In honor of Black History Month, the QsOTD are from Black conservatives. Today's conservative is Rev. CL Bryant, a Baptist minister, film producer, speaker and former president of the NAACP's Garland, Texas Chapter.
I first became aware of this amazing individual when I heard him speak at a conference. Being a minister, he had that unique way of talking, shouting and whispering that draws you into the speech and revs up your soul in accompaniment. He was promoting his documentary movie, Runaway Slave, about "the race to free the Black community from the slavery of tyranny and progressive policies." I instantly became a fan.
Rev. Bryant is a proud member of the Tea Party and has consistently defending the groups from charges of racism.
I've spoken with this great man a number of times, including in December 2011 when I was guest hosting on WSPD. You can listen to that interview here. Here are some quotes:
Freedom works - works thru out world. It works for America - it always has. But if we're not careful, it will slip away - like grains of sands through our fingers it will slip away.
But there is also a message that we need to send to DC and the elected officials we send there: we want big government off our backs, their hands out of our pockets. We're tired of their heavy hand in our lives; tired of debt, deficits, unemployment and of being lied to by the people we put in office.
The stakes are high. Government rewards laziness and expects us to foot the bill for it. Something has to be done. If we fail, they will thoroughly poison the minds of our young people and the nation we knew will be foreign to them.
We've never known a day when we did not have our freedom. If we fail, in our lifetime, we may actually know a day when that may come.
Big government is not our solution and answers will not arrive on Air Force 1 regardless of who becomes our president.