The $2 Trillion Wealth Transfer

By Brett Kittredge | December 4th, 2018 at 3:19 am

BY: Brett Kittredge / MS Center for Public Policy

Brett Kittredge is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

Filed Under: Brett Kittredge, Commentary, Contributor, Economy, Governor, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, National, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Taxes

Prosperity is closely linked to freedom-based public policies. If we want to grow and provide more opportunities in Mississippi, then let’s take the path that makes it easy to start a job, open a business, earn a side income, invest capital, serve customers, compete with incumbent businesses, and keep more of what we earn.

How Do We Restore the American Order?

By John Horvat | December 1st, 2018 at 9:58 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, Feature Stories, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics

There must be some point of unity. By definition, a nation forms when a people coalesce to form a single cultural, social, economic, and political unit. A nation does not only focus on the individual interests of those in the pluribus, but it is especially committed to the unum or the common good of all.

Remove Regulations: Parents Want Religious And Values-Based Education For Their Children In Voucher Programs

By Lindsey Burke | November 26th, 2018 at 7:45 am

BY: Lindsey Burke / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Lindsey Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues at the Heritage Foundation where she is Director, Center for Education Policy and Will Skillman Fellow in Education

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Education, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

Families prioritize aspects of schooling that are less measurable, but equally or more important. Families want schools that will form children of good moral character. They want schools that will prepare their children to pursue their life and career goals. They want meaningful instruction in a safe school setting.

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.