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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

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1 posted on 07/04/2008 7:30:58 AM PDT by jern
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To: jern

WOW.

What a towering figure in Washington for so long.

May God be with all those who feel his loss most keenly.

May God raise up others to take the torch onward and upward.

Thanks for this alert.


2 posted on 07/04/2008 7:33:17 AM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: jern

I can’t think of a congressman that did more for the benefit of ALL Americans than Senator Helms. God Rest His Soul.


3 posted on 07/04/2008 7:33:20 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: jern

May God rest a great patriot. Prayers offered for his family.


4 posted on 07/04/2008 7:33:30 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Election 2008: Now the evil of two lessers.)
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To: jern

RIP Senator Helms. Thank you for everything.


5 posted on 07/04/2008 7:34:50 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: jern

Heritage Foundation says he died at 1:18 this morning.

r.i.p.

http://blog.heritage.org/2008/07/04/jesse-helms-1921-2008/

Passed on the 4th of July.


6 posted on 07/04/2008 7:35:20 AM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: jern

RIP Jesse. Thank you for your service to the country.


7 posted on 07/04/2008 7:35:21 AM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: jern

On the Fourth of July, as did John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

It is fitting. For true defenders of the Constitution, the Fourth of July IS a good day to die...


8 posted on 07/04/2008 7:36:16 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: jern

Sad to hear. He was a good Senator that served his state and the nation well.


9 posted on 07/04/2008 7:36:21 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: jern
Typical driveby media anti-conservative drivel on the link...

"outspoken conservative views polarized NC...". Pfft!

All that aside, condolenscenses to his family and may God rest his soul

10 posted on 07/04/2008 7:36:32 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I didn't leave the republicans, they left me.)
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To: jern

How fitting to happen on the 4th of July. God bless you sir.


11 posted on 07/04/2008 7:36:42 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: MovementConservative

bttt


12 posted on 07/04/2008 7:37:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: jern

http://blog.heritage.org/2008/07/04/jesse-helms-1921-2008/

Conservative Sen. Jesse Helms, 86, a truly great American and champion of freedom, died at 1:18 a.m. today. Helms, who gave our country three decades of service as a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was ill in recent years.

Heritage President Ed Feulner (pictured at right with Helms and his wife Dorothy) presented Helms in 2002 with the Clare Boothe Luce Award, Heritage’s highest honor, calling him a “dedicated, unflinching and articulate advocate of conservative policy and principle.”

In response to today’s sad news, Feulner offered this statement:

“Jesse Helms was one of the most consequential figures of the 20th century. Along with Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, he helped establish the conservative movement and became a powerful voice for free markets and free people. The defeat of Soviet communism and the rise of Ronald Reagan would not have happened without his intrepid leadership at decisive times.

He was the longest serving U.S. senator from North Carolina and a great friend to The Heritage Foundation. Although America has lost a great Patriot, his legacy will live on.”


13 posted on 07/04/2008 7:37:19 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: jern

Died on the Fourth of July.

Just like Adams and Jefferson.

Fitting.


14 posted on 07/04/2008 7:39:18 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (America's Independent Party: The citizen-led campaign to save America - www.selfgovernment.us)
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To: jern

RIP Jesse... a true patriot and conservative. May the socialists and the DBM choke to death on the venom they will spew upon the news of your death!


15 posted on 07/04/2008 7:40:08 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: jern
Sorry to hear this. Rest in peace Senator Helms. Prayers for him and his family.

I've been listening to Fox News in the background for the past hour, and haven't heard this once. Yet we were repeatedly blasted with the news of Kennedy's illness. No media bias there.

16 posted on 07/04/2008 7:40:48 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: jern

Sorry to hear that. He was statesman unlike others floating about the political circuit.


17 posted on 07/04/2008 7:41:07 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: johnny7

RIP


18 posted on 07/04/2008 7:41:31 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: jern

Condolences to Jesse Helms family and friends.


19 posted on 07/04/2008 7:41:37 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: jern

For years I said that congress people should have to take a course on how to be a congress person, taught by Jesse, and pass, before being allowed to take a seat in either house. This country would be in MUCH better shape.


20 posted on 07/04/2008 7:41:43 AM PDT by weezel
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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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RIP.


41 posted on 07/04/2008 7:51:12 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom and individual liberty is for everyone, including the odd and weird people like you.)
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To: jern
A great leader is no longer with us...

42 posted on 07/04/2008 7:51:28 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: jern

A Giant has crossed over. My prayers for his family and our nation.

He was a truly great man who stood firm in his beliefs despite the hatred and venom thrown at him from the leftist. Our current crop in congress would do well to emulate him.


43 posted on 07/04/2008 7:52:44 AM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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44 posted on 07/04/2008 7:53:36 AM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; johnny7; Grammy; proud_yank; billhilly; jazusamo; george76; ...

Trying to think of any other N.C. freepers to ping.

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.


45 posted on 07/04/2008 7:53:53 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: SE Mom

Truly consequential and historic conservative. Rest in peace, and thank you greatly for all you did and defended, Sen. Helms.


46 posted on 07/04/2008 7:54:12 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: jern

MAY HE REST IN PEACE
47 posted on 07/04/2008 7:54:40 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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48 posted on 07/04/2008 7:55:11 AM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: McCain or Obama! possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?)
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To: jern

God bless the family and loved ones of Senator Helms, his devoted wife, his children, and his grandchildren.

May this wonderful servant of Jesus Christ be at rest and at peace in the presence of his Savior.

There will not soon be another like Senator Jesse Helms - how we miss him in the Senate!


49 posted on 07/04/2008 7:56:05 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: peggybac

Disgusting. He hardly could have polarized N.C. voters when they kept sending him back to the senate every six years just like clockwork.


50 posted on 07/04/2008 7:58:01 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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