McDaniel: Second Amendment An Individual Right

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Liberals will never tire in attempting to erode the Constitutional rights of gun owners.

Gun-control advocates complain that the founding fathers never intended firearms to go unregulated, invoking arguments made by United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer — a dissenter in the 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller, a Supreme Court decision which overturned a Washington, D.C. handgun ban.

As part of his dissent in Heller, Breyer argued that Madison only drafted the Second Amendment because some feared that Congress would call up the state militias and nationalize them. Madison only proposed the amendment, he maintained, to appease skeptics and to “get this document ratified.” [Read more…]

McDaniel: Federalism the Key to Preserving Our Liberty

By Senator Chris McDaniel

At a Jefferson Day dinner party in 1830, President Andrew Jackson raised his glass in a toast and stated, “Our Union: It must be preserved.”

Also in the room was his Vice-President, John C. Calhoun. When Calhoun’s turn came, his toast was: “The Union, next to our liberty, most dear. May we all remember that it can only be preserved by respecting the rights of the States and by distributing equally the benefits and burdens of the Union.”

Although Calhoun’s legacy has been tainted by modern historians (his defense of slavery is indefensible), his advocacy of federalism rings true. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Did You Know Your Mother Works at the Capitol?

Your mother’s name is Rep. Sam Mims (R- McComb) and he works in Jackson at the Mississippi State Capitol.

Another year, and another vaccine choice bill has died. The only explanation out of Jackson is that, once again, the Nanny State government knows what is best for Mississippi’s families and children.

In particular, Sam Mims has been a vocal tool of the Mississippi Medical Association in helping to kill vaccine choice bills in the past, and again this year, since he is apparently “comfortable” pumping our infants full of twenty-one doses of vaccines before six months of age.

It is in this spirit of celebrating Sam Mims inveterate Nanny Statism that the good folks over at Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights produced this video. Please watch and enjoy.

Who Are the Real Fascists? A Pictorial Essay

By Ryan S. Walters

In recent years, and most especially in the days since the election of President Donald Trump, we have experienced a rash of leftist mob violence in streets across the country.  Yet it’s the Left – in the media, academia, and the politicos – who accuse conservatives of being violent, fascists, and even Nazis.  Meryl Streep recently said she was ready to stand up against Trump and his “brownshirts.”

But what is the truth?  The exact opposite.  In a recent interview, Inga Andrews, who was born in Nazi Germany, said it wasn’t Trump who reminded her of Hitler but the rioters in the streets who are trying to stifle free speech!  It was the Brownshirts, or Stormtroopers, whose main job was to … shut down political opposition to the Nazi Party!

So here’s my answer to this question in a pictorial essay!  Enjoy! [Read more…]

Happy Birthday, Charlie Darwin!

By Ryan S. Walters

Here is another piece I wrote eight years ago in “celebration” of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday:

In one of the unique facts of history, two of the most influential men in world history, Abraham Lincoln and Charlesdarwin_zpsa4e7cfce Darwin, were born on the same day, February 12, 1809. Last week marked their 200th anniversary, to which Lincoln has stolen most of the show, but Darwin should have received his due, as Darwinism continues to exact an enormous amount of influence in the world, particularly when the Left needs a club to bash Christianity.

Make no mistake, Darwinism is the Left’s baby. To a liberal it’s akin to religious dogma and must be taught in public schools, while Christians must wage an all-out fight, including court action, to teach creationism. The Left does not want public school students to be free thinkers and decide the matter for themselves, after having been presented both sides of the argument fair and equally. [Read more…]

Darwin and Lincoln: Disastrous Legacies

By Ryan S. Walters

Today marks the 208th birthday for two of history’s most influential people:  Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.  This is a piece I wrote eight years ago:

This week’s edition of Newsweek has a thought-provoking article on Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.  Author6a00d8341c046f53ef010537235ef6970b Malcolm Jones points out an interesting historical fact, that both men were born on the same day, February 12, 1809, and both had an extraordinary impact on history.  This celebratory article is likely to be the opening of the literary floodgates, as we get closer to the 200th anniversary of their birth.

Newsweek ponders this question:  Which of the two mattered the most? [Read more…]

McDaniel: Conservatism in Mississippi

By Senator Chris McDaniel

From time to time, people ask about the governing philosophy of conservatism — particularly conservative thought in the State of Mississippi.

“What do conservatives in Mississippi believe?” they inquire.  “What drives your political viewpoints?” [Read more…]