Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory recently released a compelling video explaining the historical achievements of the GOP.
Therein, he speaks truth to the power regarding the fallacy of entitlement programs and the importance of being truly free.
However, I would not necessarily say that the GOP is “the answer”.
The GOP is increasingly abandoning it’s historical platform and has, for generations, abandoned it’s urban base. It has not bothered to sincerely build a base in urban communities since the Nixon Administration.
Dr. King once said that “neither party holds the almighty God in their hands………both parties need to be held accountable.”
That is my stance.
The key is to help all Americans to understand what is a Constitutional Republic, to teach constitutional literacy, financial literacy and moral literacy and to hold both parties accountable.
After we tell Americans the history, we have to be able to juxtapose the valuable lessons of history with current practice, demonstrating how the GOP maintains, if applicable, its dedication to fighting for the displaced and for those who have no voice.
What we also have to do is to take the next step by developing and cultivating solutions that give our historical lessons 21st Century credibility.
This is what I like about what Jimmy Greene is doing in Michigan, creating leadership training and building trades opportunities for young Black men in particular. I am privileged to work with him.
It’s what I like about what Rich Thompson is doing in Georgia, as he is creating school choice opportunities for countless youth, as is Katrina Pierson in Texas.
It’s what I like about what Keith Woolridge is doing in California, fighting for families. What Walter Hoye is across the nation, in fighting for unborn children.
Our message must be mixed with education and impact.
Finally, we must get out in the neighborhoods and build relationships based upon common values, hobbies and work. We should not always lead with a political discussion.
David Horowitz, wrote a book: “Go for the Heart”, which I think should be a required reading for all Conservatives. If you simply follow his advice, the GOP would experience a cultural transformation almost overnight!
So it does help to have brave men like Sen. Guillory step up and tell why he is a Republican.
We simply cannot afford to be complacent and assume that political messages will compel the masses.
Values messages will.
I do applaud this Senator’s courage and knowledge.