I'm an Australian, but in the spirit of keeping up with modern politics, last night I sat down and had a look through the 2012 Republican Platform. I've always had the idea the the GOP stood for small things: small government, small mindedness, small ideas, small vision etc. However, on reading through (only some) of the Platform, I've come to the conclusion that these guys are actively dangerous. Their stand on such matters as same-sex marriage (and education) are not just small-minded and petty, but truly hateful. Worth reading.
Well, as my title says, if I was an American (and I can think of lots worse things!), I'd consider it a civic duty to vote against these madmen.
My sense of history is pretty poor, but surely there was a time when the GOP was a least a little more open-minded, intelligent and far-seeing than their modern embodiment?