04 Jul 2008

Jesse Helms Dies on Independence Day


Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson (1767-1824), L’apothéose des héros français morts pour la patrie pendant la guerre de la Liberté.
[Apotheosis of the French Heroes Who Died for their Fatherland During the War for Liberty]
1802. Oil on canvas, 192×184 cm
Musée National du Chateau de Malmaison, Rueil

Like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams before him, the contemporary patriot and former Senator Jesse Helms has died on Independence Day.

He was born in 1921, the son of a rural police chief. He served in the US Navy during WWII, and attended Wingate Junior College and Wake Forrest University.

In 1960, he began delivering conservative commentaries on WRAL television broadcasting from Raleigh. His editorials made him famous in North Carolina, and he successfully ran for the US Senate in 1972. He served until ill health forced his retirement in 2003.

Jesse Helms was colorful and articulate, and a fearless fighter for Conservatism. His willingness to crack politically incorrect jokes, to tackle highly-charged issues, and to fight for hopeless causes regardless of his prospects of winning absolutely infuriated the left, and he was unsuccessfully targeted for electoral defeat repeatedly by major national liberal organizations.

The Conservative Movement has lost another of its heroes.

2 Feedbacks on "Jesse Helms Dies on Independence Day"

Jared Lobdell

Thanks, David, for reminding us of the validity of “We love him for the enemies he has made!”

Internet Marketing Leake

If anyone still doubts the bias of the MSM, an easy test will be to a) simply count the mentions of Jesse’s passing and b) compare that count against the mentions when a similarly known icon of the left (Kennedy, Byrd, etc.) passes.

Even worse, most of the few MSM pieces on Jesse are going to be highly slanted toward the negative.


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