DC in DC

By Douglas Carswell
October 25, 2022

MCPP President & CEO Douglas Carswell went to Washington D.C. this past week.

While people may have different opinions on some of the people there, DC is an impressive capital city. The Capitol Dome and the Washington monument are proud symbols of an America that believes in herself.

Douglas got to meet lots of fascinating folks at key conservative think tanks and foundations to learn more about what they are doing to fight for freedom at a federal level.

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy has also attracted a lot of interest given our success in delivering a conservative agenda in our state.

Mississippi might be one of the smaller states in the Union, but there is a lot of interest in how our state managed to cut the state income tax. Conservatives in the capital also wanted to hear about our occupational licensing law, the bill enacted to combat Critical Race theory and how MCPP helped defeat the Biden vaccine mandate.

Our policy wins are important because almost all of the great policy innovations in America come from the states, not from the federal government in Washington. For example, it was midwest states, not DC that came up with the notion of Charter Schools. It was cities that pioneered zero-tolerance policing. Today, it is states like Mississippi that show the way with tax cuts and deregulation.

Many conservatives in Washington are upbeat. Some seem to think that conservatives will do well in the mid-terms next month. Several say they were more optimistic than they were just a couple of months ago.

We at MCPP are optimistic, too. Not just because of what the conservatives might achieve in the mid-terms, but because what we are doing to move the dial in Mississippi is part of a conservative revival underway across America.


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