Let’s Take a Little Trip

Come with me on a little trip to the state of Louisiana. Don’t worry, you won’t need to take any luggage on this trip because it’s really a trip down memory lane.

Between the ages of 8 and 18 I lived in Morgan City, Louisiana, a town about two hours due south of Baton Rouge. It was a quaint little town a long the Atchafalaya River. It was the deep South and life was very different there for a family from Southern California. The people were friendly but only to a point. They were skeptical of outsiders, but once they got to know us we were welcomed into the fold. The customs there were very different and the color of your skin made all the difference. Business was done with a handshake and based upon who you were related to. Politics was corrupt. That’s the way it was and very few wanted to change it except for those who got tired of the status quo.

This trip down memory lane comes because of something exciting that’s happening in my old home state. Louisiana elected a new governor this week. His name is Bobby Jindal and he’s not like anybody they’ve ever elected before. For the first time the people of Louisiana decided to look past color and heritage and judge someone by content of their character. Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud. Governor elect Jindal is going to clean house and it’s about time somebody like that was elected. I think this guy’s got a lot of potential and I wouldn’t at all be surprised if one day he ran for president. If he did I would probably vote for him.