“If It Was A Snake …”: Greatest Threat To Liberty Hiding In Plain Sight

By Keith Plunkett | October 14th, 2017 at 6:02 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: AFP-Mississippi, Civil Rights, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

Politicians inability to pass sweeping reforms to “deconstruct” the administrative state is the real threat to liberty today. And it’s as real a threat in state government in Mississippi as it is in Washington DC.

Intellect Over Emotion: How Free People Cope With Tragedy

By Jonathan E. Kihyet | October 10th, 2017 at 1:46 pm

BY: Jonathan E. Kihyet / Contributor

Jonathan E. Kihyet is a Regional Captain in the Pine Belt area for the Convention of States Project in Mississippi and contributes to Mississippi PEP from Sumrall, Mississippi. He can be reached by email at jonathan.kihyet@cosaction.com

Filed Under: Contributor, Feature Stories, Gun Control, Jon Kihyet, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety, Second Amendment

A free people looks upon the events that happened last week and self-reflect. They gather their Faith, pray for understanding and grace from Providence, and the wise understand that evil in the world is an unavoidable price to pay in exchange for precious liberty and freedom in all things. They do not call for a government to increasingly rule over them.

Trump Administration Announces Broad Religious And Moral Exemptions To HHS Mandate

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 7th, 2017 at 8:57 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: Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Liberty, News, Pro-life, Religion

New HHS policy aims to ensure religious freedom on issues of grave moral concern. The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception. A senior HHS official told reporters on Thursday that the exemptions […]

City of Biloxi Asks to Join Lawsuit Against Delbert Hosemann Over Land Dispute.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 30th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Biloxi, Business, Delbert Hosemann, Economic Development, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Taxes

Delbert Hosemann claims the state controls the property up to U.S. 90. Previously, the state has claimed only a sliver of the southern portion of the property, and signed leases based on that property line.

Reflections of a White Supremacist

By Joseph Pearce | September 25th, 2017 at 2:33 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: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Public Safety, Race, Religion, Social Justice

Having once been in the same place and the same psychological space as today’s white supremacists, and having experienced their sense of outrage and alienated anger, I hope that I can offer some insights.

Culture and the Snare of Group Identity

By John Glenn | September 16th, 2017 at 7:11 am

BY: John Glenn / Asst. Professor of English

John L. Glenn is an Assistant Professor of English at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and his writings have appeared in The Federalist, The Birmingham News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Library Journal, and elsewhere.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Drugs, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Immorality, Liberty, Medicaid, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Race, Virtue

Convenient excuses are abundant (the system, the elites, outsiders, disadvantage) and need to be unveiled for what they are. The point is that until the stranglehold of group identity can be broken, a paradigm shift, enabling people to get beyond the very real and perceived obstacles, can’t happen

Why In The Wide-World Of ‘Workforce Training’ Would We Fear Our “Cherished” Government?

By Keith Plunkett | September 12th, 2017 at 6:07 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: Banking and Finance, Civil Rights, Common Core, Community Colleges, Contributor, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Spending

As long as government is controlling freedom under the guise of “workforce training” and “economic development” then Crawford should expect to hear a lot more from “various freedom movements.” I’ve been quick to personally commend syndicated columnist Bill Crawford when I felt he wrote a strong commentary on a particular subject. I have to say […]

The Legacy of the Welfare State and the Loss of Mississippi Grit

By Keith Plunkett | September 8th, 2017 at 6:10 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: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Mississippi’s current level of dependence — in terms of state government and in terms of individual — prove the welfare state accomplished what slavery and Jim Crow couldn’t.

Unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court Decides Columbus Mayor and Council Violated Open Meetings Act

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 7th, 2017 at 3:35 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: Ethics, Feature Stories, Justice, Mike Hurst, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom

Mississippi Justice Institute calls first-of-its-kind decision a monumental victory for open and transparent government for all Mississippians Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the Mayor and City Council of Columbus violated the Open Meetings Act when they previously met in prearranged, non-quorum size gatherings to discuss public business, intending to circumvent the Act. This […]