Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh Gay Canada

There's a Republican Debate (the 200th, of this primary season) in the Republican bastion of Mesa Arizona this evening.  I won't be attending, but I am sure the remaining four candidates will rant about
- immigration (Obama's administration has deported more illegal immigrants than Bush's did, but...),
- a strong military (Bush dismantled the "Hunt for Bin Laden" CIA office, Obama personally approved the Navy Seal mission that successfully killed Bin Laden in May of 2011.  Ron Paul won't, but the other three definitely will)
- Obama is coming to get yer guns! (which is a false belief, without a single shred of evidence to support it,  fanned by the paramilitary & lobbying organization known as the NRA)
- lower taxes (so that we can be like Greece, or Italy, where most people pay little or no taxes)
- and "traditional marriage" (out of their own ignorance, fear, and repressed homosexual desires)
And it is "traditional marriage" that is the most ridiculous and personal anachronism of the Republican platform, but since old Republicans vote in much larger numbers than younger Republicans, and multiple cross societal surveys have shown that people under 40 don't really care one way or the other about Gay Marriage, whereas people over 40 are disproportionately against it as an 'abomination against God's[TM] law' (yeah, so is eating pork, and working on a Saturday... but...)
...I found this Canadian statement quite illuminating.  Hopefully, it can predict a wider North American future, and not just how things go in the Great White North.

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