But as I listened to Guillory's ad, and to his subsequent interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News, it seemed that Guillory had only changed his party and not his stripes. I heard the same old class warfare cliches, victim-speak, and big-government rhetoric we hear all the time from the Dems, just repackaged and redirected toward a Dem.
Friends, the answers that the black community seeks are the same ones that the white community seeks, that the hispanic community seeks, that the asian community seeks, and thus are not specific to any community or other labeled group that seeks to elevate itself over others. The answer will look different depending on the person, but it will be comprised of the same elements. Among these are:
- Responsibility - being responsible for yourself and those who depend on you, rather than expecting others to take care of you. This includes things like self-control, self-discipline, self-respect, and respecting others. It also means not taking from others what you can provide for yourself. The level also increases as your standing increases, that is, the better you do the more responsibility you are going to have to have.
- Work Ethic - working hard at whatever you are doing, whether it's bagging groceries, sweeping floors, pouring concrete, or writing software. Do your work and take pride in doing it right. The reward is in the doing, but the other rewards will come too.