Kirsters Baish| The Guardian Fund PAC was founded in 2011 in order to highlight and encourage more military and minority conservatives to run for elected office at both federal and state levels. The success has been incredible. This is all thanks to one team. We need to be enabling more young minority conservatives to take a stand and assert themselves in leadership roles. This is exactly why this story is so important.
WTNH.com reported on the story. Ed Ford Jr. and Tyrell Brown have been the best of friends since the two were in middle school. They both formed a passion for politics from the time they were young, and when it came time for their senior year, they served as president and vice president of their student body.
Ford recalled, “I met him playing two hand touch football,” speaking about Brown. The two are now 20-year-old juniors in college, and they might have just made history. The two are thought to be the youngest black Republicans to ever win political office in Connecticut, one of the bluest of states.
Ford was victorious in winning a seat on the Middletown school board. This is the same school district where he went to public school as an adolescent. He explained, “When the results came in I was absolutely euphoric.”
“When I found out I won I said okay, time to get to work,” Brown spoke about being elected Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission.
Both men have openly admitted that some of their close friends and family are unsure that the two can handle the fierce reality of Connecticut politics. Ford explained, “If you have the will to do it, if you have the passion to do it, go do it now.”
We should all be very proud of these two. They need the support of the American people as they embark on this impressive journey. This is what the Guardian Fund PAC is all about, urging minority Republicans to take charge.
These two men should have a lot more press coverage than they are receiving for the simple fact that we are often highlighting the negative stories of young black men in our country. GQ just named Colin Kaepernick as “Citizen of the Year” after showing huge disrespect when he started the National Anthem protest trend among NFL players. Ford and Brown should be the kind of citizens we see on GQ’s cover, now Colin Kaepernick.
It’s sad to say that we can almost guarantee that there will not be a feature article on these two men. There will not be a cover shot of these two success stories. They will not be named as “citizen of the year” by any magazine. The sad reality is that the mainstream media is completely ignoring these two.
While it is much easier to go along with what our peers say we should think and do, few millennials have the brains and the confidence to go against progressive socialism, a concept that has been taking its toll on the black community. Young black Americans cannot continue to look to people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for guidance. These two powerful young black men have proven themselves to be a threat to the Liberal narrative.
Allen B. West wrote:
We hear very little made mention of Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, the youngest female ever elected to the U.S. Congress. There’s little celebration of the first blacks to serve in the U.S. Congress, those nine very special Capitol men, who were Republicans. It was white liberal progressives who made it their cause to denigrate and demean Booker T. Washington, because he did not buy into the victim message. Hence the introduction of such disparaging references such as Uncle Tom, sellout, Oreo, and house n***er…all because there are those who wish to be free of the economic enslavement agenda put forth by the progressive socialist left for the black community.
I think it’s phenomenal that Messrs. Ford Jr. and Brown are serving at the local level of governance, especially school board and zoning. It’s imperative that we correct the ills of the failing union-run public school system in many of our urban centers. As well, we must have better zoning in these areas to reinvigorate urban economic growth, mainly small business entrepreneurship. I do so pray these two young men have those agenda points at the top of their list, school choice and economic empowerment.
We should be extremely proud of Ed Ford Jr. and Tyrell Brown for the strides they have made for the black Conservative community in America. It’s time for more minority Republicans to step up and speak their minds. The difference they can make in our political world is endless.