Share Your Memories Of Jesse Helms

By: Stephanie Shoop
By: Stephanie Shoop

Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms died on the Fourth of July, at the age of 86.

He served in the U.S. Congress for 30 years. The fiery Helms was called a "senator whose stature in Congress had few equals."

We hope you'll share your thoughts and memories of Jesse Helms on this blog.

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  • by Marie Location: Sanford, NC on Jul 24, 2008 at 07:41 PM
    How can any of you defend a person that represented the state of NC with continuous hatred with no regrets because he stood for his unrighteous views and beliefs? As far as defending is government I wonder is that how HE and OTHERS enjoyed their lavished lifestyle and wealth plus receiving all the freebles. Judgement must come to the ones that think they are unstoppable.The coverage of his life and death was little compared to other representatives. I wonder and think it was EMBRASSMENT of his character.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Jul 13, 2008 at 06:40 AM
    He's dead. Let's move on.
  • by Sarah Location: Williamston on Jul 12, 2008 at 12:02 AM
    Jesse Helms was a realist who stood his ground. The other "Jesse" is the racist.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 at 01:59 PM
    I am sad to see him pass away. What he did for our state can never be done by another human being!!! He was true to himself and true to the world. Although he had his racial opinions every does JUST GLAD HE WAS MAN ENOUGH TO SAY IT IN PUBLIC!! HELMS YOU WILL BE MISSED!!

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  • by Stephanie Location: Greenville on Jul 8, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    Glad to see him go. When I heard the news I did a little cheer. His backwards thinking has disgraced North Carolina for decades. I guess some of you don't mind being thought of as backward hicks but I do. Good riddance.
  • by Troy on Jul 7, 2008 at 02:58 PM
    Hey Joseph before you start trying to insult people make sure you spell the words right. There is an "e" on the end of hypocritE. There you go buddy.
  • by Shawn on Jul 7, 2008 at 02:51 PM
    Joseph maybe you don't like black people, if you agreed with Jesse Helms?
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Jul 7, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    I agree Joseph he was.
  • by Joseph Location: Washington on Jul 7, 2008 at 01:35 PM
    racist, self-serving, self-righteous, holier than thou, hypocrit
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Jul 6, 2008 at 08:51 PM
    sd i like you, i really do because you seem like a genuine nice person. But look at what you just wrote. Its an oxymoron. Why do you call what helm's said....someone who spoke what he felt, and you call what I do and an opinion? I'm speaking what I felt to. I put a link down at my other comment where you could see some of the things he said. But if you like I can go on youtube and find videos of him holding water holes on black people in the 60's, and putting dogs on black people, as they held their children. I can't count the number of times on one video he said the 'n' word. Look at alex, just because I don't like helms means i like homosexual lifestyle. That ignorant. That's like me says, since you liked helms you must hate black people. See I have to love helms to get into heaven, but i don't have to like what he did. But you can't make someone feel something they don't. Everyone will pay for THEIR own sins,even me. But I spoke what i felt, i hope you understand a little better.
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