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U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died
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Posted on 07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT by jern

jesse helms has passed away

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: congress; electionuscongress; electionussenate; helms; heritagefoundation; independenceday; jessehelms; obituary; ussenate
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To: peggybac
Jesse Helms, the firebrand U.S. senator whose outspoken, conservative views polarized North Carolina and U.S. voters for decades...


Translation: Jessie Helms, the principled and courageous U.S. senator whose strong conservative views enraged many godless, anti-American voters for decades...

Fixed it.
151 posted on 07/04/2008 10:16:51 AM PDT by Deo volente
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To: jern

Prayers for his eternal rest, and for the comfort and consolation of his friends and family.


152 posted on 07/04/2008 10:17:01 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: mass55th

Had Fox on earlier and they had a lot about Senator Helms.


153 posted on 07/04/2008 10:18:44 AM PDT by barker ( A smile is a curved line that sets things straight.)
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To: jern
Jesse Helms set the example of what a Republican in Washington should be. He held to higher high standards and lived up to them. One of America's finest elected to office in many generations.
154 posted on 07/04/2008 10:20:42 AM PDT by cva66snipe ($.01 The current difference between the DEM's and GOP as well as their combined worth to this nation)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Actually - they cannot be happy even about the death of Senator Helms - no matter what they spout. HE BEAT THEM!

It's strange. When liberals are happy at some perceived "victory" over conservatives, they always come across as angry and bitter. They never seem truly joyful and content. Just my observation.
155 posted on 07/04/2008 10:25:13 AM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente

Agree with your observation.

Thanks for all the comments - off to do the July 4th dinner preparations.

Back later!

So glad God saw fit to bring Jesse Helms to heaven on July 4th!

God is good and has a great sense of humor!

Take THAT you haters of God and haters of goodness and haters of freedom!


156 posted on 07/04/2008 10:28:44 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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To: Deo volente

Here’s a few of those firebrand comments from Senator Helms (RIP):

“The destruction of this country can be pinpointed in terms of its beginnings to the time that our political leadership turned to socialism. They didn’t call it socialism, of course. It was given deceptive names and adorned with fancy slogans. We heard about New Deals, and Fair Deals and New Frontiers and the Great Society.”

“Compromise, hell! That’s what has happened to us all down the line — and that’s the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?”

”Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals….I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn’t agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.”


157 posted on 07/04/2008 10:30:42 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: metesky

Really it was the Silent Majority of North Carolina that kept sending Senator Helms back to the Senate. The lunatic left was the LOUD minority that tried to keep him from going back.


158 posted on 07/04/2008 10:39:35 AM PDT by Buddygirl (Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.)
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To: jern

Jesse Helms was a great man and a great conservative. He protected American citizens’ rights and fought the traitorous liberals throughout his long and distinguished career. I hope he’s having a great reunion with Ronaldus Magnus. May God bless and comfort his grieving family.


159 posted on 07/04/2008 10:54:21 AM PDT by American Quilter (John McCain--today's Scoop Jackson democrat. He should change parties.)
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To: lainie
Passed on the 4th of July

How fitting! Like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

160 posted on 07/04/2008 10:55:26 AM PDT by American Quilter (John McCain--today's Scoop Jackson democrat. He should change parties.)
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To: jern

Will miss him. His speech to the UN was the greatest.


161 posted on 07/04/2008 10:58:36 AM PDT by Rosemont ($4+ for gas. Can we drill now?)
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To: YankeeMagic
The left are already out calling him a racist..

I saw that at the DNC Times of Los Angeles (talk show host Larry Elder's description of the L.A. Times). Outside of their sports section (except when they talk about Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens) and their Sunday ads and coupons, there ain't a damn reason to buy that fishwrap.

162 posted on 07/04/2008 11:02:39 AM PDT by Christian4Bush ("In Israel, the President hit the nail on the head. The nails are complaining loudly." - John Bolton)
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To: jern
A one in 365th chance to die on the Fourth of July. RIP Mr. Helms, the good Lord chose this date for you to enter eternity.
163 posted on 07/04/2008 11:04:28 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: jern

RIP. Wasn’t as old as I expected.


164 posted on 07/04/2008 11:15:22 AM PDT by newzjunkey ("La Raza is the Klu Klux Klan With a Tan" - Roger Hedgecock, 7/3/08)
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To: vetvetdoug

RIP Sir,
God Bless a true patriot of our time.


165 posted on 07/04/2008 11:16:09 AM PDT by Toidylop
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To: jern

RIP Jesse!


166 posted on 07/04/2008 11:17:33 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: jern

Thank you for dedicating your life to serving our Nation so well, Senator Jesse Helms. May you Rest in Peace now.


167 posted on 07/04/2008 11:20:26 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Typical gringa.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Great Link!

Thank you for that keeper.

168 posted on 07/04/2008 11:22:46 AM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; ExTexasRedhead; JaneNC; upchuck; SandRat; ..

