Bobby Jindal went after Republican elites in D.C. at the RedState gathering near Atlanta on Friday, saying many of them were “happy we lost” the Supreme Court cases on Obamacare and same-sex marriage. Why? “They view marriage as a distraction. They don’t want to do the hard work of repealing and replacing Obamacare” (starts at 2:35:19):
The stakes of this election, as high as they were, were even raised higher after these outrageous Supreme Court decisions just a few weeks ago. I don’t know about you, but I was so disappointed that the Supreme Court, in one week, rewrote the law for the second time to save Obamacare, and then later tried to redefine marriage. In one week.
At the beginning of the week, Scalia says that words no longer have meaning when they’re trying to rewrite the law. And they ended the week — Chief Justice Roberts says they’re not following the Constitution. So in one week they’ve decided they don’t have time to read a dictionary or the Constitution. … Look, if they’re just gonna follow opinion polls and aren’t gonna read the Constitution, maybe we could save some money and just close down the Supreme Court. What good are they if they’re not doing their jobs?[…]
Now, folks, I wanna share with you a dirty little secret. There are a bunch of Republicans in D.C. who were actually happy that we lost. Now what do I mean by that? They view marriage as a distraction. They don’t want to do the hard work of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Only in D.C. would losing be a good thing.
Now look, my Christian faith teaches me that marriage is between a man and a woman, and unlike Hillary Clinton, I’m not evolving with the polls or changing my positions. And I support support federal efforts to give us our Tenth Amendment rights back. But now the left is going after our First Amendment rights. They no longer believe in the right of religious liberty and freedom. I issued an executive order in Louisiana saying, we’re not gonna discriminate against Christian individuals and business owners that have a traditional view of marriage. The ACLU sued me for that. They were for religious liberty before they were against religious liberty. They use our RFRA laws to defend the rights of other religious minorities, yet when Christians are being discriminated against, then they’ve shown their hypocrisy.
You may have seen Hillary Clinton said those of us that are pro-life need to have our religious views changed. I’ve got news for Hillary: My religious beliefs are between me and God Almighty and I’m not changing them just because she doesn’t like them. Let me say this slowly so that even Hillary Clinton can understand. The United States of America did not create religious liberty. Religious liberty created the United States of America, and it is the reason we’re here today.
Thomas Valentine is a researcher for APIA and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.