America is not the federal government
EXCERPTS: Bobby Jindal’s dynamite speech to the Republican National Committee in Charlotte, Thursday, January 24, 2013 The first concept I want to talk about is simply this – America is not the federal government. Take a minute to let that thought sink in. America is not the federal government. ....... In fact, America is not much about government at all. In America, government is one of those things you have to have, but you sure don’t want too much of it…kind of like your in-laws. ..... In our public discourse today, America is pretty much defined by government, by the latest moves that occur in Washington. ,,,,, The truth is nothing serious is deemed serious in Washington. ..... Our objective is to grow the private sector. We need to focus our efforts on ideas to grow the American economy, not the government economy. ..... We believe in creating abundance, not redistributing scarcity. ....... Let the Democrats sell the stale power of more federal programs, while we promote the rejuvenating power of new businesses. ...... We would replace most of its bureaucracy with a handful of good websites. ...... If it’s something you don’t trust the states to do, then maybe Washington shouldn’t do it at all. ...... One thing we have to get straight — Washington has spent a generation trying to bribe our citizens and extort our states. ...... We can either go down the Government path or the American path. ...... The left is trying to turn the government path into the American path. Shame on us if we let them do that. ..... But free individuals…taking risks…building businesses…inventing things from thin air…and passing immutable values from one generation to the next…that is the root of America’s greatness. ....... I’m calling for us to get busy winning the argument…and then, after that…winning the next election.