President Barack Obama spoke to America’s kidz today at a MTV-sponsored town hall, where young people had the chance to streak in front of the president but totally missed the opportunity. So what did America’s youth want to know from the world’s most powerful person? Whether being gay is a choice and stuff.
“I am not obviously — I don’t profess to be an expert,” explained Obama. “This is a layperson’s opinion. But I don’t think it’s a choice. I think people are born with a certain makeup, and we’re all children of God. We don’t make determinations about who we love. And that’s why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong.”
See, “the difference between my position right now and Harry Truman’s was that Congress explicitly passed a law that took away the power of the executive branch to end this policy unilaterally. So this is not a situation in which with a stroke of a pen I can simply end the policy.” Take that! “Now, having said that, what I have been able to do is for the first time get the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, to say he thinks the policy should end. The Secretary of Defense has said he recognizes that the policy needs to change. And we, I believe, have enough votes in the Senate to go ahead and remove this constraint on me, as the House has already done, so that I can go ahead and end it.” This man is a miracle worker!
“Now, we recently had a Supreme Court — a district court case that said, ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is unconstitutional. I agree with the basic principle that anybody who wants to serve in our armed forces and make sacrifices on our behalf, on behalf of our national security, anybody should be able to serve. And they shouldn’t have to lie about who they are in order to serve.” Not in this answer: whether Obama thinks DADT is unconstitutional. “And so we are moving in the direction of ending this policy. It has to be done in a way that is orderly, because we are involved in a war right now. But this is not a question of whether the policy will end. This policy will end and it will end on my watch. But I do have an obligation to make sure that I am following some of the rules. I can’t simply ignore laws that are out there. I’ve got to work to make sure that they are changed.”
So quit trying to make Obama into a lawless man, left-wing young people.