By The Right Scoop


Jerome Hudson is a black conservative who I’ve met on twitter and once in person and today he tweeted a little of his transformation from a liberal to a conservative. It’s definitely a story that should be told and it’s definitely worth sharing:

For more of his story here’s a quote from a 2009 article written by Hudson that got picked up by Glenn Beck:

But my path to ideological emancipation began where all the most important things always begin—with my father and mother. Growing up, my Army drill sergeant father was a firm believer in tough love. My parents instilled in us Christian values. But I believe that first part—having an involved mother and father—was critical. With 70% of all black babies being born out-of-wedlock, it’s no wonder black poverty remains entrenched, welfare has become a way of life, and that many of my fellow young black male counterparts choose gangsta life over college.

But it wasn’t until college that I realized I had been ensnared in what John McWhorter calls the “Cult of Victimology.” One of my professor’s pointed me toward a world of literature I’d never been introduced to: Thomas Sowell, John McWhorter, Shelby Steele, Star Parker, Angela McGlowan, Larry Elder, Walter Williams—they obliterated the Leftist foolishness that floods my community.

It was then that my eyes were opened to the truth, a truth that my father was willing to give his life for, a truth that hundreds of thousands of American soldiers have paid the ultimate price to pass on to future generations. And that truth is this: America remains the greatest country that God gave to man.

Yes, I’m a member of the Anti-Slavery Party, the party responsible for: the 13th (abolished slavery), 14th (gave former slaves full citizenship rights), the 15th Amendment (gave slaves voting rights), the Civil Rights Act of 1871(protecting southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan), the Reconstruction Acts, and the 1866, 1875, 1957, 1960, and 1964 Civil Rights Acts.

And no, my brothers and sisters, yesterday’s southern Democrats are NOT today’s Republicans! If so, former Klansman, Sen. Robert Byrd—the highest ranking senate Democrat and President Pro-Tempore of the Senate—apparently didn’t get the memo and forgot to switch parties.

But it’s more than just the history. I’m proud to stand for self-empowerment, personal responsibility, strong family values, small government, low taxes, free markets, a strong military, and individual achievement etc.

And don’t even get me started on which side stands up for the precious 1.4 million unborn children (32% of whom are black), who will be casualties in the war inside the womb. When I see these so-called “black leaders” bashing conservatives for “racist policies,” I wonder how they justify cheering on the political team who proudly defends the annihilation of 13 million black children since 1973.

And conservatives don’t care about black people? I don’t think so!

No, I think I’ll ride with the team who says enough with the welfare cancer that has destroyed people’s innate desire to achieve. Yes, I’ll ride with the folks who respect me enough to consider me their equal and not insult me with Affirmative Action racism. Yeah, I’ll ride with the gang who would rather create effective policies than emotional “feel good” symbolism that robs individuals of their desire to aspire.

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  • NYGino

    Jerome Hudson is an America. An American with no hyphenated, qualifying adjective.
    An American with a mind of his own.

  • pistol pete

    The democrats’ worst fear-an intelligent man who refuses to be enslaved by a mindless liberal ideology.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

      Your statement is quite correct, but just to clarify, they don’t understand what they fear. They’re all blind. I used to be blind as well. What they THINK they fear is a world where everyone is going nuts. And by “nuts”, I mean people who have discovered conservatism and no longer act like Liberals think they should act. The Liberals just have no clue why someone would become a conservative because they’ve never bothered to really find out what it is.

  • johnos2112

    He is an American! He wants what MOST Americans want, A CHANCE to live the way they want to! It is amazing that a lot of Blacks have bad influences like Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton and yet they blindly follow them!

    • Marky_D

      Unfortunately, I think if you give a man (any man, of any ethnicity) an excuse to fail and he will grab it with both hands – it is afterall so much easier than perserverance.

      Give that man an excuse to fail every day of his life, tell him ”you can’t succeed, because ‘the other lot’ will keep you down”, then point at rare instances that show that this is partly true and present it as widespread and then finally promise to soften his fall with entitlements and benefits and you have yourself a vote slave.