His death is a loss to all who benefitted from his service to the country. Still, it’s fitting that his last day on Earth was July 4. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d wanted it that way.


169 posted on 07/04/2008 11:22:54 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Constitution Day

It is definitely the end of an era.


170 posted on 07/04/2008 11:24:23 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Typical gringa.)
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To: jern

One of the greats has passed on.

I offer a slightly sarcastic tribute but one that comes from my heart and exemplifies those to whom Jesse was a thorn in their side.

“Run Jesse Run”


171 posted on 07/04/2008 11:28:39 AM PDT by Nextrush (MCLAME VS. NOBOMBEM.......What a choice?)
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To: jern

In 1978 I took part in my first election and had the privilege of voting for Sen. Helms. He had a long, distinguished and honorable life. I will mourn his passing but I will also celebrate his many accomplishments.


172 posted on 07/04/2008 11:29:01 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Clintonfatigued
Still, it's fitting that his last day on earth was July 4.

Just like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

173 posted on 07/04/2008 11:31:54 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: jern

The LA Times has a front page story where they just SHRED him apart. There are 22 comments on the story and all but one support the story.

Typical LA Times garbage.


174 posted on 07/04/2008 11:47:53 AM PDT by SideoutFred (Save us from the Looney Left)
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To: wardaddy

Helms stood like a rock against the Martin Luther King Holiday.

He knew the things our whole population deserves to know from the politics of MLK to the scandalous side of King’s life. Why shouldn’t the people be told since they know about Bill Clinton’s affairs, Jefferson with the slave etc?

Lets not forget to tell them because the public education system’s racial brainwashing sessions never end.

Jesse Helms can rest in peace for a job well done.


175 posted on 07/04/2008 11:53:03 AM PDT by Nextrush (MCLAME VS. NOBOMBEM.......What a choice?)
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To: jern

Helms was a gentleman. He Paul Wellstone disagreed on just about everything politically, but they ate lunch together and went to each other’s family picnics and became good friends.

Helms made a point of going to Wellstone’s funeral even though he knew the kind of reception he would get. The disgrace was shown on national TV.


176 posted on 07/04/2008 11:57:26 AM PDT by Gideon7
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To: jern
"We'll never forget how he battled, especially during those
first lonely years, to protect our liberties, preserve our family
values and keep America strong. There he was, standing
day after day to a government Goliath, crying out like a
voice in the wilderness. Bit by bit, he became more than a
lonely crusader. He grew into a lionhearted leader of a
great and growing army." --Ronald Reagan, 1983

177 posted on 07/04/2008 12:02:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: jern

Rest in Peace, Senator.


178 posted on 07/04/2008 12:03:43 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." - Senator Barack Obama)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Bump to your comments...RIP


179 posted on 07/04/2008 12:22:07 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Barack Hussein Obama is as American as camel pie)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; jern



Amazing Grace
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God rest the soul of Senator Jesse Helms
A truly great man.

180 posted on 07/04/2008 12:42:42 PM PDT by LUV W (Fact: Oil prices have skyrocketed up over 70% since the DIMs took over Congress in 2006!)
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To: tarheelswamprat

How fitting that he died on July 4. He was America’s greatest statesman of the second half of the 20th century, and I believe that (though he may have been wrong on the “fairness doctrine”).


181 posted on 07/04/2008 12:55:44 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Also James Madison, isn’t it — 1836?


182 posted on 07/04/2008 12:56:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: My GOP

Though it is easy to become irritated with voters in nearly all states because of their liberal tendencies, I always hold back on attacking NC, for they gave us thirty years of Helms.


183 posted on 07/04/2008 1:05:25 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
"This speech to the UN is a must read for Jesse Helms fans and UN foes alike."

Wow!!

Senator Helms, you will, indeed be missed...

184 posted on 07/04/2008 1:10:16 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: lainie

I thought of that, and then “Free at Last” came to mind.

RIP Senator!


185 posted on 07/04/2008 1:18:49 PM PDT by papasmurf
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To: jern

Perhaps an ominous omen.. that this American patriot and defender of life and liberty ends his days on Independence Day.


186 posted on 07/04/2008 1:19:26 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: girlangler
Compare the media coverage of his passing to what we will see when Ted Kennedy dies. There will be a huge difference, I’m sure.

You are so correct!

There'll be a party at my house when the "Chappaquiddick Kid" takes a dirt nap!
187 posted on 07/04/2008 1:20:45 PM PDT by papasmurf
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To: ncpatriot

Oh, I mis-remembered. The campaign sticker said: “Give ‘em Helms, Jesse!” Sorry ‘bout that.


188 posted on 07/04/2008 1:29:02 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: JoeDetweiler

I turned 18 in 1984 and cast my first vote that November. I cast my first ever vote for President Ronald Reagan. The next race on the ballot was for US Senate (Helms vs. Hunt) and Sen. Helms received that vote. Does it get any better for your first ever votes to go to President Reagan and Sen. Helms?!

