That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.

— Jesse Helms

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If God had wanted us to use the metric system, Jesus would have had 10 apostles.

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Why build a zoo when we can just put up a fence around Chapel Hill?

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It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn't mad at me about something.

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White people, wake up before it is too late.

Do you want Negroes working beside you, your wife and your daughters, in your mills and factories? Frank Graham favors mingling of the races.

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Such schemes take money from people who can least afford to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that eats money people thought they were providing for education.

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We can live our own lives in a way that does not bring reproach on the principles we claim to support.

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All I know is that D'Aubuisson is a free enterprise man and deeply religious.

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It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative, but not everyone who uses that term about themselves really is truly conservative.

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I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him.

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There is a big difference between The Merchant of Venice and a photograph of two males of different races in an erotic pose on a marble table top.

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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.

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I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family.

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About Jesse Helms

Quotes 44 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

This is an area where North Carolina does excel.

I have known more colorful North Carolina political figures than I have colorless ones.

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The Negro cannot count forever on the kind of restraint that's thus far left him free to clog the streets, disrupt traffic, and interfere with other men's rights.

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Democracy used to be a good thing, but now it has gotten into the wrong hands.

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The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent.

My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study.

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I don't care what the New York Times says about me, and no one I care about cares what the New York Times says about me.

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I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!

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There was no Congressional Club for my first campaign.

There was no organized state group of Young Republicans, but there was a dedicated core of young people who volunteered to do anything my campaign needed.

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We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created.

We have to demand value for what is spent and we need to continue to resist a lottery.

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I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.

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To rob the Negro of his reputation of thinking through a problem in his own fashion is about the same as trying to pretend that he doesn't have a natural instinct for rhythm and for singing and dancing.

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What I am suggesting is hard work and it can be slow work, but the rewards are well worth it.

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Homosexuals are weak, morally sick wretches.

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Our constituency aren't the type of people to be on the Internet.

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This bill attempts to make sure that President Clinton is not allowed to do by Executive Order what Congress has declined to enact in the past two congressional sessions namely, to treat homosexuals as a special class protected under various titles of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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I fight for what I believe. If you are not willing to stand up for what you believe, your beliefs are not strong enough.

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We are now considering legislation based on statistics that include name-calling at public rallies as crimes. Are we going on to the school yards of this country and when two kids get angry with each other and call each other names -- what are we going to do, cart them over to the reformatory or add them to the list of 'hate crimes' perpetrators? This is ridiculous.

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The Lord did not make me impossible of error.

All I've had to offer you is the total dedication in serving you as best I know how. And I've always leveled with you, and always will, knowing full well that everyone will not agree with me.

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Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?

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I do not intend to allow the Senate to rubber-stamp the president's plan to reward the Chinese Communists.

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America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor.

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In subsequent years the groups you named had important roles in educating people about the real issues in Washington and Raleigh, and within the Democratic Party.

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They should ask their parents if it would be all right for their son or daughter to marry a Negro.

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The challenge is always before us. Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble.

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The New York Times and Washington Post are both infested with homosexuals themselves. Just about every person down there is a homosexual or lesbian.

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It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment.

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I want our young people to believe as we did that there is no goal too high to reach if they are willing to work.

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It's their deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct that is responsible for the disease

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Within my own lifetime, I have seen the most ferocious assaults on Christian faith and morals; first on the part of the intellectual community, and then on the part of the government... the federal government has not even tried to conceal its hostility to religion.

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If you want to call me a bigot, fine.

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I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's.

Politics in general became more liberal both nationally and within the state as the years passed.

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The interests of the United States are better served by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place than by removing our influence from the UN.

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