What's not to love about a guy who said this: "There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy."
Not a very loving quote? Well how about if I said he was also a big advocate of tobacco? That makes him sound like a real sweetheart, right?
Well someone has to love this guy, because he was the longest-serving popularly-elected Senator in the history of North Carolina.
I don't agree with his politics, but I still pause and dwell on his name because he's represents everything that the eighties and Regan politics were about; he is the symbol of an era.
President Regan's dead, Falwell's dead, and now Helms is dead. Perhaps we can now say the eighties is dead and it's time invent a new era of America whatever that means.
It takes all kinds of people to make this country work, and our thoughts and prayers should go out the families of those we don't always agree with...they to shape this country.