"… remarks the President made this week while announcing a task force aimed at protecting students on college campuses from sexual assault. "Sexual assault is an affront to our basic decency and humanity. And it's about all of us – the safety of those we love most: our moms, our wives, our daughters and our sons,” Obama said. Obama cited a report from a White House-convened council that shows nearly one in five women, totaling 22 million, have been raped in their lifetime – and that women in college settings were at particularly high risk for sexual assault." politicalticker
Here as in the "crusade" against "sexual assault" in the US military we see Obama in his true capacity as social engineer. In his first term he was more careful about revealing the extent of his ambitions for revolutionary social and human psychological change in the United States.
Very few US presidents would have assumed that it was their responsibility to "reform"the American people in some manner affecting criminal behavior already puishable by law. That is not true of Obama, he clearly finds us to be defective social animals, creatures to be "raised up" by the beauty and justice of his scheme of things.
He faces a mighty obstacle to his ambitions for us in the Republican majority in the House of Representatives and a continuing conservative majority in SCOTUS. In the face of that, he says that he intends to govern by Executive Power to the extent that he can manage it. In trying to do that he will walk a fine line, a very fine line. There will be many people watching, people who do not think he has history and indeed biology, on his side. pl