Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MCPP Commentary


MCPP On The Radio

See the schedules for Vital Signs Commentaries by Forest Thigpen on radio stations throughout Mississippi....

Listen Before You Speak

What do you think would happen in our society if we treated people with respect when we disagree with them politically? Instead of name-calling, which is common on social media, or saying their disagreement with us is driven by hatred, what if we actually listened...

Faith is OK as Motivator for Government Leaders

Governor Bryant is drawing some criticism for saying he was driven by his Christian faith to sign a particular law. Let's think about that....
Governing by Principle

When Constitutional Rights Conflict

What happens when two Constitutional rights are in conflict?...
We the people

Truth About the Freedom of Conscience Bill

Here's the truth about the Freedom of Conscience bill. Its purpose is to keep the government from discriminating against people who believe marriage is between one man and one woman....
Supreme Court

MCPP Creates the Mississippi Justice Institute

For 23 years, our organization has worked to help legislators write laws to guard the liberty of the people of our state, to enhance their opportunities, and to protect their families. We have now created a new legal division to pursue those same goals in the judicial...
We the people

U.S. History Test Should be Replaced

High school students in Mississippi are required to take a US History test before graduating. But you won't find George Washington or Abraham Lincoln on that test....
Governing by Principle

Government Solutions Often Create More Problems

When legislators or other public officials take office, it's understandable they would want to use their power to fix all the problems that are brought to their attention. But those good motivations don't often lead to good results in the long run....

HOW to Vote on Initiative 42

The Initiative section of the ballot in tomorrow's election will be confusing for many people. The ballot will ask voters two questions. What do they mean?...
Governing by Principle

Primer Available for Teachers

We are offering our primer to teachers of civics, government, American history, or any other relevant class in middle school, high school, or college. Because we believe so strongly in the importance of teaching these fundamental ideas of liberty, we are offering...

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