The Left has no answer for Frederick Douglass and they never will.

Empowering freedom activists to effectively articulate the conservative message is of critical importance to me. For over a decade, we’ve perfected an innovative, successful messaging process, the Frederick Douglass Republican Engagement Strategy™.

Through trial-and-error, we know that leveraging the life and writings of Frederick Douglass are the most effective ways to advance the cause of liberty. He is the common ground that unites many Americans. His literary legacy gives Conservatives considerable leverage to frame the narrative and capability to re-brand their image. The Left has no answer for Frederick Douglass and they never will

The quintessential Constitutional Conservative, Douglass’ writings and speeches about liberty, education, immigration, the right to bear arms, religious freedom, free speech, work ethic, wealth confiscation, the Constitution and much more, are just as compelling and necessary today as they were 200 years ago.

Douglass’ life is an inspiring story. He rose from 20 years of slavery to exceptional wealth. With no formal schooling, Douglass was an advisor to five U.S. Presidents. He authored three autobiographies, penned thousands of articles, speeches, and editorials that transformed the nature of U.S. politics. At the time of his death in 1895, Douglass amassed $300,000 in savings―$15 million in today’s money.

The mainstream media and the Left have damaged the conservative and Republican brands, which now denote oppression, racism, Uncle Toms, Nazis, bigots, and sellouts. We say “Frederick Douglass Republicans” to identify ourselves politically. This phrase is an oxymoron to many people because Frederick Douglass signifies liberty and the word “Republican” implies racism.

“Frederick Douglass Republican” produces a puzzling, yet engaging effect. The phrase makes the listener stop and think. It creates a mystery in the listener’s mind so he or she becomes curious and wants to know more. This is the moment the narrative is won, trust is created, and credibility is established.

Here’s how the strategy works: When politics comes up, I ask, “Are you familiar with Frederick Douglass? Regardless of the reply, I respond genuinely by saying, “I hold Frederick Douglass in very high-esteem. I’m far more than a Conservative. I’m a Frederick Douglass Republican and I share the life-empowering values of Douglass.”

We’ve just finished developing a mobile app entitled, FRIENDS OF FREEDOM. A “pocket advisor”, the app provides you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to articulate the conservative message in ways that resonate with people—winning the narrative and turning confrontations that Conservatives face, into conversations and teachable moments. The app is regularly updated with fresh content, based on current events, to help Conservatives refute the Left’s never-ending false rhetoric.

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KCarl Smith
KCarl Smith

KCarl Smith is the foremost nationally recognized expert, author and speaker on conservative messaging and diversity outreach. His acclaimed book is entitled "Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite American’s Passion for Liberty", along with the App "Friends of Freedom". As the Founder, President and CEO of LibertyMESSENGER USA, KCarl has led the organization’s efforts since its inception in 2008 to: (1) Champion policies that promote the values of free market enterprise—enabling Americans to pursue their dreams; (2) Empower all people to frame their political narrative in ways that resonate with all Americans—especially minorities, young people and women, by voting their values as articulated by the life-empowering values of Frederick Douglass and (3) Ensure educational opportunity for all students–specifically those attending under-performing, poverty-plighted schools. LibertyMESSENGER USA is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit, non-partisan, educational organization.

    1 Response to "Why Frederick Douglass?"

    • Loretta Davi

      Keep me posted.

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