BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett The Town of Louise in Humphreys County has only 199 total residents, and not much of a tax base to speak of. But regardless of the size of the town, Louise elected officials have shown what true leadership in the face of adversity is all about. On … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Officials in town of Louise demonstrate act of true public service that many in politics need to learn.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett It is unfortunate to see the misrepresentation going on by Ryan Walters, and his descent into labeling and grouping anyone and everyone who doesn’t adhere to what he perceives to be the “politically correct” way to worship at the “politically correct” alter. His latest comes on the heels of some … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Constitutional Conservatism is about neither blind allegiance nor political jihad.
This weeks seven top posts are all about the ongoing back and forth over Hinds County Judge Winston Kidd's ruling to halt enforcement of Mississippi's concealed carry law, HB2. The reaction from conservative lawmakers was as similar in message as it was swift. Off the record many conservatives had a simple question: Who the hell … Continue reading #7for7: In a word, Guns.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Earlier this week, homosexual Mississippians descended on clerk’s offices across the state to apply for marriage licenses. The stunt was organized by a liberal organization calling itself the Campaign for Southern Equality. The group is out of Asheville, North Carolina and is intent on pushing for “marriage equality” for lesbian, … Continue reading PLUNKETT: The “Marriage Equality” myth.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett keep (kp) To retain possession of: kept the change; must keep your composure. To have as a supply: keep an ax in the shed. bear (bâr) To hold up; support. To carry from one place to another; transport. Of all the things that have been said and written about Friday’s … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Kidd’s gun-ruling is display of brazen ignorance.
BY: Jansen Owen @JansenOwen There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living inside the United States. They are the people we stand in line with at Wal-Mart. They are the people we sit next to in church on Sunday mornings. We all travel the same streets, shop at the same grocery stores, and listen … Continue reading OWEN: Conservatives have an opportunity to lead on immigration reform.
The colonists — the revolutionaries — did not want something new, but something old. By 1776, eighty-eight years after their Glorious Revolution, the colonists realized they would have to throw off the old form of government for something new in order to gain back those rights they realized neither Crown nor Government acknowledged they had. … Continue reading ERICKSON: Our Lives, Our Fortune, Our Sacred Honor.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett It is said that truth is stranger than fiction. It’s oftentimes a little less flattering, too. Such is the case with the Medicaid Special Session held last week at the State Capitol.Unity is the word of the week from Republicans--ALMOST all Republicans--but the truth is the session wasn’t all smiles, … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Medicaid Session truth is not pretty, but the deal got done.
After all the smoke clears, the real question is will Democrats really vote against this program for a 5th time? A straight up or down vote against reauthorizing Medicaid is a killer vote for Democrats right now. Vote for it (and do the right thing) and they lose the political fight. Vote against it and … Continue reading CORDER: Medicaid Special Session could go well into the weekend.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the current enforcement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is one that is likely to stand without an answer from Congress for the foreseeable future. In Mississippi, it means that changes in election law or election procedures as simple as moving a polling place just … Continue reading SALTER: Voting Rights Act order likely to stand.