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.
You could count on Jesse Helms NEVER to back down from what he thought was right. He never “went along to get along.” Wish we had 100 of ‘em in the Senate now.