U.S. Supreme Court Wants Arguments Filed Defending State Flag.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 29th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Federal Government, Governor, History, Mississippi, MS State Government, National, News, Phil Bryant, Race, Social Justice, State Flag, Tenth Amendment

A federal district judge and an appeals court ruled against Moore on the state flag, but his attorneys asked the Supreme Court in June to consider the case during the term that begins in October.

MAHARREY: Mississippi Law to Ban Sanctuary Cities Actually Doesn’t

By Michael Maharrey | April 6th, 2017 at 1:29 am

BY: Michael Maharrey / Communications Director -- Tenth Amendment Center

Michael Maharrey is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of '98 - Kentucky. He is the author of the book, 'Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty'.

Filed Under: Contributor, Ethics, Federal Government, Governor, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety, Sean Tindell, Tenth Amendment

As signed by Gov. Bryant, the new law would not bar implementation of local provisions prohibiting inquiries about a person’s immigration status. It also doesn’t prohibit local authorities from releasing undocumented immigrants from custody once they’ve posted bond, or served their time, even if ICE requests an immigration detainer. In short, SB2710 does not prohibit the most common sanctuary city policies and in no way outlaws sanctuary cities.

MCDANIEL: Trump’s Budget: Improvements Needed, But A Decent First Step.

By Chris McDaniel | March 21st, 2017 at 11:28 pm

BY: Chris McDaniel / Senator

Three-term Senator, Former U.S. federal law clerk, attorney, conservative commentator and MS counsel against Obamacare. Awarded the 2016 American Conservative Union's Award for Conservative Excellence.

Filed Under: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Entitlements, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Republican, Spending, Tenth Amendment

Automatic increases in spending without congressional approval defies the spirit of the Constitution and the principles of a free republic. Not one dollar should ever be spent without the explicit approval of Congress. But politicians allow the abuse for political reasons – so they won’t have to casts votes on these massive increases. It is just another way politicians escape responsibility for our current fiscal mess.

House Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 10:23 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: Law Enforcement, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tenth Amendment

A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Rep. Steve Hopkins (R-Southaven) […]

Senate Bill 2204 Prohibits MS Law Enforcement And State Agencies From Participating In Federal Gun Restrictions

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 19th, 2017 at 6:05 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: Chris McDaniel, Civil Rights, Concealed Carry, Federal Government, Governor, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Legislature, Liberty, Mark Formby, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Second Amendment, Tenth Amendment

Last year, Gov. Phil Bryant signed legislation into law that removed conceal carry licensing requirements, allowing Mississippians to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The law also set the foundation to reject and end new federal gun control regulations and executive orders in the state. No federal executive order, agency order, law not enrolled by […]

PLUNKETT: Feds Security Designation Of State Election Systems Another Cranny That Will Become A Chasm

By Keith Plunkett | January 12th, 2017 at 6:45 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: Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Elections, Ethics, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Mississippi PEP, MS Secretary of State, MS State Government, National, Opinion, Politics, Tenth Amendment

Mississippi is especially vulnerable to appropriations that allow the federal government to whittle away at state control through grants and new federal requirements. With the 2016 Election behind us and a new incoming President and Republican controlled Congress, it might have felt for a moment to conservatives that we could breathe a little deeper. Sure, […]

KIHYET: 2017 Session: The Chance For Mississippi To Contribute To “Draining the Swamp”

By c3webstudio | January 2nd, 2017 at 8:35 am

BY: c3webstudio / Administrator

We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader. But they're so small they're evading our turbo-lasers! We'll have to destroy them ship to ship. Get the crews to their fighters. Luke, let me know when you're going in. I'm on my way in now... Watch yourself!

Filed Under: Budget, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Federal Government, Inspirational, Jon Kihyet, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Tenth Amendment, US Congress

There are glimmers of hope shining on the 2017 horizon for America and her most precious legal document. The end of 2016 presented Americans with a monumental choice in November – elect the status – quo and continue the downward spiraling path of enormous national debt,  erosion of personal liberties, and loss of state sovereignty, […]

MCDANIEL: The Failed War on Poverty

By Chris McDaniel | August 30th, 2016 at 7:53 am

BY: Chris McDaniel / Senator

Three-term Senator, Former U.S. federal law clerk, attorney, conservative commentator and MS counsel against Obamacare. Awarded the 2016 American Conservative Union's Award for Conservative Excellence.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Federal Government, Liberty, Mississippi, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Spending, Tenth Amendment

For many in our country, it has become a generational habit to expect and demand that government owe the assistance it confers. But poor Americans deserve more than false hopes provided by government programs and the false promises of public sector salvation. We have allowed Washington to wage its ineffective “war” on poverty for decades; […]

House bill filed to reassert 10th Amendment.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 25th, 2013 at 6:34 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: Ethics, Federal Government, Gun Control, Jeff Smith, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Obamacare, Politics, TEA Party, Tenth Amendment

Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith, both of Columbus, filed a bill this month to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws. Chism said Thursday that the tea party-backed measure is a response to President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul and proposals to curb gun violence. “Certainly, the […]