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By Bobby Jindal
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a much-talked-about 2016 presidential candidate, offers fourteen lessons from our nationÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs past and discusses how they can be used to restore American courage, faith and wisdom.
Nearly 45 years ago, Bobby JindalÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs parents left their home in rural India ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å a place with no electricity or running water ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å to build a new life in the United States. Every day, JindalÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs father told him, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«You should be grateful that you were blessed to be born in the greatest country in the history of the worldÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å a country where the son of poor immigrants could grow up to become the governor of Louisiana.
For Jindal, this defining experience bolsters a profound belief in American exceptionalism: Freedom is not just the American way, itÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs the American will.
As we approach the next great turning point in this extraordinary nationÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs remarkable history, Jindal brings to life inspiring stories from our countryÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs past that have influenced his beliefs and the indispensable lessons each can teach us about our future. Stories such as the stalwart senator who galvanized the public against Hillary ClintonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs costly and oppressive socialist health-care proposal in the early 1990s; the entrepreneur whose dogged determination ushered in a worldwide energy revolution, and with it technological innovation and economic growth; and the Founding Father who refused to ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«lead from behindÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ and instead used his vision for the nascent nationÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs vast potential and the best interests of its people to outwit a greedy dictator.
In the next election, we can continue down the current destructive path of big government, emboldened enemies, diminished liberties and hostility to religious faith. Or we can embrace the values that have always propelled America to the top: limited government; free people and free markets; strength and exceptionalism; and the essential role of religious faith in effecting change. American power is precious, and our vital interests and those of our allies depend on strong leadership. Whom will we choose: a cynic or a statesman, a politician or a problem solver?
The dramatic tales in "American Will" illuminate the courage, faith and vision that we need in 2016 ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å and the government folly, corruption and myopia that jeopardize our future.
Bobby Jindal was born in Baton Rouge in 1971 and, after graduating from Baton Rouge High School, went on to attend Brown University, where he graduated with honors in biology and public policy. Following his graduation he attended Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar. He was elected Governor of Louisiana on October 20, 2007, with 54 percent of the vote in the primary, winning 60 of 64 parishes. He has made education and tax reforms top priorities of his tenure in office.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Threshold Editions (October 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- Dimension: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- ISBN-10: 1501117076
- ISBN-13: 978-1501117077
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