05 July 2008

RIP Senator Jesse Helms

Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, 86, died in Raleigh North Carolina yesterday, July 4th, at 1:15 AM.

Jesse Helms was often at the center of controversy. He retired from the Senate in 2003 due to failing health.

"It has always been my contention," he wrote in his memoir, "that there is no sense in being in office if you don't have the courage to do what is right, even if it is the most unpopular position in the world."

Godspeed Senator.

Photo from WRAL.com

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