Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – 1789

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 1:26 am

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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

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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 / 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: 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 / 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: 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 […]

The Great Deficit Ruse: Government Responsible For Its Own Profligacy

By Jeffrey Tucker | November 5th, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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, Ethics, Federal Government, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Spending, Taxes

All this media talk–and it is incessant and ubiquitous–about how the deficit is way more important than your property rights completely disregards the realities of politics. Namely: politicians and bureaucrats desperately need an excuse to take your money. Making you pay for their past mistakes is as good an excuse as any.

Defenders Of Religious Liberty Reject Comparisons Of LGBT Demands To Civil Rights Movement

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 24th, 2017 at 3:39 pm

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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, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Gay Rights, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Justice, Liberty, National, News, Principles of Freedom, Race, Religion

Nine black Christian leaders spoke in support of the Religious Liberty of Jack Phillips, whose lawyers will ask the high court Dec. 5 to affirm that his free speech and religious liberty rights under the First Amendment allow him to turn down a request by two male customers to create such a cake.

“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 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 his most […]