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.
On the 4th of July. Appropriate.
RIP I’m sure the Moonbat blogs will go nuts over this
On July 4; for a patriot like Jesse, no other day could be more fitting.
Jesse Helms was a ba`al tesuvah when it came to Israel, a man who was originally an enemy (even calling for breaking off diplomatic relations with Israel after the '82 Lebanon invasion) but who (thanks to Jerry Falwell) became a friend, and true friend he was! He helped get a "politically incorrect" rabbi freed who was being held in jail in Israel.
Back in my bitter post-Birch Society days I had an angry argument with him through the mail (snail mail, of course). His conversion to the mainstream Fundamentalist position on Israel was always a source of satisfaction to me.
And he died on July 4--how appropriate.
Wow, he dies on my moms’ birthday.
“In the 1990 campaign against Gantt, for example, a Helms television ad showed a white man’s hands crumpling a rejection notice from a company that had used an affirmative action program to hire a black job candidate.”
...I remember that ad...it was hated by the Left because it pointed out the hypocrisy of using racial quotas in hiring....the last time I saw Helms was at Clinton’s impeachment...he passed by in the Senate hall on his scooter...he looked very frail and in poor health then...I’ll miss him.
Died on the 4th of July. God rest his soul.
I met Jesse Helms when I flew a charter booked by him at a last minute notice. The passengers were Helms, Henry Kissenger, and Elizabeth Dole. We were flying one of them to Minnesota for specialized cancer treatment. The other two were accompanying their friend for encouragement and support. (p)That was in 1995.
Maybe he be blessed and protected.
Even though we all die, it still is sad.
I really liked this guy, he was/is a patriot.
God Bless You Jesse!
The Lord surely selected this day on purpose, for you to be called Home.
Prayers to the Helms family and friends everywhere.
America has lost a great Patriot.
Ronald Reagan is greeting an old friend upstairs.
Heaven is enriched.
It is truly a sad day in the Ole North State and in America in losing such a great and honorable American. He is my Senator and will always be my beloved Senator. He was a fellow North Carolinian and a fellow American who truly understood , as he once said, the honor it was to grace the halls of the Senate like the great statesmen of the past. He has now joined those few Great Statesmen that have gone on to their reward who fought for the basic tenants of American freedom and exceptionalism that many of us have allowed to become so insignificant. If you ever met him, you felt his warmth and easily realized that he was a gentleman, almost chivalrous in his approach and interaction to others. He stood for state’s rights and for the ability that we so often forget that we can do anything we set our minds to as Americans. So, this Fourth of July, I will remember not only the greatness of our country not in exception to, but because of men like Senator Helms. May God bless his family, his state, and his country in this time, and the efforts that continue through today that he so often and bravely championed. The Ole North State forever...Hoorah, Hoorah, the Good Ole North State!
I remember campaigning for him when he first ran. He had a campaign sticker that said “Give ‘em Hell, Jesse”....and he won and continued to win.
May God rest a great patriot.
RIP, senator. If a man is defined by who he counts as his enemies Helms has earned a spot in the hall of America’s heroes.