I agree with Gov. Bobby Jindal. If you supported him twice by voting and electing him to the highest and most powerful office in the state, you should have known what you were voting for.

As reported in Thursday’s edition of The Advocate, Jindal reiterated his promise by stating, “I was very clear when I ran for office that I was not going to raise taxes.” So it’s probably no surprise to the majority of Louisiana voters that although the state is short $1.6 billion dollars, the governor seems to be moving on to more critical issues such as getting the “Marriage and Conscience Act” passed. After all, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution may not be sufficient to protect our freedoms of religion.

Jindal and dozens of our legislators signed a pledge to Grover Norquist not to raise taxes. That means never: even if the state has no money to pay the bills, educate, administer health care or maintain basic infrastructure. By the way, this is a pledge to someone who lives in Washington D.C., not in Louisiana.

Harriet Jones

retired registered nurse

Baton Rouge