Bobby Jindal is the sitting governor of Louisiana. He is also the first American of Indian decent to be elected governor in any of the United States and could very well be the first Indian-American president. However, it does not seem as though that matters at all to Governor Jindal. Although he is the son of Indian immigrants, the man who was born Piyush Jindal sports a southern accent deeper than George W. Bush’s and is tired of what he calls “hyphenated Americans”. He believes in one united people instead of a self-segregating population that is constantly divided by race.
In addition to his tenure as governor, Bobby Jindal has served the people in a variety of offices. He was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals at age twenty-four after studying health care systems at Oxford University. In 2001, Jindal moved into a similar post as the Assistant Secretary for the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services under President Bush1. He is one of the only candidates in the Republican pool who understand the complex redundancies of health care well enough to end Obamacare and cause reform. He led the efforts to rebuild Louisiana after the destruction of hurricanes Katrina and Gustav and also guided his state through the BP Oil Spill. There are some points that I would like to make about the virtues of electing Bobby Jindal president:
- Medical Entitlements- Bobby Jindal will work to end the expansion of Medicare and Medicaid. In Louisiana, Jindal choose to not accept federal funding that would expand the health entitlement that has been a financial burden to the United States since its inception under Lyndon Johnson. Jindal defended his decision at the first debate saying that the focus in Louisiana is on getting people better jobs so they can pay for their own insurance. He also noted that there is no free government money and all of the money that the states take from the feds only creates more debt for the country as a whole.2
- Abortion- Jindal has a plan to defund Planned Parenthood nationwide. He’s already done it in his home state of Louisiana by removing the state’s Medicaid funding on August 3rd.3 According to the Medicaid contract with Louisiana, the governor may cancel the funding at will and with good reason. Jindal is planning to use his power of executive order to end funding for the abortion organization. He will work with legislators to criminalize certain practices that will make abortion impossible.
- Executive Orders- Bobby Jindal is one of the only few candidates who has openly stated that he will use his power of executive order to undo the most damaging of Barack Obama’s executive orders.4 Jindal is willing to use the loopholes at his disposal to do what’s best for the country morally and rationally. He also has plans to sign executive orders and inspire legislation to protect first amendment religious liberty rights in America as he has in Louisiana.5
- Education- Gov. Jindal initiated statewide school choice in Louisiana. School choice, of course, allows parents to send their children to better schools. This leads to better education and smarter children. In short, a better America. Louisiana’s public schools ranked 48th in the nation in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s “Report Card on American Education”6. Of course this report does not take into account the 139,616 students in the state’s 414 private schools7 which are at the heart of school choice success.
- He will drop the pretences when referring to radical Islam. Radical Islam is the greatest threat to the free world and Governor Jindal recognizes that. He “will name the enemy”. Sometimes the most profound thing that someone can do is the easiest.
Part two of seventeen.
Part one- Five Reasons to Vote for Carly Fiorina https://theelephantsconscience.com/2015/08/07/five-reasons-to-vote-for-carly-fiorina/
Part three- President Trump: America’s CEO https://theelephantsconscience.com/2015/08/14/president-trump-americas-ceo/
1st Republican Debate of 2016