July 6th, 2008


Let the Dead's Own Words Speak Ill of Them

"[Senator Jesse] Helms regularly clashed with Bill Clinton, and once said the president "better have a bodyguard" if he visited North Carolina. He later said the comment was meant in jest." (Wall Street Journal 7/5/08)

Sentor Jesse Helms"Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade school classes that teach our children that CANNIBALISM, WIFE-SWAPPING, and the MURDER of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior."
-- Senator Jesse Helms campaign mailer

"Both presidential candidates this year are calling for an end to what they say are politics of division and vitriol that have intensified in Washington over the past quarter-century.
"In a sense, they are repudiating a style embodied as much as anybody by former Sen. Jesse Helms, who died Friday at age 86." (Wall Street Journal 7/5/08)

Wow.  In a single package.  A nasty-speaking opponent of civil rights for minorities of all types and a template for late 20th-Century vicious personalized divisive politics. 

It's hard to find the inherent worth and dignity in some people.