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…]

The Power of a Free Marketplace

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Some are without humility, insisting that if only they utilize the power of government, then they could miraculously establish a perfect society by setting price controls, deciding which energy should power our homes, compelling the purchase of healthcare insurance and dictating which industries should survive or be left to failure.

But their plans always fail with predictability.

As to why, perhaps Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” will shed some light. With apologies to his genius, I offer an abridged version: [Read more…]

Walters: The Rise of Mississippi’s Socialist Republicans

Senator Chris McDaniel one of only a handful to stand against the growing corporatist welfare state.

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

The Republican Party is supposed to advocate conservatism. That’s kinda what our party has stood for since the long-gone days of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. But now, sadly, very few Republicans are actually true conservatives, standing up for the traditions of limited government, free markets, low taxes, sound money, and reduced regulations.occupy wallstreet--socialism doesn't work.preview

The recent passage of a massive half a billion dollar economic development package in the Mississippi Legislature proves, as if we didn’t have enough evidence already, that the party no longer hold to those timeless principles. It is now a Party of Corporate Socialism. The battle in the party is now one between the ideas of Karl Marx and the philosophy of Adam Smith, between Tate Reeves and Chris McDaniel, between a government-driven economy and one built upon economic freedom. [Read more…]

The Incomparable Mr. Jefferson

In honor of the #StandwithJefferson movement at the University of Missouri, where conservatives are battling moronic leftists who, in shades of ISIS, are attempting to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the campus, I am reposting a column I wrote many years ago honoring one of our greatest Presidents.

By Ryan S. Walters

Historians and presidential scholars have argued for decades over which president was the greatest and most influential of all time.  It is an argument without end.

In my estimation one must stand out above all others.  Thomas Jefferson should be ranked as our greatest president, especially by all those who love liberty and honor the true values of the American Revolution. [Read more…]

Hawkins: What is the GOP Establishment? – A Definition

By Dustin Hawkins, Conservative Politics Expert, About.News.com

Definition:

The Republican establishment, or more commonly among conservatives just “the establishment,” refers to the permanent political class and structure that makes up the Republican Party. The establishment tends to control the rules of the party system, party elections, and funding disbursements. The establishment is typically viewed as more elitist, politically moderate, and out-of-touch with conservative voters. [Read more…]

Senator Chris McDaniel Discusses Ted Cruz, Conservative Messaging, and the Work of UCF

Ted Cruz for President