“I don’t care whether it’s left or right, it’s wrong!” Kris Kristofferson’s line is an important proverb for these political correct or incorrect days. We need to stop thinking in bulk. We need to start breaking out of our collective political allegiances and think through whether issues are right or wrong and not just loyal or betrayal. The controversy over the Miss USA fiasco (those words go naturally together anyway!) has a crisis discussion outside of the one about whether we agree with gay marriages or not. Can we tell the truth? Do we need to be so called politically correct and have other people think for us? Miss California was asked whether she agreed with Gay Marriage. Now was that a question in an America that allows people the freedom of speech and thus the right to think for themselves, as opposed to being told what to think or persecuted when we don’t answer in accordance with the totalitarian rulers. Was it a question asked in a democracy? Well, it is America so you might have thought so. When Miss California told the audience she was brought up to believe that marriage was between a man and a woman so she didn’t think gay marriage was right in a very non judgemental way, the questioner was appalled and declared her answer had polarised half of America. Yes... so let me think for a moment... does that not mean that if she’d answered the other way she would have polarised half of America! So she didn’t win not because she polarised half of America but because she polarised the wrong half! And the bottom line must surely be that the answer was not what polarised America. It was the question. Is it right in the so called land of the free to ask a question in a public situation where you will be damned if you answer it the wrong way. It sounds like Stalinist Russia has come to America!