June 18, 2013

Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican"


“Hello, my name is Elbert Lee Guillory, and I’m the senator for the twenty-fourth district right here in beautiful Louisiana. Recently I made what many are referring to as a ‘bold decision’ to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party. I wanted to take a moment to explain why I became a Republican, and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all. It is the right decision — not only for me — but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community.

“You see, in recent history the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow it’s been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed: that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.

“Frederick Douglass called Republicans the ‘Party of freedom and progress,’ and the first Republican president was Abraham Lincoln, the author of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was the Republicans in Congress who authored the thirtheenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights, and due process of law.

“The Democrats on the other hand were the Party of Jim Crow. It was Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.

“You see, at the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing — control. And they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty, they were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control black the black community.

“The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the the government to get ahead in life is despicable. And even more important, this idea is a failure. Our commnunities are just as poor as they’ve always been. Our schools continue to fail children. Our prisons are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers. Our self-initiative and our self-reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers who control us by making us dependent on them.

“Sometimes I wonder if the word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has become a cliché.

“The idea of freedom is complex and it is all-encompassing. It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion. It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion. And it’s the idea that the emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and siezure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their childrens education — not some government bureaucrat.

“But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness free from government dependence and free from government control. Because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one other than the author of our destiny. These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party, and it is why I am a Republican.

“So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the Party of dissapointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘free at last, free at last, thank God Almight, we are free at last.’”

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 18, 2013 12:06 PM
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That's what I'm talkin about.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at June 18, 2013 12:39 PM

Nice to meet you, Mr. Guillory. I will pray for you every day.

Posted by: DHH at June 18, 2013 12:45 PM

Looks like "iri" is feeling a full load of butt-hurt, since all she/he/it can do is call names, and not very original ones at that.

The TRUTH is so painful to the the common small-brained statist, isn't it?

The fact that a large portion of today's Republican party has been rolled by the incessant leftist propaganda doesn't change the fact that while Republicans were fighting for color-blind civil rights, Democrats were building meta-fences for the plantation. That's precisely what Guillory is reminding us of.

Also,"eerie", it only makes a difference if you are a Man, instead of a sheeple. Freedom doesn't care what color you are, freedom only comes to those willing to stand up and speak for it, like Mr. Guillory.

Posted by: Fred Redhead at June 18, 2013 4:23 PM

Let's wish the Senator well. I lived in Louisiana for two years. The Republican Party down there is much less corrupt than the Dems, whatever else may be said about it.

If more blacks are waking up to the fact they've been played, it's a good thing.

Posted by: Lorne at June 18, 2013 4:45 PM

Why isn't this man President?

Posted by: Midwest Whiteboy at June 18, 2013 7:32 PM

Positive news, that.

Posted by: TmjUtah at June 18, 2013 8:07 PM

The reaction from the left, the lame-stream media and the Black Caucus will be swift, severe and epic. I can hear the cry now "Launch the character assassination avalanche."

Posted by: Sirius at June 19, 2013 5:17 AM

The character assaasination from the left, the lame-stream media and the Black Caucus will be swift, severe and epic. I can hear the cry now "RELEASE THE KRAKEN."

Posted by: Sirius at June 19, 2013 5:22 AM

Sirius, there will be no reaction.
They will do everything to ignore this man of principle, and make sure that no one sees or hears about this.
They are deathly afraid of this awakening happening in the black community, and even more so in the hispanic community- the proposed source of millions of new votes post "immigration reform".

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at June 19, 2013 8:57 AM

On the other hand, I shall do all in my power to ensure that this video is seen and heard by as many Americans as possible.
This is what the Republicans must do to wrest power away from the communists- that, and purge the likes of McCain, Graham, Snowe, et al from the party.
Thank you for sharing, Gerard.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at June 19, 2013 9:36 AM

The dems have used the blacks (and anything that falls under "minority") for their own power and gain, pure and simple, iri. And forever to the detriment of those groups, and more importantly, our nation. The repubs aren't great, but the cycle of abuse by the dems must be broken, for it has been driving this country down since the so-called "great society", killing families, killing personal responsibility, killing the pride of a nation. I admire nothing NOTHING of what you speak, nor of you and your quitter attitude. There is nothing too great to fight, nothing, and if you want to go crawl around and roll yourself up in a ball whimpering, that'll be one less pussy in the way of those of us who will, one way or another, win back that which our forebears sacrificed for.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at June 20, 2013 9:47 AM

[]Uncle, I apologize.]

Posted by: iri at June 20, 2013 12:12 PM

Apology accepted, iri.
We will right this ship.
I still believe the vast majority of Americans love this country, not for what it could be, but for what it is, warts and all, and a lot of good people are waking up to see that they've been screwed.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at June 20, 2013 2:21 PM