Yesterday in a speech in Geneva, Switzerland Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that American foreign aid should be doled out to countries that support the rights of lesbians, gays and transgenders.  Her statement on “Human Rights Day” was based on a memorandum from President Obama to heads of executive departments and agencies.

Hillary Clinton Secretary of State portrait

In that administration memo President Obama said “I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world….whether it’s passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women and children for their perceived sexual orientation.”

I personally don’t care about a person’s sexual orientation but what I do care about is the way this administration and past administrations have given billions and billions of dollars to countries that hated and continue to hate us.  Many of these same countries have been given money for decades and have not used the money to better the lives of their citizens but have bettered the lives of the dictators in power.  From Africa to the mid-east and even to the Western Hemisphere we have thrown money at dictators to feed, clothe, house their people and provide medical assistance but the money never gets to the intended beneficiaries.

Why worry about sexual rights of the people in “assisted” countries when they are still starving and dying of preventable diseases?  I think we should do everything in our power to depose the dictators and get the money and help to the people.  Once we get some semblance of humanity in those countries then we could worry about sexual preferences and how my money is spent!