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Elbert Guillory: Why I Chose To Become A Republican

Posted on 06/19/2013 12:08:36 AM PDT by RC one

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.

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.

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 thirteenth, 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 communities 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 seizure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their children's 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 disappointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’

TOPICS: Society
Hey democrats, you got a runner. You better round up the posse and lynch him good before any other slaves start getting ideas.
1 posted on 06/19/2013 12:08:36 AM PDT by RC one
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I hate to tell him, but the Republican Party is now a branch of the Democratic Party. There really is no difference between the two.

2 posted on 06/19/2013 1:13:31 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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in some states maybe but not all.

3 posted on 06/19/2013 1:33:08 AM PDT by RC one
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4 posted on 06/19/2013 2:14:13 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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Been that way in Pennsylvania for ages. From the governor on down, not one of them was ever a conservative. And it's that way in the national party now. We've had two RINOs run for President and it looks like another will be nominated in 2016. The party pays lip service to its principles, but the members abandoned those principles a long time ago.
5 posted on 06/19/2013 3:06:03 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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So what you're saying is that there's no difference between, say, Hillary Clinton and Tom Corbett?

Tom Corbett "On the Issues"

Define marriage as between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010

Don't legalize medical marijuana. (Nov 2010)

End moratorium on natural gas drilling; develop oil shale. (Nov 2010)

End the inheritance tax on family farm land. (Feb 2013)

Tom Corbett is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, which endorsed him on his two previous statewide campaigns. He has tripled the number of concealed carry reciprocity agreements and has signed on with Attorneys General to challenge the handgun bans in Washington DC and Chicago.

Support Arizona's law restricting illegal immigration. (Nov 2010)

I call BS. Sorry.

6 posted on 06/19/2013 4:23:52 AM PDT by RC one
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Welcome to the GOP...all of the infrastructure. None of the cojones...

7 posted on 06/19/2013 4:49:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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He must be destroyed.

8 posted on 06/19/2013 5:03:53 AM PDT by HChampagne
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Senator Elbert Guillory

9 posted on 06/19/2013 5:19:51 AM PDT by deport
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Too bad he didn’t switch to the Libertarian party.

10 posted on 06/19/2013 5:23:29 AM PDT by GSWarrior (When someone points at the moon, don't stare at his finger.)
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Senator Guillory explains his decision from the LA Senate Floor--You Tube, 4:18 in length
11 posted on 06/19/2013 5:24:22 AM PDT by deport
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12 posted on 06/19/2013 6:20:40 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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Tax, tax, tax. Spend, spend, spend.

13 posted on 06/19/2013 6:41:55 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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We need Elbert Guillory on fox News at least every night making that same speech. This is pure gold. lol.

14 posted on 06/19/2013 6:46:07 AM PDT by RC one
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better yet put him on with REV (for revolting) Al Sharpton.
I’d pay good money to watch the Rev’s head explode.

15 posted on 06/19/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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You can trust a turncoat.......slime ball scum bag.

16 posted on 06/19/2013 1:41:40 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground.ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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