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Like many Americans, I watched in disbelief Wednesday as an angry mob stormed our U.S. Capitol. As members of Congress gathered to certify the electoral votes of the presidential election, a band of criminals decided to take matters into their own hands.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is joining Texas's fight to halt the certification of Electoral College voters in four states.  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Wednesday that the state was one of 16 to file a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in the Supreme Court Tuesday. 

In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That’s because dictators believe citizens should worship them as the highest authority and not a Higher Authority, which they view as a threat to their power and position.

Every four years this columnist writes about the stark choice between the candidates for president (and vice president) and their views on how the country should be run.

There is a consensus that this election is critical to the safety and continuance of our democracy. Many people say our constitution is outdated and what has worked for us since its inception is no longer applicable.

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Generally, advocates for reparations say that three different groups should pay for them: federal and state governments, which enshrined, supported and protected the institution of slavery; private businesses that financially benefited from it; and rich families that owe a good portion of their wealth to slavery.

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Eventually, senators will deliberate. Whether that's done in private is up to them.

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The Constitution gives the Senate “the sole power to try all impeachments.” Senate rules are clear that whenever the House votes to impeach, the Senate must hold a trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has said the Senate will hold a trial if the House impeaches Trump.

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