Skip to comments.U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died
Posted on 07/04/2008 7:30:57 AM PDT by jern
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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.
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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.
Truly consequential and historic conservative. Rest in peace, and thank you greatly for all you did and defended, Sen. Helms.
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!
Disgusting. He hardly could have polarized N.C. voters when they kept sending him back to the senate every six years just like clockwork.
Following is from a 1974 interview with Senator Helms:
Well, I think it's sheer folly to try to expand the base on any ethnic ratio. I would hope that we would expand the base by attracting all people, whatever their race, whatever age, religion, and all the rest of it, who share the fundamental concerns of what I believe the Republican party should be . . . I think we should take our stand, win or lose, and let it all hang out. If we try to cajole and compromise, that's the road to defeat. The Republican party has no future because the Democratic party has demonstrated through the years, for a generation now, that it intends to buy votes any way that they can be bought. These give-away programs, welfare and all the rest of them. Now, I don't want to be a Republican, a successful Republican, on that basis. I would rather be a private citizen. The Republicans may as well make up their mind that the left-wing spectrum has already been pre-empted. It's not available to them. Furthermore, if they . . . even if they could move in there, it would be intellectual dishonesty.
Rest in peace Senator NO!
How fitting that he passed on the Fourth of July, one of the great patriots of the 20th century!
He was an enemy of Communism when other Senators embraced their leaders. He was a friend of Tibet when Richard Gere and other lefties were still in diapers. He fought the Panama Canal give away and now we see the Chinese controlling the ports.
It will be sad, but somewhat illustrative that what happens in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina tonight will show the country just how tolerant the liberals of America truly are.
This truly saddens me. About a year and a half ago I began to play the piano for a choir from my church, who went once a month to sing at the nursing home where Jesse was a resident. Let me tell you, that man had joy shine through his face as he kept time with the hymns and sang along. He would often use his arm almost as if he were conducting right along from where he sat. He was a sweetheart. Last October was the last time that I was there as we ended up leaving that church. I have thought of him often since.
God bless you, Jesse. You touched my heart and I’ll never forget you.
Rest in peace, Mr. Helms. May the angels meet you at the door with East Carolina barbecue and cornbread.
Comfort to his family, and may he rest in the peace that he so deserves. Farewell, Senator Helms.....
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