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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: jern

Rest in peace, patriot.

I’m sorely afraid we will never see his like again.


21 posted on 07/04/2008 7:42:06 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Quix
I can't think of a more appropriate day - the 4th of July - for this great man to pass from this earth.

God bless and comfort his family at this time!

22 posted on 07/04/2008 7:42:58 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: jern

Last iron-spined Republican senator? Hope not.


23 posted on 07/04/2008 7:42:58 AM PDT 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: Constitution Day

RIP, Senator. Those of us who love this country will miss you very much.


24 posted on 07/04/2008 7:43:53 AM PDT by Jim Ralls
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To: prairiebreeze

Yep, I’m sure the media will say the swimmer’s outspoken liberal views polarized America when he croaks.


25 posted on 07/04/2008 7:43:58 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: BibChr

The closest to him in the Senate today is Coburn.


26 posted on 07/04/2008 7:44:09 AM PDT by Borges
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To: jern

This speech to the UN is a must read for Jesse Helms fans and UN foes alike.

I re-read it from time to time.

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/read.helmsunspeech.html


27 posted on 07/04/2008 7:44:58 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Seinfeld was a show about nothing - so is Obama.)
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To: jern

RIP, Senator. What a great American he was. A real American Patriot. As the old saying goes, “they don’t make ‘em like that anymore”.
May God Bless and keep him


28 posted on 07/04/2008 7:44:59 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: jern

Best politician my state has ever produced. May he rest in piece.


29 posted on 07/04/2008 7:45:16 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: lainie

One of the last of the true conservatives, and one of those rare politicians whose promises you could trust. RIP Senator Helms. There are few men like you remaining in today’s world of capitulation and corruption.


30 posted on 07/04/2008 7:46:58 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: stainlessbanner

Dixie Ping!


31 posted on 07/04/2008 7:47:00 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: jern
..had the privilege to hear him speak in 1980 when Carter was still president—he was a voice of hope—RIP Jesse...
32 posted on 07/04/2008 7:47:08 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Borges

I think you’re right. Didn’t he stand up against a GOP senator for a pork-barrel fund for some Alaskan bridge or something?


33 posted on 07/04/2008 7:49:17 AM PDT 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: jern
On the Fourth of July, no less.

A great man, a great patriot, a great American.

34 posted on 07/04/2008 7:49:20 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (R.I.P.)
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To: jern

R.I.P, Senator Helms.


35 posted on 07/04/2008 7:49:34 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: jern

Typical MSM and their bias shows up in the first sentence:

Jesse Helms, the firebrand U.S. senator whose outspoken, conservative views polarized North Carolina and U.S. voters for decades, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday in Raleigh.

RIP, sir.


36 posted on 07/04/2008 7:49:48 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: jern

A patriotic man dies on our nation’s birthday. He joins the ranks of Jefferson, Adams and Monroe . God bless him and his family.


37 posted on 07/04/2008 7:49:50 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!


38 posted on 07/04/2008 7:50:08 AM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: DemonDeac

Sad day for the country. Another one of the TRULY GREAT ones gone.


39 posted on 07/04/2008 7:50:27 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: BibChr

May well have been one of the last reasonably authentic Republicans of any kind of spine at all.


40 posted on 07/04/2008 7:50:50 AM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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