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.

Dept. Of Revenue Issues Notice Of Increased Tax Penalties On Internet Sellers Not “Voluntarily” Registered With State.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 21st, 2017 at 6:14 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Ethics, Liberty, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Revenue, Taxes

On Friday June 21, the Department issued a notice that it intended to amend Reg. 35.IV.1.02 concerning application of sales tax penalties. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Filed Under: Business, Civil Rights, Commentary, Culture, Ethics, Gay Rights, Liberty, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Social Justice

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.

PLUNKETT: [Video] Rep. Joel Bomgar Resorts To Common Sense And Coherence To Debate Internet Tax

By Keith Plunkett | February 5th, 2017 at 7:17 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: Inspirational, Joel Bomgar, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Public Service, Republican, Revenue, Spending, Taxes, Trey Lamar

The consumers also happen to be the voters and not many appear too keen on parting with more of their hard earned money. While corporations are enticed to relocate here by the MS Development Authority by reducing or deferring their corporate tax rates, quite a few of these companies have been a bust, and have limped out of Mississippi having fallen well short of the benchmarks required in the tax deferment deals, and leaving state taxpayers to foot the bill and cleanup the mess.

The Mississippi Economic Council and the Dept. Of Transportation decry the horrible shape of roads and bridges and the need to raise additional money to pay for safety updates, but only 3 months ago MDOT gave raises to 423 employees to the tune of $1.2 million.

If MDOT, MDE, the state Bond Commission, lawmakers and any other government official can’t be bothered to be smarter stewards of the money they already receive then it’s hard to fathom why Mississippians should be expected to dig deeper and give them more.

MS Public Defender Bypasses Asset Forfeiture Task Force And Submits His Own More Rigorous Reform Recommendations [#PEPPoll]

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 7:26 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: #PEPPoll, Culture, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Mark Baker, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News, Property rights, Public Safety

The state public defender is advocating that forfeited funds should go to the state, not individual law enforcement agencies. Andre de Gruy, who is a member of the Asset Forfeiture Task Force created by the Legislature, has submitted his own recommendations for reforming state laws governing asset forfeiture. De Gruy is proposing a “Criminal Justice […]

Abernathy Resigns Southaven Planning Commission, Files Complaint Over Unconstitutional Sign Ordinance

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 7:49 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: Elections, Liberty, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Southaven

Don Abernathy, who was first appointed to the Southaven Planning Commission in 2013 and resigned in 2015, said he was told by Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite if he pursued his objections to the city’s sign ordinances, which primarily involve political campaign signs, it would be “a conflict of interest” and he would need to step […]

PLUNKETT: Should Hosemann Be Expending State Resources On Cat Island? [#PEPPoll]

By Keith Plunkett | December 12th, 2016 at 10:14 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: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, History, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Property rights, Republican, Spending

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has received the deed to 492 acres of Cat Island from BP. The state now owns 718 acres of the island. BP acquired the acreage, which is valued at approximately $13.7 Million, from the Boddie family in 2011. The Hattiesburg American report downplays the cost to Mississippi taxpayers. “The full […]

WALTERS: Jeffersonianism & the Roots of American Conservatism

By Ryan Walters | November 6th, 2016 at 11:56 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: Civil Rights, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Principles of Freedom, Property rights

What is true conservatism? That question, more than anything else, is the argument raging in the Republican Party today–one side fully represented in the party’s establishment wing, while the other resides in the hearts of true patriots at the grassroots, those who carry the American Revolution’s sacred fire of liberty. Yet most true conservatives may not […]

HUD Forces City of Ridgeland to Back Down from Plan to Eliminate Rental Apartments

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 21st, 2016 at 1:51 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: Federal Government, Madison County, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Property rights

In a move that lets Ridgeland avoid Fair Housing Act violation penalties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, city officials have agreed to scrap provisions of a 2014 zoning ordinance that could have forced more than a dozen rental apartment complexes out of business. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, or […]