Free at Last. Why a Democrat left the plantation.
Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory, formerly a Democrat, recently â€” and enthusiastically â€” 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, â€śWhy I Am a Republican.â€ť
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.
â€śYou see, in recent history, the Democrat party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are whatâ€™s best for black people,â€ť Guillory said. â€śSomehow 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.â€ť
The former Democrat explained that Frederick Douglass called Republicans the â€śparty of freedom and progress.â€ť 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.
â€śThe Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow,â€ť Guillory added. â€śIt was the Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners.â€ť
He went on: â€śYou 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.â€ť