John Kerry Won the Election... Or so Says Harvard University

Written by Gary R. Hess

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If you watchedrepparttar election duringrepparttar 125924 2004 race, you would have noticedrepparttar 125925 huge difference betweenrepparttar 125926 exit polls andrepparttar 125927 actual vote tally. This isrepparttar 125928 reason. During exit polls every vote is counted no matter if you are white, black, man or woman. But withrepparttar 125929 actual vote tallyrepparttar 125930 only minority voters vote that counts arerepparttar 125931 ones who live in a white neighborhood.

Does this mean thatrepparttar 125932 democrats could easily ask for a re-count? Yes,repparttar 125933 problem is most ofrepparttar 125934 machines used in Ohio were voting machines -- which did not give out receipts. Alsorepparttar 125935 Secretary of State Katherine Harris would have to agree torepparttar 125936 recount, which she would not do because she wasrepparttar 125937 one who excluded more than 179,855 votes.

So what is next forrepparttar 125938 Democrats? I don't know, but something has to be done withrepparttar 125939 Civil Rights in this "great" country of ours.

Gary writes for Poetry Quotes and Articles.

Same Sex Marriage: Legislating Morality

Written by Virginia Bola, PsyD

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Because of our discomfort or, in many cases, disgust, we try to legislate them out of existence. The courts, andrepparttar culture at large, will not allow us to get rid of them. All we have left is an ability to relegate them to a less-than-equal status by denying them an important social right: marriage. That denial, codified in 11 states on election night, 2004, revealed a fearful desire to legislate morality and conduct according to a pre-conceived idea of what is right and wrong for everyone regardless of their religious, moral, humanistic, or sexual preferences.

The morality crusade that was Prohibition was possiblyrepparttar 125923 most destructive social experiment ever attempted. Not only did it fail to stoprepparttar 125924 use of alcohol, but led torepparttar 125925 rise of organized crime which still holds sway some 80 years later. We can successfully legislate against behaviors that hurt society -- murder, theft, violence and other dangerous acts -- because society benefits when its members are safe and protected.

To suggest thatrepparttar 125926 safety ofrepparttar 125927 world can be threatened by two same-sex individuals reciting vows of commitment before a local official is preposterous. The will to legislate against such an act reflects only our idea to withhold, to punish, to declare before all that it is only our values which matter and that we are right, divinely right.

Virginia Bola is a licensed clinical psychologist with deep interests in Social Psychology and politics. She has performed therapeutic services for more than 20 years and has studied the results of cultural forces and employment on the individual.She is the author of an interactive workbook, The Wolf at the Door: An Unemployment Survival Manual, and a monthly ezine, The worker's Edge. She can be reached at

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