“In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty,” Jindal continued. “It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply allow for an individual or business to claim a right to free exercise of religion in a court of law.”
Jindal counted on his fingers the number of big employers on his state and continued on.
Jindal went on to say that Hutchison and Pence “quickly cowered amid the shrieks of big business and the radical left should alarm us all.” Jindal went on to say that the business community needs to side with him and other supporters of similar legislation rather than stay on the side of liberal activists.
“If we, as conservatives, are to succeed in advancing the cause of freedom and free enterprise, the business community must stand shoulder to shoulder with those fighting for religious liberty,” Jindal said.
Thus proving Sinclair Lewis was onto something when he said that (paraphrasing) when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. And oddly, it will sound like Kenny-the-Page.
“The left-wing ideologues who oppose religious freedom are the same ones who seek to tax and regulate businesses out of existence. The same people who think that profit making is vulgar believe that religiosity is folly. The fight against this misguided, government-dictating ideology is one fight, not two. Conservative leaders cannot sit idly by and allow large corporations to rip our coalition in half.”
The one thing Louisiana has going for it is Tourism, mostly in gay-friendly New Orleans, and if the convention bidness were to dry up, literally overnight as it did in Indiana, I think Jindal might notice it. Mardi Gras would be quite different if the revels were only attended by a handful of Bible thumpers. But such are the wages of sin, and Jindal is determined to be the candidate of Y’all Qaeda.
One suspects that the leaders of the Chamber of Commerce are checking out the prices of ball peen hammers and working on their best Tanya Harding skills.