State Senator Elbert Guilory recently announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican. Though this move shocked many of his followers, Elbert released a video to clarify his position.
In it, he had some scathing criticisms of Obama’s party which he called, “an allegiance of overseers,” and a “government plantation.” Despite the strong language, Guilory does a very good job in articulating the philosophical difference between the parties and why it is the right choice for him
“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.”
The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the the government to get ahead in life is despicable. And even more important, this idea is a failure. 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.
The idea of freedom 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… 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.’
So, are your ready to be “free at last?” What do you think of Guilory’s move and his speech?
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