Partly True, and Only Partly True. So. Help Us. God

By Keith Plunkett | November 16th, 2018 at 9:05 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: Budget, Business, Commentary, Contributor, County Government, Economic Development, Economy, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, US Congress

‘MS still has the lowest per capita personal income, just as it has for nearly 90-years, and an abysmally low labor force participation rate (LFPR). It’s lower today, in fact, than in 1976, which was during one of the worst economic depressions in US history.’

What? This isn’t news?

It is to Governor Phil Bryant.

Exactly What We Need: Senator Chris McDaniel Will Only Owe The People Of Mississippi

By Ryan Walters | November 2nd, 2018 at 9:06 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Commentary, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Ryan Walters, US Congress

Should he win election in November, Chris McDaniel would be perhaps the freest and most independent member of the US Senate.. McDaniel will owe them nothing! He will only owe the people of the state of Mississippi who hired him as their man in the US Senate. And this is how the system was supposed to work in the first place, before US elections were awash in cash.

Hiding Appointed U.S. Senate Candidate To Avoid Public Scrutiny Is An Affront To Our Entire Political System

By Steve Crampton | October 29th, 2018 at 9:12 am

BY: Steve Crampton / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Prior to founding his own firm, Steve Crampton served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Liberty Counsel, and as Chief Counsel for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy. He has served as lead counsel in numerous reported decisions in state and federal courts. Steve lives in Tupelo, MS.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, US Congress

Voters are prevented from getting the information we need about Cindy Hyde-Smith. Instead, they churn out sleek TV commercials and unleash attack ads against Chris McDaniel. Her campaign is long on emotion and mud-slinging and short on facts and issues.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Dishonors Vietnam Vets, Skips Out On Speech And Laying Of Wreath

By Ryan Walters | October 27th, 2018 at 9:44 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Democrats, Elections, Ethics, Events, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Ryan Walters, US Congress

One of the traveling Vietnam walls made an appearance this weekend in Flora, Mississippi. Appointed US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was scheduled to speak at the event on Saturday, October 27 and to lay a wreath at the wall in honor of those who perished. Instead, she blew off the veterans to make an appearance at a “biscuits and jam” event in Union and a chamber of commerce event in Pontotoc.

As if this weren’t bad enough, Hyde-Smith didn’t even bother to notify the event’s organizers that she would not be attending.

How To Fight Back When They Fight Dirty

By Tom Gilson | October 27th, 2018 at 3:25 pm

BY: Tom Gilson / Contributor/

Tom Gilson is a senior editor of The Stream, author of the new 2016 parent-friendly guide to keeping kids in the faith, titled ‘Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens’, the chief editor of ‘True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism’, and the author/host of the ‘Thinking Christian’ blog.

Filed Under: Christianity, Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

We’ve got a lot of work to do. But the left has opened up the best door for us in years.

If You Want To Fix It Stop Talking Like This.

By Keith Plunkett | October 26th, 2018 at 6:50 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: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics

Just like the media commentators and President Trump, making accusations against those we oppose without first attempting to find agreement of the underlying facts is a recipe for resentment. Finding ways to honestly engage in a discussion of the type that reveals the sincerity behind our true intentions, our purpose — making this connection in an age of drifting individualism is one of the keys to regaining the social ground that’s been lost.

Much Of How Planned Parenthood Uses Federal Funds Is “Morally Reprehensible”

By Keith Plunkett | October 25th, 2018 at 12:42 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: Abortion, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Immorality, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Pro-life, Progressivism, Spending, US Congress

Regardless of the position one holds on abortion, funding at least warrants concern over the fiscal irresponsibility of such a decision. Of course, the fact that a large number of taxpayers take exception with abortion being defined in a list of services as “reproductive health” should be the primary focus. A sting of several of Planned Parenthood’s providers in 2015 showed how the organization profits from the sale of discarded embryos. Moral concerns are only heightened by the cavalier attitude and lack of respect Planned Parenthood shows towards the most innocent of human lives.

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.

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?