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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Amen! Jesse Helms - a GIANT among our nation’s Senators - free from the corruption and selfish greed that dominates the US Senate today.
How we miss you, Senator Helms! How our nation needs more SERVANTS like you in our nation’s capital and our state’s capitals.
You embodied the very ideals of our founders, George Washington leading by his example in his day - of the citizen politician who did his job and then went home to be with his family.
Thanks to your love of our country and of our God, and of your life living out that love you had for both, millions today across this world live in freedom who were enslaved by communism.
You stood up and said, “NO”, to communism and along with President Reagan, whose election you helped ensure, the people of Poland, of Czechoslavakia, of East Germany, et all - and even the people of Russia - have had several decades of living out from the brutal boot of the communist thugs whom you so loathed.
You stood up and said “NO” effectively in the US Senate when most others of weaker stature and character would have folded to the waves of ridicule and criticism and liberal challengers who wanted to silence you and those whom you represented so well!
I am privileged to have known you since my youth and call your family friends. God bless and comfort all your beloveds today, especially your wife Dot.
May you be sharing the delight of all those who have gone before who are in the presence of our living, loving, Lord Jesus.
The world, our nation, our state, our city, our community have been made better by your having lived among us, with courage and boldness and a fierce love for freedom that touched multiplied millions. Your love of your fellow citizens of North Carolina, and your determination to serve them all, no matter what race, what gender, what economic level - was so effective that your example of what a U.S. Senator should be and do for his constituents is simply unmatched.
We love you, Jesse!
This is Reuters’ “tribute” to Jesse Helms:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, a leading conservative from North Carolina who served five terms in the Senate before retiring in 2003, has died, CNN said. He was 86.
Helms, a blunt-talking product of the Old South, was known as “Senator No” for opposing just about anything that obstructed his conservative view of the world.
That is their entire obituary.
Indeed, it is fitting for a patriot to die on the 4th of July.
May he rest in peace.
A man who did a lot of good things with his office. May he rest in peace.
Yes. On the same day, 50 years to the day of the signing. I've always been astounded by that historical fact.
The media and ivory tower spent decades trying to ruin him and his work by tying him to unsavory things, and they failed. RIP Mr Helms.
Stalwart patriot and senator...
Good and decent man.
Reuters = scum
Well done, thy good and faithful servant. Enter into thy rest that hast been prepared for thee.
Thank you, Lord, for Jesse Alexander Helms. Bless him for standing for what is right and true.
Thank You for giving him to us in trying times.
Please send more like him. We have no one in the US Senate of his caliber.
And thank You, that like Jefferson and John Adams, he went Home on the day that meant so much to him—the Fourth of July.
We got the message.
So happy to hear that report from you on seeing Senator Helms in the nursing home where he spent his last few years. Yes, indeed, Senator Helms knew and loved his Savior Jesus Christ and reflected the joy of knowing HIM and serving HIM all through his life.
May his family rejoice in their knowledge that this giant of a man, this champion of freedom from communist butchery and from the damage that liberalism/socialism has done to this nation and to the world, was also their loving, doting grandfather, father, husband, uncle, brother - and that he was a shining witness to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ...right up to his last days on this earth.
Well done, Senator Helms, good and faithful servant of your Lord.
A decent and courageous man.
One of the good guys.
RIP, Mr. Helms.
I am sorry to hear this.
RIP Jesse Helms.
A fitting day for a great conservative and great American to pass on.
The left are already out calling him a racist..
On the 4th of July. Appropriate.
I think I am going to cry. What a great American. He was an inspiration to me as a young conservative in the 1970s and 80s. He always stood up to Soviet tyranny and I will forever admire him for that. He loved his country so it is indeed appropriate he be called from this life on Independence Day.
Prayers for the family....