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Old 10-25-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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From the Raleigh News and Observer today.

"Today, McCrory will honor the late Jesse Helms. The foundation in Helms’ name is hosting a 25th anniversary event in Raleigh at 7 p.m. Earlier in the day, McCrory will attend the U.S. Golf Association’s 2014 U.S. Open Championship meeting in Pinehurst at 11 a.m. Both events are closed to the press."

Really. Why would a modern day governor of North Carolina honor a white racist?

"White people, wake up before it is too late," said one ad. "Do you want Negroes working beside you, your wife and your daughters, in your mills and factories? Frank Graham favors mingling of the races." - Jesse Helms

"When Carol Moseley-Braun of Illinois became the first African-American woman to sit in the Senate, Helms followed Moseley-Braun into an elevator, announcing to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch: "Watch me make her cry. I'm going to make her cry. I'm going to sing 'Dixie' until she cries."

The University of North Carolina was “the University of Negroes and Communists.” (Capital Times, 11/22/94) Black civil rights activists were “Communists and sex perverts.” (Copley News Service, 8/23/01)

“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.” (WRAL-TV commentary, 1963) He also wrote, “Crime rates and irresponsibility among Negroes are a fact of life which must be faced.” (New York Times, 2/8/81)

A year before the election, when public polls showed Helms trailing by 20 points, he launched a Senate filibuster against the bill making the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. a national holiday. (David Broder, Washington Post, Aug, 29, 2001)
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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How is that outreach to Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, urbanistas, gays, college students, and young Americans going for the GOP?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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I remember him. He was so mean.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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Thank you Charlotte for bringing us this man.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:56 AM
 
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Thank you Charlotte for bringing us this man.
First of all, he was not from Charlotte, he was from Union County, there's a big difference between the two, you just like to take cheapshots at Charlotte every chance you get!

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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Jesse Helms was a far more complex character than one would gather from reading this little thread -- a product of his time and place. In some ways, he served the state well; in other ways, he was an embarrassment; in person he was quite cordial; he was rarely "mean;" he had little to do with Charlotte.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:14 AM
 
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“Crime rates and irresponsibility among Negroes are a fact of life which must be faced.” (New York Times, 2/8/81)

Old quote, same problem today!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:32 AM
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Jesse had a lot of issues, but having a real senator, rather than those two puppets we have now, brought a lot of benefits to NC. Classic case of what is wrong with our legislative branch. No matter who represents you, the longer he or she is in office, the more power, make that more pork, they can bring home. Jesse brought a lot of pork home, amongst other things.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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Really. Why would a modern day governor of North Carolina honor a white racist?
Shouldn't racists of all colors being honored or propped up be an issue?
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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You brought up quotes (which I guess are real I did not research it or get their source) but you listed quotes as distant as the 1960s. Totally different times.

How many Americans, polticians, etc have said or done things that would not be right today? Should we just get rid of any holiday that honors those in the past that held slaves, or said racist things? Look up some quotes by Abe Lincoln about what he said about race....
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