"Republican presidential contender Rick Perry has signed a pledge vowing to support a Constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be a union of one man and one woman, the group sponsoring the pledge said Friday".
By signing the pledge, "Perry makes crystal clear that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, gay marriage is going to be even a bigger issue in 2012 than it was in 2008," Mr Brown said, "because the difference between the GOP nominee and President Obama is going to be large and clear."
Now, this is not about homosexual marriage, although I think most of you who read this pile of shite know my feelings on that, but instead about the choice that the electorate in America in have, as compared to here. Can you imagine the furore there would be, if one of our 'political parties' stood on a policy of banning homosexual marriage? Why do we not have the choice? Surely, in a healthy 'democracy', all strands of opinion should be aired? Should we not be told the policies of the BNP, the anti-Nazi league, the Gay Morris Dancers for free bells, the porridge eating Teuchters association and even the Scottish Labour Party? If they want to stand for election, we should be told what they stand for.
I'm all for extremists, well apart from the Scottish Labour Party, as what we have at the moment is a huge glob of gooey crap whose policies are much of a muchness. Let's rip it up and start again!