The Democratic party of today is wildly different than it was during the days of JFK. President Kennedy dared people to ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’ but today the left is all about what the country can do for you. This mentality hasn't sat well with State Senator Elbert Guillory for quite some time, and after a conversation with his 103 year old mother he decided it was time to switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican.
"The Democratic party in Louisiana just continued to move father and farther away from basic American values and farther away from the voters of Louisiana. And much farther away from me. So I just couldn't take it anymore. And recently, there was some comments made in the Senate, the comments were that if anyone opposes what we frequently call Obamacare, if anyone opposes it, they do so only because the President is an African-American, and therefore, that position is racist. My mother, who's 103 years old, called me on the telephone when she heard that. She said 'Boy, I don't want you to be involved in anything like that. I hope you disassociated yourself from that' and I was on the verge of doing it anyway, and that was just the last straw," he said.
When asked how to break people out of the cycle of continuing to vote for Democrats that are instituting policy harming the country and especially poor communities, Guillory said the answer was a monumental change in education.
Guillory explained that you have to convince poor people who live on welfare to "get off the government plantation". He said they are being enslaved by getting just enough from the government to get by but not enough to rise up out of poverty.
"We have to convince people that the handouts - just taking a few little handouts, where you have a subsistent living, where you never grow, just get a little check and a few food stamps, it will keep you on the plantation for the rest of your life, that's not a life. That's not living. It is not good enough. It is not acceptable. We have to educate our people that that is no longer good. You have to get off the plantation, off the government plantation," he said.