WALTERS: McDaniel’s Religious Liberties Act Protects Fellowship Of Christian Athletes In Stone County School District Case

By Ryan Walters | April 23rd, 2017 at 7:46 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, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, County Government, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Republican, Ryan Walters, Stone County

Despite the confusion, and legal ignorance displayed by officials at the government-run school, once the law was revealed to them by attorneys at the Liberty Institute the issue was eventually resolved in favor of the religious liberties of the students. The FCA was granted permission to distribute God’s Word on campus.

FISCHER: Is It “UnChristian” To Execute 8 Murderers In 11 Days?

By Bryan Fischer | April 21st, 2017 at 3:07 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, Culture, Feature Stories, Law Enforcement, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Public Safety

The Bible is clear that when civil government allows people to skate for decades after having been justly convicted of murder, the result is that more and more innocent people will die as the restraint of the law against violence becomes an increasingly meaningless and theoretical concept.

PLUNKETT: Dylan Wood Deserves Respect For Actions In Ole Miss Vandalism Case

By Keith Plunkett | April 20th, 2017 at 5:53 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Ole Miss, Opinion, Oxford, Politics, Public Safety, Social Justice, State Flag, Virtue

“In my conversations with Dylan he has been measured in his approach to all of this, repeatedly saying he wanted to be sure he gave these young ladies and the others involved every opportunity to do the right thing. He has offered for them to join him in using this to help unify the school […]

North Mississippi Lawmakers Republican Parks And Democrat Bain Both Reject Talk Of State Lottery

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 11th, 2017 at 12:41 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: Budget, Culture, Democrats, Gambling, Legislature, MDOT, MS State Government, News, Nick Bain, North Mississippi, Politics, Republican, Revenue, Rita Parks, Spending, State Lottery, Transportation

Parks said although she’s open to creating new ways to generate income in the state, the Kossuth native is against a state lottery. Rep. Nick Bain (D-Corinth) said he will also vote no on any lottery legislation.

PLUNKETT: Student Files Affidavit Against Ole Miss ‘Phenomenal Woman’ For Racially Motivated Criminal Conspiracy

By Keith Plunkett | April 7th, 2017 at 8:32 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Ole Miss, Oxford, Public Safety, Race

Wood agreed earlier in the month when asked by University Police to not file charges on the condition that Scott agreed to sit down and discuss the incident with him. But Scott has refused to reach out to Wood.

“She had every chance in the world to contact me,” Wood said.

MURPHY: Conservatives & Education Reform: Lessons from the Marriage Battle

By David Murphy | April 5th, 2017 at 10:51 am

BY: David Murphy / Historian

David Thomas Murphy is a historian of modern European culture and politics. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Murphy is the author of The Heroic Earth: Geopolitical Thought in Weimar Germany, 1918-1933, German Exploration of the Polar World: A History, and Murder in Their Hearts: The Fall Creek Massacre, among other books.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, Commentary, Culture, Democrats, Education, Gay Rights, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, School Choice, Social Justice

Those conservatives who favor educational reform, who favor greater diversity in the application of state-collected money, currently face an unprecedented, even historic, opportunity, under perhaps the most sympathetic administration and Congress they have enjoyed in decades. Not since the late 1940s, when with the Everson vs. Board of Education case, state-controlled schools began to exert monopolistic control over the disposition of public educational funds, has the alignment of political forces been so promising for the advocates of educational choice.

PLUNKETT: Ole Miss Administrations Lack of Response To One Students Threats of Violence Reveals A Double Standard

By Keith Plunkett | April 3rd, 2017 at 3:00 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Institutes of Higher Learning, Josh Harkins, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Ole Miss, Oxford, Public Safety, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

An Ole Miss student remains enrolled after complaints were registered with Chancellor Vitter’s office and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity regarding a Twitter comment she made threatening violence against white people in response Donald Trump’s election as president.

At the same time Ms. Scott was issuing threats against “any white person” on Twitter she was helping maintain a level of public pressure against the Ole Miss administration that eventually led to the withdrawal of student Jordan Samson for racially insensitive comments he made on Facebook.

FISCHER: The Left: Chickens And Ducks Rate Higher Than Babies

By Bryan Fischer | March 31st, 2017 at 11:04 am

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: Abortion, Bryan Fischer, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Immorality, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Pro-life

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PLUNKETT: Perplexed Democrats Challenge Unprepared Republicans In State Senate To Provide Evidence Of Medicaid Fraud. Thank Goodness Someone Had Heard Of Google!

By Keith Plunkett | March 8th, 2017 at 5:08 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Budget, Contributor, Culture, David Parker, Democrats, Entitlements, Ethics, Federal Government, health, Hob Bryan, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending

An exchange between Democrat and Republican Senators on Tuesday reported by Mississippi Today illustrates why changing the schedule of legislative sessions to every other year instead of annually is a good idea. A bill to tighten oversight of Medicaid and reduce improper payments brought heated debate in the state senate for an hour. If the […]

REED: Character, Liberty, and Economics

By Lawrence Reed | March 4th, 2017 at 7:21 am

BY: Lawrence Reed / President / Foundation for Economic Education

Lawrence W. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education and the author of the book Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Inspirational, Opinion, Politics

Within government, character is what differentiates a politician from a statesman. Statesmen don’t seek public office for personal gain or attention. They often are people who take time out from productive careers to temporarily serve the public. They don’t have to work for government because that’s all they know how to do. They stand for a principled vision, not for what they think citizens will fall for. When a statesman gets elected, he doesn’t forget the public-spirited citizens who sent him to office, becoming a mouthpiece for the permanent bureaucracy or some special interest that greased his campaign.

Because they seek the truth, statesmen are more likely to do what’s right than what may be politically popular at the moment. You know where they stand because they say what they mean and they mean what they say.