“You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”
So, rather than training up his children in the way they should go his ethical evolution is following the course of the natural ignorance and immaturity of small children. Lack of ethical awareness is no vice in children, they must be taught. It probably wouldn't occur to his daughters to share or eat vegetables either if someone didn't teach them. Should that lead to some profound conversion to selfishness and a junk food diet? This kind of abdication of moral responsibility is scary enough when we see it among the masses, but to have a man attempting to lead a nation who doesn't even know what it means to lead and teach his children moral standards is disastrous. And the fact that so many will see this statement as sage wisdom bodes poorly for our future as a culture.