Most Of My Best Friends Are Native Americans

By Joseph Pearce | October 20th, 2018 at 11:33 pm

BY: Joseph Pearce / Author

Joseph Pearce is a Senior Contributor of The Imaginative Conservative. He is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute, and Tolkien & Lewis Chair in Literary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses. His books include The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, History, Immigration, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

When all is said and done, we are all descended from immigrants, which means that all native Americans, including those called “Native Americans,” have ancestors who were not native Americans. As a native Englishman who is the husband of a native American and the father of native American children, I don’t need a DNA test to discover or verify my true identity.

Trump Administration Took 176 Deregulatory Actions In 2018 Saving $23 Billion

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 20th, 2018 at 7:44 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Budget, Economy, Federal Government, Leadership, National, News, Republican, Spending

The Trump administration on Wednesday reported $23 billion in savings from 176 deregulatory actions in fiscal year 2018. Even more consequential, the administration has issued 65 percent fewer “significant” rules—those with costs that exceed $100 million a year—than the Obama administration, and 51 percent fewer than the Bush administration, after 22 months in office.

Barbour’s Mississippi History Suggests BGR Claims Could Stand Double-Checking

By Keith Plunkett | October 20th, 2018 at 3:40 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Haley Barbour, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, National, News, Opinion, Politics

How many times has Barbour been provided a hefty reward for lobbying after he had claimed he wasn’t?

New Report Details Why Federal Disability System Is On The Brink Of Failure

By Keith Plunkett | October 19th, 2018 at 1:37 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Budget, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Spending

The current federal disability system is broken and desperately needs reform. The program has diverged from its original design as a safety net for the permanently and severely disabled,instead becoming a lifestyle for too many adults with manageable work limits. While many of these recipients have substantial disabilities, many individuals have much more manageable work limitations and are more work-capable in the modern American economy.

Charter School Authorizers Approve Two New Schools In Jackson

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 17th, 2018 at 7:49 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Education, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News

The board rejected an application by MS Delta Academies to open a school serving grades 6-8 in Leflore County.

State Government Fiscal Health Correlates Strongly With Legislative Term Limits

By Paul Jacob | October 17th, 2018 at 12:36 am

BY: Paul Jacob / President/Liberty Initiative Fund

Paul Jacob is president of the Liberty Initiative Fund, a national organization helping citizens place issues on the ballot to protect individual liberty and hold government accountable.

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Leadership, Legislature

Four of the top five fiscally healthy states on the Mercatus Center listings are term limit states.

How many of Mercatus’ bottom five states maintain term limits?

Zero.

The American Descent Into Uncivil War

By John Horvat | October 16th, 2018 at 3:25 pm

BY: John Horvat / Contributor

John Horvat II is a scholar, researcher, educator, international speaker, and author of the book, Return to Order.

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety, Religion

Civil wars happen when there is a profound philosophical incompatibility inside a nation. Violence and war are the secondary effects of this cause and the later phases of its development. We are now at a stage where we can no longer discern a political unity or even organized disunity. We cannot even agree to disagree.

Auditor’s Investigation Into Canton Municipal Utilities Purchasing Finds Widespread Violations

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2018 at 2:59 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Democrats, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS State Government, News, Spending

The largest single demand was issued to the former executive director Kenneth Wayne Jones in the amount of $78,612, which includes an illegal severance settlement agreement paid by Canton Municipal Authority to Jones, and several electronic items.

Mike Espy Hints At Possible Rescheduling Of Debate In US Senate Race

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 16th, 2018 at 11:56 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Democrats, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Issues, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Politics, US Congress

Mike Espy, a Democrat candidate running for the US Senate in Mississippi’s special election, hinted at his willingness to reschedule a debate on Tuesday. Previously scheduled debates were scrapped after Cindy Hyde-Smith, the temporary Senator appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant, backed out of participating, prompting Espy to follow suit. Chris McDaniel has repeatedly called on […]

Rediscovering Civility Starts With Freedom From Government Coercion

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 15th, 2018 at 10:19 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Property rights

Mississippi’s biggest problems aren’t going to be solved by party politics, racial identity politics or continuing corporate cronyism. Centralized government has to be removed from the equation entirely.