  • aPLWBinAK

    I always love seeing the scales fall from the eyes of a recovering Liberal.

  • http://twitter.com/girlwonderwhy marina

    Watching Jeromes tweets in my timeline as he wrote them was an honor. His story is enlightening and inspiring. You sir, are a wonderful American who understands what it means to be free. We are all here for a reason, meant to stand together and fight for what is right and good. Stay strong and we will prevail.

  • 12grace

    Jerome Hudson is a man of great honor. A true Patriot.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Freedom is a wonderful thing. Enlightenment is a positive life-changing event.

  • http://twitter.com/shelly99032 Shelly Sands

    I admire people like Jerome Hudson. An inspiration to all people no matter what their ethnicity.

  • FutureOnePercent

    This is a great example of why it is important to learn your history.

    Take the time to study Susan B. Anthony and A.A. Sargent’s fight for women’s right to vote.

    Learn about Margaret Sanger and the “Negro Project” to use abortion as a means of population control in black communities.

    Know the voting rolls for who passed the amendments that freed slaves and gave African-Americans equal rights and voting privileges.

    We have been on the right side of EVERY civil rights issue so don’t let the myth persist that Democrats are fighting for civil rights.

    • kong1967

      But are our schools teaching history as it happened? I keep hearing liberals say that the racists all switched parties and are now Republicans….with no proof anywhere in history of that happening. They are being taught this somewhere.

      • Patriot077

        More revisionists at work in the schools. If you want a quick & factual read, I highly recommend David Barton’s book “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White”.

        Even though I was familiar with some of the material, I was amazed at the advances in racial equality that were totally erased by the plantation master Democrats.

        The DNC history on their website skips from 1848 to the beginning of the 20th century and no mention of civil rights work appears until Truman’s election in 1946. Gee, I wonder why these scalawags don’t want to take credit for all their “good works”, frauds that they are!

        • kong1967

          The records got burned in the fire that Republicans set so we could destroy our history of racism and violence. They would say anything to justify the missing records and still blame it on us.

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    It is true. Left wing parties use minorities as slaves

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    He’s a brave soul for he will be persecuted just like West not only by the media but his own people.

  • steprock

    Wow. Great story and it’s EXACTLY the kind of thing we all believe in. Let the race baiters and haters say what they like – conservatives want all people to be truly FREE!

  • milliemom

    Jerome Hudson is an outstanding young man, a leader of his generation. His parents did an amazing job, and his gratitude shows the kind of man they raised. He shows that there is plenty of hope left for America!

  • denbren52

    I’m not black but I was born into a family that expected me to grow up Catholic, pro-union and Democrat. After 5 years in the slavery of the Teamsters Union, I said enough and went to work for a big Wall Street brokerage. After 10 years of that, I went into business for myself and never looked back. My parents didn’t like my rebellion but they never stopped loving me. I may never understand the pain of real slavery but I know the feeling of breaking free from the chains of the Democrat Party and big unions.

    Kudos to Jerome Hudson for having the courage to speak out when some 90% of his race are still enslaved, by the party and government handouts, and many will turn on him because of his views.

  • WordsFailMe

    Before I was “born again” as a what Maxine Water would describe as a “Tea Party Racist,” I liked to tell a story about a black kid I worked with. Just for grins one day I said something like, “I’m prejudiced against Wendy’s.” I thought he was cool and I was being clever.

    Little did I know that this young man, and probably million and millions of black people did not understand the word, “prejudice.”

    He said, “You can’t be prejudiced against hamburgers. Prejudiced is what white people do to black people. White people are prejudiced against black people.”

    He said it in all sincerity and immediately recognizing his handicap and where the discussion of the etymology of the word “prejudice” would lead coupled with the day’s urgency to fill orders and receive materials, I dropped it. But the memory has stuck.

    This bright, hard-working young man had for his entire life been taught, probably daily that “prejudiced” is synonymous with “white people.” Black people for generations segregate themselves and their culture into enclaves and daily reinforce the definition. White people=Prejudiced.

