Duncan Hunter.


91 posted on 11/29/2007 7:37:49 AM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Osage Orange

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.


92 posted on 11/29/2007 7:38:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: BibChr

“I do hope God blessed Hyde with repentant, saving faith in Christ while he lived.”

You’d probably think not BibChar he was Catholic.

Lurking’


93 posted on 11/29/2007 7:39:06 AM PST by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: Brytani
He was a very good man and a real fighter on the Right-to-Life issue. He always came across as highly intelligent, well-read, and someone you’d like to have a beer with in a Chicago bar. May he rest in peace.
94 posted on 11/29/2007 7:43:23 AM PST by elhombrelibre (GEN Petraeus is MAN of the YEAR. Ron Paul is fool of the year.)
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To: LurkingSince'98

I can still hope, can’t I?


95 posted on 11/29/2007 7:43:24 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m in shock.

May you rest in peace, Chairman Hyde. You are the standard against which all public servants should be measured.


96 posted on 11/29/2007 7:50:40 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Brytani

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.


97 posted on 11/29/2007 7:53:13 AM PST by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Brytani
He was the voice of the people during the Impeachment Trial of Clinton.

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.

98 posted on 11/29/2007 7:54:11 AM PST by mware
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To: BibChr
I do hope God blessed Hyde with repentant, saving faith in Christ while he lived. His speech during The Nameless One’s impeachment was stirring; I doubt I’ll forget it. And the Hyde Amendment was a great legacy to leave.

Absolutely.

RIP Henry.
99 posted on 11/29/2007 7:55:35 AM PST by gipper81
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To: kittymyrib

RIP! Henry Hyde was a great man who battled two of the great evils of our age: Abortion and the Clinton machine.


100 posted on 11/29/2007 7:56:47 AM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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