NASHVILLE — During his address at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Nashville on Friday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) took a couple of shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who could theoretically be the possible candidate’s opponent in 2016.
Wondering aloud what Clinton’s campaign slogan might be, Jindal joked that it might be: “What difference does it make?” The jab refers to Clinton’s past controversial remarks to lawmakers about the deadly Benghazi terrorist attacks.
He also read a vital quote from the Constitution specifically as a reminder for President Barack Obama.
“When you read the Constitution, there are only seventy-two words in these first two amendments, but in those seventy-two words there is one essential, God-given, truth that defines us as a country. In America, the people’s voice trumps the government’s voice,” Jindal said before getting on a roll.
“In America, the politicians take orders from the people -- and not the other way around,” he continued. In America, the people rule. That should never, ever, change. Those first two amendments, they’ve got no gray area. It starts, and I quote, ‘Congress shall make no law’ restricting the freedoms of speech or religion.”
He then addressed Obama personally: “Did you hear that President Obama? No law. No law.”
Jindal then joked that the Second Amendment is so clear that “even Michael Bloomberg” should be able to understand it.
So what kind of president does the United States need right now? Jindal offered his opinion on the subject.
“We need a President who will push the Congress to guarantee your right to bear arms,” he said to applause. “A national right to carry promised by our national constitution. Your right to defend yourself should not end at the state line. Every state, every city -- even Washington. No more exceptions. That’s what we need.”