From a Young Black GOPer in Georgia

My name is Nicholas Buford.  I'm a 19-year-old black Republican from Georgia. I currently attend Valdosta State University, where I have just wrapped up my freshman year, attempting to major in political science.  I serve as the senator of the freshman class of Valdosta. I am the first black Republican in my family of very religious, conservative Democrats.  No one in my family had ever been politically active before, but I have loved politics since I was 13 years old.  After the election in 2008, I decided to find out the values of the two political parties.  I came to realize that the values I believe in are within the GOP party platform.  At the age of 16, I made the decision to stand up for my values, even though it would be tough. Since then, I have never been afraid to talk about why I am a Republican and why I am a conservative.  I try to educate others on the platform of the GOP as well. I want the Republican Party elected officials and GOP...(Read Full Article)