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Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle — not so much. Distilled, Aristotle thought rhetoric good for democracy, though his definition of “by the people” was closer to our Founding Fathers’ intent of only certain people than to today’s more-the-merrier model.

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Other views: We can celebrate Harriet Tubman without disparaging Andrew Jackson

One would think we could celebrate the recognition that Harriet Tubman will be given on future $20 bills without demeaning former president Andrew Jackson as a “monster,” asa recent Huffington Post headlinedid. And summarizing his legendary tenure as being “known primarily for a brutal genocidal campaign against native Americans,” as reported in The Post, offers an indication of how far political correctness has invaded our educational system and skewed our national consciousness.

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Other views: SC bill fails refugees and religion

South Carolina became a pioneer in providing sanctuary to refugees fleeing religious persecution with the March 1, 1669, Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina protecting the rights of “Jews, heathens, and other dissenters from the purity of Christian religion.” This included a Charleston community of Sephardic Jews, who finally found sanctuary after generations of roaming the globe following their expulsion from Spain.

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Charleston attorney Joe Rice big fan of RBC Heritage

Celebrated attorney Joe Rice talks about the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing at his Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina on April 1, 2016.
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Charleston attorney Joe Rice big fan of RBC Heritage 00:42

Charleston attorney Joe Rice big fan of RBC Heritage

Gregg Russell celebrates 40 years under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town 01:27

Gregg Russell celebrates 40 years under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town

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