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Free at Last. Why a Democrat left the plantation.

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory, formerly a Democrat, recently — and enthusiastically — joined the Republican party.

Weeks after announcing his bold move, Guillory has released a video explaining why he is now with the GOP. The powerful video is titled, “Why I Am a Republican.”

In the video, Guillory says it is the Republican Party that actually has the best interests of the black community in mind. He argues Democrats relentlessly push an agenda intended to exert control over blacks, not lift them out of poverty.

“You see, in recent history, the Democrat party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people,” Guillory said. “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.”

The former Democrat explained that Frederick Douglass called Republicans the “party of freedom and progress.” He also pointed out that former Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and Republicans in Congress wrote the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.

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

He went on: “You see, 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.”

Minnow Slayer

by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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lga1965
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.
Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.
This guy is naive and misinformed.
Sorry.
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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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I think you are, in your belief that progressivism=progress.  The guy knows what he is talking about.  And if you do not think Lincoln was against slavery you should read the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Quoting lga1965:

Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.
Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.
This guy is naive and misinformed.
Sorry.


Minnow Slayer

DieselsMom
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:01 AM
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Sorry, but you are wrong...


Quoting Carpy:

I think you are, in your belief that progressivism=progress.  The guy knows what he is talking about.  And if you do not think Lincoln was against slavery you should read the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Quoting lga1965:

Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.
Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.
This guy is naive and misinformed.
Sorry.




Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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No need to be sorry, because I am not wrong.

Quoting DieselsMom:

Sorry, but you are wrong...


Quoting Carpy:

I think you are, in your belief that progressivism=progress.  The guy knows what he is talking about.  And if you do not think Lincoln was against slavery you should read the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Quoting lga1965:

Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.
Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.
This guy is naive and misinformed.
Sorry.





Minnow Slayer

DieselsMom
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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Just because he said "they shouldn't be slaves" doesn't mean he thought they should be EQUAL..he was very verbal in saying that they shouldn't have the right to vote, etc....when he issued the military report, it was strictly political....

Quoting Carpy:

No need to be sorry, because I am not wrong.

Quoting DieselsMom:

Sorry, but you are wrong...


Quoting Carpy:

I think you are, in your belief that progressivism=progress.  The guy knows what he is talking about.  And if you do not think Lincoln was against slavery you should read the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Quoting lga1965:

Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.
Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.
This guy is naive and misinformed.
Sorry.







Mommabearbergh
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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I feel like the party he is talking about then and the one he is talking about now are two different parties. The Republican Party in ideals and actual actions and how they represent themselves has shifted in a major way. Yes they were a party that Fredrick Douglas could relate to but now they aren't that party. I say this as a independent because people always assume. Black women... Must be a democrat
SuperChicken
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:24 AM

I think the two parties are so similar that switching sides is a meaningless gesture.   

lga1965
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Progress, progressive and progressivism are related. The same thing. You guys just don't get it.
Quoting Carpy:

I think you are, in your belief that progressivism=progress.  The guy knows what he is talking about.  And if you do not think Lincoln was against slavery you should read the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Quoting lga1965:

Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.

Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.

This guy is naive and misinformed.

Sorry.


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SherryBerry106
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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Explain it to us.

Quoting lga1965:

Progressive and progressivism are related. The same thing. You guys just don't get it.

Quoting Carpy:

I think you are, in your belief that progressivism=progress.  The guy knows what he is talking about.  And if you do not think Lincoln was against slavery you should read the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Quoting lga1965:

Lol, freedom and progress ? The word progress is most hated by conservatives. The guy doesn't know history either. Lincoln freed slaves for economic and political reasons, not out of the kindness of his heart. He saw slaves as a neat,handy asset.

Progress is part of the progressive Democrat philosophy. Republicans want to remain in the past, seeing Communists around every corner ,making personal choices illegal and keeping Big Oil and corporations controlling America.

This guy is naive and misinformed.

Sorry.



 

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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Did you make up that title?
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