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.

Rediscovering Civility Starts With Freedom From Government Coercion

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 15th, 2018 at 10:19 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: Civil Rights, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Principles of Freedom, Property rights

Mississippi’s biggest problems aren’t going to be solved by party politics, racial identity politics or continuing corporate cronyism. Centralized government has to be removed from the equation entirely.

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.

Shine Your Light Into The World.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 1st, 2018 at 5:23 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: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Inspirational, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Law Enforcement, Liberty, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

Sunny Jacobs is an activist who uses her gentle yet powerful voice to help those who have been convicted of a crime they didn’t commit. In her speeches, she shares her own unthinkable story with grace, wisdom, and even a little humor.

Responsibility Is The Antidote To The Poverty Mindset

By Barry Brownstein | April 26th, 2018 at 6:24 pm

BY: Barry Brownstein / Professor of Economics - University of Baltimore

Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Ethics, Justice, Liberty, Opinion, Politics, Progressivism, Property rights, Race, Social Justice, Unemployment, Virtue

What is essential is for the poor to experience a mindset shift towards taking more responsibility for their lives. Is it not time to approach the poverty problem believing that the poor are able to make this essential change?

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – 1789

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 1:26 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, Civil Rights, Culture, Faith, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Quote of the Day, US Congress

“whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Governor Trying A Softer Approach To Reducing State Bureaucracy

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 18th, 2017 at 11:07 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, Civil Rights, Commentary, Delbert Hosemann, Governor, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Property rights, Spending

Roughly 200 small state agencies, boards and commissions collectively collect and spend millions of dollars. Gov. Phil Bryant, bless his heart, has again called for a check on state government bureaucracy spending as he has to little avail since 2012. In his budget recommendation for the coming year, he’s calling for a “shared services model” […]

Factory-Like Schools Are the Child Labor Crisis of Today

By Kerry McDonald | November 18th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

BY: Kerry McDonald / Contributor

Kerry McDonald has a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and four never-been-schooled children. Follow her writing at Whole Family Learning.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Economic Development, Education, Influencing Institutions, Job Growth, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, School Choice

Compulsory schooling was meant to save children from the dangerous conditions of the factory, but these days, “traditional” schooling is easily just as dangerous to children’s well-being. Most American children and teenagers wake early, maybe gulp down a quick breakfast, and get transported quickly to the building where they will spend the majority of their […]

Ethics: Why Government Agencies Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Retain Personal Data.

By Keith Plunkett | November 9th, 2017 at 6:12 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: Bay St. Louis, Civil Rights, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Liberty, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Public Safety

Citizens should be wary of how government might use or lose their individual private information. A review by the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance, Evaluation, Expenditure and Review (PEER) has found several problems with the way state agencies handle confidential information. While there are a number of protective practices that should be put in place, this […]

Republican Tax Plan Enshrines Recognition Of Unborn Into Federal Law

By Keith Plunkett | November 6th, 2017 at 7:22 pm

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: Abortion, Christianity, Civil Rights, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Justice, Liberty, National, News, Personhood, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Safety, Religion, Republican, Taxes, US Congress

Tax law makes serious commitment to treating the unborn child, as she or he should be, equal and protected in the eyes of the law. At a Values Voter Summit meeting (in Washington) last month, (President Donald) Trump said he was committed to “stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values” and said the country’s religious […]