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?

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.

Proof’s In The Pudding: Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “Lifelong Conservative” Claim Is BS

By Ryan Walters | October 10th, 2018 at 2:41 am

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: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Ryan Walters, Spending, US Congress

“Lifelong conservatives” don’t vote to detain US citizens without trial during wartime, or anytime for that matter. They don’t vote in favor of bills that increase government spending and extend massive crony capitalism programs. And they don’t vote against efforts to impose small cuts in total federal spending.

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation The Best Day In American Politics Since WWII

By Bryan Fischer | October 9th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Commentary, Contributor, Democrats, Feature Stories, Federal Government, National, Opinion, Politics

Republicans are now absolutely, totally, completely, utterly, and entirely without any excuses not to keep their promises. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court despite vicious, cruel, and slanderous opposition represents a high water mark in American politics. It represents the victory of order over chaos, rationality over insanity, and the rule of law over […]

Weaponizing “Scorecards” and the Folks that Lie About Them

By Will Hall | June 12th, 2018 at 7:04 am

BY: Will Hall / Contributor

Filed Under: Business, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, Will Hall

If doing exactly what a lobbyist wants you to do is courageous or if voting for hundreds of millions in pet projects is conservative, then Cindy Hyde-Smith is the most courageous conservative Mississippi could ever ask for.

Columnist Charlie Mitchell Needs To Catch Up Before Writing About U.S. Senate Race.

By Paul Reese | June 9th, 2018 at 11:46 pm

BY: Paul Reese / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Paul Reese is Constitutional Conservative and Libertarian from Grenada, MS. He has a B.S. in history from the University of North Alabama and an M.A. in Religion from the Memphis Theological Seminary. Paul is an active member of the United Methodist Church, and has been married for 19 years.

Filed Under: Abortion, Budget, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Economy, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Immigration, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Paul Reese, Politics, Spending, US Congress

Senator Chris McDaniel has offered several ideas and proposals on a range of topics – including the economy. But to help Mr. Mitchell catch up, here are some of them.

The Left’s Cyber-Censorship Of Conservatism

By Joseph Pearce | June 9th, 2018 at 1:39 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, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Principles of Freedom

We are witnessing storm troopers in cyber-space “pulling the plug” on those whose voices they refuse to tolerate. If something is not done to protect freedom of speech on the internet we will be entering a new reign of intolerance in which only “approved” sites will be accessible.

The Constitution Lives! Supremes Uphold First Amendment!

By Bryan Fischer | June 4th, 2018 at 1:52 pm

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Contributor, Feature Stories, Liberty, National, Opinion, Religion

The Constitution guarantees the right to religious exercise, but absolutely nowhere guarantees any rights whatsoever to those who practice homosexuality. You can read the Constitution from front to back, from back to front, upside down and in Sanskrit and you will find nary a mention of homosexuality. But the right to the free exercise of religious liberty is the first thing you run into in the Bill of Rights. When imaginary gay “rights” conflict with explicit constitutional rights, gay “rights” must yield.