    And there’s another word for which the black community claims exclusive use–segregate. I also found out that, in this warehouse, one could not segregate today’s orders from tomorrow’s orders because, “Segregate is what white people do to black people.”

    That one one black man or woman can get free of these chains is remarkable. They are enslaved by fear and hate and distrust from birth by generations of false beliefs, beliefs strong enough to destroy and undermine every effort to self improve the people that hold them.

    Before we prejudge an entire population we must be able to segregate what is generations of brainwashing from what appears to be ignorance. Democrats hand out racial hatred and segregation like it was candy.

    • nibblesyble

      That was great wfm, well done! Thanks for sharing.

    • Marky_D

      Funnily enough, just before reading your post, I posted a similar thought – but it wasn’t expressed as eloquently nor with the personal back story!

      I couldn’t agree more and I often think to myself when I hear people say things like ‘blacks are like this, or blacks are like that’ with respect to unemployment or crime rates – you know, who’s to say where I would be if every single day of my life I was being told that my failures in life are someone else’s fault and my successes in life are irrelevant as ‘the other guy’ will hold you back? Of course, these messages are being pumped out by their peers in the black communities – but they are being given legitimacy and perpetuity by left wing ideologues.

      • WordsFailMe

        Thank you for considered response, Marky_D.

        If you lived in a jungle you would teach your children never to touch that snake with the yellow stripe and never to pick up that red frog. Not to reinforce that training everyday of the child’s life would be thought of as irresponsible.

        Many eons ago, humans gave up life in the jungle where you just picked fruit off the trees hoped that a spider didn’t bite you and suffered 50% mortality or more.

        Moving onto the savannas, humans discovered the could hunt game, dominate the other predators, grow their own food and build lives which became more comfortable, convenient and safe for their children every year.

        Humans took pride in that and gave up their fears of snakes and frogs. But if you’ve never been allowed out or been physically or psychologically prevented from leaving the jungle, the fears and superstitions remain.

        The transition of Mr. Hudson from an unexamined, herd mentality to enlightenment, the capacity to choose his own fate to mold one’s future, is every bit as startling and dramatic as that moment when the first man became conscious.

        For me, Hudson’s story of transition recapitulates, as if in archetype,the story of all mankind.

  • Arrrggghhh

    Like liberalism, conservatism is all about group politics. The only difference is the number of groups that they want. Liberals want as many groups as they can effectively turn against each other. Conservatives want only one group that is dedicated to liberty and justice for everyone.

    • keyesforpres

      Yup, we are for one group…the individual.

    • WordsFailMe

      That is so astute!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1572984371 Cindy Nowicki

    I don’t cry easily, but this letter brought be to tears!

    An amazing testimony to our conservative cause….

    Jerome “get it!”……..Hopefully, he can spread the word and bring the black community back to a healthy, happy, fulfilling life….As God meant every man, woman and child to be!

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Well done, Jerome. Welcome to the Conservative side of politics. We have to win the November election so we can start the process of getting America back on the right track. We need good people in the Conservative movement to show liberals what most Americans want and value in their lives: freedom to think and act, small government, independence from government handouts, etc. Oh, and thanks to your parents for instilling in you the American values that many of us hold near and dear.

  • opinionatedhermit

    Jerome nails it. Excellent!

    The man who can best explain what freedom and liberty has done for them will win this election.

    The man who can best explain what bringing liberty and Constitutional protections to all individuals, and especially the innocent among us, will win this election.

  • marketcomp

    RS, please let Jerome know that he has tremendous support here! He needs to know that it will get tough but come here and he will find positive encouragement.

  • nibblesyble

    Wow, lucky you Scoop for being able to meet this great, fearless man, (and of course he was lucky to meet you as well!) I pray for protection over him and his family as he has put himself in the lion’s den for telliing the truth.

  • Psyphurr Lock

    Mr. Hudson, A. West, A. Keyes, and T. Sowell should go on tour together. Now, before the elections. Bring the light of hope and courage to so many who have been brain washed into thinking dependancy is OK, that personal responsibility is the other guys problem, and that the Democrat party is looking out for the black community’s best interests.

