Does Barack Obama Think Anyone Can Do Anything Without Him?

Sexual assault is a serious crime. The police should take the accusations seriously and investigate thoroughly. The courts should punish such act severely.

Duh.

So what is President Obama doing?

From the Washington Times:

President Obama called on the nation Saturday to teach young people how to prevent sexual assault.

In his weekly address, Mr. Obama said he has created a White House Task Force to protect students from sexual assault because an estimated one in five women are a victim at college.

“We’re going to help schools do a better job of preventing and responding to sexual assault on their campuses,” Mr. Obama said. “Because college should be a place where our young people feel secure and confident, so they can go as far as their talents will take them.”

The president said adults need to teach young men and women how to “be brave” and stand up to such crimes.

“Some of this is a job for government,” the president said. “But really, it’s up to all of us. We’ve especially got to teach young men to show women the respect they deserve. I want every young man in America to know that real men don’t hurt women.”

Has the President never seen a map of the United States? Yes, it absolutely true that providing a low-crime environment is “a job for government.” But it isn’t the job of the White House to take responsibility for the sexual assaults in Anchorage, Alaska, Columbus, Ohio, and Moscow, Idaho—and everywhere else in the United States. There are state governments, local governments, and college security forces. Are we really supposed to believe that a “task force” is going to make a difference?

Besides, it is not true that “one in five women” are victimized in college. The Washington Times correctly reported what the President said, but notice Valerie Jarrett’s blog post on the same topic:

A report just released by the White House Council on Women and Girls entitled, “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action” reveals that nearly 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 71 men have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes.

So if you are a parent concerned about your college-student daughter, do you want to know about the generalized average of sexual assaults across the nation, or do you want to know the record of the campus and area where she is going to school? Do you want to know about a set of policies set for the nation, or do you want to know about how particular college authorities work with your daughter’s school’s needs?

How many of these reported sexual assaults are due to drunkenness? All too often, young men and woman go to college thinking that “being an adult” means ignoring the boundaries they felt in their parents’ homes. If men are taught that casual sex is no big deal, and that they should satisfy their sexual urges, how are they supposed to believe they are doing something criminal to pressure a woman for sex or take advantage of a drunken woman’s lowered inhibitions? If you want to see that stop on college campuses, then I think encouraging women to “vote with their lady parts” or comparing voting to losing one’s virginity might be counterproductive. Is this supposed to discourage rape culture on colleges?

The official propaganda photo of Obama signing the memo shows him surrounded by an adoring entourage. What fools. We all know that memo is going to accomplish nothing significant.

fawning over the signing