Standing up for what you believe in is easy when everyone in your circle of friends stands and agrees with you. Standing up for what you believe in when it’s not only unpopular in your circle of friends and family, but completely vilified by all of your peers? Well, that takes courage…an inordinate amount of courage.
The black community has been a dependable and faithful voting block for the Democrat party for years because Democrats have shrouded control under the guise of charity. Instead of preaching empowerment– they preach entitlement. Creating a class of people dependent on government support assures Democrats of votes at each go around. Why? Because nobody ever votes themselves out of entitlements.
Not all of them though. In fact, I have a handful of good, strong friends that I have worked closely within the GOP that have never allowed their skin color to dictate their votes. They broke away from their community and in many cases, their families, in the last two elections and did something courageous. They didn’t vote for Obama– declaring publicly that content of character was far more important than the color of his skin.
The hateful vitriol that black conservatives have to deal with from those within the left wing party leaves me shocked and sickened and anyone who actually cares to watch can see what happens to people within the black community who break away from the Democratic party. For example:
When the Borellis, who are employees of the conservative group FreedomWorks, attempted to pay for booth space at this year’s 104th National NAACP conference in Florida, they were told there was no room for them despite plenty of exhibit space remaining open.
The NAACP website states that the mission of the organization is to, “ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” The objectives of the NAACP include ensuring “the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens,” and removing “all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.”
Stacy Dash, for example, proved that the Democrat party is the party of “choice” only as long as you make their choice. Tolerance is a one way street with the liberal left. When you make a decision, by tweeting your support for a Republican candidate, you better take cover because it sets off a firestorm of hate in epic proportions. Dash was called “an indoor slave “(quite possibly the nicest insult I read on her), had threats on her life, and was accused of voting for a “white devil.”
Mia Love, a woman running on the Republican ticket for Congress in Utah has been a repeated target of the left for daring to be a conservative black woman. Police have been involved in investigating awful hate mail targeting her and her husband. Her wikipedia page has been flooded with terrible comments calling her a “House N*****”, “worthless whore”, and an “Aunt Tom.”
When a group of leftist were asked what they would like to do to Justice Clarence Thomas, they responded with sickening comments such as, “Put him back in the fields.” “Cut off his toes one by one and feed them to him.” “String him up!” Herman Cain has also been described on a leftist website as a “monkey” and a “black garbage pail kid.”
I could go on and on with the stories that black conservatives have to deal with everyday. They are without a doubt some of the strongest, most courageous people in politics. And, their numbers are growing. In fact, after having been involved within the Twitter world for some time, I’m amazed at just how many in the black community are defecting to the Republican party as I get the privilege of hearing from them every day. There is an awakening happening and the numbers joining the ranks of Conservatism is staggering.
Elbert Guillory is a black Senator from Louisiana who is most known for recently fleeing the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican. He released a 4 minute video statement called “Why I’m A Republican” a few weeks ago that was one of the most eloquent, moving, passionate pieces I’ve had the privilege of listening to in awhile. I sat in my office, glued to my computer– wanting to stand on my chair and cheer this man “who got it!”
I have never heard a greater and more gentle admonition and call to truth as Guillory made to his fellowmen, saying:
“You see, in recent history, the Democratic party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. 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.”
Mr. Guillory reminded, the Blaze reported, that Frederick Douglass referred to the GOP as “the party of freedom and progress,” that former Republican President Abraham Lincoln was the one to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, and this it was the Republican Party that created the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments — outlawing slavery, granting citizenship to descendants of slaves and abolishing race-based voting prohibitions….The Democrats on the other hand were the party of Jim Crow, it was the Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners…”
He then said that welfare and food stamps were never aimed at helping the poor, but rather controlling them. The proof? Blacks and minorities are still “as poor as they’ve ever been,” he said.
“At the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and 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.”
He closes with saying, “These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party. My brothers and sisters of the American community, please join me in abandoning the government plantation and the party of disappointment — so that we may all echo of one Republican leader who famously said, ‘Free at last, free at last, Thank God almighty, we are free at last!’ “
History has been rewritten and revised by liberal indoctrinators intent on destroying these notions. And frauds like Al Sharpton and “Rev” Jesse Jackson are useful tools of the left that continue to preach those talking points from their bullying pulpits because they have learned how to create power and profits for themselves by fueling racial tension and a hatred for conservatism, individualism, personal responsibility and true liberty.
God bless those who see through it, who are standing tall and refusing to no longer be patronized and used by the Democratic Party, for risking the scorn and being branded an enemy. For this I applaud you and I’m proud to stand by you!
I urge you to watch the entirety of Elbert Guillory’s video of “Why I’m a Republican” below.
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