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Jindal: We Need to Say ‘You Can’t Come Here If You Want to Overthrow Our Culture’

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) argued that the US must push for assimilation of immigrants to the US, saying that there needs to be a message that “you can’t come here if you want to overthrow our culture, set up your own communities where you don’t abide by the same laws and freedoms we expect for everybody” on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

Jindal first addressed the controversy regarding his comments on no-go zones, stating “a lot of the politically correct commentators want to deny these areas exist. The reality is, I was very careful, I wasn’t talking about entire cities, some have gotten in trouble for saying that, but it’s absolutely clear there are neighborhoods and enclaves where the police say they don’t go as often, where non-Muslim say they’re afraid to go in without veils, I heard that over and over. You’ve seen many different news organizations have documented this, for example, CNN, a while ago did a report on these, Ambassador Bolton has compiled dozens of examples of these.”

He continued “in the old days, we used to say that America was the great melting pot, and people came to be here to become Americans, now it’s fashionable to say we’re a salad bowl, now it’s fashionable to say ‘hey, look it’s arrogant to try to impose our values or views on others.’ That’s nonsense, we don’t need to ignore our Judeo-Christian heritage. We need to stand up and say ‘if you want to come to America to be Americans, if you want to learn our language and our values, we welcome you here. But you can’t come here if you want to overthrow our culture, set up your own communities where you don’t abide by the same laws and freedoms we expect for everybody.'” And “I absolutely believe in American Exceptionalism as a unique and special thing, I absolutely believe that America is the greatest country in the history of the world, and it used to be commonplace for everyday Americans to believe that, we’ve got to teach out children in our schools what makes America special, we need to teach our children these values at home, we need to insist on English as the language. If people don’t think America’s this great country, don’t come here, they can stay where they came from.”

He also remarked that “when you have the courage to say what needs to be said…you’re going to be called names…because they don’t want the truth pointed out” in response to an MSNBC guest (who has since been banned from the network) saying that Jindal was “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin.”

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