Skip to comments.Louisiana Sen. Elbert Guillory: Republican Party is Better For Black People ( Ex-Democrat )
Posted on 06/18/2013 10:18:09 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican"
Louisiana 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.
Free at Last: La. State Senator Explains Why He Recently Left the Government Plantation & Joined GOP in Powerful Video
Jun. 18, 2013
He switched BACK to the GOP.
IMO he just ran as a RAT to get elected in a Black district, he never was one.
The video was pretty powerful though.
Just sent him a congratulatory e-mail. This man is the real deal!
If you too are so inclined:firstname.lastname@example.org
I hadn’t heard of him before, but I enjoyed watching him speak. He is a very good speaker.
Clearly he’s trying to elucidate the Black community. Very important and thankless work.
Interesting guy in a number of ways.
I wonder if he does not have ambitions for a more state wide office and realizes that Louisiana is a republican state. He might be smart enough to see that the non-Black voters would vote for a Black Republican bot not a Black Democrat.
Please note. I am not saying there is anything wrong with being a political opportunist in this regard
Excellent - we need him in the US Senate!
He’s very articulate and truly “gets it”.
I hope Rush, Hannety, Levin and others will give him a platform to spread his message.
The video has 299,043 views.
I want to see it get at least 5,000,000.
I have never fully understood why this political reality is not adopted by the majority of black voters. The fact they dont adds credence to the unproved assertion that blacks are intellectual inferior.
My assessment of black politics indicates the Democrat Political Party has objected to all civil rights legislation ever envisioned since before the ratification of the 13th amendment, which freed all slaves forever and up to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The Democrats created a loophole in the 13th amendment that led to the necessity for the 14th amendment and then the 15th amendment.
Please understand that prior to the 15th amendment the voting requirements were up to the states, not the federal government. The federal government did not have any constitutional power to direct voting requirements to the states. The 15th amendment added to the federal governments limited powers the constitutional power to forbid states from prohibiting citizens the right to vote based on race. The 14th amendment established that blacks are citizens.
I have posted the amendments for reference and call attention to the section of the amendments that says . Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. The reason I call attention to those words is that the amendment is not the law. The amendment grants an added power that the Congress did not previously have to write legislation, which is law.
[Proposed 1865; Ratified 1865]
Section. 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section. 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
[Proposed 1866; Ratified Under Duress 1868]
Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Section. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Section. 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Section. 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Section. 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
[Proposed 1869; Ratified 1870]
Section. 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
I like that he did it, but I wonder why he revealed himself now.
It just might be that he's making an effort to lead the blacks in his district "off the plantation".
Certainly, there was no demographic need for him to change in order to be re-elected:
LA State Senate District
Voting age pop......79314
Black voting age....42891 (54%)
Hispanic voting age. 1565 (2%)
White voting age....34858 (44%)
I’m not sure about the timing. I believe that he felt that he needed to establish a reputation in the state legislature, not only with the other legislators but with his constituents before making the change. There are a couple of other black politicians in St. Landry Parish who have really taken the bull by the horns to make changes in the attitudes in the area. It is an area that has been stuck in the 1930’s as far as race relations go and politics...but there are some nice aspects that you don’t find any more elsewhere: (I have moved to another state but I have still have a farm in a rural area) where no one locks their doors and the grocers still deliver your food and let you come by to pay the tab once a month...or whenever you are able. Unfortunately, I don’t see Elbert Lee except when I go visit family or have to go take care of issues at the farm.
As a life long urban dweller, wow.
Yep, there still are places like that in rural St. Landry Parish. I remember one day shortly after I purchased the farm, I was working setting out stakes for the grading contractor to put in gravel roads. This truck stopped and a portly, elderly gentleman waved me over to come talk to him. He was the president of the St. Landry Parish Police Jury (the parish government system). He was so drunk that he had to hold himself up hanging onto the door of the truck. He told me that he would help me if I needed anything done in the area. He said that if I wanted to run for any local elected office, that he could get me elected...black voters usually could be had for $20 and a pint of Jack Daniels..he owned the grocery, saloon and pool hall 1/4 mile from the farm and he would handle everything for me. I glanced inside his truck and saw the floorboard on the passenger side covered with empty liquor bottles. I said “Roy, it looks like you have had a lot to drink.” He replied, “Yes, I used to drink beer. But my doctor told me to stop drinking beer or it would kill me.” He died a few years later of liver failure. But he managed to drive drunk and not get arrested for many years...never went over 20 miles an hour even on the highway...everyone knew him and gave him a wide berth. These politicians were part of the system that kept blacks “in their place”...they had to be Dems or they would not get elected. Elbert is a real breath offresh air.
Wow, what a character!