Missing Jesse Helms
With the passing of Jesse A. Helms on July 4, America lost a great warrior. He was a champion for the truth. He was the greatest senator in my lifetime -- I am 79 years old -- and no doubt one of the greatest senators ever.
Mr. Helms was for freedom-loving people. He was a great crusader against communism. He was a champion for traditional family and religious values. He supported prayer in public schools and decency, honor and spiritual and moral cleanliness in America.
I corresponded with Mr. Helms for many years. Whenever I needed some information, he always sent it to me. (The U.S. senators from Pennsylvania never answered my letters.) I prize his letters to me and his autographed pictures.
You could write a book on the good that Mr. Helms did and tried to do. He was a true conservative. He was a great asset to America. He is a wonderful example for us to stand up for the truth and what is right.
He will be greatly missed.
Ray F. Dively Baden