I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.

There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as quislings, as traitors... I mean it.

I recognize the republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.

I am a republican, a black, dyed in the wool republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.