FROM STAFF REPORTS
KCarl Smith, founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans, will speak at a free forum on Friday, Sept. 27 at Sica Hall Community Center, 1065 Daytona Avenue in Holly Hill. The event starts at 7 p.m.
Smith, who is based in Alabama, is described as “an unyielding defender of the Constitution and Liberty.’’ He will address the Volusia 9.12 Patriots’ monthly forum. Volusia 9.12 Patriots is described on its website as “a nonpartisan collection of independent citizens deeply concerned about the future of our Free Republic.’’
In 2009, he launched The Conservative Messenger and spearheaded a movement that has evolved into the Frederick Douglass Republican Movement.
According to a press release, the movement’s strategy includes “re-igniting America’s passion for liberty, helping the Republican Party recapture its political distinction, saving the souls of the politically lost, promoting racial unity, creating an atmosphere for political dialogue without the accusation of racism or Uncle Tomism, and trumping the race card.’’
Served in Army
He recently published book is “Frederick Douglass Republicans:
The Movement to Reignite America’s Passion for Liberty.’’ Smith, who served in the U.S. Army, is a former Alabama district leader for Americans for Fair Taxation.
In 2009, he was appointed to the Amistad Commission by former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley. He was reappointed to that commission, where he currently serves.
He also was recently appointed to the Affordable Homeowner’s Insurance Commission (AHIC) by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.
Smith has appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club’’ and FOX News’ “Huckabee’’ show. In addition, he participated in a documentary produced by the Rev. C.L. Bryant titled “The Runaway Slave.’