In his latest editorial, Peter Heck addresses President Obama's lack of maturity and the negative impact it has upon the dignity of the office. Included in the article are episodes of President Obama's public ambushes of selected opponents: notably Representative Paul Ryan and the Supreme Court justices. Peter also notes Mr. Obama's gravitation toward frequently irreverent late night shows and his public use of foul language during a morning television interview.
And while several presidents have been rumored or known to have used colorful language in private (Nixon and Johnson are a bipartisan couple of potty-mouths that come to mind), Barack Obama has the dubious distinction of being the first to do so publicly during a morning television interview. The President apparently thought that using profanity while threatening to kick people's bottoms would be a fine example of presidential poise to set for the nation's youth as they ate their morning Cheerios.
Sadly, Mr. Obama is a product of this culture of vulgarity. Granted, he is also helping to shape it and perpetuate it, but it has nevertheless been building long before his appearance on the political scene.
Mr. Obama knows that vulgarity plays well and pays well. Unfortunately, all too many Americans agree. Virtually every style of popular entertainment assaults any notion of traditional values. Big Entertainment monoliths continue to push well established boundaries of decency that protect the vulnerable in our society. Unfortunately, too many rank-and-file citizens blindly follow along because they have been given the moral compass of humanism, a compass that points in the convenient direction of any of their talking-heads.
As Peter pointed out in a Liberty Tree article, porn has become more Constitutional than Jesus. Sad, truly sad, for the moral vacuum caused by hypocritical and deceitful humanists causes the type of human suffering they claim they deplore.
Yes, standards of dignity and decency should be modeled by every occupant of the Oval Office. As Peter sadly points out, though, those who seek to defend profanity and vulgarity are on the constant vigil to draw as many as they can into the abyss with them.