Skip to comments.U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died
Posted on 07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT by jern
jesse helms has passed away
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Ok, somebody else may have said it, but I am not going to wade through over 200 replies to find out.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 4th of July, and now Jesse. God’s way of saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant”? Yeah, I think so.
Rest now in the bosom of Abraham, Jesse. You were one of the best.
His WHITE HANDS ad drove pro-quota leftists nuts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIyewCdXMzk
Without Helms and The Congressional Club Reagan probably would have suffered another loss there, for sure. Jesse was never afraid to buck the trend and do the right thing, even if it meant the emnity of fellow Republicans (think Alan Simpson) who were much less inclined toward his viewpoint.
That may be true, but unfortunately that leads to the retention of ‘ugly’ senators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, etc.
What about the Senator from Alabama, Sessions? hE’S good.
It's a sure barometer measuring the greatness of a man.
RIP, Senator Helms.
My flag here on the Albemarle is at half staff.
A great American that lived a full life dies on Independence Day. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson did the same.
He was opposed to the UN, was pro-life, pro-gun, against racial preferences, one of the senators that actually voted for conservative government almost his entire career.
May God Bless his family and he will be missed.
God Bless him. He did more to restrain the left in Congress than most anyone else.
“...Helms was an outspoken conservative politician whose attacks against communism, liberal elitism and some of the civil rights legislation made him one of the most controversial and loathed prominent political figures in North Carolina history...”
God bless you Senator Jesse...thank you for your unflinching American Patriotism. My prayers to your family.
Lots of bias.
I heard this little “gem” on National pubic radio:
Helms well known for his conservative principles which upheld segragation and strong opposition to the UN.
This is from his book “Here’s Where I Stand”:
“favored voluntary racial integration that would have come about without pressure from the federal government, or from civil rights protests” — which he said only sharpened racial antagonisms.
He was mostly right.
Compromise, hell! ... 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?"Thank you, Senator, and Rest in Peace.
I wonder if purgatory is segregated.
“RIP Im sure the Moonbat blogs will go nuts over this”
Yeah, who cares. let them waller in their own filth.
I don’t know where you got your quotes - but I know most of them are from way back in the past of Senator Helms life - most of them from the 1950’s and/or 60’s is my guess...and then I do not know they are his quotations at all. You did not give any linked sources for your listings.
Here’s a better list of what this GREAT MAN accomplished -read and get educated:
“Helms served as chairman of the Agriculture and Foreign Relations committees at times when the GOP held the Senate majority. He used the posts to protect his state’s tobacco growers and other farmers, and placed his stamp on foreign policy with a strident opposition to Communism.
“Under his leadership, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was a powerful force for freedom,” said President Bush. “And today, from Central America to Central Europe and beyond, people remember: in the dark days when the forces of tyranny seemed on the rise, Jesse Helms took their side.”
He took a dim view of many arms control treaties, and supported the contras in Nicaragua as well as the right-wing government of El Salvador. He opposed the Panama Canal treaties that then-President Carter pushed through a reluctant Senate in 1977.
As Fidel Castro’s fierce critic, Helms helped create legislation in 1996 to strengthen U.S. restrictions against the Caribbean island’s communist government. The Helms-Burton law bars the United States from normalizing relations with Cuba as long as Castro or his brother Raul who has been president since February are involved in the island nation’s government.
In his memoirs, Helms made clear that his opinions on other issues had hardly moderated since he left office. He likened abortion to the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“I will never be silent about the death of those who cannot speak for themselves,” he wrote in “Here’s Where I Stand.”
Bless you Jess. If only they could have cloned a dozen like you!
Back in the ‘80s Helms hired a new press secretary named Claude Allen. Allen was very young, very sharp, conservative and Black. The press hated getting all their prep info from Allen cause it blew the image they were trying to create.
Back when the ERA was still being fought and Helms was criticized as a Schlafly man it was pointed out that Helms had more women in power position (LAs and SAs) in his DC staff than Ted Kennedy. Of course Kennedy was pro ERA even though his idea of the place of women was so well illustrated with the make up of the Chappaquidick party consisting of six single women and six men (five of the six men were married).
Back in the ‘78 campaign Helms was still smoking and offered me a cigarette. He smoked Lucky Strike nonfilters.
The media never gave him credit for a sense of humor but he was funny and could rival Will Rogers who he often quoted.
He was the best Senator of my lifetime without any shadow of a Doubting Thomas.
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