The Hypocrisy of Delbert Hosemann

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

Recently, two Jackson-based Republican political operatives, Greg Brand and George Williams, entered no contest1 pleas for a misdemeanor charge concerning a printed campaign mailer distributed during the 2015 state election cycle.

Their target was Madison mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler, who was running in the primary for State Auditor. The mailer ridiculed Hawkins-Butler but was also anonymously distributed with no names or addresses listed, a violation of state law because it mentioned a specific candidate for office.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, who oversees the state’s election laws, referred to such seemingly outrageous conduct as “destructive to the republic.” Columnist, political consultant, and establishment mouthpiece Brian Perry pushed the same narrative in a recent column, writing that “if you mention a candidate, put a disclaimer on it” because “it’s the law, and also just good manners.” [Read more…]

Political Flashback: June 3, 2014 – Chris McDaniel Defeats Thad Cochran

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

Today is the two-year anniversary of a truly shocking political story. On June 3, 2014, State Senator Chris McDaniel beat US Senator Thad Cochran in the Republican primary for US Senate, gaining the votes of nearly 158,000 Mississippi conservatives. [Read more…]

McDaniel: Legislation Needed to Stop Obama’s Liberal School Agenda

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

In recent weeks, President Obama, less than a year from leaving office, announced new policies regarding the nation’s public schools, specifically the rights of students who identify as transgender, to use the bathroom, locker rooms, and showers of their choice, meaning the gender that they identify with, not with the genitalia they happen to possess at the moment.

The policy was a reaction to a state law passed in North Carolina that specified that one must use the restroom according to the gender of one’s birth. In other words, if a person possesses male genitalia, then by law he is a male and he must use the men’s restroom, not the restroom of the gender he might believe he is in his mind. [Read more…]

Senator Chris McDaniel Statement on MS Ed. Sec. Carey Wright

From Senator Chris McDaniel:

State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright switched positions on Obama’s transgender bathroom mandate. She the announcement Wednesday morning in a brief statement, “Pending a discussion with the Mississippi State Board of Education, I am instructing the Mississippi Department of Education to follow the lead of state leadership and take no action at this time regarding the non-regulatory guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.”

While her reversal is welcome, her willingness to embrace the unlawful order and a liberal social agenda makes her unfit for the position she holds, especially in Mississippi.

Qualifying her statement with the phrase “at this time” is concerning. Obama’s order is NOT appropriate at any time.

She’s changed her mind, if only for a moment. But it’s time we change her position permanently.

Wade: School Officials Challenged To Speak Up Against Obama

By Jerel Wade

Absurd!

I’m not sure that is even a strong enough word.

Who would have ever thought that a major topic in the world of public education would center on which bathroom certain students would be allowed to use?

Recently, a joint statement from the US Departments of Education and Justice, as a directive from President Barack Hussein Obama, dictates that all public schools must provide access to gender-specific facilities, i.e. restrooms and locker rooms, to students based on their “gender identity” and not their biological gender.

I WILL NOT COMPLY! [Read more…]

McDaniel: HB 1523 Doesn’t Choose Sides in Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage

By Senator Chris McDaniel

As an initial matter, we are all sinners, and I love you all nevertheless. I am here only by the grace of God, ashamed of my own shortcomings, and not in judgment of anyone. But HB 1523 doesn’t address sin. It doesn’t judge. And it doesn’t choose sides in the ongoing cultural debate over homosexual marriage.|

Anyone who claims HB 1523 is discriminatory is not being sincere. [Read more…]

MS Senate Votes Unanimously For Senator Chris McDaniel’s Bill to End the Use of Campaign Money for Personal Expenses

From (WDAM):

The Mississippi Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to stop Mississippi candidates and elected officials from spending campaign money for personal use.

The Senate amended House Bill 797 to prohibit using campaign funds for “any use other than expenditures related to gaining or holding public office.”

“I’m pleased they took my amendment, and I was a bit surprised they adopted the amendment under the circumstances,” said Sen. Chris McDaniel. “The bill itself is a very encompassing bill, but I didn’t think it went far enough on campaign finance reform because what we’re seeing there is basically legalized corruption. It literally is legalized bribery.” [Read more…]