Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Says ‘Rebellion Brewing’ Against Washington
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal accused President Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education, and said a rebellion is brewing in the U.S. and people were ready for “a hostile takeover” of Washington D.C.
Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. More than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering reported The Times-Picayune.
“I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States,” Jindal said Saturday night, “where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington D.C., to preserve the American dream for our children and grandchildren.”
Jindal said there was a “silent war” on religious liberty in the United States.
“I am tired of the left. They say they’re for tolerance, they say they respect diversity. The reality is this: They respect everybody unless you happen to disagree with them,” he said. “The left is trying to silence us and I’m tired of it, I won’t take it anymore.”
Jindal also spoke about education. He signed an executive order to block the use of tests tied to Common Core standards in Louisiana last week, reported The Huffington Post.
“The federal government has no role, no right, and no place dictating standards in our local schools across these 50 states of the United States of America,” Jindal said.
Jindal was a rising star in the Republican party and was chosen to give the response to President Obama’s State of the Union address in 2009.
He also criticized the Obama administration on the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“Are we witnessing right now the most radically, extremely liberal, ideological president of our entire lifetime right here in the United States of America, or are we witnessing the most incompetent president of the United States of America in the history of our lifetimes? You know, it is a difficult question,” Jindal said. “I’ve thought long and hard about it. Here’s the only answer I’ve come up with, and I’m going to quote Secretary Clinton: ‘What difference does it make?'”
The conference was attended by Republicans who are thought to be considering a presidential run in 2016, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
As previously reported in The Inquisitr, Jindal was first elected governor in 2007 and easily won reelection in 2011.
Jindal, who has yet to decide if he will run, is expected to announce his intentions after the November midterm elections.
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