Jesse Helms

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Jesse Helms

Jesse Alexander Helms (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was a former five-term Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina.


  • I reject that criticism because this is indeed another kind of holocaust, by another name. At last count, more than 40 million unborn children have been deliberately, intentionally destroyed. What word adequately defines the scope of such slaughter? [After 9/11] the American people responded with shock, sadness and a deep and righteous anger — and rightly so. Yet let us not forget that every passing day in our country, more than three thousand innocent Americans are killed [through abortion].
    • Here's Where I Stand (2005)
  • I've been portrayed as a caveman by some. That's not true. I'm a conservative progressive, and that means I think all men are equal, be they Slants, Beaners, or Niggers.
    • North Carolina Progressive, February 6, 1985, quoted from the Democratic Alliance

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