BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana state senator released a video this week explaining why he made the ‘bold decision’ to change his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
In his four-minute presentation, Senator Elbert Guillory outlined his belief that the Democratic Party rather seeks control of society instead of granting true liberty to the American people.
“In recent years, the Democrat Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people,” he said. “Somewhere it’s 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 men.”
Guillory, a Roman Catholic, then chronicled the contrast between Republicans and Democrats throughout history, explaining that Republicans authored the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.
“It was the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was the Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill,” he said.
The state senator then pointed to what he perceives as the failed policies of the Democratic Party.
“The idea that blacks, or anyone else for that matter, need anyone to get ahead in life is despicable,” Guillory declared. “Our communities are just as poor as they have always been. Our schools continue to fail children, [and] 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,” he opined.
Guillory concluded his talk by posing that perhaps our nation has devalued the meaning of freedom until it is now merely a cliche.
“[Freedom is] the idea that the economy must remain free from government persuasion,” he said. “It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion, and it’s the idea that the emails and the phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure.”
“It’s the idea that parents should be the decision-makers in regards to their children’s education, not some government bureaucrat,” Guillory continued. “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.”
The senator then called upon others to follow in his footsteps by turning from the Democratic party.
“So, my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the party of disappointment,” he said.
As previously reported, Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia delivered a similar proclamation during the 2012 presidential election.
“The Democrat Party has made an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions,” he lamented in an online video last year. “The Democrat Party has equated homosexuality with being black, which is another outrageous lie. Anybody who dares equate the gay rights movement to the history of black Americans is exploiting the black community. … No Christian should support this.”
“It is time to come out from the Democrat Party and refuse to support candidates in their rebellion against God,” Jackson concluded. “You will stand before God to give an account for your choices and motives. We don’t need the Democrat Party or any party. We need God. God will take care of us. It’s been a long time coming, but the time has come to take a stand. Come out from among them. Exodus now.”