Does the name Elbert Guillory ring a bell with anyone?
Guillory was a black Democratic lawyer who was first elected to the Louisiana State House of Representatives in 2007. In 2009, he ran for the state senate and won. On May 31, 2013, he boldly stood up and declared that he was switching his party affiliation to the Republican Party because it was the political party of freedom and the Democratic Party was the party of the big government form of slavery.
He recorded a video speech that explained his reasons for switching. As I listened and read through what he said, I was impressed with his reasoning. I wish more Americans, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, etc. would comprehend what he said and follow his example.
The Democratic Party is the party of modern day slavery. They want to own and control every aspect of our lives, just like the slave owners did prior to the Civil War. Yet the majority of blacks remain loyal Democrats which makes no sense whatsoever.
More recently, Guillory took on Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu and literally tore her political stand to pieces. He pointed out how she ran in 1996, promising she would champion the causes of the black community and 18 years later she’s done nothing for them.
Now Guillory is taking on the Common Core Standards, another bastion of the liberal Democratic Party that he left. He states that over 70% of his constituents oppose Common Core. Guillory says it teaches minimal education that does little to prepare students to excel in the world. It also teaches sexuality and moral standards that are far different than those found throughout Louisiana.
Perhaps the most important statement Guillory makes is that years of research shows that successful education requires more parental involvement and less government intrusion. Amen to that!
Guillory is part of an effort to pass a bill in the Louisiana legislature to take the money and energy being spent on Common Core and use it to develop a new curriculum that will challenge students, better prepare them for the future and that will teach the moral standards Common Core fails to teach.
Guillory also states:
“It is my duty to listen and my obligation to respond to the concerns of the citizens I represent.”
That’s not something you hear out of many politicians these days regardless of what political party they belong to.
Guillory is definitely making waves in the Bayou State and taking his job in the state senate seriously. He is working hard to make improvements in education for everyone, not just blacks. If you live in Louisiana, I hope you get behind Sen. Elbert Guillory and support his efforts to bring about positive changes.