“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.

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.

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.

Justice: How Much Time Does America Have Left?

By Bryan Fischer | August 23rd, 2017 at 11:41 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: Abortion, Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Gay Rights, History, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Property rights, Public Safety, Religion

Scriptures make it clear that nations can morally forfeit the right to maintain sovereign control over their own territory through savagery, superstition, and sexual debauchery. When a nation indulges in such practices long enough, God intervenes in judgment, usually by bringing stronger nations in to transfer control of the land through conquest.

3 Warnings From History About Those Who Tried Erasing It

By Ryan Walters | August 21st, 2017 at 7:45 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: Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Feature Stories, History, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Public Safety, Race, Religion, Ryan Walters, Social Justice

The members in Black Lives Matters and Antifa are would-be tyrants. They are attempting to erase America’s history. Because that’s what tyrannical movements do.

TUCKER: The Failure to Repeal Obamacare Is an Intellectual Failure

By Jeffrey Tucker | July 24th, 2017 at 7:23 am

BY: Jeffrey Tucker / FEE - Director of Content

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute and policy adviser of the Heartland Institute.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, News, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Spending, Taxes

For health care to go through the current route: falling ever-further behind the market-driven direction of history, riddled with bureaucracy and undergoing unending pressure toward the disaster of single payer. This is an intolerable result.

The failure traces to a lack of understanding and imagination at the top. There is no other choice: the repeal and replace must be done at the lower levels of society, by people with an intellectual comprehension of the stakes and the real solution.

PLUNKETT: Government Data Collection: It’s Not The Governments Story To Tell

By Keith Plunkett | July 21st, 2017 at 11:07 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: Civil Rights, Commentary, Common Core, Contributor, Economy, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, US Congress

Unelected state agency directors using government data collection information from a federally funded data program at a university heavily dependent on federal subsidy want to tell Mississippi’s story.

PLUNKETT: ‘All Lives Matter’: A Slave Demands Courage of Conviction From President Thomas Jefferson

By Keith Plunkett | July 6th, 2017 at 8:04 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, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Immorality, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Public Service, Social Justice

What the slave apparently didn’t know about Jefferson was the many years he had wrestled with the problem of slavery, much as today we see groups making demands without first demanding of themselves a fuller understanding of the circumstances that has led to their perception of the underlying challenge. In November of 1808, President Thomas […]

Wisconsin-Based ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ Back At Work Harassing Mississippi Public Schools

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 28th, 2017 at 5:50 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, Education, Ethics, Faith, Gulf Coast, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion

Moss Point School District superintendent Shannon Vincent received a letter on June 16 from an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation — a Madison, Wisconsin-based group which focuses on the separation of church and state. The letter called into the question the actions of the annual youth summit Gulf Coast MLK celebration. Within the […]