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.
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!