Last month, black Louisiana state senator, Elbert Guillory, switched from the Democrat to Republican party. For the record, I’m a Libertarian — not a Republican. But Senator Guillory, in the explanation of his switch (see video above), expresses numerous values that I share.
Here are the main points of Elbert Guillory’s oration:
- Doesn’t consider his switch a “bold decision” but rather “the right decision”
- Democrat party has created “the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people”
- The Republican party was founded on an anti-slavery principle
- Lincoln, author of The Emancipation Proclamation, was a Republican
- At the heart of liberalism is the idea that only big government can be the benefactor of social justice
- The left is primarily concerned with control, and they disguise this control as charity
- Social welfare programs are designed to control the black community, keep them dependent on the government
- Social welfare programs have failed; the black community is still as poor as always
- The concept of freedom has become a cliche; freedom is complex and all encompassing
- Freedom means small government, an unbiased press, citizen privacy, choice in education, and most importantly independence from government
I applaud Senator Guillory’s move.