WHITEHEAD: Lynching Free Speech: The Intolerant State Of America

By John Whitehead | June 18th, 2017 at 7:03 am

BY: John Whitehead / Rutherford Institute

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Principles of Freedom

we’ve allowed ourselves to be persuaded that we need someone else to think and speak for us. The result is a society in which we’ve stopped debating among ourselves, stopped thinking for ourselves, and stopped believing that we can fix our own problems and resolve our own differences.

WALTERS: Is It Time For Lincoln To Go? My Answer To Otis Pickett

By Ryan Walters | May 28th, 2017 at 6:22 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

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By today’s standards, Abraham Lincoln, the “Great Emancipator” with a massive temple monument in Washington with Lincoln sitting atop a throne, was a racist, far removed from the image that academic historians have painted of him.

Rep. Oliver Issues Apology Over Boneheaded Use Of Word “Lynched” To Protest Removal Of Historic Monuments

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 22nd, 2017 at 1:21 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: Civil Rights, Culture, History, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, News, Politics, Race

The following is a statement from Rep. Karl Oliver regarding the public firestorm surrounding his use of the word “lynched” in a Facebook Post protesting the removal of historic monuments: “I, first and foremost, wish to extend this apology for any embarrassment I have caused to both my colleagues and fellow Mississippians. In an effort […]

FISCHER: Religious Liberty: It’s What Trump Didn’t Say

By Bryan Fischer | May 4th, 2017 at 10:14 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.

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The problem with President Trump’s speech in the Rose Garden is what he did not say. There was no word of comfort, encouragement, or support for those who have been victimized by the relentless persecution of the homosexual lobby. They apparently will have to wait for another day, waiting without any assurance that this new administration will stand with them and protect their constitutional liberties. The best grade we can give the president for today’s remarks is an incomplete.

PLUNKETT: The Trouble With Not Knowing, Or Caring, About History

By Keith Plunkett | May 4th, 2017 at 3:45 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, Feature Stories, History, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Progressivism, Race, State Flag

The world is full of people who pine-on about charting futures, and the importance of moving on, not living in the past, super new government programs, and the like. But history is the only certainty from which we learn. The future is a much easier place to be for those who haven’t studied the lessons of the past, and therefore aren’t prepared to make an impact on the present.

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.

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.

PILON: Make the Bouquet… Or Else!

By Roger Pilon | February 21st, 2017 at 9:08 am

BY: Roger Pilon / VP for Legal affairs / Cato Institute

Roger Pilon is the founding director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, which has become an important force in the national debate over constitutional interpretation and judicial philosophy. He is also the founding publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review and the inaugural holder of Cato’s B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies.

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Court’s haven’t yet compelled pastors to officiate at ceremonies that are inconsistent with their beliefs, but we have heard calls for eliminating the tax-exempt status of their institutions. Such is the wrath of the crowd that wants our every act to be circumscribed by law—their law, of course. And they’re prepared, as here, to force their association on unwilling parties even when there are plenty of other businesses anxious to serve them.

KALPAKGIAN: The Denial of the Natural Order

By Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian | February 4th, 2017 at 6:23 pm

BY: Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian / Professor of English

Dr. Mitchell A. Kalpakgian was Professor of English at Simpson College (Iowa) for thirty-one years. During his academic career, he received many academic honors, among them the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship (Brown University, 1981); the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (University of Kansas, 1985); and an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on Children's Literature.

Filed Under: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Liberty, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Social Justice, Virtue

Prudence must know what is true before justice acts to do what is right. Fortitude must overcome fear to achieve the good, and temperance must moderate the passion of courage to prevent rashness. An understanding of human and divine love presupposes a knowledge of the cardinal virtues.

The heresy of the modern world rejects the classical heritage of natural law and the Christian tradition of divine law as it invents new rights like the right to an abortion, the right of physician-assisted suicide, and the right to same-sex marriage.

FISCHER: Trump To Issue Magna Carta Of Religious Liberty

By Bryan Fischer | February 3rd, 2017 at 9:45 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.

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President Trump, with this directive, will flip the script. Religious liberty will now triumph over sexual deviancy for the first time in nearly a decade. It should be noted that this is only a draft version and it has not yet been signed by the president and formally issued. Let’s hope it’s just a matter of time. Mr. Trump campaigned aggressively on the promise that if elected he would protect religious liberty. Thank God, it looks like he meant what he said.