Jesse Helms Quotes

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Jesse Helms Quotes

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

— Jesse Helms

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

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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.

— Jesse Helms

On your principles, you should never yield; you should be prepared to be defeated. Nobody likes to be defeated, but you should let everybody know in the most articulate and thoughtful and civil way you can (you don't go out and pick fights with people) that in certain matters that you define as matters of principle you will not budge, you cannot yield, you will not compromise. If you don't have the votes or the winning argument, then you stand to be defeated and rolled over, and you'll just have to come back another day.

— Jesse Helms

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