BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett When UCF announced we would spearhead a ballot initiative for term limits in Mississippi several weeks ago, the pundits, many of whom also benefit from the current political structure, began to crank out rationalizations against it. The only thing close to a thoughtful argument against term-limits from … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Term Limits About Good Policy Dialogue Over Political Favoritism
Sponsors of the Term Limits Ballot Initiative will officially kick off the signature gathering drive at the Mississippi State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, July 23. Following the announcement at 2:30 sponsors will meet with volunteers to organize efforts across the state. The initiative has been given the official ballot initiative number 51. It would … Continue reading Mississippi Term Limits Ballot Initiative to launch on Thursday, July 23.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett This is about more than a flag. Way more. The zombies of political correctness, political opportunism and marketing have surrounded us. One by one, those without the fortitude and cultural knowledge, isolated by the lust for power or just easily distracted and entertained, have given way and … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Anti-flag movement is morphing into an anti-history movement and mob rule.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett The argument from the protectors of the bureaucracy who are against Gov. Phil Bryant using his veto authority to do away with SB 2161 has moved from blind allegiance (But, look so many legislators voted for it. It must be good, right?); to political apology (Sorry, we … Continue reading PLUNKETT: SB 2161 perpetuates statism of #CommonCore; Gov. Bryant should exercise his veto power and “wipe the chalkboard clean”.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff A provocative article out this morning by Matt Cochran entitled “Conservatism is Obsolete” in which he asks a question all conservatives need to consider: What exactly are we conserving? Much of the points Cochran makes have been made here in Mississippi by Sen. Chris McDaniel, myself and others … Continue reading PLUNKETT: What exactly are we conserving?
BY: B. Keith Plunkett | United Conservatives Fund Staff In the fall of 1960, 90 young conservatives met at the Sharon, Connecticut home of National Review editor William F. Buckley, Jr., where they founded Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) to serve as an organization for young conservative activists. As their statement of principle, the group … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Political upheaval that gave rise to M. Stanton Evans is same challenge conservatives face today.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Lt. Governor Tate Reeves election year political attempts to claim part of "his" agenda in the Mississippi Senate was successful, to end Common Core, continues to be dismissed by those on both sides of the issue. Immediately following passage of SB 2161, the bill Reeves claimed ended Common Core, state … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Reeves #CommonCore shell game backfires.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett | UCF Staff The latest ‘State of the States’ reports by Gallup are out this week and the findings show what most already knew about Mississippi: we identify ourselves as the most conservative state in the nation, retaking that distinction from neighboring Alabama. However, as in years past in the … Continue reading PLUNKETT: ‘State of the State’s’ report shows trust gap between conservatives and Republicans in MS.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett | UCF Staff On February 6, conservatives celebrated the gift of Ronald Reagan. Born on that date 104 years ago, his presidency embodies the finest moment for conservatism in the modern political era. It's why every candidate with an 'R' next to their name attempts to claim the mantle of … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Remembering Reagan’s confidence in creative community and public service.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett The struggle between “for” and “against” is the minds worst disease.”~Sent ts’an Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate Travis Childers announced yesterday that he had signed the FAIR pledge against amnesty for illegal immigrants, becoming the first Democrat ever to sign the pledge. It was a big moment for a few … Continue reading PLUNKETT: So now Childers is a racist too?