Friday, July 4, 2008

Jesse Helms Died

Racist and major homophobe, former Republican North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms has died at the age of 86.

In a dubious legislative career in the U.S. Senate, 1972-2002, Helms was an uncompromising conservative, who played on the racial fears and prejudices of North Carolinans. Helms was one of the primary sponsors of legislation barring HIV+ from traveling or emigrating to the United States.

One of the foremost bloggers, Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend, a native North Carolinan wrote further on the death of Helms.

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