All the other votes I have cast since that day pale in comparison...

I had the honor to meet Sen. Helms on a few occasions and he was a good, honorable and decent man. America lost a true patriot today.


189 posted on 07/04/2008 1:55:58 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (Another North Carolinian who is out of touch with reality!)
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To: All
A great man has died. One of the greatest North Carolinans ever. This was a man of unprecedented principle and leadership. One of the few greats in politics. And a man the left made every election into a gigantic contest between evil and good using their pressure groups, their money, and their lies. They never beat him.

Jesse Helms put Sister Boom Boom and the San Francisco gays in the middle of his commercials against Jim Hunt in 1984. He ran the famous “hands” commercial in 1990. The left screeched and squalled. The media showed their fangs and campaigned for his opponents. He took their best shots. He beat “them,” meaning the political left’s establishment of evil and wickedness every single time.

In 1976, Gerald Ford had beaten Ronald Reagan in every single presidential primary. Ford was smugly repeating at campaign stops that Reagan should pull out of the race. Jesse Helms toured North Carolina with the Gipper, using the resources of his famed Congressional Club. Reagan won the NC primary, and beat Ford regularly from there on, barely losing at the convention.

The Gipper returned the favor. In 1984, the libs thought they had the good senator beaten at last. Jim Hunt was a very popular Democrat, a supposed centrist with a national following who had raised money from New York to San Francisco to defeat Jesse Helms. All year long, NPR ran interview with so called Republicans voting for both Jim Hunt and for Reagan. It was nothing but the usual media cheerleading for Democrats.

But as the Reagan tide began to build, Hunt made a prophetic statement. “If Mondale doesn't keep it under a twenty point loss, I'll lose. Every point over twenty is one point between Jesse and me.” Reagan won the state by 26 points, and swept Jesse Helms home by six, just as Hunt had predicted. Dan Rather publicly snarled when he announced the results. After one of his wins, Old Jesse gave it back, saying, “Hello Mr. Rather. Is tonight a good night for ya?”

The media will heap their snide and cruel insults into their stories. We won't get a week of tributes and accolades like when Ford or Tim Russert passed. When Ted Kennedy dies not only will we never hear the end of “the liberal lion” and such rot, but some liberals will probably gather at the grave to see if he rises on the third day.

I remember my late grandmother's opinion, “I vote for Jesse Helms because he's a Christian man.” The people of the towns and small cities of North Carolina never failed to come out for him, because he was for them.

Rest in peace, Senator. Say hello to the Gipper for all of us. We are eternally grateful.

190 posted on 07/04/2008 1:56:33 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

Amen.

Your words described perfectly what I felt and knew about this great man. We lost a true patriot today. He was a giant among men.

As a lifelong North Carolinian I am eternally grateful for President Reagan and Sen. Helms. Well done gentleman.


191 posted on 07/04/2008 2:03:51 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (Another North Carolinian who is out of touch with reality!)
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To: jern

Truly the greatest Senator in the 20th century and a political hero. Prayers for Mr. Helms and his family.


192 posted on 07/04/2008 2:06:18 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (The game is over "my friends" and has been for a long time.)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Most apropos indeed.


193 posted on 07/04/2008 2:07:20 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (The game is over "my friends" and has been for a long time.)
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To: mass55th; metesky; girlangler

A better comparison than Ted would be to watch the coverage when Robert (KKK Grand Wizard) Byrd dies. I can see it now-”He was a great statesman”.


194 posted on 07/04/2008 2:08:10 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Using Hillary to nip Obama's heels was like beating a dead horse with an armed nuclear bomb.)
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To: jern

Truly a great hero and leader. G-d rest his valiant soul.


195 posted on 07/04/2008 2:09:26 PM PDT by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

OK, So Chapel Hill excluded.............


196 posted on 07/04/2008 2:43:36 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: prairiebreeze
"outspoken conservative views polarized NC...". Pfft!

Sometimes polarization is not only desireable --- but essential!

That's what separates leaders from politicians.

197 posted on 07/04/2008 2:44:41 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: Gideon7
Helms made a point of going to Wellstone’s funeral even though he knew the kind of reception he would get. The disgrace was shown on national TV.

I had forgotten that Helms was the catalyst that triggered that revealing face of kinder, gentler "progressive" socialism...

198 posted on 07/04/2008 2:58:13 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: Publius6961

Perhaps in some cases. But the point is that the driveby media had that drivel up as soon as the news broke. And they would never eulogize a democrap in such a passive-agressive accusatory manner.


199 posted on 07/04/2008 2:59:01 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney
A better comparison than Ted would be to watch the coverage when Robert (KKK Grand Wizard) Byrd dies. I can see it now-”He was a great statesman”.

I've got to confess to a lifelong affection for Senator Byrd.
Of course, I need also to confess that I developed a deep affection for Foghorn Leghorn first.

I am certain there's a connection there.

200 posted on 07/04/2008 3:03:53 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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