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Black Louisiana State Senator: I'm Now a Republican Because the Democrat Party is The Party of "Overseers"

This is one of the most powerful statements I have ever heard. It is a must-watch, must-forward.

State Senator Elbert Guillory recently switched from Democrat to Republican. He created a video to explain his switch. It's incredibly moving.


http://youtu.be/n_YQ8560E1w

From WorldNetDaily:

“In recent history, the Democratic Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow, it has 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,” he said.

He noted it was Republicans who pushed for the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, giving blacks citizenship, voting rights and due process.

“Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow. It was the Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners.”

He warned that the very foundations of the Democratic Party are faulty.

“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.”




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GoodSamaritan's picture

If Ron Paul were Black...

President Guillory!

I don't think Obama is worthy of walking in this man's shadow.

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father

bigmikedude's picture

Is it just me

or does anyone else here see the possibility here for an absolutely grand designed, masterminded, candidacy announcement in 2016 for a Dem "sleeper" in republican disguise?

Maybe it's just a genuine sales pitch for a Senate re-election after having switched parties with mid terms approaching, but it is also an almost perfect scenario -

Democrats, and this administration, after the surveillance scandal, Benghazi, IRS, etc. are damaged goods, and soiled.

Answer: Distance quickly, and run as a republican.

This guy suddenly has appeal to liberty movement people, republicans, democrats, with an unusually high quality production video just "to explain his ship jump"...

And he talks it all. All the same major issues that election time brings up, and smoothly at that. Almost like a pre-candidacy announcement pitch.

I'll just sit back and watch a while before I jump on the bandwagon.

My trust has to be earned. Just giving me some candy doesn't make me your best buddy.

Fair criticism, but it

Fair criticism, but it certainly would be interesting if he decided to run for president.

Worthy observations

Interesting that he has such a great grasp of obscure aspects (for most Americans) of the history of the two parties but seems utterly oblivious to how the Republican party currently functions.

Maybe he's another chess player.

bigmikedude's picture

Thanks

Agreed.

I noticed all of that as well and a few things I decided not to mention.

It's just a bit too smooth, too perfectly timed, and too ideal to too many completely different factions.

Paul/Guillory 2016

I know nothing of Mr. Guillory except what he says in this video...but can you imagine what a Rand Paul/Elbert Guillory ticket would do to the race-baiters at MSNBC?

Delicious.

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control freaks and overseers

welcome to Reid, Pelsi, McCain and Boehner.

All the right things coming

All the right things coming right from his heart. Love to see more like him.

Gilligan's picture

Amen!

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I'd rather be a hungry patriot than a satisfied slave.

That was amazing

God I wish there were more like him. Maybe, just maybe things are turning around.

I was going to make a joke

I was going to make a joke about maximizing the black abortion rate from 52%, or increasing the black unemployment rate past 16% and lowering the wages by flooding the country with illegal aliens that Democrats want, but not this time.

With leaders like Elbert Guillory teaching the black community a better way, I'm all for it because everyones lot in life will be improved.

This gentleman is very

This gentleman is very impressive. Very impressive!

henry9's picture

Very smooth, Sen. Elbert Guillory!

You go bro.

There is a distinct flavor of Libertarian thinking as well.

IMO, this is a very big deal if it gets out!

LA is hugely important come any election day.

Thanks for the post...and I hope it goes far and wide.

Nice!

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wow...

somebody send him on a speaking tour...
bring the piano. :)

MLK was a Republican?

Why did I not know that?

Neither did I.

Yes he was.

The reason you did not know that is because you went to public school.

http://www.nbra.info/

Truthfully, he was more of a Georgist (small-l) libertarian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgism
motivated by Lutheran and Quaker ideology.

So, was he registered Republican? Yes. Was he a Ron Paul Republican, i.e. a REAL Republican? Probably not.

Hmmmm..

"The reason you did not know that is because you went to public school."

I knew that MLK was Republican, and I went to public school.

Though, maybe it's because I slept through all of the classes and never paid attention, lol ;-)

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He speaks of the GOP of old

Notice he highlighted Eisenhower, not Nixon, Ford or Bush I-II. Everyone credits LBJ for the Civil Rights Act - it was Eisenhower who saw the injustice and acted first in 57'.

Its time for the GOP to get back to its roots.

Powerful.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Right, the GOP of old

They were purged with Goldwater, in fact Ron Paul is an oldschool Republican. It's sad the Republican party lost its way, I hope it won't take another 40 years in the wilderness for it to turn around, we "ain't got time to bleed", that long.

Ron Paul & Eisenhower Video

I think you will like this. Time to get back to the future.

"Has the Party Lost its Way?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF7KtJ0cntA

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

State Senator Elbert Guillory is Liberty

I will vet his voting record. I hope that he brings hope, and brings many more to the side of Liberty.

If not, it may be a start.

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Nice speech but...

I have been tracking all the firearm bills in the LA congress this session. I remembered his name from this one.

https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?i=222331

He wants to make a crime of negligent discharge of a firearm a crime in a residential area. Sounds reasonable until someone who has to defend themselves in their home (residential area) gets charged with this. This will be abused. Good thing it's not doing well...

Edit: I know this bill has a provision for self defense but I have actually had police walk up on my place behind my house because someone called and said that I was shooting at their house. I was actually shooting targets with a 20' tall backstop of dirt behind it 90 degrees and 1/2 a mile away from the people who called the police. I just happened to go to high school with the officer so he acted appropriately. but who knows what would have happened with today's cops...

WOW

that is very powerful.

Sinking Ship?

I'd be more impressed if he said I'm a libertarian.

Listen to

his words. He emphasized freedom and talked about historical Repubicanism, not neocons. He sounds like a libertarian Republican - like Rand Paul.

He did.

It's good, I shouldn't discount these things. I'm just not familiar with the guy so it's hard to assess if his words have anything more than rhetoric behind them. Remember that freedom is getting popular again and both parties market themselves quite well to take advantage of these kind of things, but both are full of cr@p. So, what do you think? Does this guy have any credibility?

now, who said you can't

teach an old politician a new trick