“And Every Virtue We Possess”

By Oswald Chambers | December 30th, 2018 at 6:55 am

BY: Oswald Chambers / Minister

Oswald Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Filed Under: Christianity, Culture, Devotional Study, Ethics, Faith, Inspirational, Mississippi PEP

We want to cling to our natural virtues, while all the time God is trying to get us in contact with the life of Jesus Christ— a life that can never be described in terms of natural virtues.

Governor Appoints Kenny Griffis To MS Supreme Court

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 19th, 2018 at 3:35 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: Governor, Mississippi, Mississippi Supreme Court, MS State Government

Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Kenny Griffis to fill the vacancy on the Mississippi Supreme Court that will be left when Chief Justice Bill Waller’s retirement becomes effective in January. 

Stennis Institute Report Dissects Vote Totals from US Senate Race.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 18th, 2018 at 6:33 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, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Politics, Republican, US Congress

The Stennis Institute has provided a recap with some visualizations to help those interested learn a little more about the election results. General Election Overview The special election resulted in a near-even vote for Hyde-Smith and Espy, with each receiving approximately 41% of the vote. McDaniel received 16.5%, and Bartee wrapped up the field with […]

Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional by a Federal Judge.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 14th, 2018 at 11:51 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, Insurance, National, News

In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that last year’s tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under “Obamacare” by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law cannot be separated from that provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote. Supporters of the law immediately said they […]

The Two Confusing Definitions of Racism

By BJ Campbell | December 14th, 2018 at 11:22 pm

BY: BJ Campbell / Contributor

BJ Campbell publishes online at Freakoutery.com.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Commentary, Contributor, Ethics, Justice, Liberty, Opinion, Race, Social Justice

The only path I see to a better tomorrow is to eliminate the prejudice itself, and then the power won’t matter. Or, if it does matter, then the only group definition we need is (more powerful) vs (less powerful), and we identify different ways to address that issue economically instead of socially. But we can’t get to a point in the conversation where we discuss the relative strength and weakness if everyone is talking past each other like happens now.

‘Anchor Babies’ and ‘Native-Born Americans.’ The Problem of Birthright Citizenship.

By John Zmirack | December 14th, 2018 at 10:02 pm

BY: John Zmirack / Contributor

John Zmirak is co-author, with Al Perrotta, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration.

Filed Under: Commentary, Contributor, Federal Government, Immigration, National, Opinion, Principles of Freedom

There’s something “only natural” about extending citizenship to everybody who’s born here. Let’s admit that, and move on to say what else people need to know.

Abortion Rates Hit Record Low

By Anja Baker | December 12th, 2018 at 7:40 am

BY: Anja Baker / Contributor

Anja Baker is a Contributing Fellow for Mississippi Center for Public Policy.

Filed Under: Abortion, Civil Rights, Faith, health, Influencing Institutions, Lauren Youngblood, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Safety, Religion, Stacey Pickering, Virtue

The CDC’s 2015 report indicates a downward trend in abortions since their climax in the 1980s. In 2015, the United States experienced 638,169 abortions. This is a two percent drop from 2014 data. In Mississippi, abortion percentages reflect this trend.

New Federal Standards Being Used Means More Bridge Closures Likely

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 11th, 2018 at 9:02 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: County Government, Federal Government, Governor, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Spending

About 600 of the 1,600 bridges currently under examination are receiving their first look under a new set of Federal Highway Administration recommended standards. “There have been quite a number closed during this cycle, but that was to be expected. We’re looking at 600 or so that have not been looked at in-depth,” said Harry […]

Rep. Jeff Smith Calls “B.S.” On Claims Legislature Underfunds Education.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 11th, 2018 at 6:59 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: Education, Jeff Smith, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Republican

“MDE and some of the teachers’ unions say the legislature does not fund education. B.S. That is not true,” Rep. Jeff Smith said.

District 6 State Rep. Dana Criswell Announces Bid For Re-Election.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 10th, 2018 at 6:40 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: Andy Gipson, Dana Criswell, Elections, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Olive Branch, Politics, Public Service, Republican

State Rep. Dana Criswell officially announced today he would seek re-election to the Mississippi House of Representatives.