Commentary

In our blog, read about the political and cultural issues affecting Tennesseans written from a conservative perspective. Commentaries are typically written by David Fowler, an attorney who served in the Tennessee state Senate for 12 years before joining FACT as President.

Does the Word “Damnable” Describe the U.S. Supreme Court Today?

Does the Word “Damnable” Describe the U.S. Supreme Court Today?

Jan 20, 2022 by David Fowler

I do not use the word in my title pejoratively; rather, I believe it is descriptive of the Court’s understanding of law, and it has given rise to legislation that poses the most fundamental worldview question Tennessee’s legislators will ...
Will Tennessee’s Christians Seize the Day or Seize Up?

Will Tennessee’s Christians Seize the Day or Seize Up?

Jan 12, 2022 by David Fowler

Many Christians today seem intent either on preserving the United States or making it great again, depending on how they view its current condition. But what must be preserved or recovered if they are to succeed? The upcoming legislative session will...
A ‘Little’ Incarnation Doesn’t Do Much to Make Christmas Merry

A ‘Little’ Incarnation Doesn’t Do Much to Make Christmas Merry

Dec 21, 2021 by David Fowler

A couple of weeks ago, the story of the Incarnation celebrated on Christmas day finally became “larger than life” for me. I realized I had such a “little” view of the Incarnation.  Only a “BIG&rd...
Will the New Year Really Be New?

Will the New Year Really Be New?

Dec 21, 2021 by David Fowler

I can only answer the question posed by this week’s commentary headline for me and the organization I help lead, but the answer is a resounding “Yes.” The “new” for me is the predicate for the new organizationa...

A Damnable Administration of Tennessee Law Repudiates the Christmas Story

Dec 15, 2021 by David Fowler

In 2015, then Governor Haslam began to administer a law in Tennessee without constitutional authority, contrary its plain language. He began a practice in our state that necessarily repudiates the whole foundation for the Christmas story. What Haslam...
How A Most Damnable Statement in Tennessee Law Repudiates the Christmas Story

How A Most Damnable Statement in Tennessee Law Repudiates the Christmas Story

Dec 10, 2021 by David Fowler

On October 13th, the full import of a provision in the Tennessee Code that I have been reading for the last six years hit home. The realization proved just how uncritical my thinking has been. What the statute says is truly damnable, and believe it o...
The Christmas Story As I Never Heard It

The Christmas Story As I Never Heard It

Dec 3, 2021 by David Fowler

Three weeks from today will be Christmas Day. Until about two weeks ago I would have called myself a heretic for saying the most fundamental point of Christmas story—the events told in Luke Chapter 2 about the night Jesus was born—is ...
The Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving Even in the Mess We Are in.

The Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving Even in the Mess We Are in.

Nov 24, 2021 by David Fowler

I know a Thanksgiving commentary on Friday is a day late, but our publication day is Friday, and honestly, no one would read it on Thursday anyway. I hope you don’t also find it a dollar short! I want to share with you a simple recipe for havin...
How Should Christians Respond to the Republican Party’s New Pride Coalition?

How Should Christians Respond to the Republican Party’s New Pride Coalition?

Nov 19, 2021 by David Fowler

I was an elected Republican. I will vote for a particular Republican candidate over a Democrat assuming I choose to vote in that candidate’s race at all. But how should Christians respond to the recent news that the Republican National Committe...
Why We Really Should ‘Blame’ God for the Mess We Are In

Why We Really Should ‘Blame’ God for the Mess We Are In

Nov 11, 2021 by David Fowler

When you add the news this week that you and I have taken a 6.2% pay cut due to inflation to the ongoing news that supply chains problems are making normal consumer purchases more difficult, labor shortages abound, people are being fired for not gett...

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