    One can hope….

    • WordsFailMe

      Great idea!

      • Psyphurr Lock

        Oh SNAP! I forgot Herman Cain. May not be a good choice due to the campaign noise and dirt thrown at him, but otherwise an example of a very successful man that others could look up too, as a part of this tour! I corrected it :)

  • Marky_D

    Reply to Psyphurr Lock – damn you Disqus!

    Genius! If you get the tour organised could you ask them to drop by Wales in the UK for me, I have a few books I’d love Thomas Sowell to sign! :)

    • Psyphurr Lock

      I sent it along to Sean Hanity Show. See if it gets mentioned on the program.

      :)

  • Sober_Thinking

    Guys like this, Alfonso Rachel (Zonation), Allen West, Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell… they are the ones who like ML King, can free their people. If these guys will keep going out and being open and honest with the black community, then there’s a chance to save those some of those folks from the Democratic plantation. Otherwise they’re doomed and will never get out of slavery.

    By trhe same token, if Muslims would do the same to stop their people from killing most everyone, we’d have near world peace.

  • kong1967

    Man, we need as many of these people as we can get. That was great!!

  • poljunkie

    He gets it.

  • Lee

    As one of four children raised by a single mother (who never collected ONE DIME of government money) I can testify that it is possible to be a responsible, hard-working and law-abiding citizen. I could have turned out a brain-washed ‘gimme’ liberal, but fortunately I had a wonderful and loving mother who instilled traditional values in her children. None of us turned to drugs, alcohol, promiscuity. It is an excuse that so many fatherless children use to blame anyone but themselves when life doesn’t go 100% their way. Black or white, there is no excuse for allowing yourself to be a victim.

    • nibblesyble

      here here!

  • Orangeone

    Mitt, this is a great man to consider for your cabinet!

  • MaroonRepublic

    Great man

  • PAWatcher

    Content of character is what it’s all about.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3FKUGAPVG6CDFYSCJHSAIAZW4 david r

    Wow! This man needs to run for some political office. I would vote for him in a heart beat. ” Conservatism lights the way for those who aspire to seek fulfillment of body and mind. And in their search for truth… they will realize… they have found themselves”.

  • theBuckWheat

    Recall the old warning that he who controls the meaning of words controls the outcome of a debate. This was never more true than in the current discourse about being black in America.

    When Nobel Prize winning poet Tony Morrison, who is African-American, can write an October 1988 New Yorker article titled “Clinton as the first black president”, then what is “black”? When the NAACP calls the black conservative Kenneth Gladney, “not black enough”, and “not a brother” then what is “black”? When Time magazine’s Jack White calls Supreme Court Justice Thomas, “the scariest of all the hobgoblins”, saying “Washington seems to be filled with white men who make black people uneasy”, than what is “black”? And when Obama, a man whose mother is Caucasian, and whose father was 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab, can tell us his autobiography that in his youth he struggled with his racial identity before *deciding* to be black, what is “black”?

    When Bill Maher, during a panel discussion on HBO complains that Obama’s policies are “half-assed” “because he’s only half black.” and that “if he was fully black, I’m telling you, he would be a better president.”, and that “there’s a white man in him holding him back”, than what is “black”?

    “Black” in all these contexts, as well as Juan Williams’s complaint on Fox News that the extraordinarily lopsided expression of Missouri voter sentiment in August of 2010 rejecting ObamaCare (in one county by 92%) was really about race, is not about “race” at all. It is about ideology, socialist ideology.

    And demanding that one group of citizens fund perpetual “benefits” for another citizens, is just socialism, plain and simple. Anyone who is familiar with the Ten Commandments should be able to see this as the coveting it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.c.jones3 Charles Chip Jones

    Mr Hudson I commend and respect you for no longer being a slave of government and stepping up and becoming a man and a true American.May you accomplish all that you set out to do.Please tell your Father we appreciate all he has done for our great country.