Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mission

Our Mission:

To advance the ideals of limited government, free markets, and strong traditional families by influencing public policy, informing the media, and equipping the public with information and perspective to help them understand and defend their liberty.

Our Vision:

For Mississippi to be a place where entrepreneurs are free to pursue their dreams, parents are free to direct the education and upbringing of their children, government functions according to the principles that enhance freedom, and all Mississippians are free from dependence on government for their daily needs.

Our Ideals:

Limited Government
The primary role of government is to protect rights, especially those "inalienable" rights "endowed by our Creator," as our founders understood and intended. Certain problems exist in society that are not the responsibility of government to solve. Furthermore, many legitimate government purposes can be accomplished more efficiently through contracts with the private sector.

Free Markets
Free enterprise, not government, is the best source of personal economic growth. The existence of healthy competition is a benefit to all citizens. In the words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, it "promotes the general welfare." With few exceptions, markets should remain free of government-designed dictates and advantages.

Strong Traditional Families
Marriage is to be a lifelong relationship between one man and one woman. Government has the high honor and responsibility to protect it, fortify it and advance it for the "general welfare" of the citizenry, but the church should be at the forefront of teaching and promoting biblical principles for marriage - for its preparation, its creation, and its growth.

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