Abandoning the government plantation

Here is a written portion of a speech from the senator from Louisiana (Elbert Guillory) on why he switched party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

“In recent history the Democratic Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their ideas are what is best for black people. At the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice. But the left is only concerned with one thing, control. And they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare and 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 the black community.”

“The idea that blacks or anyone for that matter need 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 have 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 make us dependent on them. … The idea of freedom is the idea that the individual must be free from government dependence and free from government control because to be truly free is to be dependant on no one other than the with 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.'”


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3 Responses to Abandoning the government plantation

  1. Fabulous.
    Star Parker and a many other courageous black leaders have been saying this for years, but so few seem to have been listening. Truth seems to work that way.


  2. I wonder if anybody has ever thought why the switch is almost always from left to right.


    • Well, Winston Churchill famously quipped that (I paraphrase) “if your not a liberal when you’re young you have no heart, but if your not a conservative when your older, you have no brain”. Some of us were fortunate enough to have skipped the liberal stage 🙂

      BTW, I think that Dr. Ben Carson is another bright light courageously speaking the truth in love.


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