Guillory explains his historic switch to GOP

By By Lance Traweek / American Press

Liberalism is a “termite eating away at the foundation” of the United States, state Sen. Elbert Guillory, R-Opelousas, told

the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana on Thursday.

Guillory, who switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party in May, after doing vice versa in 2007, gave a speech titled

“Why I am a Republican.”

“There is a battle that’s raging right now between two great forces” — liberalism and conservatism, Guillory said. “Our homeland

is in peril.”

Guillory said the values of the Republican Party correlate with those handed down from his parents. He said the policies of

liberalism “keep poor people poor” and make the impoverished “even poorer than they already are.”

Guillory said he is anti-abortion, supports prayer in schools, opposes same-sex marriage and is fiscally conservative.

He discussed his recent party change in

an online video that has received national exposure. The four-minute

video, posted

in June, has been viewed nearly 1 million times. Guillory is the

first black Republican to serve in the Louisiana Senate since

the Reconstruction Era.

“There is not a sense of urgency about

getting our nation back on track,” Guillory said. “If you were living in

the finest

mansion in the finest neighborhood and a horde of termites came

and started to attack the foundation of your home, you would

be outraged.”

Guillory called President Barack Obama the “head termite” and said his decisions are putting the country in debt and corrupting

its values.

“We cannot let the termites attack the fiscal soundness of America, and that’s what they’re doing,” he said. “The termites

will not be satisfied until they eat every page out of our Bibles. If we let them remove our Bibles and our guns, we will

have what we deserve.”