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.

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Balanced Budget Theatrics Is Purposefully Misleading

By Pat Nozinich | May 31st, 2018 at 12:55 pm

BY: Pat Nozinich /

Pat Nozinich is the vice chair of the Tate County Republican Executive Committee and secretary of the Tate County Republican Club.

Filed Under: Budget, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Spending, US Congress

If Cindy Hyde-Smith has her way, she will never have to vote to balance the federal budget.

Seven Ways Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Little More Than A Carbon-Copy Of Thad Cochran

By Ryan Walters | May 29th, 2018 at 12:34 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: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Cindy Hyde-Smith is showing herself to be a carbon copy of Thad Cochran, not exactly what liberty-loving conservatives wanted to see.

Graduating Seniors: Graduate To A Higher Calling

By John Horvat | May 26th, 2018 at 10:31 am

BY: John Horvat / Contributor

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

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

This is one of the greater challenges of today’s graduates. Many are not graduating. They receive their diplomas with great pomp and ceremony but do not make that passage to the next stage of life. They stay frozen in immaturity, unwilling to make the decisions that require effort and grit. They must assume new responsibilities.

Why Regulations Are Another Elite War Against Common Folk

By Jack Doll | May 21st, 2018 at 9:27 am

BY: Jack Doll / Public Accountant

Jack is a Villanova University graduate and a public accountant working in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @JDoll.

Filed Under: Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics

Some might argue that all of those regulations are eminently necessary, because the self-operating napkin will not work otherwise. Others may retort that there’s an easier way to wipe one’s mouth.

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Vote Against Balanced Budget Clearly Defines Mississippi’s US Senate Race

By Brad Patano | May 19th, 2018 at 4:10 am

BY: Brad Patano / Contributor

Brad Patano is a Principal Partner in an architectural and engineering firm in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He is active in political advocacy and also volunteer organizations including Coast Young Professionals, Ocean Springs Education Foundation and Ocean Springs Baseball Organization.

Filed Under: Brad Patano, Budget, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Spending, US Congress

The campaigns for US Senate in Mississippi just defined itself. This primary in November isn’t about who is sweeter, cuter, or more likable. It is about our future and real issues. Government only gets as out of control as its financial means allows it. Do you support more federal spending or do you support fiscal responsibility? It really is that clear.

The Redistribution Religion

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2018 at 3:38 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: Commentary, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion, Virtue

True charity, with its lack of coercion, benevolent intentions, limited aims, and true connection between giver and receiver, is one of the finest ideas in any society. By forcing it under state control through erecting an expensive welfare state, we have done no favors to the poor and made the rich and middle-class more useless and disconnected from their fellow Americans.