President Obama last week made a strong public statement about the need to combat sexual assault, especially on college campuses, and appointed a commission to make recommendations for public policy. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says Obama “helped to create” the problem because…oh hell, I don’t know, just read it for yourself:
While the pro-life movement protested the violence against the unborn and women, President Obama focused on a different kind of assault. Turning a blind eye to the marchers outside, the White House tried to change the subject from abortion to college sexual assault. Insisting that the country doesn’t pay enough attention to the problem, the President signed a special memorandum today, creating a task force to combat an epidemic that his own views have helped create! In the report from his White House Council on Women and Girls, the administration insists that the incidence of rape “is highest at college, fueled by drinking and drug use that can incapacitate victims.”
But instead of putting the blame for this very real crisis where it belongs, the White House points the finger at “police bias” and a “lack of training to investigate and prosecute sex crimes.” With all due respect, the people who need training are the leaders who head up this council. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand what’s really driving the sexual abuse on college campuses. (And it isn’t the failure local law enforcement).
Abuse is never okay. But America’s kids are growing up in an oversexualized culture, fed in part by Hollywood — but also by the radical Left. In the debate over contraception, it wasn’t the police department that embraced the hook-up culture and crusaded for free birth control. It wasn’t the police department that urged more than 50 universities to open their campuses to co-ed dorm rooms. It wasn’t the police who blamed sexual assault on drinking and drug use — and then proceeded to encourage ObamaCare Happy Hours and even endorse the decriminalization of marijuana. “I smoked pot as a kid,” the President told reporters last weekend, “and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
Then, to top it all off, the President appoints his three most controversial Cabinet members to head up the new anti-assault initiative: Attorney General Eric Holder (Mr. Lawlessness himself), Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (whose military has its own sexual abuse problems), and Education Secretary Arne Duncan — whose solution to sexual abuse is more sexual indoctrination.
You just can’t make this stuff up! If it weren’t so misguided, it might be funny. But unfortunately, this is the mentality of the Left. Its policies seed the ground for these crises, and when the problems become too serious to ignore, liberals refuse to engage in the kind of self-reflection necessary to find answers. If President Obama is committed to solving these issues — not just as America’s leader, but as a dad — then it’s time to take a stand against the sexual liberalism his party has championed.
Um. How exactly does helping women get access to birth control lead to rape? Rape is the polar opposite of empowering women to control their own sexuality, for fuck’s sake.